Skip to comments.THE DRUG INDUSTRY’S TRIUMPH OVER THE DEA
Posted on 10/16/2017 6:07:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
Amid a targeted lobbying effort, Congress weakened the DEAs ability to go after drug distributors, even as opioid-related deaths continue to rise, a Washington Post and 60 Minutes investigation finds.
In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics onto the nations streets.
By then, the opioid war had claimed 200,000 lives, more than three times the number of U.S. military deaths in the Vietnam War. Overdose deaths continue to rise. There is no end in sight.
A handful of members of Congress, allied with the nations major drug distributors, prevailed upon the DEA and the Justice Department to agree to a more industry-friendly law, undermining efforts to stanch the flow of pain pills, according to an investigation by The Washington Post and 60 Minutes. The DEA had opposed the effort for years.
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HEP C is the big 1, idiots don’t know it’s a dirty needle, and promiscuous life style disease, that routine test seniors have for liver reactions, will catch it. Treatment is around $84K.
And if you OD, the estate is taken by the State and the social security payments stop.
I challenge anyone to find a network newscast that isn’t driven by 80% pharmaceutical advertising.
They make street dealers look ethical.
The company that makes oxy’s and roxy’s lost a lawsuit because it lied about the addictiveness of its drug.
The money they paid was nothing compared to their profits, or the lives they took.
Here’s where a bunch of folks will chime in saying it’s about “personal ‘sponsibility”
Even though the drug company basically stated they’re selling addictive narcotics to unsuspecting citizens.
But these ####s who run these companies will sit at Christmas dinner and pray and thank God for all their blessings while make believing they’re not killers.
And now there are antidepressants to help antidepressants that aren’t working well.
Meanwhile, the ENTIRE theory that it’s a serotonin deficiency that is causing depression is being turned on its head by some good proof that it’s dopamine deficiency.
And each commercial still says “the medication is THOUGHT to work by...”
But, what I take away from every ad is “don’t take (insert drug name here) “.
side effects include suicidal ideation and blood in your stool!
Big pharma is controlled by the elites. They control what laws are made,
What happened with Oxy is all part of the plan.
Sounds like something I would support. Here's the text of the bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/483/text
There's where you substituted slogans for reason. There are people who need the drugs. Others did not but got them anyway resulting, in some cases, in addiction. There needs to be a balance between needs of pain patients and the potential for addiction.
I’d sooner there be a copious and open market for medicines, even if some may be misused or have unintended deleterious effects, than that it be strangled by nannies.
People can choose if they want to take medicines, and if so, which ones, just like they can choose what soap they bathe with, or if they bathe at all. My bath habits don’t depend on Palmolive or Calgon commercials.
Can’t advertise cigarettes or beer though.
Oh good grief.
If you smash a time release pill to get it all in one burst, you just decided you wanted to violate what your doctor ordered. Don’t blame either pharma or the doctor for that.
At least not on the teevee, but you can see them out in the open at the checkouts of stores.
Some people have an amazing amount of self control regarding smokes. My own dad could smoke a single cigarette once a week. It was a special occasion. Maybe they ought to be sold as singles, rather than packs.
And tax them by the ounce, just like soda pop!
I didn’t say anything about taxes or no taxes.
But the pack system says, if I have one I might as well have twenty, or however many are put in a pack.
So you’re a mandatory single-serving libertarian.
The DEA considers itself above such things.
A suggesting one. I believe there could be an ethical cigarette market, and they would sell singles.
The LAW doesn’t let singles be sold. It seems the worse ass here.
The other 20% are lawyers suing drug companies for the last miracle drug of death.
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