Articles by Katie Shapiro


Opioids and the Future of Pain Management

Vicodin, Demerol, OxyContin, Percocet – once among the inconspicuous painkillers that only occasionally occupied household medicine cabinets (and even then, only post-surgery or in the case of a very serious medical problem), today maintain household-name status.  They are members of the family of opioid analgesics, drugs that attach to specific receptors in the brain and…

A Diabetes Epidemic

We are in the midst of a global race toward development. As a consequence, we see a consequent shift in cultural norms: the symptoms of Western society are spreading to impact the rest of the world. Let’s look at India. India, among many other nations, has seen a rapid economic transition, which has corresponded to…

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