News Thinning the herd in the U.S.

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  1. Shithead

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    But it's the pharmaceutical's companies fault:fishin:


    National drug overdose deaths soar past 47,000 in 2014, setting troubling new record

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Friday, December 18, 2015, 7:12 PM
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    The amount of deaths reached records highs in 2014.
    NEW YORK — Drug overdose deaths surged in 14 states last year, pushing the nation to a record count, according to a government report released Friday.
    Rates went up in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the overall tally last week. On Friday it provided more details, including state numbers.
    For the nation, overdose deaths last year surpassed 47,000 — up 7 percent from the previous year. That’s the most reported in the nation since at least 1970, according to CDC records.
    The count includes deaths involving powerful painkillers, sedatives, heroin, cocaine and other legal and illicit drugs.
    West Virginia, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Ohio had the highest overdose death rates. In West Virginia, the overdose rate was 35.5 per 100,000; the national rate was about 15 per 100,000.
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    The count includes deaths involving powerful painkillers, sedatives, heroin, cocaine and other legal and illicit drugs.
    State rates are calculated to provide a more balanced comparison between states given the differences in population size.
    In sheer numbers, California — the most populous state — had the most overdose deaths last year, with more than 4,500. Ohio was second, with more than 2,700.
    The numbers are based on death certificates. Nearly half a million Americans died from drug overdoses from 2000 through 2014, the CDC says.
    Drug overdoses — particularly those from prescription opioid painkillers — has become a priority issue for the Atlanta-based CDC. The agency this week released draft guidelines for family doctors, encouraging them to be more careful about prescribing opioids for chronic pain.
     
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    Yawn. The war on pharma is just another attempt at income inequality.

    Why does the right "declare war" on shit and the left just add the term "inequality" to shit they want to change for their political benefit?
     
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    Blame the prescription drug industry. Many of the drugs they produce are gateway drugs.
     
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    Yes, and they're are forcing people to take them because people aren't educated enough to avoid
     
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    I wish more people would overdose in California. More air for me.
     
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    I love mean spirited people who root for rich assholes and LOL @ the demise of common folks...Nice job, scumbags
     
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    Drug companies do not prescribe medications, doctors do.
     
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    I wish more would die, they are scumbags who do not care about anyone or anything but their next high.
     
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    "..family doctors, encouraging them to be more careful about prescribing opioids for chronic pain"

    Exactly.
     
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    i never understood why perscription drugs had commercials. If i have shakey legs I'll ask my doctor about it. I don't need a commercial to suggest that i may have some disorder for which their drug is the cure.

    :dontknow:
     
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    Eugenics in action
     
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    A lot of the people who OD on prescription drugs aren't just taking too many pills and dying.
    They are crushing them up and snorting or shooting them up.
    The drug manufacturer has nothing to do with people who will do anything to get high.

    The lesson to be learned here is stick to beer and weed. :grad:
     
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    Because brain dead assholes in the US eat that shit up.
     
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    I should be in detention.








    Overdosing. Lulz.
     
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    :owned:
     
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    Anyone who has to take daily drugs in this country to get by probably is better off dead.
    This world is too strong for them.
     
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    Common folks = Drug addicts ?
     
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    $$$$$$$$$$$$$ the same reason anyone uses ads.
     
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    isn't the onus on people to ask questions?
     
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