Post Tagged with: "opioid"

The use of deadly opioids is driving down U.S. life expectancy.

U.S. Life-Expectancy Down: The fundamentals are unsound!

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 29, 2018—Forget the stock market, inflation, and the jobs figures. According to the most vital measures of the U.S. economy, the fundamentals are very unsound. U.S. life-expectancy at birth decreased again in 2017, according to statistics released today by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This […]

by November 29, 2018 News Shorts
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 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 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 Infrastructure, News
The Bank of New York Mellon, one of the huge banks aided by S. 2155.

News Shorts for March 19-25, 2018

  New Bank Deregulation Bill Would Hasten New Financial Crash March 18, 2018—If you listen to the apologists for S. 2155, the bank deregulation bill that passed the U.S. Senate 67 to 31 on March 14, you will be told that this legislation is being passed as a boon to […]

by March 18, 2018 News Shorts
JFK announces his program to go to the Moon, the very type of program America needs today.

U.S. Drug Epidemic: The Time is Out of Joint

  By Angela Vullo March 4, 2018–When parents and grandparents are attending nonstop funerals for their children and grandchildren, something in our society has gone awry.  As Shakespeare put it, “The time is out of joint.”  It reflects some major dislocation in our country, and it’s time we got to […]

by March 4, 2018 Commentary
Similar bubbles to the 2009 housing market bubble, are set to blow in 2018 (Wiki)

News Shorts, Feb. 12-18, 2018

  Stock Market Dives Catch Congress and Trump Flat-footed; Where is Glass-Steagall? Feb. 11, 2018—The major dives on the stock market last week shouldn’t have taken anyone in Washington by surprise, but it should finally grab their attention.  If it does, they will turn their minds to the legislation to […]

by February 12, 2018 News Shorts
OECD official William White

New Shorts, Jan. 20-28, 2018

OECD Official at Davos Warns of New Global Crash Jan. 27, 2018—All was not happy talk at the confab of the financial elite in Davos, Switzerland this week. Speaking at the Davos World Economic Forum, economist William White, a veteran of the Bank for International Settlements, and currently head of […]

by January 28, 2018 News Shorts
Drug money caught in a raid.

Wall Street Bankers and Drug Cartels Collude to Dope, Kill, and Destroy America

By Angela Vullo Dec. 15, 2017–Recent articles in the major press only underscore what serious investigators have known for decades: the Wall Street dope-dealing cartels are waging a lethal assault on American citizens, with mass death as the ultimate result. This unified alliance, known as Dope, Inc.,* starts with top […]

by December 15, 2017 News
American soldiers in Vietnam.

`Last-chance’ Contract on America: Drugs are Killing America’s Workforce, More Casualties than Vietnam

By Angela Vullo Dec. 1, 2017–On October 2, four professors from Ohio State University issued a landmark policy paper  connecting the ongoing loss of productive jobs to the wildly escalating drug epidemic. If the estimates prove accurate, 2017 will be the second year in  in a row that drug deaths […]

by December 1, 2017 News