The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson 06/30/11

Legitimate Pain Patients Going Untreated Due to Oxy Abuse, Wrestling With Addiction Tales for Stage and Screen, and Surgeons Pondering Alcoholism as a Legal Defense.

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Take 2 aspirin, don't call for a prescription.
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Dirk Hanson, MA, is a freelance science writer and the author of The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction. He is also the author of The New Alchemists: Silicon Valley and the Microelectronics Revolution. He has worked as a business and science reporter for numerous magazines and trade publications including Wired, Scientific American, The Dana Foundation and more. He currently edits the Addiction Inbox blog. Email: [email protected]

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