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Drug firms shipped 20.8M pain pills to West Virginia town with 2,900 people
Over the past decade, out-of-state drug companies shipped 20.8 million prescription painkillers to two pharmacies four blocks apart in a Southern West Virginia town with 2,900 people, according to a congressional committee investigating the opioid crisis.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee cited the massive shipments of hydrocodone and oxycodone — two powerful painkillers — to the town of Williamson, in Mingo County, amid the panel’s inquiry into the role of drug distributors in the opioid epidemic.
“These numbers are outrageous, and we will get to the bottom of how this destruction was able to be unleashed across West Virginia,” said committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., and ranking member Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., in a joint statement.
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New RAND Study on Marijuana and Opioids V1 Feb 8, 2018
Public health and safety science needs to take back the drug policy debate in this country and around the globe. There is a real profit-driven commercial interest to expand and grow addiction-for-profit economy through a new government-protected THC industry - and it is to be followed by all other illicit drugs. The THC health science indicates rapid, aggressive market-growth will bring new levels of addiction and new problems to the addiction dilemma, that the US and other countries have no way to reverse.
"A study of over 34,000 individual marijuana users showed they were over 2 times more likely to abuse prescription opioids or initiate prescription opioid misuse."
Dr. Bertha Madras, Dr. Sion Harris, Dr. John Knight, Dr. Sharon - all of Harvard Medical School have been very clear that population-level use of high potency THC will bring "irreversible cognitive demise to our species". This is why so many in public health are against legalization and working hard to navigate the public funding stream dilemma to get information to the public who are receiving way to much education through industry paid headlines they read.
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