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100,000 Americans die each year from prescription drugs — that’s 270 per day, or, as you put it, more than twice as many who are killed in car accidents each day. Could you elaborate on this? Are these people abusing their prescription drugs or is this a sign of prescription meds gone bad?
Originally posted by Grifter81
I would say there are many factors involved. Big Pharma has a duty of care to the population but corporate greed may get in the way of this, depending on how far down the line greed travels.
Originally posted by avatard
I agree completely,,I am totally against pain pills,,,I just went to the doctor for a pinched nerve in my neck,,I wanted an MRI,,but instead got muscle relaxers and pain pills,,which is why I neglected to go to start with.
These pharmacies have drawn scrutiny for the high number of oxycodone pills they sell. While the average pharmacy in the U.S. distributes 74,000 oxycodone pills annually, the average Florida pharmacy distributes more than 112,000 pills per year, the DEA says.
One Walgreen pharmacy in Fort Myers now under investigation sold more than 2.1 million oxycodone pills in 2011 — more than 22 times the oxycodone sales at the same pharmacy two years earlier, the DEA said.
Other Walgreen stores under investigation are in Fort Pierce, Oviedo, Hudson and Port Richey.
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More details emerge on alleged prescription drug ring after arrests in St. Lucie County