The Daily Buzz: Doctors and Money, Arab-Americans and Drugs, Nadal to Sue Over Doping Claims

Mar 14 2016

The Daily Buzz: Doctors and Money, Arab-Americans and Drugs, Nadal to Sue Over Doping Claims

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Rattled by Drug Price Increases, Hospitals Seek Ways to Stay on Guard [The Washington Post]
Increasingly, doctors are being urged to consider the cost of a medication when deciding whether to prescribe it.

This State’s Lawmakers Could Be the First to Legalize Recreational Marijuana [Fortune]
Spoiler alert: It’s Vermont, where state senators have already passed a bill now being considered by House representatives. Advocates hope this pioneering legislative path will confer new respectability on legalization—unlike all those state-level ballot victories, voted for by the unwashed masses.

Arab-American Community Comes to Grips With Drugs [The Detroit News]
Drug use is often taboo in among Muslim Americans, making problems harder to solve. But some members of the community are trying to “change the culture of denial.”

What to Do About Heroin Addiction [The New York Times]
Today’s letters page features a contribution from leading harm reductionist and advocate Howard Josepher, whose knowledge of heroin addiction is more than just theoretical.

Rafael Nadal: Fourteen-Time Grand Slam Champion to Sue Over Doping Claims [BBC]
Doping is the biggest conversation in tennis right now. And Nadal is furious at the suggestion, made by a French minister, among others, that he may have failed a test: “This is going to be the last one, because I’m going to sue her.”

Steelers Star Martavis Bryant Facing Year-Long NFL Drugs Ban, Reports Say [The Guardian]
Not to be outdone…