Bottomless Big Pharma Greed Drives Heroin and Opiate Addiction Across America

“Many of the patients prescribed OxyContin and similar pills have ended up dependent on and ultimately addicted to the drugs. If their doctors eventually cut them off, they too often find a cheaper alternative — heroin. This is a common story, and in fact, four out of five heroin addicts were first addicted to opioids.”


‘In October 2015, residents of New Hampshire ranked drug abuse as the most important issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. They ranked it as more important than jobs and the economy.

Politicians are listening and this has become a topic in the 2016 elections. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (one of the hardest hit states) has stated that addiction is “a disease, not a criminal activity” and called for a radical change in our country’s approach to the epidemic. Hillary Clinton has pledged to spend $10 billion to combat drug addiction, with much of it focused on federal-state partnerships for treatment programs.

On the Republican side, Jeb Bush has released a comprehensive drug policy plan and he and the other candidates have made a compassionate approach towards addiction a part of their rhetoric.’

Read more: Bottomless Big Pharma Greed Drives Heroin and Opiate Addiction Across America

View original post


About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Bottomless Big Pharma Greed Drives Heroin and Opiate Addiction Across America

  1. Conspicuous for its absence, is mention of the fact that the CIA, with US military support, are front-runners in the Afghanistan heroin production and trade.
    That is only a part of the world-wide drug trade industry corruption.

  2. hirundine608 says:

    Cute, while George Dubya snorted coke in the white house. Now Jeb, is being compassionate? How about daddy George? His war on drugs and all the misery that created. Now they want to talk about compassion?… A bit late for that doncha’ think?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s