Figures Lie and Liars Figure – Why the Demographics of the So-Called “Prescription Opioid Crisis” Don’t Work

by Richard A. “Red” Lawhern, Ph. D. Anybody who reads a newspaper or watches evening news has heard the screaming headlines:  “60,000 Drug Overdose Deaths” (or similar numbers).  When reporters seek maximum sensationalism, we hear deaths by overdose summed over 10 years or compared to casualties in the Vietnam War.  500,000 drug deaths is a … Continue reading Figures Lie and Liars Figure – Why the Demographics of the So-Called “Prescription Opioid Crisis” Don’t Work