Author Archives: Nick Pandelidis - Dr. Right

Not by Bread Alone

In a recent essay, I discussed the fundamental role despair has played in the opioid crisis. Further that the horrifying and climbing number of opioid deaths is part of a larger phenomenon of deaths of despair – drug overdose, alcoholism, … Continue reading

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More Government is not the Answer

Many believe that only more government intervention can solve our economic and societal ills.  Yet one can reasonably argue that big government programs, though well-intended, have worsened the very problems they were implemented to address. Notable examples – The War … Continue reading

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The Opioid Crisis – No Simple Answers

Our society is in the throes of a devastating opioid epidemic.  Data from the Center of Disease Control reveals drug overdose deaths nearly tripled from 1999 to 2014.  Of the 46,055 deaths that occurred in 2014, 28,647 (60.9%) involved a … Continue reading

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Non-profit Does Not Mean Charitable

Commonly, we equate non-profit organizations with charitable organizations. In fact, that assessment often is inappropriate.  Non-profit is a designation granted by the IRS that exempts an organization from paying any taxes – local, state, federal, and property.  IRS eligible tax … Continue reading

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The American Healthcare Act:  The Bad, the Good, and the Flawed Criticism

Fortunately, the Republican establishment failed in their attempt to pass their “repeal” and replace legislation – The American Healthcare Act (AHCA). Without a doubt, true healthcare reform is desperately needed, but the AHCA falls short.

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