Today’s opioid crisis is killing and maiming far more people than are affected by traffic accidents. Just as the auto industry moved from an era of muscle cars to today’s air bags, collision warning and auto-braking systems, so the drug industry must rethink its role beyond traditional research and development around pain medicine.
Next time your doctor writes you a prescription, ask about the drug labeling rules. They are so arcane that most doctors will mumble and demur, but your doctor is not to blame — the Food and Drug Administration’s antiquated communication rules are.
Nearly 1 out of every 10 Americans (30 million out of 321 million) is a child on Medicaid. These innocent and vulnerable deserve the best, but to hear the political debate about health care, they seem invisible. Now is the time to stand up for them and their health.
When Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the director of the powerful Office of Management and Budget — asked on Facebook, “Do we need government-funded research at all?” some in the science establishment gasped.
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