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The Relative Value of Life

Every day, 100 Americans are killed with guns and hundreds more are shot and injured (Source:  EveryTownResearch.org).  This article was written by Dr. Jacques Mather, a trauma surgeon at the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center and the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.  Jack is also a close

The Relative Value of Life

Former drug rep: Did I contribute to today’s opioid epidemic?

Thirteen years ago, I started a pharmaceutical sales career for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, peddling samples out of my bag near the lush beautiful beaches of Newport and Laguna beaches in California. I threw ornate dinners for local psychiatrists to boost the sales of Effexor XR for depression and anxiety, even though

Former drug rep: Did I contribute to today’s opioid epidemic?

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