Healthcare

Get ready for plain packaging and TPP

The global community recently marked World No Tobacco Day, coming together to call attention to the tobacco epidemic and encourage tobacco-users to end their dependence. As a former smoker, I know firsthand the battle to quit is tough,...

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Moving forward on mental health In schools

Tens of thousands of students miss out on education and increase their risk for unemployment, prison, and an early death because of our failure to value and encourage mental health at the same level as academic success in our schools. This has to...

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End the 'Bay State's boondoggle'

Imagine a bank robbery gone wrong. Now, imagine the robbers ask the police for a do-over.

We all know that the reward for a botched bank robbery isn’t a second shot at someone else’s money. Astoundingly, the hospitals in the Commonwealth of...

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Ayotte drug amendment will repeat mistakes of past

More than 20 years ago, the late Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist leveled strong criticism against mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes. He called them ineffective, expensive, and unduly harsh for minor offenders – and...

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The time for action on Zika virus is now

When Congress reconvenes this week, its first priority must be Zika.

Before the Senate adjourned for Memorial Day, I asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to keep the Senate in session to deal with Zika. He did not. 

Since...

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