This is a grim summary of realities in some of the lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies, and definitely worth reading. Barry Meier, the author of this opinion piece in The New York Times, is an outspoken critic of the industry, and has written a book on the subject. Here he notes, “It is also an uncomfortable truth that public officials and plaintiffs’ lawyers, by failing to use lawsuits to hold the opioid industry to account, have allowed a containable crisis to mushroom into catastrophe.”
12 steps in Iran: How AA is changing society and health
The New York Times takes a fascinating look at the emergence of Alcoholics Anonymous in Iran. Moving from a culture in which beatings are the go-to approach for substance use disorders involving alcohol, a new …
Saying It Nicer: Why Language Matters for People with Addiction
Because addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder, patients commonly need repeated courses of treatment for sustained remission. This recent article from Forbes magazine illustrates how the language we use can help guard against the false perception that addiction is a moral failing or sign of weakness. Read the full article here.