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The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

This is a lengthy article from The New Yorker that gives a background to the opioid epidemic and how doctors were wooed into prescribing OcyContin.  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/30/the-family-that-built-an-empire-of-pain

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Treatment of substance abuse can lessen risk of future violence in mentally ill, study finds –

BUFFALO, N.Y. — If a person is dually diagnosed with a severe mental illness and a substance abuse problem, are improvements in their mental health or in their substance abuse most likely to reduce the risk of future violence? Although … Continue reading

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