Opiate addiction, drug doctors, & millions of dollars

Opiate addiction, drug doctors & millions of dollars

Los Angeles-area general practitioner Dr. Lisa Tseng was sentenced to thirty years to life this month after three of her patients fatally overdosed on painkillers. This marks the first time in US history a doctor has been convicted of murder for overprescribing drugs.

Tseng’s case shines a light on one of the single biggest problems facing our nation today: Opiate addiction – the dirty little secret that no one wants to talk about. Drug addiction barely merited a discussion in the recent presidential debates, though several states where primaries were held are awash in drug problems.