Us Government’s Drug Enforcement Ideology And Sometimes Labels Patients As Prescription Drug Abusers In Error

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 US government’s drug enforcement ideology and sometimes labels patients as prescription drug abusers in error.



Transcription

Health Professional Radio

Neal Howard: Hello, you’re listening to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host, Neal Howard. Our guest in studio today is Dr. Mark Estren. Now, Mark has a varied background in healthcare, business, economics, and he’s here today to talk with us as an author of several books, one of which being Prescription Drugs. We know that there’s a prescription drug abuse problem in the United States, as well as many other countries, but Mark seems to think that the drug abuse problem may be caused with the influence of the government. How are you doing today, Mark?

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