The Daily Northwestern

Shirola: U.S. should ban direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertisements

Wesley Shirola, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 4, 2020

Rarely these days does a relaxing hour of watching TV, reading a magazine or listening to the radio go by without encountering an advertisement for a prescription drug. Indeed, there has been a remarkable increase in such direct-to-consumer...

Shirola: The U.S. government must ensure open access to ketamine infusions

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

October 3, 2019

This is the third column in “Failed Policy,” a series examining the history of drugs and drug policy in the United States since its founding. Ketamine, which is a drug most commonly used to induce and maintain anesthes...