Sep 24, 2021
Covid 19 has exposed a dirty little secret that emergency physicians have helped keep for decades- there is not enough to go around. Unfortunately the way things are headed, those best equipped to deal with the reality of limited medical resources are being pushed aside - with predictable consequences.
Aug 30, 2021
The specialty of Emergency Medicine sprang into being in order to fill a need. I'm concerned that we've lost sight of that need as we train those to whom we will pass the torch. On this episode I begin a discussion of how and why our specialty developed and why keeping our fragile medical system afloat rests on our...
Jul 26, 2021
Pretending that there exists an "opiate crisis" obscures our society's real, much more difficult health crisis. On this episode I discuss what these real problems are and why accepting the delusion that opiates are the issue is leading us down a treacherous path.
Jul 1, 2021
Overdose deaths have tripled since our society acknowledged and declared war on an "opiate crisis". Not surprising since much bigger problems are to blame. In this episode I outline why beginning with the false premise that opiates are to blame only obscures our understanding of our troubles and thwarts our...
May 30, 2021
Unquestionably Americans are tragically dying of drug overdoses each day. In this episode I explain why calling this an "opiate crisis" is a smokescreen that obscures the problem making it more difficult to solve and perhaps making it worse.