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Lethal but Legal – Book Review

Lethal but Legal by Nicholas Freudenberg (Oxford U. Press 2014) takes on one of the great paradoxes of our time: we have the scientific capacity to support healthier, longer life spans for the earth’s population, but in fact we see the spread of novel plagues more devastating than the medieval Black Death. In place of …

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In Praise of CVS

It isn’t every day that an unreconstructed sixties radical gets to say something positive about a megabillion corporation.  But CVS’ s decision to stop selling tobacco products definitely deserves a few words of praise. The rationale — that selling tobacco products contradicts the store’s mission of promoting health — is certainly solid, and the corporation’s …

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Toward the ATOD Market

This utopian idea has been gestating in my head for some time.  Now it looks like the Zeitgeist is opening up for it to emerge. Item:  an Oregon state legislator, Mitch Greenlick, has introduced a bill to make tobacco a prescription drug, and to criminalize off-prescription use.  Greenlick is chair of the Oregon House Committee on …

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