Drug Addiction

A company that shipped increasing amounts of oxycodone and hydrocodone pills out of its Aurora distribution center has agreed to pay a record $150 million civil penalty for alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act, authorities say.

By Dr. Peter Abaci

By Geoff Mulvihill, Liz Essley Whyte and Ben Wieder, The Associated Press and Center for Public Integrity

This is Health Revolution Radio with Dr. Peter Abaci. Today's topic: breaking down the CNN town hall on painkillers.

Footprints in sand

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb in his skin and walk in it.” That was the immortal advice given by Atticus Finch to Scout in the classic American novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by the late Harper Lee. Scout’s journey would eventually become impactful, leading her to break down many stereotypes and preconceptions along the way, but only after she learned to see things from...

Prescription Addiction Response Graphic

The recent airing of the CNN town hall discussion “Prescription Addiction: Made in the USA,” hosted by Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta seems to have captured the attention of chronic pain patients all across America based on what I have seen on social media over the last few days. I applaud all the experts who participated, not only for their commitment to addressing the deadly problem of painkiller addiction, but also for trying to...

Pouring buprenorphine pills into hand

Over the last few weeks, the CDC, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the President of the United States have all separately hit the emergency button over the subject of chronic pain treatment and opioid pain killers. Concerns over the rising tide of pain killer addiction, accidental overdose deaths, and a carryover effect causing a steep rise in heroin use have made this a “code blue” emergency for Washington....

This is Health Revolution Radio, today's topic: Diabetes

Guest Speaker: Dr. Mariam Manoukian

By Nicole Hemmenway

While the issue of pain medication and addiction has been a hot topic in the media and government for quite some time, a TV commercial shown during the Super Bowl seemed to add more fuel to the fire.

Pill Tablets

This is Health Revolution Radio, today's topic: Overcoming Addiction

Guest speakers: Heather Elledge and Tiffani

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