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originally posted by: TDawg61
Most of these deaths are related to Heroin cut with Fentanyl.Definitly not prescribed.
originally posted by: Willtell
I personally think we should dedicate more money to the problem for people who need counseling to kick the habit.
I dare say Chris Christie is good on this issue.
originally posted by: MOMof3
These are the same states that voted Trump and republicans to repeal Obamacare. Now they want the Medicaid expansion to take care of their unhappy and hopeless drug addicts. Capitalism on the way up, socialism on the way down.
originally posted by: 772STi
a reply to: carewemust
Sorry about the loss of your father, and yes fentanyl was more than likely the medicine he was on, as fentanyl patches are due to be changed every 3 days, but usually last 2, and it's very important not to get the patches hot from the shower hot tub ect as it could lead to OD. Don't know if the heat part jogged your memory.And yes getting it on yourself with no tolerance would have effects on you.
Once again, my condolences
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: carewemust As someome who is in big pharma I can assure you this is a VERY big problem. Much worse that street drugs I promise. Though the blame does not solely ly with big pharma doctors are also part of the problem. I wish I knew a solution but I do not. Just imagina your kid going to practice and pooling with another parent. Well that person may be seeing a pain management doctor for a car wreck a few years or even weeks back. That doctor may prescribe a certain pain pill. Well because it is a precribed medication the parent may think that all is good amd go about their daily lives. All along whilst being high. I myself will mever allow myself to be any kind of presceibed medication. I have my wine and I am good.
originally posted by: FissionSurplus
This is a red herring and also a way to make people in pain more miserable than they already are. I have a chronic pain condition, and I cannot help it if others party too much with their pills and end up dead. To me, it's Darwin's Law at work. I take mine as prescribed.
Maybe the CIA has a back supply of heroin from Afghanistan and wants to push people into the black market. All I know is, there's too much noise about this all of a sudden, as if it's a 'new' issue. It isn't.
originally posted by: RomeByFire
Opiod epidemic is right, it is an epidemic.
One that is largely ignored, mainly because it's "legal," drugs that are killing people in swaths.
I mean, I don't see 100 people eat the dirt daily from cannabis.... yet we still see the doom and gloom propaganda campaign against cannabis.
Makes one think.