Monday, July 16, 2007

On Dr. Hurwitz

This article from the NY Times about the sentence in the case of Dr. Hurwitz from Northern Virginia has mostly generated comments to the effect that he should not be sent to prison at all, for overprescribing pain medication.

All of which reminds me of the case of Dr. Nick, who wrote the prescriptions for Elvis, but was acquitted.

Unrelated to these stories, the Roanoke paper is reporting that there will be a rally against the manufacturer of OxyContin in downtown Abingdon on Friday of this week, to coincide with the hearing on the sentencing of the three manufacturer's executives. I don't recall anything like that since the Pittston strike, or maybe failed effort to enjoin the foreclosure on the hard rockin', flame-throwing FM radio station, which was said to be Abingdon's own version of "The Day the Music Died."

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