Note: The opioid crisis (heroin overdose) is rampant here in my state of Connecticut, and throughout America. A dear friend of mine lost his son two years ago. Last year, a young adult overdosed in the bathroom of our Starbucks right here in idyllic Fairfield County. Drugs don't care what your zip code is or the status of the label on your handbag. Thanks to reader JR for this link.
Given the sharp tone of this article, squarely blaming our profit based medical system and "pill for every ill" mindset, one would think the Brit media would be a bit more understanding of the vaccine injury epidemic? Seems they are immune.
Read Don't blame addicts for America's opioid crisis. Here are the real culprits Chris McGreal
Opioids killed more than 33,000 Americans in 2015 and the toll was almost certainly higher last year. About half of deaths involved prescription painkillers. Most of those who overdose on heroin or a synthetic opiate, such as fentanyl, first become hooked on legal pills.
This is an almost uniquely American crisis driven in good part by particular American issues from the influence of drug companies over medical policy to a “pill for every ill” culture. Trump’s commission, which called the opioid epidemic “unparalleled”, said the grim reality is that “the amount of opioids prescribed in the US was enough for every American to be medicated around the clock for three weeks”.