December 29, 2011
Just about every day you can find a story about the elderly and how it is finally coming out that they have drug and alcohol problems too.
Government inspectors told Medicare officials need to do more to stop doctors from prescribing powerful psychiatric drugs to nursing home patients with dementia, an unapproved practice that has flourished despite repeated government warnings.
So-called antipsychotic drugs are designed to help control hallucinations, delusions and other abnormal behavior in ... [More]
November 28, 2011
The recent craze to legalize marijuana, and by recent I mean the past 15 years generally and last 5 specifically, has spawned any number of reasons why the drug has medicinal value.
From chronic pain to stomach trouble, to insomnia to anxiety, to just the stress of worrying about running out of weed, recommendations have been written for its use in a medicinal way. How about this?
The Obama administration calls prescription drug abuse the nation’s most pressing drug problem. According to... [More]