Who Is Behind The Opioid Crisis?

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  1. Silas.soule

    Silas.soule

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    It used to be opioid overdose was something many associated with African Americans and a few affluent white folk, such as rock stars. Now, look no further than West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, etc. Trump country. Red states.

    A Harvard study puts the blame on Big Pharma, its lobbyists, and their politicians: http://yournewswire.com/harvard-study-opioid-epidemic/
     
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    I blame the American pain society. I know that isn't the answer you were mining for. Better luck next time.
     
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    The US government is behind it.
    If anything, by their negligence in allowing it to get this bad.

    People talk about another civil war.
    We'll have a drug war in the American streets long before we have a civil war.
     
  4. GlockFish

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    I'd say the War on Drugs deserves most of the blame.
     
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    There is no war on drugs. That's a social myth.
    There was just billions of wasted dollars playing games and "managing" the drug problem.

    A real war on drugs would clean this mess up in a very short time.
     
  6. screwman

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    Probably the Russians
     
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    It's the addicts fault! Once again people don't take personal responsibility for their own actions, just blame everybody else.
     
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    Most of the opioid pain killers on the street were paid for by the government. While Obama was president they were pushing disability/SSI claims through just as fast as they could print the forms. Now you have millions of young adults getting SSI and pain killers for phony ailments. They pay $3 a bottle for the pills and sell them for $10 to $25 a pill.
     
  10. fortyofforty

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    People taking opioids, who start out demanding to be pain free no matter what ails them. Doctors oblige. The government offers to pay for any pills desired, with taxpayer money. Insurance companies are forced to subsidize the cost, so even people paying out of pocket pay very little. Most receive public assistance anyway, so it doesn't matter to them. People need to accept a certain level of pain, based on what medical issues they're dealing with.
     
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    Although you think it's Donald Trump. Either Trump or the Russians.
     
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    The county sheriff says the biggest problem here is heroin. It's easier to get than Oxycontin now, and cheaper. I know of 2 people who have died from a heroin overdose in the last year. My house got broken into a few years ago by a pillhead looking for opioids. The baby boomers grew up on pills of all kinds, so we just always want a pill to cure what ails us. Even Rush became addicted.
     
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    1) APS pushed the "pain is what the patient says it is." As dogma set in stone. 2) There are malpractice suits, mostly settled, for inadequate "pain relief".
     
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    Lots of luck trying to stop the narco-cartels, especially the Chinese with their mail-order fentanyl which only needs a few micrograms for its effects. I've read that they are just mailing a piece of paper with a "lick here" spot.

    I guess part of this is a payback for the "opium wars" the west inflicted on the Chinese in the 1800s.

    Prescriptions medications are way too expensive per addict-dose to be of much use to our street addicts.
     
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    It is because Glock went away from Tenifer process and .40 S&W is too weak.
     
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    People want to get high. If they can, they'll do it legally.
     
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    Thank you for posting the truth. No one is forcing Americans to abuse any Rx or street drugs. It happens in cities, counties, and rural areas.

    I can't help but notice it is a user problem when it comes to the cities, but it becomes the responsibility of the government. physician, or pharmaceutical companies; when it finds its way to rural and county areas. People enjoy getting high, and it doesn't matter where they live.
     
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    I think it's unfair to blame those who just fill the demand. The bartender is not to blame for the demand for alcohol. The people who demand the drugs are to blame. They create the market.
     
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    ....and because of this "War on Drugs", the people who abuse the opioids, or whatever other reasons or excuses given, people who truly need them are denied needed medications due to the "Guidelines" Big Brother issues, that are treated as law and doctors run scared, being scrutinized for almost every RX issued for these, leading to denied care for truly pain ridden individuals.​
     
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    The users. If they weren't creating demand, there would not be a scramble to deliver a supply. Then there is the government, that over-reacts to everything.

    It's a shame when legitimately dying people are having trouble getting pain relief for conditions that are well known to cause pain.
     
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