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OxyContin manufacturer blasted in NY lawsuit over ‘criminal addicts’ email

A lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James blasted the owner of the company that manufactures OxyContin, saying he lamented that “criminal addicts” are portrayed as victims in society. The lawsuit claims that Richard Sackler, the owner of OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma LP, described in a company email individuals who were addicted to… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »