John Oliver Explains the Opioid Epidemic
I love John Oliver and Last Week tonight. His bits always crack me up and horrify me at the same time This one was very eye opening.
If you didn't watch the video, 2 of the 5 people featured in Oxycontin promotion to doctors died from being addicted to Oxy. Also Purdue the Oxycontin drug makes paid a 634 million dollar fine to the Government for "misleading the public." I wonder where that money went?
People addicted to these drugs intentionally harm themselves, break their own hand, to get prescriptions. When they can't get prescriptions, they turn to heroin, which is cheaper. Now, firefighters are dealing with more overdoses than fires.
In the year 2000, nearly 6 million prescriptions were written for Oxycontin. Enough for everyone in America to have a big fat bottle. Oxycontin sales exceeded Viagra sales. This epidemic has no doubt touched someone in your life. Look for the signs.