The list of deaths from the practice is long and oddly prestigious, featuring celebs such as John Belushi and Chris Farley, among many others.
There are plenty of steps we could take, supported by research and common sense, that would produce measurable gains in a relatively short span.
We should anticipate that many patients with opioid disorders will also be in treatment for some chronic medical disorder.
Like the film where Amy Shumer chugs boxed wine, and inadvertently drives up sales to admiring fans.
To support revenues, companies look for ways to augment or alter older products and justify price increases.
Sadly, the notion of addiction as a disease remains counter-intuitive for many Americans, who instead assume it’s the user’s own fault, the result of some horrendously unwise decision-making process.
As tired or sleep-deprived or in pain as he might have been that night, if he hadn’t taken the drugs, would he still be alive?
Current drug laws are structured in such a way as to leave law enforcement permanently behind and struggling to catch up.