Dr. Andrew Kolodny, PHF Chief Medical Officer, presented the dangers of prescription drug abuse to clinical staff at Phoenix Houses of California. The overdose epidemic is correlated to sales volume of opioids wrongly prescribed for chronic pain.
How did the young star Cory Monteith become “the new, fresh face of heroin”? The likely culprit: prescription drugs.
Last week, The Fix and Phoenix House hosted a lively #Rxchat on prescription drug abuse. Participants debated why teens abuse Ritalin, how to help addicted veterans, whether abuse-resistant pills are a good idea, and more.
Our next Twitter chat with The Fix will focus on prescription drug use and abuse and will take place on May 14 in honor of National Prevention Week. Just use the hashtag #rxchat to join!
Last week on Mad Men, advertising guru Don Draper had some choice words for his wife Megan: “I can tolerate this, but I won’t encourage it.” I might have said the same thing when I found out about the FDA’s recent decision to bar generic OxyContin.