Abusing Prescription And Over-the-counter Medications

Dr Mark Estren
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mark J. Estren, Ph.D
Guest Bio: Mark J. Estren, Ph.D. earned doctorates in English and psychology at the University of Buffalo and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where he was first in his class. A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, Estren has held top-level positions at newspapers, magazines and in television for more than 30 years. His media credits include The Washington Post, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, ABC and CBS News, PBS and other media. He was chosen by Fortune magazine as one of its “People to Watch.” Early in his career, Estren ran Financial News Network and was the editor and publisher of High Technology Business magazine.

Segment Overview
Dr. Mark Estren discusses how law enforcement and government entities define what drug abuser is and who is abusing prescription and over-the-counter medications.



Transcription

Health Professional Radio

Neal Howard: Hello, you’re listening to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host Neal Howard. We’re talking in studio today with Dr. Mark J. Estren, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and researcher, as well as obviously a doctor. We’re here today to discuss the prescription drug abuse problem in America as it’s perceived, not necessarily as it actually is. We’re also here to talk about how the government manipulates that perception for whatever reason. How are you doing today, Mark?

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