April 28, 2007

STUART BUCK: “The way that our country treats chronic pain sufferers who use too much pain medication seems insane to me. I can’t find any evidence that Oxycontin, say, is anywhere near as dangerous as alcohol — i.e., tens of thousands of fatalities every single year. But we don’t make people get a prescription to buy a beer, let alone throw people in jail for 25 years for having a bottle of vodka in the house.”

And read this on the Hurwitz case, by John Tierney.