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Oct 28, 2014, 09:07 ET A Win-Lose Situation: New Data Shows Prescription Painkiller Deaths Decreased 5 Percent While Heroin Deaths Increased 200 Percent, Linking Prescription Crackdown to Heroin Trend

New data suggests the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's crackdown on Hydrocodone prescriptions has positively affected painkiller-related deaths, with...


Sep 23, 2014, 11:03 ET Deaths from Painkiller Overdoses Quadrupled in the Past Ten Years

 Michael H. Lowenstein M.D., medical director for the Waismann Method opiate treatment, warns that opioid overdose rates continue to rise,...


Jul 07, 2014, 13:59 ET Waismann Method: CDC says in the U.S., prescription painkillers kill nearly two people every hour

 Waismann Method, a leading  provider of Rapid Detox and medical opiate detoxification center, has issued the following statement on a new...


Jun 05, 2014, 06:30 ET Heroin Becomes Drug of Choice Among Affluent Pain Medication Patients

 A research paper published in the May 28, 2014 issue of JAMA Psychiatry a paper entitled "The Changing Face of Heroin Use in the United...


Apr 24, 2014, 18:14 ET Are doctors to blame for opiate addiction epidemic? CDC reports doctors are a leading source of opioids for high-risk users

 One of the most common misconceptions about men and women who abuse prescription opioid drugs is that they get those drugs from friends or...


Feb 04, 2014, 08:03 ET Heroin Overdose & Addiction: Exacerbated by Guilt, Shame & Blame

Heroin abuse is on the rise in the U.S., according to data from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...


Jan 21, 2014, 06:03 ET Waismann Method® Supports Gov. Shumlin's Focus on Heroin Addiction

In response to Vermont Governor Shumlin's recent action against drug addiction, Waismann Method® supports the shift from punishment to drug...


Nov 26, 2013, 10:03 ET Waismann Method® Rapid Detox Program Addresses Heroin Epidemic

Doctors and staff of the Waismann Method® rapid detox program, have been assisting patients that are caught in this escalating heroin...


Nov 06, 2013, 10:06 ET FDA Hydrocodone Restrictions Lead to Illegal Drug Use? Rapid Detox the Solution?

 In response to the growing opiate addiction epidemic, the FDA has decided to request that hydrocodone pills be relabeled as a Schedule II...


Oct 03, 2013, 10:05 ET Waismann Method® Medical Director Calls for Universal Standard of Care for Rapid Detox Safety

 In response to recent news, including a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report noting severe adverse effects associated with...


Jun 05, 2013, 10:05 ET WAISMANN METHOD® Medical Director Urges Immediate Action to End Prescription Painkiller Overdose Epidemic

 In response to data showing one person dies every 19 minutes in the U.S. from a prescription drug overdose, Michael H. Lowenstein M.D.,...


May 02, 2013, 08:00 ET WAISMANN METHOD® Director Urges Immediate Action to Combat Heroin Use Epidemic

 The Office of National Drug Control Policy recently published its 2013 National Drug Control Strategy, reporting that a surge in heroin...


Jan 04, 2012, 08:03 ET Waismann Method Medical Director Cautions of Rise in Drug Poisoning Deaths

A recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that in 2008, poisoning became the leading cause...


Dec 06, 2011, 08:03 ET Rise in Opioid Use for Abdominal Pain Points to Larger Problem Warns Waismann Method Medical Director

A new study, released by the American Gastroenterological Association, shows outpatient clinics across the United States witnessed...


Nov 07, 2011, 08:00 ET Prescription Pill Overdoses Have Reached Epidemic Proportions Warns Waismann Method Medical Director

A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that in 2008 approximately 15,000 Americans died from...


Oct 20, 2011, 08:03 ET Waismann Method Administrative Director Announces Price Reduction on Treatment in Honor of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Administrative director for the Waismann Method of rapid opiate detoxification, Clare Kavin, today announced a temporary price reduction on the...


Sep 14, 2011, 10:02 ET Fatal Opioid Overdoses on Steep Incline Warns Waismann Method Medical Director

According to a report from the British Medical Journal, the number of deaths in the United States from prescription painkillers such as Vicodin,...


Jul 05, 2011, 17:14 ET Waismann Method Medical Director Cautions of Increasing Numbers of Opioid Addicts

Dr. Michael Lowenstein, co-medical director of The Waismann Method, an advanced procedure for rapid opiate detoxification under deep sedation, is...


Feb 04, 2011, 19:44 ET Waismann Method Witnesses Increase in Chronic Pain Cases Linked to Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia

Results from a recent study issued by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) revealed that treatment admissions...


Nov 16, 2010, 08:00 ET Waismann Method Witnesses Surge in Heroin Abuse among Teens and Young Adults

Results from a recent study issued by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and released by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services...


Oct 13, 2010, 08:02 ET Waismann Method Extends Aid in an Effort to Make Treatment More Widely Available

In support of recent and upcoming national drug take-back programs encouraging people to surrender unused, unwanted and expired medications, the...


Sep 20, 2010, 08:00 ET Waismann Method Supports National Take-Back Initiative

Waismann Method of Opiate Detoxification today announced its support of the first-ever National Take-Back Initiative, organized by the U.S....


Jun 11, 2010, 08:00 ET New Waismann Method Survey Indicates Chronic Pain Management as Leading Cause for Prescription Painkiller Use

According to a recent survey conducted by the Waismann Method of opiate detoxification, doctors prescribing medication for the treatment of chronic...


Apr 21, 2010, 15:04 ET Waismann Method Issues Warning as Fatal Prescription Painkiller Overdoses Continue to Rise

In response to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine called "Hospitalizations for Poisoning by...


Dec 23, 2009, 15:31 ET The Waismann Method Reflects on 2009: The Year of the Prescription Painkiller

This entire year was marked by an abundance of media coverage and attention surrounding prescription painkillers, largely the result of...