[HARMRED] Today's letters
SCOTT C. BURRIS
burris at temple.edu
Mon Aug 1 14:06:34 CDT 2011
Thanks for squawking, Robert. The Times seems addicted to drug panics, euphoriphobia and the war on drugs.
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On Aug 1, 2011, at 12:31 PM, "Victor Pawlak" <vpawlak at juno.com> wrote:
> When I worked for a daily paper, trained as a journalist, I thought I
> thoroughly checked facts and statements of those interviewed. But it
> wasn't until I learned about scientific inquiry and epidemiology that I
> really learned to check references. Sloppy is still sloppy, though.
> Mistaking Zurich for Amsterdam ie easy enough to check in 10 seconds on
> On Mon, 01 Aug 2011 09:27:42 -0400 Robert Heimer <robert.heimer at yale.edu>
>> Today you published a letter from James M. Boling that included the
>> phrase "the infamous Needle Park in Amsterdam". First of all, that
>> was in Zürich, not Amsterdam and, more importantly, the response of
>> Swiss was to establish one of the best and most comprehensive
>> treatment systems in the world which has more than 85% of the people
>> diagnosed with addiction to heroin and other opioids in effective
>> medication assisted therapy for addiction.
>> Why must the NY Times bend over backwards to give equal voice to the
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