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1197: Dr. Anna Lembke Says Overprescribing Doctors To Blame For Opioid Addiction

1197: Dr. Anna Lembke Says Overprescribing Doctors To Blame For Opioid Addiction

Assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist Dr. Anna Lembke is our interview guest featured today in Episode 1197 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.” Opioid addiction has become a very serious problem in the United States alone as a whopping 16,000 people die annually from overdosing on painkillers such as morphine, methadone, Buprenorphine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone using the name brands OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Percodan, Tylox and Demerol. And 75% of people who are addicted to heroin got their start on one of these seemingly innocuous pain medications they were prescribed by their well-meaning doctor attempting to help them recover from an injury or surgery. This is something an assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist named Dr. Anna Lembke has seen so often as a pattern in her own patients dealing with opioid addiction that she wanted to sou

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