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How A Doctor's Letter Kicked Off America's Opioid and Heroin Crisis - Daily Beast;

How A Doctor's Letter Kicked Off America's Opioid and Heroin Crisis - Daily Beast

Daily BeastHow A Doctor's Letter Kicked Off America's Opioid and Heroin CrisisDaily BeastIn 1980, a doctor wrote a short letter to a prestigious medical journal saying that opioids weren't addictive. He couldn't have been more wrong—but his claims spread like wildfire. Brandy Zadrozny ...and more »

Opioid epidemic fuelled by 1 paragraph in journal, doctors say - CBC.ca;

Opioid epidemic fuelled by 1 paragraph in journal, doctors say - CBC.ca

CBC.caOpioid epidemic fuelled by 1 paragraph in journal, doctors sayCBC.caA Canadian doctor says a one paragraph letter in a prestigious medical journal was part of a push to convince physicians to prescribe opioids more freely by downplaying addiction risks. The 1980 letter to the editor in the New England Journal of ...and more »

Painful Words: How a 1980 Letter Fueled the Opioid Epidemic - U.S. News & World Report

Painful Words: How a 1980 Letter Fueled the Opioid EpidemicU.S. News & World ReportA new report traces how a short letter in a medical journal in 1980 helped sow the seeds of today's opioid epidemic by helping to convince doctors that these powerful painkillers carried less risk of addiction than they actually do. | May 31, 2017, at ...and more »

Did a 1980 Letter Help Spark the US Opioid Crisis? - HealthDay;

Did a 1980 Letter Help Spark the US Opioid Crisis? - HealthDay

HealthDayDid a 1980 Letter Help Spark the US Opioid Crisis?HealthDayWEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Today's U.S. opioid epidemic is rooted in a 1980 letter to a medical journal that played down the potential for painkiller addiction, a new report states. The 101-word letter, written by Boston University ...and more »

How a 5-sentence letter helped fuel the opioid addiction crisis - Los Angeles Times;

How a 5-sentence letter helped fuel the opioid addiction crisis - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesHow a 5-sentence letter helped fuel the opioid addiction crisisLos Angeles TimesClose to 200,000 Americans have died by overdosing on prescription painkillers, and a new report traces some of the blame to five simple sentences written nearly 40 years ago. The sentences, containing just 101 words, appeared in a 1980 issue of the ...and more »

Canadians show how a 100-word research article helped create North America's deadly opioid crisis - National Post;

Canadians show how a 100-word research article helped create North America's deadly opioid crisis - National Post

National PostCanadians show how a 100-word research article helped create North America's deadly opioid crisisNational PostThe article is a single paragraph long, five sentences and 100 words, the bylines and pair of footnotes taking up almost as much space as the paper itself. But there is new evidence that the curt research “letter” published in 1980 in one of the world ...and more »

Did This 100-Word Letter Help Spark The Opioid Epidemic? - Forbes;

Did This 100-Word Letter Help Spark The Opioid Epidemic? - Forbes

ForbesDid This 100-Word Letter Help Spark The Opioid Epidemic?ForbesIt was only a paragraph long – just 100 words. So short, I'll quote the whole thing. Recently, we examined our current files to determine the incidence of narcotic addiction in 39,946 hospitalized medical patients who were monitored consecutively ...and more »