By David Mittleman

The Prescription Painkiller Problem

If you’re familiar with my blog, you know that I’ve written extensively on the dangers of prescription painkillers such as OxyContin or Vicodin. From elderly women to our troops, more individuals in this country are becoming addicted to prescription painkillers, with deadly consequences. But the pharmaceutical giants have pushed back against most attempts to better regulate prescription painkillers, and they’ve pushed back hard for fear of losing the fortune that comes from sales. Federal regulators rejected additional training for doctors who prescribe powerful narcotic painkillers. However, it now appears …read more