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Why opioids are such an American problem 09 Feb 2019 10:01 #13988

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Why opioids are such an American problem
By Owen Amos
BBC News, Washington DC

When it comes to taking opioids, the United States has the dubious honour of leading the world.
For every one million Americans, almost 50,000 doses of opioids are taken every day. That's four times the rate in the UK.

There are often good reasons for taking opioids. Cancer patients use them for pain relief, as do patients recovering from surgery (codeine and morphine are opioids, for example).
But take too many and you have a problem. And America certainly has a problem.

Full Report Here; Its an Interesting Read:
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41701718
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Why opioids are such an American problem 09 Feb 2019 12:50 #13995

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shocking to find out big pharma is responsible for most of the so called opioid deaths America has a big problem with prescription drugs seems its ok to have a drug problem so long as its prescription :dry:
and Americans are naive when it comes to this stuff they will take anything there doctors give them and the doctors want to give them something so they can bill them whether its necessary or not makes you glad to have the NHS and not the bs system America has, we have the opposite problem our doctors are too stingy with the good stuff :P
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