Archive for March, 2016

Doctors Can Do More to Fight Addiction – Bloomberg View

Thursday, March 31st, 2016:

[ad_1] President Barack Obama can convene all the task forces, panel discussions and summit meetings he wants, and they may actually be useful. But a lasting solution to America’s opioid epidemic depends mostly on a meaningful change in physicians’ attitudes about treating addiction. About 2 million Americans are hooked on prescription pain relievers, and some 20,000 people overdose each year, a rate that nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2008. Two of the most crucial steps in fighting this epidemic are reducing the number of opioid prescriptions written (259 million in 2012 alone, more than one for every U.S. adult) and […] Read More →

Debate continues over Donald Trump chalkings at Emory University – CBS News

Thursday, March 31st, 2016:

[ad_1] Students at Emory University were the subject of some ridicule last week after protesting that pro-Donald Trump messages written in chalk around campus left them “in pain.” University administrators and students have taken several steps since then to respond to the protests, but criticism of the students continues. Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an Emory alum, wrote on Twitter Thursday that he’s worried about the “fragility and timidity” of some students. “In the age of ISIS how can a name in chalk be frightening?” He followed up with one more tweet on the matter: Emory has me worried […] Read More →

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