War on Opioids

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    We are fighting the opioid crisis by trying to stop doctors from prescribing them. Only 40% of opioid deaths are due to prescription provided opioids. That amounts to 25,000 deaths a year.

    Over 80,000 or 3 times as many die from alcohol. not county the 15 million people suffer from alcohol induced medical issues.

    Smoking kills over 480,000 every year.

    Yet, we can buy tobacco & alcohol when ever we want at a location near you.

    There are 100 million people with some type of pain. Many live productive lives by taking prescribed opioids. But no more. They either do without or have the inexpensive opioids replaced by expensive drugs like Lyrica.
    Those fighting this war decided that stopping these deaths is more important that these people getting the drugs they need.

    Seems to me that if taking opioids off the market is the solution to the opioid war that this plan should also work to solve the tobacco & alcohol deaths by taking these off the market.
     
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    Many are turning to natural remedies such as Kratom. However the DEA is trying to ban it as well claiming that a plant used for hundreds of years is somehow dangerous. BTW I am NOT for banning any drug. I think it just breeds ignorance and crime. We may agree on this.....for once.
     
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    How much them things going for on the street?
     
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    If up to me, I would outlaw all of these.

    Alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse not only shorten lives, but costs this country billions of dollars every year.
     
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    Well the left convinced congress that it’s the doctors fault. Get ready for post op Tylenol!
     
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    Opioids are over-prescribed and kill over 60,000 Americans a year. Alcohol and tobacco can kill but the process takes decades of overuse as opposed to Opioids that can kill a healthy person in one shot. Cannibis based pain meds need to be offered as alternatives to reduce the number of opioid prescriptions. We need more resources at the border to cut down the illegal drug flow.
     
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    The Mexican Cartels want open borders. Every year more and more Americans people are getting hooked on heroin/fentanyl. There are about 50,000 overdose deaths per year. Here are a few of the victims who you may have heard about: Cory Monteith, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Prince, Chris Farley…... It is killing more people than a war. All of you open borders advocates need to get bent
     
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    Two things wrong with this:

    1) Nobody is trying to stop doctors from prescribing them. They are trying to stop doctors from overprescribing them. There is a difference.

    2) A large percentage of the other opioid deaths are of people who first became addicted to opioids via overprescription of opioids.
     
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    Drunk drivers kill instantaneously.
    Heroin is a opioid & included in your stats. Doctors don't prescribe heroin.
     
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    You are wrong. Doctors are being directed to no longer prescribe opioid & instead they must look for other methods. More expensive (ummm who benefits there) and less effective.
     
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