March 2013 | Volume 96 | Issue 3
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Table of Contents
ON THE COVER
The opioid crisis
Combatting misuse through better prescribing
BY JEANNE METTNER
The medicine of addiction
More physicians are needed to treat patients with alcohol and drug addiction.
BY SUZY FRISCH
As he takes on the issue of drug diversion, Mayo Clinic’s Keith Berge is questioning whether the consequences are tough enough.
BY KIM KISER
Minnesota’s Prescription Monitoring Program reduces abuse of controlled substances and improves care. Why aren’t more physicians using it?
BY HOWARD BELL
The Rampant Abuse of Prescription Pain Medication
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
BY CAROL FALKOWSKI
Opioid Use and Abuse: A Pain Clinic Perspective
BY DAVID SCHULTZ, M.D.
A Comprehensive Response to the Opioid Epidemic: Hazelden’s Approach
By MARVIN D. SEPPALA, M.D.
Neonatal Drug Withdrawal
BY JANE E. BARTHELL, M.D., AND JEANNE D. MROZEK, M.D.
Training doctors to combat opioid abuse, prescribing resources, the FDA’s new strategy
The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
A few minutes with Rep. Jim Abeler, news briefs, Day at the Capitol recap.
Moving addiction treatment into the 21st century
Our treatment system needs an overhaul.
BY ANNE PYLKAS, M.D.
Why doctors prescribe opioids to known opioid abusers
How cultural attitudes and financial disincentives affect the prescribing habits of physicians.
BY ANNE LEMBKE, M.D.
Prescription opioid abuse: finding a feasable solution
States employ different legislative strategies to curb misuse.
BY JULIANA MILHOFER, J.D.
A poem by GREGORY A. POLAND, M.D.