Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
FROM Andrew Kolodny
New Guidelines on Opioid Prescriptions The federal government is taking action on the addiction epidemic this week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put out new guidelines for prescribing opioid painkillers. They’re urging doctors to prescribe these powerful drugs only as a last resort. Increased use of painkillers has been linked to the heroin crisis. Overdoses from opioids and heroin reached a record peak in 2014. The latest numbers available show that more than 47,000 lives have been lost. What effect will the new guidelines have?
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.