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The real solution would have been for Prince to have received treatment for his drug problem, which by this time was a far bigger issue than his somatic pain.
It’s a move that helps bring the FDA on board with the CDC, instead of simply reviewing and approving new pharmaceutical opioids for the marketplace.
…if this type of strategy didn’t succeed 30 years ago, what makes us think it’ll be a success this time around?
It’s the result of a problem in medicine that’s been going on since before I ever started working in the field. The drugs have changed, but the results haven’t.
Addictions are complex. Considering the various risk factors, it’s likely that marijuana will appear to act as a gateway to harder drugs for some users, but not others.
We watch and listen to Big Pharma execs on television and find ourselves thinking, are these guys so different from a street corner drug dealer?
When he speaks, he reminds me of others I’ve known who come from families that fought and lost a battle with addictive disease.