“According to the report, Metro Emergency Services had 695 overdose cases in January at an average of 22 per day, which was an increase of 33 per cent from the same time last year.”
They either have stronger heroin or more junkies.
It’s not the heroin. It’s what they’re mixing it with. Primarily fentanyl, or its vetrinary analogue which is carfentanil. Both when mixed too strong will depress your involuntary reflexes so bad your heart simply stops beating.
Or Heroin laced with other crap.
What is so bad is the propaganda coming out of all this. There are 1.33 Million Chronic Pain Patients who have incurable diseases or health issues that only pain meds keep comfortable. They will die of those diseases eventually, but why can’t they be kept comfortable? Some aren’t life threatening, but so painful the person can’t work with out some pain relief that Tylenol or Advil can’t provide. They are responsible patients. Yet they are now treated like street junkies and docs are afraid to script for them. Many are forced into useless Pain Management that cost $300 per month. These people are not Specialist in the disease.
Believe me I’m one of those 1.33 Million people. It’s taken 9 different Peripheral Neuropathy drugs to find 1 that won’t send me to the ER with A-fib. My ruined Gastro track is due to their horrid OA drugs. Lyrica, Neurotin, Cymbalta are all more ADDICTIVE and have more horrid side effects than 10 mg of NORCO does, it is less effective than the original Lore tabs because the FDA thought it had to much Tylenol in it and ordered it reduced. Yet they want me to take FDA FLAGGED/Black Boxed Osteoporosis drugs, OP which their Nexium FDA approved GERD treatment caused.
Doctors are cutting opioids, even if it harms patients
Sharp Rise Reported in Older Americans Use of Multiple Psychiatric Drugs PATIENTS DIDN’T NEED THE DRUGS!
Many of the so-called junkies are people who have had serious operations - and are dealing with intense chronic pain as a result - are also being told they cannot have their regular pain medications due to changes in medical practices mandated by insurance and medical boards. Some are trying to get it on the black market and when they buy drugs laced with other agents end up with overdoses. (Mexican cartels are mixing a stronger pain killer into the Oxycontin because it is extremely addictive. This drug is so strong that even a small amount can kill. That’s why there are so many overdoses.)
Daughter-in-law is an ER doctor.