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03/13/2017

Perspectives on Responding to Addiction

Christopher Caldwell has an essay in the April issue of First Things titled “American Carnage: The New Landscape of Opioid Addiction.” In this piece, Caldwell traces the history of opiate and opioid use and abuse in the United States and describes the shocking scope of the addiction crisis in America today. He then criticizes the societal shift in thinking about addiction from a moral to... // Read More »

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02/27/2017

Googling PAS

While researching physician assisted suicide legislation this past week, I noticed something odd when I Googled the topic. After I typed “physician assisted” into Google, the search engine’s autocomplete function suggested searches related to “physician assisted death.” I then started to type out “physician assisted suicide,” but as soon as I typed the “s,” all suggestions disappeared. Out of curiosity, I visited Google Trends to... // Read More »

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02/27/2017

Googling PAS

While researching physician assisted suicide legislation this past week, I noticed something odd when I Googled the topic. After I typed “physician assisted” into Google, the search engine’s autocomplete function suggested searches related to “physician assisted death.” I then started to type out “physician assisted suicide,” but as soon as I typed the “s,” all suggestions disappeared. Out of curiosity, I visited Google Trends to... // Read More »

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02/13/2017

New Opioid Legislation in New Jersey

On February 6th, New Jersey passed a law which “[r]equires prescribers to discuss addiction risk associated with certain drugs prior to issuing prescription to minor patient.”[1] New Jersey’s drug overdose rate is twice the national rate, and Governor Chris Christie has officially categorized opioid abuse as a public health crisis, issuing an executive order on January 17th with measures to combat the increasing rates of... // Read More »

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