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The Line: Monitoring Prescription Pain Medicine

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August 9, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists examine the disproportionately high rate of opioids dispensed by one drugstore in Española from 2006 to 2012.  Opioid prescription rates have dropped since then, but The Line questions whether red flags should have been raised sooner, the state’s efforts to control prescription pain medicine, and whether someone should ultimately be held accountable.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:

Española Walgreens pegged at center of New Mexico’s opioid epidemicSanta Fe New Mexican

Prescription Monitoring Program – New Mexico Board of Pharmacy

Drilling into the DEA’s pain pill database  – The Washington Post

Dr. David Rakel And The Healing Power Of The Compassionate Connection

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January 4, 2019 – Is practicing empathy and active listening just as important as practicing medicine? That’s the idea behind the research of UNM Professor and Chair of the Family and Community Medicine Department, Dr. David Rakel. He sits down with Correspondent Megan Kamerick to talk about his new book that outlines the results of that research, entitled, “The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening.”

Dr. David Rakel, author, “The Compassionate Connection”