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Old 29 August 2017, 06:14 PM
jimmy101_again jimmy101_again is offline
Join Date: 29 December 2005
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There is no doubt some hype in the "opioid crisis", but that is pretty much always the case when there is a big push to change an entrenched system.

There is certainly lots of evidence that the number of pills being sold is way out of proportion to any reasonable medical need.
As the number of deaths attributed to overdoses on legal opioid painkillers have quadrupled since 1999 in the US, pharmaceutical distributors have been quietly stocking pharmacy shelves with these pills in areas where addiction is the highest.
Nine million pills over two years to one pharmacy, that averages out to the one pharmacy selling more than 12,000 pills a day.
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