I heard one man exclaim in a packed hospital waiting room. "It's her damn job. She took an oath." I was struck by his sense of entitlement. And I could envision how, enhanced by withdrawal and desperation, it could turn violent.
(fines) are unlikely to be paid in the near term as the criminal fine and civil penalty are expected to be considered alongside other claims in Purdue’s bankruptcy proceedings and the company lacks necessary funds to fully repay all creditors…Read More
If you work in public health, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Now when people in need show up, whether it’s at the clinic, in the ER, or in the hospital, there are funds to help defray the cost.Read More
The juxtaposition of the two accounts – raw devastation to a family on one hand, and on the other, superrich individuals with high-paid legal talent celebrating after pulling a fast one on the “system” – paints things in a harsher light.Read More
…the preoccupation with overdose death rates inadvertently distracted the public from a much larger and more enduring medical and social problem: an expanding population of persons with chronic Substance Use Disorders (SUDs).Read More