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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Debate on doctors and opioids

Posting because it's a "war on some drugs" issue: Few people have done as good a job of showing the harms caused by drug prohibition as Jeffrey Singer, senior fellow at the Cato Institute.  Here, you can see Dr. Singer debate Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman on "Did Doctors Overtreating With Opioids Cause the Overdose Crisis? A Soho Forum Debate." It's also available as a Soho Forum podcast, which is how I listened to it during a long car drive (it's about one hour, twenty minutes long). 

I thought Dr. Singer won, but apparently the audience thought both did a good job, which I guess shows that both views are adequately presented. There's a particularly good bit in which Singer explains why he believes all drugs should be legalized. 

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