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Topic: Pain
Message: Posted by: NYCTwister (Feb 6, 2018 11:07AM)
Https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/06/kellyanne-conway-opioid-drug-czar-325457

Before anyone has a conniption, I wouldn't care if it was a purple orangutan with lime green spots wearing a fedora who was doing this.
But when you have things like -

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/cops_and_courts/drug-firms-poured-m-painkillers-into-wv-amid-rise-of/article_99026dad-8ed5-5075-90fa-adb906a36214.html

And -

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/science-and-health/2018/1/30/16951316/opioid-epidemic-painkillers-west-virginia-shipments

Then a policy of "just say no" will be as effective as abstinence only teaching, or any type of prohibition.
A wall has nothing to do with this since the drug dealers are American companies.

Add to that the rise in heroin use, and it's as bad as it can get.

The last administration stood by, lining their pockets while this got out of control.
Now we have an epidemic requiring decisive action.

Some states are doing something to hold the companies responsible, but it will be interesting to see if any actually punitive fines are imposed, whether any wrong doing is admitted, and if anyone goes to prison.

NYC is suing for $500 million, but that's a joke.

If their was ever a time that those who knew, and allowed it, were made to pay for the damage they caused then this is it.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Feb 6, 2018 11:33AM)
Http://www.sacu.org/opium.html
This is not a new situation :(

Pharmaceutical companies have much stronger pain medication ready to go ... but it's not the pain part that's causing so much suffering here. (or in China a century ago)
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Feb 6, 2018 09:23PM)
[quote]On Feb 6, 2018, NYCTwister wrote:
.. since the drug dealers are American companies... [/quote]

The problems are outside the medicine/liquor cabinet. What's making the risks and costs of being impaired seem a sensible choice to some people?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Feb 7, 2018 10:08AM)
"Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong" Johann Hari:

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"The opposite of addiction is connection."
Message: Posted by: NYCTwister (Feb 7, 2018 11:26AM)
You can't make money on connections
Message: Posted by: NYCTwister (Feb 7, 2018 03:05PM)
Http://theweek.com/speedreads/753726/jeff-sessions-suggestion-tame-opioid-crisis-bufferin-less-marijuana

You can't make up something this stupid.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Feb 7, 2018 05:34PM)
[quote]On Feb 7, 2018, NYCTwister wrote:
Http://theweek.com/speedreads/753726/jeff-sessions-suggestion-tame-opioid-crisis-bufferin-less-marijuana

You can't make up something this stupid. [/quote]

Be that as it may... he's our Attorney General and a public aspect of how the world sees the United States of America. Be proud?
Message: Posted by: NYCTwister (Feb 7, 2018 06:12PM)
I'd love to.

I really would.

I guess the 175 people who are dying each day should just take a Bufferin

Smdh :no:
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Feb 8, 2018 08:58AM)
Stay out of the swamp. ... or is that protected wildlife and endangered species sanctuary city?
Message: Posted by: NYCTwister (Feb 8, 2018 10:10AM)
It's both...for now.
Message: Posted by: NYCTwister (Apr 18, 2018 09:38AM)
This guy gets it -

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/senator-sanders-introducing-bill-targeting-opioid-manufacturers/

- not enough, but it'd be a start.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Apr 18, 2018 01:42PM)
Is this->"marketing that falsely suggests an opioid does not have addictive qualities or risks" what the fuss is about - marketing without a glo-in-the-dark disclaimer and exculpatory language? :(

warning - reading this post out of context may cause an increase in blood pressure...
Message: Posted by: balducci (Apr 18, 2018 10:07PM)
[quote]On Apr 18, 2018, NYCTwister wrote:
This guy gets it -

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/senator-sanders-introducing-bill-targeting-opioid-manufacturers/

- not enough, but it'd be a start. [/quote]

Since it is likely going nowhere, it is really not even much of a start.

"The bill does not yet have any co-sponsors, and with Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, it is unlikely to move forward anytime soon."
Message: Posted by: NYCTwister (Apr 19, 2018 02:33AM)
I know, but it would be a start.

Still, he gets what it would really take.