Category: Thinking About Addiction

Investments, costs, regulations, laws, courts and prisons– what helps? What’s useless or worse- harmful? What’s the cost to the taxpayer? And the economy? And the families? And, oh, yes… the people suffering from addictive disease?

Thinking About Addiction


Flooded with Fakes

The DEA has committed to a public information campaign around the theme of “one pill can kill”.  Although that’s technically true, I don’t know how much impact it will have on the target audience.

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An Athlete Died

…it appears that chain pharmacists did in fact become concerned about the size or source of some of the opioid prescriptions written during this period. They reported it to their bosses at Corporate and were instructed to go ahead and fill the scripts anyway.

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Captagon revisited

Today, the making and distributing of Captagon pills accounts for 90% or more of the foreign currency in  Syrian government coffers, and $57 billion in annual revenue– far beyond the scope of Mexican cartels.

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