General, Opioids Addiction Watch

A Book by a Practicing Doctor on Opioid Epidemic

Very interesting book “Drug Dealer, M.D.’: Misunderstandings and Good Intentions Fueled Opioid Epidemic by Anna Limbke, MD, Stanford Medicine.  According her biographical page Dr Limbke is listed as Assistant Professor of Phsychiatry & Behaviour Science and specializes with clinical focus on co-occuring addition, and addiction medicine. In her new book,  she explores the origin of prescription opioids epidemic problem in US from doctor’s perspective.

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An Incomplete List of Popular Articles on Opioids Epidemics

For more than a year or so, we have been reading articles on opioids addiction, alarming death rates from opioids overdose and related topics on daily basis in major national newspaper like Washington Posts & New York Times.

Since I have been interested on this topic, I have been reading these articles whenever I come across one from trusted source. For my own purpose and for others interested in this area, I have started to compile of a selective lists of popular news article published in major news outlets like New York Times, Washington Posts and others.

General, Opioids Addiction Watch

Prescription Opioids Problems

In recent years there are lot of stories on prescription opioids related addiction problem in many rural America. Major newspapers & other media has been covering reports of increasing deaths from opioids & drug overdose related problems. In this recent article in Washington Posts, one third of long term users say they’re hooked on prescription opioids.  Very interesting but alarming story!

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General, Political Watch

2016 US Presidential Election & Populist Revolt

In October 31, 2016 issue of New Yorker magazine there is an article titled – Hillary Clinton and the Populist Revolt by the magazine’s investigative reporter George Packer. The other day while driving home from work, I was listening to NPR’s Terry Gross’s Fresh air interview with the author of the article about current prudential election and American’s working class’s popular revolt. During my 20 min drive I found the interview very interesting. Next day, I read the online version of the article in  New Yorker’s website. The article is long read but at the end I found the news report very useful to understand the various issues that are fueling the current revolt from the left and the right. In my view, the report is also balanced politically.

 

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