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November 4, 2017

Some more diverse reading about the opioid crisis

As I have said in prior posts, I could readily fill this blog multiple times a day with tales of the opioid crisis given the size and reach of the problem and the attention it is getting from many quarters.  Catching my attention this week are these opioid stories and commentaries, some which respond to the recommendations that emerged from Prez Trump's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (discussed here):

November 4, 2017 at 11:34 AM | Permalink


Re: Opiod crisis

Unfortunately (and cruelly) , that crisis is autocorrecting ...

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Posted by: Docile the Kind Soul | Nov 4, 2017 1:23:52 PM

Still no articles about the link between high excise taxes and increased recreational substance use?

Posted by: When alcohol is as expensive as opiods | Nov 4, 2017 7:12:29 PM

Craven organized medicine will not push back. I want the Head of the DEA arrested by Interpol, tried, and imprisoned for his crime against humanity. It is high time to counterattack the lawyer profession, a filthy criminal cult enterprise and mortal enemy to clinical care.

Drug courts: just more worthless rent seeking lawyer quackery imposed on our nation at the point of a gun.

Government is a wholly owned subsidiary of the lawyer profession, the dumbest group of people in our country. Once you get government out of an area, the problem is solved.

Want to solve the opioid crisis? Get government out of the subject matter.

Posted by: David Behar | Nov 5, 2017 3:36:03 AM

Docile: If addicts each commit 175 crimes a year, and 40,000 addicts die a year, how many crimes will not happen the following year?

This is a fourth grade level math word problem. It is within the math ability of the lawyer.

This one is harder for the lawyer. If crime rates are cut in half by the opioid crisis, how many lawyers and judges will lose their jobs?

This one is impossible for the lawyer. If only one in ten crimes is prosecuted, could lawyers not save their jobs by enforcing the law more often, actually start doing their jobs?

Posted by: David Behar | Nov 5, 2017 11:55:27 AM

I'd welcome a link to articles on the link you suggest, When alcohol..."

Posted by: Doug B | Nov 5, 2017 3:33:49 PM

Getting rich off opioid crisis and off Medicare, doctor edition.


Posted by: David Behar | Nov 6, 2017 8:27:56 AM

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