Lori has been a retail pharmacist for over 22 years and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992. While she has never taken benzodiazepines herself, she dispensed countless prescriptions of these drugs and witnessed the widespread problems associated with over-prescribing, poly-pharmacy, side-effects, dependency and withdrawal reactions from these medications.
This experience, together with having read some of the personal horror stories online, has fueled her desire to become a part of W-BAD. Her passion as a pharmacist, who has worked so many years in the industry, and seen the damage prescription drugs do, is to:
- help educate people on how prescription drugs really work in the body
- bring awareness to the negative side effects and dangers of prescription drugs
- suggest healthy alternatives and choices to prescription drugs