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    Default What happened to the U.S opioid crisis?

    Are we destined to repeat the mistakes of the past?

    Segregation and prejudice to minorities - non - v who were 'good' citizens two years ago, even if opting out of flu V

    Drug crisis - remember the opioid crisis? Addictions and over prescriptions...it's still happening.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.2

    How did this happen?

    In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.3,4 Opioid overdose rates began to increase. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.1 That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive).





    https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topic...verdose-crisis


    President Trump forced some drug companies to stop ripping off U.S citizens with higher costs due to the border.

    Why doesn't the left like that? Cheaper prescription medications?

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    Default Re: What happened to the U.S opioid crisis?

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    The average age of death from drug overdoses is around 45 years old.

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    Default Re: What happened to the U.S opioid crisis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cleverness View Post
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    The average age of death from drug overdoses is around 45 years old.

    Scary.

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    Default Re: What happened to the U.S opioid crisis?

    Every one knows its still happening. Wear a purple ribbon.

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