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Old 29 August 2017, 07:32 PM
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[ slight hijack ] A few weeks ago, the Chicago Tribune had an editorial about our first Opioid epidemic. The late 1800s saw the invention of the hypodermic needle, and...
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An enthusiastic medical profession began injecting morphine on a vast scale for all manner of aches and pains, much the way that a more recent generation of doctors began prescribing Oxycontin and other legal drugs in a reaction against widespread undertreatment of pain. Wounded veterans became addicts, but so, too, did people suffering from arthritis. Women also became addicts en masse, thanks to the practice of treating menstrual cramps or for that matter, any female complaint of pain with injections of morphine.
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