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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Gforcetrivers, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    "This is backed by data that shows that in some counties and states, there were more prescribed bottles of painkillers than there were people"
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    Starting in the mid-1990s, opioid manufacturers unleashed a misleading marketing push underplaying the risks of opioid painkillers and exaggerating the drugs’ benefits. This, the lawsuits argue, adds up to false advertising with deadly consequences — by encouraging doctors to overprescribe the pills and getting patients to think the pills were safe and effective.

    2) Meanwhile, opioid distributors supplied a ton of these pills, even when they should have known they were going to people who were misusing the drugs. This is backed by data that shows that in some counties and states, there were more prescribed bottles of painkillers than there were people — a sign that something was going very wrong. Federal and some state laws require distributors to keep an eye on the supply chain to ensure their products aren’t falling into the wrong hands. Letting these drugs proliferate, the lawsuits say, violates those laws.
     
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  2. Gforcetrivers

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    The pills are safe and effective when taken as directed.
     
  3. barney

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  4. High Rack

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    No it is not. These medications are highly addictive, that is like saying Cigarettes are safe, as was the case just not to long ago.

    The Pharma's knew with out a doubt that these meds were addictive, did they work, yes, but like every drug there are side effects, it just happened that these side effects started killing our young and old alike. The government was shortsighted as usual and slow to the podium finally admitting that there was a nationwide problem, but in reality it was an epidemic, at least on the eastern half of the US, it was only after it started creeping into their house that they finally was forced into doing something, which thus far has been lip service, unless you count replacing one highly addictive drug with another highly addictive government sponsored drug and calling it good.
     
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  5. mallardkiller

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    I think alcohol is one of the biggest abused and most dangerous....my mom is crippled for life 20 years ago by a dui driver..i never will forget all the Budweiser cans on the road at the wreck....
     
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  6. Gforcetrivers

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    Sorry to disagree but addictive has nothing to do with being effective.
     
  7. High Rack

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    Just because something is effective, does not mean it does not have defects. Read the side effects of most if not all drugs produced, they might be effective for one thing, but can cause a whole host of other issues that may require another drug.......Rinse and repeat. The FDA has you covered.
     
  8. Gforcetrivers

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    Correct it doesn't mean there aren't any side effects. Every drug has side effects, aspirin for gods sake. Just because there are side effects doesn't mean it isn't effective for its intended purpose and safe to use if used as directed. The serious side effects usually tell you to stop taking it immediately and see your doctor. Shit some side effects are fatal.
     

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