I’m a Black Physician. I Understand When Patients Say They Don’t Trust Medicine.
Co-published with The Philadelphia Inquirer. If white people were under-treated for pain at the same rate black people are today, institutions and individuals would be swiftly held accountable.
Death Trips: Accessorizing the Final Exit Lane
Co-published with The Baffler. Awkward, Americanized, consumer-focused forms of Buddhism have long since taken over our exercise (yoga), our offices (mindfulness), and our homes (feng shui). Now, …
How Pregnancy Drug Laws Hurt Children
Co-published with The Verge. Harsh pregnancy drug laws keep many women from seeking prenatal care, and that puts mother and baby at greater risk.
The Perils of Misdiagnosis
Co-published with Alternet. When mental health professionals misdiagnose their patients, the treatment can be more dangerous than the original condition.
The GOP’s Drug-Testing Dragnet
Co-published with The Nation. Republicans and industry profiteers are targeting high school students, welfare applicants and the unemployed.