Tag Archives: Opioids

Different Takes: After Failures On Opioids, Tobacco, Government Needs To Toughen Up On Youth Vaping; Banning E-Cigs Is Bad Policy

Editorial writers focus on the public health dangers of vaping. The Washington Post: We Failed On Tobacco And Opioids. Can We Get It Right On Vaping? Of course, it was pure accident that news of a possible court settlement with Purdue Pharma landed about the same time as the latest figures on mysterious vaping deaths… Read More »

How to Wean Off Opioids

Opioids, narcotic painkillers, killed 33,000 Americans in 2015,1,2,3 and nearly 42,250 in 2016 — over 1,000 more deaths than were caused by breast cancer that same year4 — and the addiction trend shows absolutely no signs of leveling off or declining. On the contrary, recent statistics suggest the death toll is still trending upward, with… Read More »