Opinion – No mistaking the importance of addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic | TheHill

This amazing article in the Hill blames America’s opioid crisis on foreign shippers. It argues that for too long shippers from outside the U.S. have been excessively negligent in permitting hazardous and addictive substances entering the country.

Source: No mistaking the importance of addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic | TheHill

Let’s face it, America’s taste for opioids started when doctors regularly overprescribed opioids and the big pharma companies have made millions of Dollars presumably knowing about the addictiveness of opioids.

Surely, there’s a need for a flat levy or tax on on pharmaceutical sales of opioids?

Thoughts?

Opinion – NHS CRISIS: Radical action is needed, hospital chief warns | UK | News | Express.co.uk

Here’s a powerful must-read article from the Express for anybody interested in the UK’s public healthcare system. It argues that the NHS is not fit for the 21st century and has failed to adapt to population growth in the UK, citing the new chief inspector of hospitals.

Source: NHS CRISIS: Radical action is needed, hospital chief warns | UK | News | Express.co.uk

The language is pure dynamite. For twenty years or more the money has been squandered on the wrong things. Now the cancer is terminal unless radical action is taken.

But surely the Conservative Government are too weak to now drive radical transformation? So what should be done as a matter of priority?

Thoughts?