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Sally Satel, M.D.
How Political Correctness is Corrupting Medicine
About the Author
Medicine and Psychiatry
Tobacco Harm Reduction
Testimony and Related Commentary
The stories we tell about mental illness—others’ and our own
America Should Allow Death Row Organ Donation
Give Donors a Tax Credit: Ideas to Increase Transplant Organ Donation
We Need Both High- and Low-Tech Approaches to the Shortage of Organs for Transplantation
The ‘Open Secret’ on Getting a Safe Abortion Before Roe v. Wade
The Limits of the DSM-5
How Rochelle Walensky Can Improve the CDC’s Pain Guidelines
‘Healing’ Review: More Help for Mental Health, Please
The Next Pig Thing in Medicine (Unabridged Version)
The Next Pig Thing in Medicine
Don’t Forget the Immunocompromised
Sally Satel on Addiction, the Opioid Crisis, Deaths of Despair, and How Psychiatry Has Gone Woke
The Remnant Podcast: Bad Medicine
What is Happening to My Profession?
Ending the Epidemic of Public-Nuisance Litigation
The Experts Somehow Overlooked Authoritarians on the Left
This Will Make Us All Freer
‘Wounding Warriors’ Review: Ready But Not Able
The Opioids Crisis: Don’t Punish Pain Patients To Treat Opioid Addiction
When Therapists Become Activists
‘Undoing Drugs’ Review: First, Do Less Harm
Do No Harm: Critical Race Theory and Medicine
Vaccines probably don’t work on me. So I must rely on others to beat covid-19.
As FDA Readies Menthol Cigarette Ban, What’s Next?
Keep Social-Justice Indoctrination Out of the Therapist’s Office
‘The Quick Fix’ Review: A Bias Toward Easy Answers
The Truth about Painkillers (Annotated version)
The Truth about Painkillers
As Overdoses Reach New Highs, Messaging on Addiction Needs More Nuance
What It’s Like To Treat Opioid Addiction in Appalachia: Psychiatrist Sally Satel on her eye-opening year at a clinic in Ironton, Ohio
Don’t Tax Prescription Opioids
Don’t Undo the Trump Administration’s Mental-Health Reforms
‘Drug Use for Grown-Ups’ Review: A Dose of Dissent
Steroid medication gave me disturbing side effects. They changed my life in bad — and good — ways.
Race for the Vaccine
Dark Genies, Dark Horizons: The Riddle of Addiction
‘White Market Drugs’ review: Addiction by prescription
Rethink Crisis Response (Unabridged Version)
Rethink Crisis Response
The Hypocritical Oath: Doctors should not pretend that they are experts in how society should be run.
Questionable Psychological Science Won’t Change Police
Take Kanye West’s illness more seriously than his presidential ambitions
Take Kanye West’s illness more seriously than his presidential ambitions (Better Version with Hyperlinks)
‘The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code’ Review: Robbing Fear of Its Power
The Public-Health Establishment Has Diminished Its Credibility
Is a Mental-Health Crisis Looming?
What We Know—and Still Need to Learn—About Coronavirus and Nicotine
Behind West Virginia’s opioid crisis, an addiction to money
Give Hospital Workers Hazard Pay
What The Supreme Court’s Decision Reveals About The Flaws In The Insanity Defense