Ruan case

Last week, many in the community of pain patients and their physicians did a victory lap over the decision by the Supreme Court in the case of two pain specialists, Xiulu Ruan, MD, and Shakeel Kahn, MD. Their separate cases were joined, and the opinion of the “Supremes” was misinterpreted in some quarters. They were not found innocent; the Court found that the instructions to the jury were in error and remanded the case back for adjudication. I have been following the case for a long time now, and it continues to gnaw at me in a contrarian way.
Dr. Jay K. Joshi is the editor-in-chief of "Daily Remedy," a blog created in 2020 as a "trusted source of editorialized healthcare content for both patients and healthcare policy experts." Here's his take on the High Court's recent decision on the controversial case, Ruan vs. the United States.