Category Archives: Substance Abuse

Shutting Down the Pill Mills

Last Friday, for the first time ever, a physician was convicted of second-degree murder for recklessly prescribing pain-killing drugs to patients. Dr. Lisa Tseng was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison by a Los Angeles County Superior Court … Continue reading

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Reefer Madness

While I was on the phone with a colleague from Denver last week, our conversation turned inevitably to the topic of marijuana. Colorado legalized recreational use of the drug via popular referendum in 2012, creating the world’s first fully regulated … Continue reading

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Much Ado about Adderall

If the New York Times is to be believed (and it usually is), the latest drug craze among American teens is not marijuana, Oxycontin or so-called “bath salts”. Rather, the next generation of doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs and politicians seems to … Continue reading

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