60 minutes | Oct 15th 2013

Julie Israel shares how her son Michael was prescribed into addiction and the road to historic reform in NY.

Julie Israel and her husband Avi have done for prescription drug reform than an army of politicians! In N.Y. state, change is gonna come and you can bet that Julie and Avi will be behind it at some level! They are wonderful parents who lost their only son Michael to a suicide after he lost all hope after becoming addicted to the very drugs he was prescribed for Crohn’s disease. An awareness campaign including billboards, radio, TV and the implementation of up-scaled drug schedules for Hydrocodone and a mandatory prescription drug monitoring program are just a few of the monumental changes the Israel family has caused.
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