Posts Tagged 'addiction'

Doctors Using Philadelphia Pioneer’s Work to Help Opiate-Addicted Newborns

opiate addicted newborns on the riseFor most of us, the first few hours after birth are an incredible combination of lights, sounds, smells, tastes, and sensations all experienced for the very first time. For a growing number of newborns, however, that experience also includes drug withdrawal.

Doctors across the country are witnessing a resurgence in opiate use among pregnant mothers and it has the medical community looking for solutions.

According to an article recently published on ...

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Doctor Found Guilty of Manslaughter for Overprescribing Pills

A doctor in Queens, New York was been convicted of two counts of second-degree manslaughter and many lesser charges for overprescribing painkillers to two patients who later suffered fatal overdoses and other patients who were injured. The man faced 211 counts total and was found guilty on 200 of them.

The anesthesiologist ran a pain management clinic on weekends in Queens where he saw dozens of patients each day, earning roughly $500,000 after two and a half years of ...

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