By David Mittleman

Picture from recoveryfirst.org

Addicted Medical Professionals Endanger Patients’ Lives

A recent USA Today investigation found that more than 100,000 doctors, nurses, medical technicians or aids are dependent on prescription drugs, putting patients at serious risk. While the problem of prescription drug addiction has received increased attention over the past few years as the problem has grown, less attention has been given to the same problem within the medical community. Like others outside of the medical profession, addictions are commonly to prescription narcotics such as Fentanyl or Oxycodone. What makes a medical professional’s addiction is not just the fact …read more