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Can an Increased Alcohol Tax Save Lives?

In 2011, Maryland increased state sales tax on alcohol from 6% to 9%, with the intentions of increasing state revenue. In its early stages, the tax was opposed by many residents and policymakers throughout Maryland. However, what was initially a great controversy has since become a major public health success. The effects were much greater […]

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Are Patient Satisfaction Surveys Contributing to the Opioid Epidemic?

  Many people are quick to blame doctors for over prescribing pain relievers and medications for the nation’s opioid epidemic. However, doctors are urging us to consider an alternative culprit: patient satisfaction surveys. Awakening’s for Women, a Florida sober house says patient satisfaction surveys are intended to improve the performance of doctors and hospital staff. […]

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