Untold Secrets of How to Make Sense of a Doctors Prescription

A Quick lesson in deciphering Doctor Speak Did you ever wonder why you can't understand what your Doctor has written on the prescription, they just gave you. Maybe yes, maybe no, really as long as your pharmacist understands it is all that matters! However, if you were curious about how to interpret a prescription I've... Continue Reading →

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Benzos, Opioids and Z-Drugs: Deadly Combos

With all the news media accounts and reports from governmental health organizations about the opioid epidemic, including the 70,237 drug overdose deaths in 2017, a newly emerging threat is gaining attention: use and misuse of benzodiazepines, opioid drugs and Z-drugs. Specifically, combining these three drugs can create a deadly combination that snuffs out lives. Benzodiazepine Overdose Deaths... Continue Reading →

My Doctor Prescribes it, I can’t be an Addict

The newest revision of the diagnostic manual for mental disorders (the DSM-5) has updated the criteria commonly used to diagnose either an alcohol disorder (commonly referred to as alcoholism) or a substance use disorder. According to the DSM-5, a “substance use disorder describes a problematic pattern of using alcohol or another substance that results in... Continue Reading →

Here’s What I Know About Prescription Fraud

The Argument About Prescription Fraud Protecting the integrity of information is particularly critical for anti-fraud. Other legislation would call for electronic prescriptions for opioids to lessen prescription fraud. The testimony of the prescribing physician may also be very beneficial.  Prescription fraud is quite a complex healthcare crime. Your dependence shouldn't be an addiction. The pain... Continue Reading →

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