Modern Culture & Reviews, Politics

New England Journal of Medicine warns: 1980 letter on opioids ‘heavily and uncritically cited’

Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland

On June 2, Sam Quinones, author of the book Dreamland, reported that:


The New England Journal of Medicine startled everyone this week by a posting a one-sentence warning over the so-called Porter & Jick letter to the editor that the journal published in January of 1980. The warning note reads:  “For reasons of public health, readers should be aware that this letter has been `heavily and uncritically cited’ as evidence that addiction is rare with opioid therapy.”

For the full post, see Porter & Jick, Dreamland, and The New England Journal of Medicine

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