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An “Open Letter” to President Trump Regarding the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Dear President Trump, For several years the prescription drug epidemic has ravaged communities across the United States.  During that time, the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) has aggressively pursued enforcement actions against the regulated industry.  Despite admirable efforts to curtail the epidemic through enforcement actions, prescription drug abuse continues to be a public health crisis.  There … Continue Reading

The Other Side of the Story: DEA Enforcement in the Opioid Crisis

Nobody would argue with the fact that there is an opioid crisis in our country – it is a demonstrable fact. However, there has recently been a significant focus on whether drug wholesalers and their business partners including lobbyists have caused people to die from overdoses, including a recent segment by 60 Minutes. While the … Continue Reading

Veterans’ Affairs Hearing on VA Prescribing Practices

  Around this time last year I wrote an article for Q&B’s Diversity Blog discussing two disturbing trends regarding members of the Armed Forces and specifically veterans.  The increasing suicide rate and abuse of prescription drugs are unfortunate outcomes of the stress that more than 12 years of persistent war has placed on the military.  … Continue Reading
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