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My biggest fear related to the opioid crisis? The next generation.

Read WSJ: The Children of the Opioid Crisis

The school year had just begun, and it was early in the morning.  I vividly recall responding to the home of this particular overdose victim.   171 more words

Opioids

Drugs, history, and the Presidency.

Almost any day now, President Trump will declare a national opioid epidemic.

Or not.

I’d like to take a moment to reflect on Obama… 485 more words

Politics

Gridlock, opioids, vacation rentals among hot topics at Manatee legislative meeting

Road gridlock, opioid abuse and protecting local government “home rule” were some of the most commonly cited issues among community leaders who came before the Manatee County Legislative Delegation Thursday to present their priorities in advance of the 2018 legislative session.A study is underway that will produce recommendations “we’re hoping can resolve the gridlock that we have in the central Manatee area,” said Manatee County Commission Chair Betsy Benac. 12 more words

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Socialized risk, privatized gain: two articles on big Pharma to make you pull your hair out

Today’s rage-a-thon is sponsored by Kite Pharma and Purdue Pharma. Whether it’s the burgeoning field of immunotherapy which uses federally developed technology and then sells it back to taxpayers for exorbitant prices, or the manufactured crisis of opioid addiction, Pharma’s goal is profit. 371 more words

 OxyContin maker seeks to bottle up Oregon records trove

As Multnomah County tries to put a spotlight on drug manufacturers with a lawsuit over the opioid epidemic, the company faulted for starting that epidemic has busily been suing the state of Oregon to keep a trove of its secrets from being revealed. 13 more words

Portland Tribune

The Sacred Right of Universal Narcotic Entitlement

The Sackler family funds top-tier museums (the Met, the Tate, the Smithsonian), universities (Princeton, Cambridge), and scientific research institutes (the Mayo Clinic, the National Academy of Sciences). 295 more words

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