Tag Archives: Viewpoints

Viewpoints: Drug Industry Was Allowed To Hijack Policymaking That Led To Opioid Epidemic; Build On The ACA To Reach Dream Of Universal Health Care

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Washington Post: The Real Scandal Of The Opioid Crisis: Crony Capitalism Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz issued a grim account this week of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s slow response to the opioid crisis and failure to use all the tools at its… Read More »

Viewpoints: Pull Out All The Stops To Keep Teens From Vaping; Start Treating Air Pollution From Fossil Fuels As The Health Risk It Is

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Washington Post: Giving Smokers More Options Is Not Worth Endangering A Generation Every year, the number has gone up — from 11 percent in 2017 to 21 percent in 2018 to 25 percent this year. That is the share of high school seniors who admit… Read More »

Viewpoints: Lessons On Mental Health Issues Facing Students On Campuses; Denying Immigrants Medication, Food Is Nothing But Child Abuse

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Wall Street Journal: There Is A Mental-Health Crisis On Campus Technology has in many ways have made life easy—certainly much easier than before. So why did one recent study find that the rate of moderate to severe depression among U.S. college students rose from… Read More »

Viewpoints: Progress Against Opioid Epidemic Is Encouraging, But We Must Not Rest On Our Laurels Now

Opinion writers talk about the opioid crisis and other health care topics. The Washington Post: Opioid Deaths Are Down. But Challenges Continue. As the 20th century came to a close, the United States faced many challenges, but a high rate of death from prescription opioid overdoses was not one of them. In 1999, 3,442 people died… Read More »

Viewpoints: Excuses On VA Nursing Home Problems Don’t Add Up; Bizarre Claims And Deregulation Are Bad For Americans’ Health

Opinion writers focus on these health topics and others. The Hill: Patients In VA Nursing Homes Are Suffering — Wilkie Needs To Take Responsibility According to Richard Mollot, the executive director of the Long Term Community Care Coalition, bedsores, a condition that results from being in the same position for too long, are “almost always… Read More »