Every 15 minutes in America, a baby is born after prenatal exposure to opioids. In West Virginia, 14% of babies are so exposed. They cry and writhe--a reminder of how badly our drug policy has failed, and how desperately we need new measures. My new column
1/Let's talk a bit about this piece in from on the #opioidcrisis. As a native West Virginian, and someone who studies the affect the #opioidcrisis I appreciate the focus on this population, but have concerns about this piece.
These Newborn Babies, Victims of America’s Failed Drug Policies, Cry for Drugs, Not Milk, by via #opioids
This column by is hard to read, and the video is heartbreaking. But read it you must. He also mentions the role of McKinsey in advising pharma companies like J&J and Purdue on how to market opioids to doctors.
Greedy executives, meet the babies you hurt. - We can do so much more to address this problem, and that should involve not just lawsuits against drug companies but also sending some of these executives to prison. Pls read
Every 15 minutes in America, a child is born after a prenatal exposure to opioids, writes. In West Virginia, 14% of babies are born exposed to drugs.
Every 15 minutes in America, a child is born after a prenatal exposure to opioids, writes. In West Virginia, 14% of babies are born exposed to drugs.
Every 15 minutes in America, a child is born after a prenatal exposure to opioids, writes. In West Virginia, 14% of babies are born exposed to drugs.
Thanks for highlighting this issue . You cite our teams funded research in the open - 1 infant every 15 min having opioid withdrawal. That’s just those who are diagnosed with withdrawal. Importantly, babies cannot be born addicted.
Newborn babies struggling through withdrawal are only one dimension of America’s opioid crisis.
This is heartbreaking
. deserves his fifth Pulitzer (or whatever number it is) for this single column. I mean it. This country is broken. We must react. We must fight for the good, not merely to uphold the juridical procedures in place.
This is what corporate social responsibilities ty in the pharma industry looks like: drug-addicted infants. reports a sad story from WV #csr