Sales of popular painkillers exploding in new parts of U.S.

These figures are astounding. Last year there were 69 tons of pure oxycodone and 42 tons of pure hydrocodone manufactured and distributed in the US. That is almost enough for one ton of each per state. A lot of people are making a lot of money in this business.

It makes you wonder how thin that line between the illegal drug dealers operating in the shadows of our street corners dispensing cocaine in little plastic bags and those pushing drugs under the umbrella of the Better Business Bureau, AMA and Judicial Industrial Complex of the nation.

Coupled with this is the data there were over 14,800 overdose deaths in 2008 alone which is the latest available data.

This is so sad that it is happening in the land of the free and the home of the brave where we are so scared to face life on life’s term.

The whole story is on this link: Sales of popular painkillers exploding in new parts of U.S.

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One Response to Sales of popular painkillers exploding in new parts of U.S.

  1. themtchelle says:

    Add to this the growing mandatory minimums in place for BOTH…opiate addicts who either; A) Became addicted to these incredibly strong drugs after an accident or injury, or B) The street junkies who found these to be more plentiful than heroin thus easier to obtain, AND the street dealers of these pills, MANY of whom are only selling their meds because of the astronomically high street price for the drug and the growing inability for the average working man to survive in today’s economy, (we all know how desperation to stay afloat combined with the seductive lure of easy money can make anyone try something like this) and you have more fuel for the incarceration machine. 20 years from now, where will we be?

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