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AURORA, Colo. -- First responders to the Aurora theater shooting at first thought the shooter was a fellow officer, and the shooter had taken 100mg of Vicodin about two and half hours before the shooting, according to information from sources.
Number of deaths: 16,799
Deaths per 100,000 population: 5.5
Cause of death rank: 15
Number of deaths: 11,493
Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.7
In 2007, approximately 27,000 unintentional drug overdose deaths occurred in 2008, one death every 19 minutes.
Between 1999 and 2007, the number of deaths associated with opioid analgesics increased from 4,041 to 14,459
Purdue Pharma is testing OxyContin on children six and up. Oxy's gonna go out of patent some day, and shut down Purdue's gravy train. But if they test it on kids -- even it's never approved for use on kids! -- the folks at the FDA will extend their patent by another six months. "Dr. Elliot Krane, director of pain management at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University" says "They are doing (the pediatric trial) for patent exclusivity, there’s no doubt about it in my mind.... That’s important for their bottom line."
Two of the world’s largest drug companies are paying hundreds of millions of dollars to doctors every year in return for giving their patients anemia medicines, which regulators now say may be unsafe at commonly used doses.
Critics, including prominent cancer and kidney doctors, say the payments give physicians an incentive to prescribe the medicines at levels that might increase patients’ risks of heart attacks or strokes.
Do you trust your doctor to prescribe the appropriate drugs for you?
Originally posted by DocHolidaze
reply to post by Infernalis
pills can quickly turn people into junkies, its horrible. There are more natural ways to deal with pain i hope the american people wake up and relize it one day. We can either pay the big pharma companies to kill us or we can grow are own medicine and not die.
according to information from sources.
Fact: Aurora alleged gunman James Eagan Holmes was found in possession of Vicodin, a drug prescribed for pain, when police arrested him outside the Century Theatre.
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
Regulation doesn't solve anything either. The truly intent on getting the drugs will get them any way they can.
I'm tired of this calling for more regulation every time something happens.
STOP PUNISHING THE PEOPLE FOR ONE PERSON'S CRIME!