The headlines about prescription opioid addiction and fatal overdoses are enough to scare any parent whose child needs pain medication. But you needn’t fear giving your child prescribed painkillers, said Dr. Ibrahim Farid, chair of anesthesia and pain medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital. Opioid medications pose little risk of addiction if they are used as […]
On the heels of the recent announcement by 3 Cleveland-area Catholic schools implementing mandatory drug testing next year, I wanted to stress it’s really a wellness initiative. There’s no punitive objective. It’s meant to help teens struggling with addiction.