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CDC: Prescription painkiller drugs kill 40 Americans every single day

Posted 05/10/2016 10:37 am by

Prescription painkiller drugs like OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone) are now directly responsible for killing 40 Americans every single day. This disturbing fact comes from new data compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of an ongoing investigation into prescription drug abuse.

The numbers from the CDC report show that more people are now killed by opioid prescription drugs than they are by overdoses from both heroin and cocaine combined. These numbers match ones released as part of 2009 study conducted by physicians at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto, Can., which essentially found the same thing (http://www.naturalnews.com/027794_narcotics_addiction.html).

Since 1999, the number of individuals who take prescription painkillers to get high rather than to legitimately treat pain has tripled. One in 20 US adults also now admits to have abused prescription narcotics, of which the most popularly abused are Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone), and methadone, according to the CDC.

And how are individuals gaining access to such high amounts of these deadly drugs? It appears that irresponsible doctors, not street dealers, are largely to blame. CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, even stated at a recent news teleconference that “the problem is more from doctors than from drug pushers on street corners.”

In California, the situation is particularly disturbing as more than 62 percent of painkiller prescriptions were found to have been prescribed by just three percent of doctors. This means that a handful of doctors are freely dispensing these highly-addictive and deadly drugs to patients that most likely are not legitimate candidates for them.

Worse, the federal government is doing little, if anything, to put a stop to the madness and protect the public. Sure, it continues to “investigate” the tide of illness and death caused by this escalating prescription drug nightmare. But it is failing to take practical steps to prosecute doctors for malpractice, or hold drug companies responsible for making the dangerous drugs in the first place.

In other words, while the federal government is busy wasting millions of taxpayer dollars raiding whole food buying clubs, herb/supplement companies, and raw milk dairies that provide customers with health-promoting foods (http://www.naturalnews.com/raids.html), the pharmaceutical industry is literally getting away with government-sanctioned murder as it continues to freely peddle its deadly drugs to the world.

 

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One response to CDC: Prescription painkiller drugs kill 40 Americans every single day

  1. Michael Garrison May 10th, 2016 at 10:49 am

    This is a great article, and when taken into conjunction with the story about how doctors and surgeons are killing thousand of people a year, you get the following”

    There is a group of people (who shall remain nameless) who told their people a few hundred years ago, to put their children into studies that allow their children to become doctors and apothecaries (druggists) so that they can kill and maim the Christian and Jew (True Jews). What we are seeing with these two headlines is the fulfillment of this command.

    The laws and rules for Obamacare were written by the off-spring of these same people.

       

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