Another Tax Coming Our Way? Introducing the Vehicle Mileage Tax

Another Tax Coming Our Way? Introducing the Vehicle Mileage Tax

Although the concept has been around for a couple of decades, I suspect that not many people are familiar with a Vehicle Mileage Tax or VMT. After reading an article on this topic in The Epoch Times, I decided to look into it a little more. Here’s the article I read: Senate Infrastructure Bill Gives…

Commercialization: Good or Bad? It depends.

Commercialization: Good or Bad? It depends.

Is commercialization a good thing or bad thing? How does commercialization affect our lives? I believe it depends on how intimately a commercialized activity impacts our health and happiness. I was just checking out the definition of commercialization because I’m writing about the effects of commercialization of the marijuana industry on Colorado. If you look at…

Purdue Pharma, Their Bankruptcy and the Utter Criminality Behind it

I have twice been asked today if the news about Purdue Pharma requesting bankruptcy protection is a good thing. As in, does this mean they are suffering the impact of intense scrutiny and lawsuits. It’s a legitimate question. The problem is that my experience studying and following the activities of this company indicate that this…

Letting Purdue Pharma Owner Profit from Treating Opioid Epidemic Would be Criminal

The news broke just a couple of days ago that Richard Sackler of the family that owns Purdue Pharma recently received a patent for a new drug to treat those addicted to opioids. At one time, news like this would not even have raised an eyebrow. But now, it raises plenty of eyebrows. Now, millions…

A Hard Look at the Usefulness (or Otherwise) of New FDA Guidelines

If you’re anything like me, you realize that the FDA is an agency that is not doing its job. It truly can’t be. The evidence is the opioid epidemic mess this country is immersed in that was triggered by criminal practices initiated by Purdue Pharma and followed by other pharmaceutical companies. FDA stands for Food…

How to Mislead the Public about Your Addictive Medication: A Step-by-Step Guide

Like hundreds of other cities, counties, states, hospitals, labor unions and even fire departments, the State of Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against one of the major manufacturers of opioid painkillers. In this case, the defendant is Purdue Pharma, a private company in Massachusetts responsible for patenting a time-release pain formula containing oxycodone. Their product…