Addiction Isn’t a Metric
Addiction Isn't a Metric

The ONDCP announced an initiative aimed at reducing overdose deaths. But by limiting all of addiction into a metric, we reduce the value in measuring overdoses.

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What Really Happened In Wuhan?
What Really Happened in Wuhan?

A call for an independent investigation into the origins of COVID-19 renews interest in the virus’s mutation patterns. It also reveals how polarized health policy has become.

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Medicine & Law Cannot Get Along
Medicine & Law Cannot Get Along

Medicine and law have strained their relationship, butting heads on a host of issues of late. The problem lies in how each looks at the concept of rights.

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How to Enforce Health Laws
How to Enforce Health Laws

In recent weeks, a slew of newly enacted health laws or revised interpretations emerged. Despite the changes, the means to enforce health laws remain the same.

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The FDA Seeks to Ban Menthol Cigarettes
The FDA Seeks to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Some critics have raised concerns about potential unintended consequences of the proposed ban, particularly for African American menthol smokers.

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US Task Force Recommends Anxiety Screening In Kids
US Task Force Recommends Anxiety Screening In Kids

Nearly 80% of chronic mental health conditions emerge in childhood, and when help is eventually sought, it is often years after the problem’s onset.

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Death by a Thousand Words: The Leak that Ends Roe
Death by a Thousand Words: the Leak that Ends Roe

A draft leak of Justice Alito’s interpretation of abortion references 16th century common law, when abortion was illegal. It changes abortion from a protected right to an illegal act requiring justification.

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The Relationship Between Opioids & Abortion
The Relationship Between Opioids & Abortion

The most controversial healthcare laws simplify complex issues through vague legal terms. Opioids and abortions have similar levels of outrage because their laws are similarly vague.

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When we Define Medicine as a Right

We discuss health policy in terms of rights. Instead, the medical community must challenge the notion that patient behavior can be defined as a right subject to oversight by restrictive laws.

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As Overdoses Soar, More States Decriminalize Fentanyl Testing Strips
As Overdoses Soar, More States Decriminalize Fentanyl Testing Strips

Many public health and addiction experts promote the “harm reduction” tactic to help prevent overdose deaths.

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The Fight Over Inoculation During the 1721 Boston Smallpox Epidemic
The Fight Over Inoculation During the 1721 Boston Smallpox Epidemic

Although inoculations were themselves a risky practice and carried a not-insignificant health risk, this data demonstrates that inoculations were significantly less fatal than the naturally occurring virus.


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