In 1986, Maryland basketball player and NBA 2nd overall draft choice, Len Bias had a seizure and died from a single intranasal dose of cocaine. In 2010 one guy uses cocaine to “unwind” on the weekends and wonders if it really is that dangerous.
Abstinence-only sex education has never been shown to work well. What if they just threw out all of that “no sex until marriage” stuff and instead, focused on the hazards of teenage sexual activity?
Trial lawyers and Democrats already know what happens to the practice patterns of physicians when their malpractice liability goes up. That’s why Washington has all but ignored national medical malpractice reform lately.
Millions in tax payer money is wasted per year on Medicare purchased electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters. Much of this is from improperly filled out or missing documentation but I suspect that even more is because of needs and use that is not really completely medically necessary.
A new California law set to start in 2011 will mandate minimum times to get an appointment to see an HMO doctor. It’s a great example of using brute force legislation to try and fix a problem without addressing the root causes. You go, California!
The percentage of Americans who support some form of legalized marijuana continues to increase to near record levels. This is unprecedented in a nation that has a hard time uniting and agreeing on anything short of war and yet Washington remains mute on this issue.