painkillers http://wrvo.org en The I-STOP law: a doctor worries for his patients http://wrvo.org/post/i-stop-law-doctor-worries-his-patients <p>The <a href="http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Michael-Cusick/story/49506/">new I-STOP law passed by the New York State Legislature</a> is aimed at reducing the amount of overdoses on prescription painkillers; although some groups worry it might do more harm than good. This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://www.hoacny.com/our_staff.html?parent_id=62696&amp;item_id=62831">Dr. Joseph Navone</a>, president of the Upstate New York Society of Medical Oncology and Hematology, a group that specializes in pain and pain relief for patients.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear out interview with Dr. Joseph Navone.</strong></p><p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 43043 at http://wrvo.org The I-STOP law: a doctor worries for his patients The 'big mistake' of painkillers http://wrvo.org/post/big-mistake-painkillers <p>They’re supposed to kill pain, but they could be hurting patients more than helping them. This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/m/barry_meier/index.html">Barry Meier, a New York Times reporter</a> and the author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/World-Hurt-Medicines-Biggest-ebook/dp/B00CXWRNNK"><em>A World of Hurt: Fixing Pain Medicine’s Biggest Mistake</em></a><em>,</em> about painkillers in the medical field.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Barry Meier.</strong></p><p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 42327 at http://wrvo.org The 'big mistake' of painkillers NY lawmakers approve electronic drug prescriptions bill http://wrvo.org/post/ny-lawmakers-approve-electronic-drug-prescriptions-bill <p>New York state lawmakers have approved legislation requiring doctors to issue drug prescriptions electronically within three years.</p><p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:48:35 +0000 Catherine Loper 20790 at http://wrvo.org NY lawmakers approve electronic drug prescriptions bill