Dana Owens, Editorial Assistant

Founded by San Francisco-based legal journalist and freelancer Erin Marie Daly, OxyWatchdog reports the latest news in the prescription drug abuse epidemic, particularly the Oxy-to-heroin trend.  Daly is currently working on a book about her brother’s addiction to OxyContin and recent death, and the Oxy-to-heroin phenomenon in general. This blog relates to her research for that book.

Severe penalties, strict rules for doctors needed to curb prescription abuse epidemic

By Dana Owens
Published March 21, 2011


99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Falling in Love

Dana Owens, Editor
Published August 16, 2010 – 

99 THINGS YOU WISH YOU KNEW BEFORE FALLING IN LOVE is the answer to the question, what does it take to create lasting, satisfying love? Dr. Brenda, author, reveals why the current 51 percent divorce rate should never be above 8.5 percent. Through clear, concise, entertaining stories, research and personal experiences, she walks you through getting to know your future or existing mate, the nuts and bolts of love insight, skill, behavior, repair and maintenance. Think of your job people! We need to invest at least as much time and energy into our love life as our career to keep it running smoothly.

99 Series, Inc.

Dana Owens, Series Copy Editor

99 Book Series® – “Jet Reads”

The 99 Book Series launches a new roster of inspiring, personal, and business development books in a first-of-a-kind simple format: one-lesson-per-page.

Written by accredited, academic, professional authors, the travel size books include bullet form information to enable consumers to launch directives for positive change. The 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before®… Book Series are easy-to-grasp pocketbooks that remove the exhausting task of navigating and reading hundreds of pages of larger books with 99 concise bullet points.

Sustainable Wellth

When does pain-free mean certain death? More often than you’d like

Published February 13, 2011

The painkillers we’re taking to make us feel better may actually be causing us a great deal of harm.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a limit on the amount of acetaminophen in analgesics due to risk of liver injury – meaning the common ingredient found in Tylenol, when combined with other medications such as cold medicine or opiate painkillers like Vicodin or Percocet, can have no more than 325 mgs per dose.

Transitions Abroad Magazine

Take a short course in Prague on the craft of international journalism

By Dana Owens
Transitions Abroad Magazine

What do the following people have in common: a Macedonian studying at an American university in Prague, a girl from Kazakhstan determined to help revive her country, a Canadian-Belgian woman living in Serbia who’s sampling journalism for the first time, and a wide-eyed American still a year away from graduation?


Exchange students experience Thai coup

By Dana Owens

Amidst the bloodless revolution that occurred in Thailand early last week, two MTSU students witnessed the coup d’etat from exchanged perspectives.

Thai exchange student Nisanee Chaiprakobiwiriya read about the revolution from her dorm room in Corlew Hall while Kori Diamond, a junior from MTSU, experienced the coup first-hand in Bangkok.

“No one seems nervous, and people go about daily life as usual,” Diamond stated in an e-mail Saturday. (more…)