by | Oct 16, 2018

It is without doubt one of the most powerful documentary films out there. The subject: “The drugs your kids don’t know they’re taking — a documentary about open borders and the cartels crossing them to kill our kids.” Not in…

by | Apr 5, 2018

I need to disclose two very private facts. They are not causally related. First, when I was in my mid-teens, my girlfriend had an abortion. Second, I am an occasional user of pain management drugs such as morphine and oxycodone,…

by | Dec 22, 2017

For the first time in more than a half century, life expectancy declined for two consecutive years in the United States. The CDC reports that “accidental injuries” rising to third on the list of killer categories helped account for the…

by | Nov 13, 2017

An aphorism much favored by my fellow dipsomaniacs goes thus: “Dogs are smarter than people. A dog won’t eat or drink anything that has made him sick in the past.” In other words, fill up Fido’s water bowl with Booker’s,…

by | Nov 13, 2017

The New Yorker’s  Patrick Radden Keefe tries to blame a drug company for the current opiate epidemic. His piece nicely illustrates the government’s malfeasance, but Keefe puts the blame elsewhere. Tucked in the middle of the report, though, is this…

by | Nov 7, 2017

As a young law student at Yale, I had the great honor of studying Constitutional Law under the genius-hero, Robert Bork. He later came to grief because of the attacks on his ethics led by Teddy Kennedy. What Bob Bork…

by | Nov 1, 2017

President Trump’s declaration that opioid abuse is a public health emergency is sparking debate about addiction. Tragically, myths and misinformation are blocking the path to preventing more deaths. Start with the causes of the opioid crisis. On Face the Nation, New Jersey…

by | Sep 26, 2017

It is a cliché in Washington that the war on drugs has seen a comeback, thanks almost entirely to the efforts of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Whether that comeback is as big as advertised is a matter of some debate,…

by | Aug 29, 2017

For months, the pharmaceutical industry’s consistent disregard of consumers and bad press has seemed like a setup that was missing a punchline. Critics of the industry have been consistently frustrated as we wait for the other shoe to drop. These…

by | Aug 21, 2017

When the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis advised the President to declare a national emergency to deal with the overdose epidemic, HHS Secretary Tom Price wisely suggested that this step wouldn’t be particularly useful: “[T]he opioid…

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