The cover story of the December 2011 edition of the western Massachusetts-based Healthcare Ledger is dedicated to the challenging problem of addiction to prescription opioids (hydrocodone, Oxycontin, etc.). This in-depth article features interviews with the Brattleboro Retreat's Chief of Addiction Services Dr. Geoffrey Kane, as well as fellow Vermonter Dr. Tod Miller of the Windham Center in Bellows Falls.
For mental health and addiction treatment providers this article is an abvious "must read." But when you consider that the drug hydrocodone, according to the article, was the single most prescribed drug in the U.S. in 2010 it becomes obvious that this is a crucial topic for primary care physicians and MDs in a host of specialties.
Follow this link to read the article.