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DEA Tightens Rules for Widely Prescribed Painkiller


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Deaths from prescription drug overdoses have tripled since the late 1990s, recently prompting the Drug Enforcement Administration to tighten the rules around prescribing drugs like Vicodin, which contain the opiate hydrocodone. We'll discuss recent developments in what many are calling an epidemic of prescription drug abuse.

Host: Rachael Myrow

Guests:

  • Erin Marie Daly, journalist and author of "Generation Rx: A Story of Dope, Death, and America's Opiate Crisis"
  • Anna Lembke, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University medical center
  • Hallam Gugelmann, clinical fellow at the UCSF School of Medicine

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