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Oct 20, 2015, 08:30 ET

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Essential to Combating Opiate Addiction

 Following a sharp increase in opioid-related overdose deaths in the past decade, a recent study has found that monitoring practices could...

Sep 01, 2015, 08:35 ET

Waismann Method® Medical Group Raises Awareness for National Recovery Month 2015

September is National Recovery Month, an opportunity for people touched by opiate addiction to share their stories and raise awareness about drug...

Aug 05, 2015, 08:45 ET

U.S. Medical Community Unites to Combat Prescription Painkiller Abuse

As the rate of prescription painkiller abuse skyrockets in the United States, a coalition of 27 medical groups has banded together to address this...

Jul 09, 2015, 08:30 ET

Heroin Use Surges While Overdose Deaths Quadruple in the United States

 Use of heroin in the United States has surged dramatically in the past decade, a new study finds. The news follows earlier reports that fatal...

Jun 23, 2015, 08:40 ET

Deaths from Drug Overdose on the Rise in United States

 According to a recent study by non-profit group Trust for America's Health, deaths from drug overdose have risen dramatically in the United...

Jan 16, 2015, 15:01 ET

Opiate-Based Painkiller Addictions Decline, Reversing Previous Epidemic Projections

 After years of putting the spotlight on the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, the Waismann Method® is pleased by recent numbers...

Oct 28, 2014, 09:07 ET
Dr. Michael Lowenstein

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
Dr. Michael Lowenstein is the Medical Director for the exclusive Waismann Method, and he holds multiple board certifications including Addiction Medicine, Pain Management and Anesthesiology. He has successfully performed rapid opiate detox on thousands of patients from all over the world for over fifteen years. (PRNewsFoto/Waismann Method)

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 has been the leader of rapid detox and other forms of medical opiate detoxification since 1999. (PRNewsFoto/Waismann Method)

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
Waismann Method has been the leader of rapid detox and other forms of medical opiate detoxification since 1999. (PRNewsFoto/Waismann Method)

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
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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...

Apr 08, 2014, 09:26 ET
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Waismann Method: Prescription painkiller/heroin overdose antidote approved by FDA

 Family members and caregivers of individuals with opiate drug addiction problems heaved a sigh of relief earlier this month when the FDA...

Feb 04, 2014, 08:03 ET
Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein.  (PRNewsFoto/Waismann Method)

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
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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
Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, Medical Director of Waismann Method.  (PRNewsFoto/Waismann Method)

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
Dr. Michael H Lowenstein Waismann Method Medical Director.  (PRNewsFoto/Waismann Method)

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
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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...

Mar 18, 2013, 11:03 ET

WAISMANN METHOD® Medical Director Urges for Tighter Restrictions and Enforcement of Opiate Drug Regulations Nationwide

 According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdose deaths in the United States increased...