Federal overdose report written by industry insider

This report from the Charleston Gazette is troubling. I’ve been seeing a steady stream of reports about methadone overdoses across the country for the last couple of years. I don’t pretend to know a lot about it — I wouldn’t be surprised that there are serious problems with the management of methadone programs, I also wouldn’t be surprised if it’s media hype similar to the “worst drug ever” stories about methamphetamine.

Whatever the case, hiring a highly visible advocate with obvious business interests to write your investigative report is a bad move.