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Opiates of the Masses

Posted April 5th, 2016 at 1:24 pm (UTC-4)
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In contrast to a true public health approach, Obama’s policies do not address the [heroin] epidemic’s spread, do not target the source of the pathogens, and do not prevent new victims from succumbing to addiction. It is an agenda that will neither contain nor reverse the epidemic.

A New Way to Tackle Gun Deaths

Posted October 4th, 2015 at 2:23 pm (UTC-4)
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What we need is an evidence-based public health approach — the same model we use to reduce deaths from other potentially dangerous things around us, from swimming pools to cigarettes. We’re not going to eliminate guns in America, so we need to figure out how to coexist with them.