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I’m all in favor of wider access to good mental health care, and since drug and alcohol problems are included, I thought this might be an opportunity to point out some serious flaws in this approach.
Topics: mental illness
These multi-billion dollar fines sound enormous, but like the one levied on Facebook, they represent a small portion of the company’s actual assets.
Legal responsibility, however, is quite different. J&J’s attorneys will do whatever they can to shift blame elsewhere.
Meanwhile , the healthcare field continues to struggle with legitimate issues around the use of (and controls over) opioids in medical practice.
Will society benefit from greater access to this drug? Are there potential problems we haven’t anticipated?
Now, with legalization, “cannabusiness” is being commercialized along the lines of alcohol and tobacco.
Traditional middle class jobs with career prospects replaced by a lower-paid, less stable workforce– perhaps more vulnerable to outside influence?
Think physician practices and pharmacies and specialty clinics who began with a lucrative sideline that may now be their main source of revenue.
I don’t think there are any health benefits associated with the practice; it’s purely about getting high.
…tolerable when we’re talking about window fasteners or computer mice but surely not when the product in question directly affects our health or even our survival.
Topics: prescription medications