The move is part of a multi-pronged strategy by the Obama administration to tame an epidemic of abuse and death tied to opioid painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin. But physician groups see a requirement to check databases before prescribing popular drugs for pain, anxiety and other ailments as being overly burdensome.
In a newly-published study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 21 percent of female teens who date said they were the victim of violence - sexual, physical or both. Ten percent of teen-aged males cited the same violence.
There are groups in England and Wales who deal with domestic abuse victims who want “psychological abuse” to be criminalized, according to the BBC. Even taking into consideration that the Brits don’t have the same tradition of, or reverence for freedom of speech as we do, it’s hard to believe such a law would be enforceable.
A veteran sportswriter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News was accused in a newspaper report Tuesday of molesting three girls and a boy in the 1970s, including his niece, who is now a prosecutor.