“The opioid lobby has been doing everything it can to preserve the status quo of aggressive prescribing. They are reaping enormous profits from aggressive prescribing.” (Doctor Andrew Kolodny, founder of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing)
You’ve just got to love – strike that, despise – America’s drug cartels. They’ve conspired with each other on a sweeping, nationwide strategy to destroy any and all legal steps to reduce narcotic overdose deaths.
This is EXACTLY how drug-makers see you
Did you know, for example, that prescription narcotic overdose deaths have gone up an astounding 400%, just since the year 2000? Yes indeed, opioid prescribing by America’s doctors fuels an ugly epidemic that has killed 165,000 citizens in the last 15 tears.
And it’s all perfectly legal.
Do you suppose these characters are losing any sleep? Does their blatant drug-pushing make YOU proud to be an American?
It doesn’t make the drug cartels proud. But it sure as Hell makes them rich, doesn’t it?
Time to listen up: the monster drug-makers in this country have assembled a veritable army to fight any attempt to stop this madness. They don’t even know – let alone care much – who they’ve killed. They’ve hired over a thousand political lobbyists and are spending millions of dollars to kill any political policy that might – just might – slow the deadly flood of prescribed narcotics into our neighborhoods – the exact drugs at the heart of countless crippling addictions.
Who cares about the dead ones? After all, every now and then, we DO save a few. So gimme the money.
In a comprehensive study by the Center for Public Integrity and the Associated Press, it was revealed that the major drug-makers have rapidly upped the funding to drug-pushing advocacy groups, with the goal of fighting any limits on current drug policies – especially those that affect the huge money-makers, such as fentanyl, OxyContin and Vicodin.
So our question is simple: who'll be next?