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Opioid Legislation Passed: Not with a Bang, But a Whimper

Opioid Legislation Passed: Not with a Bang, But a Whimper

Oct. 4, 2018—Passage of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, an omnibus bill purported to deal with the acknowledged public health emergency known as the opioid epidemic, with overwhelming bipartisan support in both Houses of Congress, is being heralded as a great achievement. In fact, from every point of […]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments News Shorts
The CDC's latest chart on the 2017 increase in drug overdose deaths.

Opioid Deaths Leap Up: No Solution in Sight

August 17, 2018—Once again, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a report which should shake Americans to the core. On Aug. 15 the CDC issued a preliminary estimate that 72,000 people died of opioid overdoses in 2017, a figure which represents a 7 to 10% increase over 2016. […]

by August 17, 2018 0 comments News Shorts
Construction workers in the Apollo program.

The Cost of Infrastructure Decline–Opioid Deaths Among Hardhats

By Angela Vullo April 22, 2018–Sometimes there are unintended, even deadly, consequences in neglecting basic infrastructure.  This is one of those times.  Not only is America’s once prided infrastructure crumbling to the ground, but the workforce most responsible for building that infrastructure is facing dire conditions. This reality was exposed […]

by April 22, 2018 Comments are Disabled Infrastructure, News
Dance of Death

New Study Proves: Ohio Opioid “Dance of Death” Is No Accident, Reflects Industrial Takedown

By Angela Vullo Nov. 5, 2017–On October 27, the C. William SWANK Program in Rural-Urban Policy released its findings on the drug epidemic ravaging Ohio and most states in a landmark study entitled “Taking Measure of Ohio’s Opioid Crisis.” The SWANK group consists of four Ohio State University Professors: Dr. […]

by November 5, 2017 Comments are Disabled News
“Visigoths at the Gates”: Congressional Hearing Expose Magnitude of Opioid Crisis

“Visigoths at the Gates”: Congressional Hearing Expose Magnitude of Opioid Crisis

By Angela Vullo Oct. 20, 2107-On Wednesday October 11, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, held a marathon hearing at the Rayburn Building on the nation’s opioid crisis. The hearing was open to members of the committee and others to present 3 minute testimonies on […]

by October 20, 2017 Comments are Disabled News
The Ruins of Detroit, photographed by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

As Report on “Despair in Rural America” documents: Opioids Can’t Kill the Pain of 40 Years of Post-Industrial Economy

By Angela Vullo Oct. 6–According to two Ohio State University experts, “despair caused by the lack of jobs and hope is the greatest single factor in the growing opioid addiction crisis in rural Ohio.” Mark Partridge, SWANK Chair in Rural/Urban Policy and Mike Betz, Assistant Professor in the Department of […]

by October 6, 2017 Comments are Disabled News
The use of deadly opioids is driving down U.S. life expectancy.

Opioid Emergency Demands FDR-Style Measures Now

By Nancy Spannaus Aug. 8, 2017–“With approximately 142 Americans dying [from overdoses of either prescription opioids or street opioids] every day, America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks.” With that statement, President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis in its […]

by August 8, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features, Glass-Steagall
Norris Dam, the first to be completed by the TVA

An American System Mindset for 2021

By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 1, 2021—The transition to a new year is a traditional time for in-depth reflection on the state of our nation and ourselves, and this year, it is more urgent than ever. A huge portion of our citizenry, faced with the horrors of the pandemic, unemployment, opioid […]

by January 1, 2021 0 comments Commentary, Infrastructure
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1936. 
Franklin Delano Roosevelt accepting his party's nomination for a second Presidential term at the National Democratic Convention at Philadelphia in 1936.

America’s New “Rendezvous with Destiny”

By Angela Vullo December 17, 2020–As Christmas 2020 approaches, images of the same time period in 1932 come to mind: unemployment lines, swamped food banks, eviction notices, and more.  The images are only overshadowed by the staggering number of deaths and other effects of the current deadly pandemic.  While the […]

by December 17, 2020 1 comment Infrastructure Bank, News
A dramatization of Poe's Masque of the Red Death. Will it come true?

Will Death Have Dominion Over All?

By Angela Vullo Oct 11, 2020–On February 2 of this year I penned an article quoting Edgar Allan Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death,” an analogy more ominously appropriate now than at the time. And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief […]

by October 11, 2020 2 comments Commentary, healthcare