What is OxyContin?

It was yet another pharmacy robbery in the small town of Sanford, Maine, where a woman claiming to have a gun said she would shoot if she didn’t get the prescription painkiller OxyContin.   It was also a picture of how Maine is now on the front lines of a...

Child Abuse and Brain Changes

When children have been exposed to family violence, their brains become increasingly “tuned” for processing possible sources of threat, a new study reports. The findings, reported in the Dec. 6 issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, reveal the...

Managing Chronic Pain & Medication Misuse

  David Loffert was a success. He was two years into a Ph.D. program. He ran his own consulting firm. He’d published papers and developed a patent. He had just one problem: migraine headaches.       He consulted a doctor, who gave him pills for...
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