This piece in digboston just made me so angry.
I've long been ranting about abuse - by corporations, manufacturers, doctors, pharmacists, and all the middle guys in between, from everything including opioids to medical devices (Medicare fraud abounds, and it is not the patients. I wrote here some time ago documenting how many leg braces my mom was fitted for before I caught on to the gig - each different PT service contracted with one specific brace provider and insisted that she needed something different and she ended up with a closet full of useless braces, courtesy of Medicare.)
I am so tired of listening to people blame ____ (fill in the blank with your favorite choice) and are so willing (knowingly or not) to just let the big guys skate.
The digboston piece looks at practices in the early 1900s. Here ya go, today in West Virginia:
https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/heal ... 6455b.html
Today the FDA declared the herbal supplement Kratom and Opioid. Pretty sure this is not a smart move.
https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ameri ... id-n845311