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Doctors' Prescriptions Remain a Key Driver Behind Opiate Addiction

Health

Blog03/06/2018

Widespread physician pushing of opioids — combined with government regulations — have increased the most unsafe uses of opioids. 

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End the Drug War for These Very Practical Reasons

HealthLegal System

Blog02/20/2018
Drug addiction is indeed a serious problem. But the war on drugs does not lessen this problem, nor does it address the core issues leading to addiction.

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Big Pharma Makes Drugs that Please Regulators, Not Customers

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog10/27/2017
In a free market, consumers hold the power to punish producers for pushing dangerous products. But today, the FDA has short-circuited that market.

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The Real Cause of America's Opioid Epidemic

HealthLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/20/2017
The real cause of this epidemic is various government policies and the real solution is the dismantling of those same policies, in perpetuum.

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He aquí una manera sencilla de devolver algo de competencia de mercado a la atención sanitaria

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog07/02/2017
El sistema de salud actual destruye la sensibilidad del precio tanto para los consumidores como para los productores. Necesitamos reformas que obliguen a bajar los precios.

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Here's an Easy Way to Add Some Market Competition Back into Healthcare

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog07/02/2017
The current healthcare system destroys price sensitivity for both consumers and producers. We need reforms that will force prices down.

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The States Are Revolting Against the War on Drugs

HealthLegal System

Blog05/15/2017
The Vermont state legislature has voted to legalize recreational marijuana use. This is a first, since other states have relied on statewide votes.

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A Heartless "Solution" to the Heroin Epidemic

HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog01/30/2017
By over-prescribing opiate painkillers, doctors drive many to heroin. Some conservatives want to "solve" the problem by imprisoning more addicts.

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Flint MI. Whistle Blower Says Public Science Broken

EducationThe EnvironmentHealthPrivate Property

Blog02/04/2016

The Virginia Tech Professor who blew the whistle on lead in the water in Flint, MI thinks "public science" has been broken. Not knowing its been a broken system all along.

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My Irish Eyes Are Smiling

HealthThe Police StateInterventionism

Blog11/04/2015

Across the board drug decriminalization is coming and Ireland is next in line.

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