The Opioid Pandemic

FILE - Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about the opioid and fentanyl crisis, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

The drug problem has been a major concern for decades, from the 1960s with marijuana and heroin, to the 1980s with crack and cocaine, andthe 1990s with speed and LSD. However, for the past decade or so we have seen prescription narcotic painkillers spiral out of control and surpass the stage of an epidemic to become a pandemic. The opioid crisis has affected individuals nationwide but even worldwide. So why is it a pandemic and not an epidemic? An epidemic …

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  1. Murad II, conqueror of Constantinople, died of a constipated gut burst from too much morphine. Lucas Notaras said ‘Better the Turkish Turban than the Papal Tiara’ but Kinoss wrote Murad killed Lucas for not letting Murad have his way with Notaras’ son.

  2. No news here. In the reactionary society we have found ourselves, the authorities wait until a problem reaches epidemic proportions before taking action. At that point it becomes the classic: “When you are up to your neck in alligators, it’s easy to forget that the goal was to drain the swamp.”

  3. Yes money to be made all around, Dr’s, Drug Companies-with their abused substances, then with their cure drugs, Then Policing, Courts, Lawyers, Prison system, All war on any crime, or drug in America is about money, all have failed..Now Greece with open use of all types of drugs on the streets daily is unheard of..parks, in front of churches, everywhere just a shame, prison/death to dealers, help for addicts….not for profit but for humanity.

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