More news items for May 7, 2016

  • So we opened an email from some readers today; here’s one about the last Charley Rose column: “545 people are responsible for the mess, but they unite in a common con”. True in 1984 and horribly, and sadly, true today!

  • “The Opioid Epidemic We Failed to Foresee”– The New York Times [It’s a cycle: pharmaceutical providers contribute to “elected public servants” and lobbyists who cobble together laws that favor the interests of those who peddle drugs to docs who prescribe the drugs. See the Charley Rose reference above and the next bullet item.]

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