Prescription Drug Use Is Killing More People Than Heroin

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    Prescription Drug Use Is Killing More People Than Heroin

    Looking back it becomes apparent that more of the famous have died from legal drugs than illegal drugs.

    So much talent wasted by the use of sedatives and various other types of prescription drugs.

    Marilyn Monroe, Billy Holiday, Anna Nichol Smith, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger, etc. all died from prescription drugs.


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    18 Celebrities Who Died from Prescription Drugs
    List of drug-related deaths - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Nothing new there.

    More people die of prescribed drugs than every died from non-prescrption drugs.

    That's been true for at least the last four decades that I know of.

    ZERO people died from Marijuana, incidently.

    ZERO!
     
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    Amy Whinehouse was probably the least surprising personality to pass from drug abuse.

    Whitney was in the top 5.
     
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    We need to make those drugs harder to get for those who really need them.
     
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    Which brings us to the dumbest comment of the day:

    Tony Bennett:
    "First it was Michael Jackson, then there was Amy Winehouse, and now the magnificent Whitney Houston. I'd like to have every gentleman and lady in this room commit themselves to get on government to legalize drugs.
    “Tony Bennett Calls For Legalization Of Drugs Just Hours After Whitney Died | PerezHilton.com
     
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    KY is trying to make Sudafed a prescription drug. Thus raising health care costs for many who use it for a real medical need.

    They are not however trying to restrict any of the other ingredients needed to make Meth.

    We are already required to register and show ID for each sudafed purchase and are only allowed to buy X amount per month.
    We are a red state.
     
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    I've taken Sudafed twice.

    Both times it screwed me up. It made me dizzy for a week. I can't take anything with Codeine in it ether.
     
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    Tony Bennet is senile. That's the only explanation I can think of.
     
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    One more reason why our health care is ranked 37th. As a society, we insist on 'quick fix' solutions rather than facing reality and dealing with our problems.
     
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    Winehouse died of alcohol overdose.

    As for the rest, it's not surprising. A drug is a drug. They don't magically become safe because they are prescription drugs.
     

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