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Today on TAP: Tufts removes the Sackler name from its campus Read more

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Today on TAP: The weekly roundup, and more fines for misconduct that won’t deter future misconduct Read more

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The opioid manufacturer wants a global settlement. Americans need personal accountability. Making Purdue a public beneficiary trust company could yield some interesting options. Read more

Economic Policy

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In 2001, Congress rescinded the ergonomics standard that was designed to stem a range of common disabling workplace injuries. Absent regulation, injuries increased and large numbers of people were treated with addictive pain medications. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Deferred prosecution agreements in two cases against companies that peddled opioids highlight the need for both personal and corporate accountability. Read more

Economic Policy

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The rising death toll is a warning that Congress and the White House need to take more decisive action. If they can’t, or won’t, Americans should turn to the courts. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

A throwaway comment undercuts the president’s own drug addiction commission and spotlights his tone-deafness on combatting a national epidemic in one of the worst-hit states. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Pharmacy robberies have spiked in large part thanks to illegal demand for OxyContin. A look inside the drugmaker's efforts to protect its product and the pharmacists at the front lines. Read more

Law and Justice