Daily Archives: January 3, 2012

Retracting a study doesn’t mean its conclusion is false

Remember the RAND study that found that crime increased in areas after medical marijuana dispensaries were shut down? RAND made no causality claims, only correlation, yet the results enraged certain political entities, most notably the L.A. city attorney’s office. After … Continue reading

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Maia Szalavitz on Siobhan Reynolds

An excellent piece on Siobhan Reynolds and her importance to the field of pain relief in Time Magazine by Maia Szalavitz. Why, she asked, when opioids can help treat chronic pain, are they frequently only available to the dying—but not … Continue reading

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