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Doctors' Prescriptions Remain a Key Driver Behind Opiate Addiction



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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