“Drug Diversion” Leading To ODs In Hospitals

Overdoses among nurses and doctors reflect growing substance abuse issues in the medical community.

Jarrett Bauder

Forced to deal with long hours in a stressful environment and with ready access to prescription drugs and clean syringes, a growing number of doctors and nurses are becoming drug addicts. In December, a 32-year-old University of Michigan anesthesiology resident overdosed on fentanyl -- a narcotic pain reliever used on otherwise untreatable

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American Dream Turns To Nightmare: Suicide Rates Soar

Pinpointing the causes has been difficult, but economic woes and the proliferation of prescription medications have been widely cited.

Rates of depression and suicide are at an all-time high in the United States, according to the latest data released by the Center for Disease Control. The data highlights a startling trend for mental health professionals as middle-aged Americans, part of the baby boom generation, experienced the sharpest increase in suicides. The increase is

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