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The Man-Made Opioid Epidemic: Part 2 – Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs.

CDC Mike Magee In part 1 of this 5-part series, the focus was on responsibility, which is multiple and shared by pharmaceutical companies, physicians and their representative organizations, state legislators and state medical boards coerced to ease regulatory oversight, and criminal profiteers. The scope of the problem was also writ large: a 5-fold increase in […]

The Man-Made Opioid Epidemic: A 5 Part Series.

CDC: Connecting Dots, Opioids-Heroin. Mike Magee As we learned last week, the opioid epidemic that we’ve been debating for a decade, which has been largely fueled by prescription drugs, has now managed to bend the survival curve for middle aged white males in America. And there’s plenty of blame to go around. There’s the pharmaceutical […]

Helping Kids On Steroids: “Big Dreams” vs. “Getting Big”

Mike Magee With the Super Bowl now in our tail lights, all that remains of this year’s NFL season are images of high performing, super-powerful, super-large, super-fast humans, and an equally large number of older retired players dealing with a range of disabilities that restrict quality of life. For a portion of this later group, […]

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