Prescribing Pain Meds And Drug Abuse Statistics

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 the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact the prescribing of pain meds and impact drug abuse statistics.


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Neal Howard: Hello! You’re listening to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host Neal Howard. It’s our pleasure to have in studio today Dr. Mark J. Estren, who has received doctorates in Psychology and in English from the University of Buffalo and a masters degree in journalism from Colombia University. In addition to his research and practice, he is also an author; the author of Prescription Drug Abuse.

[00:21] We are here today to talk a little bit about the prescription drug abuse problem and how the numbers and the perception that possibly have been manipulated, not by people abusing drugs, but by government and law enforcement. How are you doing today, Mark?

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