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Prescription narcotics cause more deaths than illegal narcotics

http://www.naturalnews.com/027794_narcotics_addiction.html

... a new study conducted by physicians at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto, the number of deaths due to prescription opioid use has doubled between 1991 and 2004. Following the introduction of oxycodone into Toronto's drug formulary in 2000, there has been a 500% increase in deaths due to the drugs.
It seems that deaths from prescription opioids like oxycodone were far greater than deaths from heroin.

The majority of people who died from opioids had visited their doctor and received a prescription for the drug within a month of their death.

Prescription drug abuse is now more common than street drug abuse.

Big Pharma rakes in huge profits from all the patient addictions to their narcotics.

So of all the drug addicts in America today, you can divide them into two camps:

1) People addicted to street drugs.
2) People addicted to prescription drugs.

The people in group #1 (street drugs) are taken to jail where they are given prison sentences. People in group #2 (prescription drugs) are taken to their doctor where they are given prescription refills. It's all really the same narcotics, it's just that one group is legal and the other is illegal.

And what really determines whether a particular narcotic is legal or illegal? Whether or not Big Pharma profits from it. If Big Pharma makes money off the narcotics, they're considered legal.

Amazing.
 

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People think if a doctor prescribes something, it's safe.

I have a friend who got more and more hooked on different medications, oxy being one of them. He will not even fall into the statistics when he dies. He doesn't seem to die by the drugs themselves, but they made him unable to care for himself, made him passive, and it's just a matter of time until he dies from falling and hitting his head because he is always high, or have a heart attack or a stroke because if you are totally passive you don't care about what you eat and exercise, forget it. Doesn't matter what people tell him... he still thinks it's OK to stuff himself full of prescription drugs, because the doc says so and the doc means more than the people worrying about him.

Don't anyone react when a doctor prescribes +20 different meds to the same patient? Seriously, do they get rewarded somehow for pushing that much?
 

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People think if a doctor prescribes something, it's safe.

I have a friend who got more and more hooked on different medications, oxy being one of them. He will not even fall into the statistics when he dies. He doesn't seem to die by the drugs themselves, but they made him unable to care for himself, made him passive, and it's just a matter of time until he dies from falling and hitting his head because he is always high, or have a heart attack or a stroke because if you are totally passive you don't care about what you eat and exercise, forget it. Doesn't matter what people tell him... he still thinks it's OK to stuff himself full of prescription drugs, because the doc says so and the doc means more than the people worrying about him.

Don't anyone react when a doctor prescribes +20 different meds to the same patient? Seriously, do they get rewarded somehow for pushing that much?


They are able to go to "medical conferences" in such places as Miami, Myrtle Beach, Cancun, Hawaii, Bahamas, etc; all expenses paid, free room, board, the works, etc, sometimes even receiving a stipend to cover entertainment expenses while there... There's typically a 5-10 day conference, each day having several hours of talks about why they should prescribe this or that, and then they get to go off and do whatever they want.


Sometimes there are just direct straightforward bribes although sometimes the slightly more subtle kickbacks.
 

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Am I in the Twilight Zone? This thread has went bonkers, too. I have posted and it's all gone. Addiction is the root of all violence.
 

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Well we wont have to worry anymore about that anymore

The government will just make sure people dont get what they need and then they can save our money for us so they can send it to someone else.
 
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