In a California Healthline Special Report by Kenny Goldberg, experts discussed how the recent increase in prescriptions issued for strong painkillers is contributing to a growing problem of prescription drug misuse among young Californians.
The Special Report includes comments from:
- Tom Lenox, special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration;
- Michael Plopper, chief medical officer of Sharp HealthCare Behavioral Health Services;
- Sherrie Rubin, founder and director of the not-for-profit organization HOPE; and
- Robert Wailes, physician and member of the board of trustees for the California Medical Association (Goldberg, California Healthline, 4/11).
The complete transcript of this Special Report is available as a PDF.