Tag Archives: opiate epidemic

Is Big Pharma to blame for the opiate epidemic?

This week the state of Ohio filed lawsuits against the five largest manufacturers of pain medications, blaming them for creating the opiate epidemic. The press is already comparing the approach and liability of Big Pharma to Big Tobacco. That’s reasonable. When the makers of substances market themselves through deception, they ought to be held accountable. […]

LePage is actually saying very little about addiction 

I usually appreciate the editorial stances taken by the BDN. In their column from Friday, “LePage is finally saying the right things about opiate addiction treatment”, the author extols the value of Opiate Replacement Therapy (ORP) with no acknowledgement of the systemic limitations placed upon it by DHHS nor inclusion of the value of any […]