3Qs: When painkillers kill
I repeatedly have told you that the vast majority of drugs are useless, dangerous, over priced, harm, and/or kill; the attached article is further evidence of that.
Feeble argumentation that drugs provide more benefits to outweigh the risks and harmful or dangerous side effect is in fact FALSE, and a BIG LIE, in the vast majority of brand or generic offerings.
Drugs are NOT being designed to cure.
Read ‘THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DRUG COMPANIES’, found in the technical recommended reading section of this web site, by Dr. Marcia Angell, MD, recently retired Editor &Chief of The New England Journal Of Medicine.
Opioids, along with antidepressants, are killing Americans at pandemic rates; fact, not fiction (per CDC hard data which always lags the current numbers which are higher).
“Big Pharma is literally getting away with MASS MURDER, GENOCIDE, & EUGENICS, with legal impunity, aided and abetted by incumbents in the US House, the US Senate, The White House & the US Supreme Court”; this factual statement comes from no less than the current Dean Of Medicine at one of the largest modern and highly respected medical research hospitals in North America.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently introduced a series of safety measures designed to reduce the risk of extended-release and long-acting opioid medications, the abuse of which led to nearly 16,000 deaths in 2008. Northeastern University news office asked drug policy expert Leo Beletsky, an assistant professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern University, to expound upon the threat posed by opioid analgesics, 22.9 million prescriptions of which were dispensed last year.