(ed: big-parma and pill-pushing doctors – united in their ghoulish/profit-driven dance-of-death..
it has always been thus..there have always been doctors who are ‘writers’..
These are some of the two million Americans who suffer from substance abuse disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers.
The numbers are staggering.
In 2016 as many as 64,000 people died in the U.S. as a result of drug overdose.
In 2015 the number was 52,404 dead which means that the number increased by 22 percent over the year.
But more staggering is that over the past three years deaths by synthetic opioids (fentanyls) increased by 540 percent from 3,000 to 20,000.
Illegal drugs—such as cocaine and heroin—continue to pose a challenge – but the real threat is from prescription opioids such as fentanyls of one kind or another.
Each day 175 Americans die from opioid overdose.