Category Archives: opiods

One solution to prescription drug overdoses: make Oyxcontin and similar drugs safer

Share In my previous blogs about West Virginia’s shockingly high rate of prescription drug overdoses — the Mountain State has the second highest rate of overdoses in the nation — I focused on “the culture of disability” that created this … Continue reading

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West Virginia’s prescription drug problem: a gift from the coal mining industry?

Share Ever heard of the term “culture of disability?” It was first coined by Judith Greenwood, who published a paper in the ’80s about how the coal mining industry in West Virginia, because the jobs were so difficult and dangerous, … Continue reading

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