Physician wishing there were better alternatives to treat adult sickle cell disease...BD 

"I challenge you to find any one of my patients who has not been treated like a drug addict," says Dr. Sophie Lanzkron, director of the Sickle Cell Center for Adults at Johns Hopkins. "There are only so many times you can listen to those stories before you have to do something about it."In Hopkins' small day hospital - open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays - there are heated chairs and televisions in a space large enough to accommodate five patients.Lanzkron, who said she and her colleagues are probably among the highest prescribers of narcotics in the state, said she wishes there were better treatments.

'It's a bad therapy, but it's all we've got' -- Health --


  1. Dr. Lanzkron is a hero for starting that clinic.


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