Since 2010, prescriptions for OxyContin have fallen 40% in the U.S., which means the network of companies producing and marketing it need to move into new territory.
Today's Worst Doctor Award goes to Joshua Baron, a pediatric neurologist who was just charged with giving out various painkillers in exchange for sex. He advertised these exchanges on Craigslist.
"[H]e ripped the president for having 'an out-of-this-world ego,' for being 'very narcissistic,' 'immature, inexperienced, in over his head.' (Isn't immaturity scoring OxyContin from your maid?) It gives new meaning to pot, kettle and black." [NYT]
In MTV's True Life: I'm Addicted to Meds, one of the subjects is 20-year-old student Evan, an OxyContin addict. In this clip, he and his girlfriend make smoking dope seem really unappealing.
Stefanie Woods is a photogenic 18-year-old whose crime spree has captivated idyllic Palm Beach. If Law & Order taught me anything it's that she's also a sociopath. But see if you think I'm giving humanity too much credit: it all started when Woods, a part-time model, started chatting up a nine-year-old Girl Scout…