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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Opioid Use Exceeds Tobacco Use...
According to the US Surgeon General on NPR "More people use prescription opioids than use tobacco." and "There are more people with substance abuse disorders than people with cancer. One in five Americans binge drink. And substance abuse disorders cost the U.S. more than $420 billion a year."
Let's think about this for a minute.
A problem more costly than tobacco.
I doubt anyone reading this doesn't know someone with a problem.
And directly caused enabled the the FDA (who approves opioid drugs in the US). No one at the FDA, apparently, has noticed this.