opioid crisis

The “opioid epidemic” consistently addressed in the news, by politicians and throughout social media conflates many aspects of the issue, often speaking interchangeably about prescription medications and illicit drugs.

Some people just don't get it. Which is fine.

In a just published perspective piece in The New England Journal of Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.

For healthcare to improve, we need to look at the outcomes of our actions and activities, identify the source of our errors and do better.

The opioid epidemic is center stage when it comes to political agendas, media stories and national discussion.

"I cut it three times and it's still too short"

Old carpenter's joke (1)

Dear CDC,

Yesterday a Texan named Tom called our office for some advice about his pain, so the call went to me. I told him I'd be happy to do whatever I could to help him. In retrospect, it was an empty promise.

Rural America is facing an existential crisis. As cities continue to grow and prosper, small towns are shrinking. That fundamental divide played itself out in the recent presidential election.