Drug Control vs. Pain Control

A crackdown on opioid prescriptions will hurt patients.

Jacob Sullum Reason Magazine 4/27/2011

Last week, unveiling a plan to curtail “diversion” of opioid painkillers, Obama administration officials said they aim to “strike a balance between our desire to minimize abuse of prescription drugs and the need to ensure access for their legitimate use.” This balance […]

U.S. Effort to Remove Drug CEO Jolts Firms

Alicia Muncy The Wall Street Journal 4/26/2011

A government attempt to oust a longtime drug-company chief executive over his company’s marketing violations is raising alarms in that industry and beyond about a potential expansion of federal involvement in the business world.

The Department of Health and Human Services this month notified Howard Solomon of Forest […]