The opioid crisis


#223

Here we go!

Full text of the memo:


#224

Man, I’m glad I’m not:
A minority
A woman
An illegal alien
A Muslim
An Otherkin
A homosexual
A poor person
A Puerto Rican hurricane survivor
A national parks employee
A captured war vet
A journalist
An NFL player
A Hillary Clinton
An intelligence officer
A White House employee
A Trump appointee
A Hollywood celebrity
A NATO ally
A trading partner
A drug trafficker


#225

I didn’t make it far down your list before I got sad :(


#226

Big Pharma will be terrified now…

(oh wait, this isn’t directed at the main drug problem…)


#227

sad here too.

You probably have to put the drug trafficker higher on the list if the drug trafficker is also any of these other things.


#228

At least I can hide my heritage pretty easily until they start cross referencing green card recipients with birth records…

It’s fuckin sad as shit that I’ve literally thought about this before.


#229

Showtime is streaming their 5 part heroin documentary “The Trade” for free. Much of it is set here in Columbus, where we have a huge with OD’s (on the fire department we joke that the city buys Narcan by the barrel).


#230

Some good news:


#231

No doubt because thousands of doctors are thinking “oh shit, malpractice isn’t going to cover this if I keep up this volume of prescriptions”.


#232

Legalization of weed is also driving down opioid usage, although that likely has more of an impact on illicit use, rather than legitimate prescriptions.


#233

Synthetic Overdoses pass natural OD’s - putting Afghans out of business?


#234

Now that is a finding a silver lining.


#235

This is a joke right? People in crippling pain will have to go the pharmacy EVERY 3 days for their meds?
And what if you don’t live near a pharmacy? Go broke having to drive tons of miles for your prescriptions? What if you don’t live near a pharmacy and don’t have reliable transportation?

It will be easier for these people to get their pain meds off the street than at the drugstore.


#236

Rick Scott is a fucking scumbag.


#237

Yes, that is obscene. How about instead we audit and piss test the prescribing doctors with this level of frequency and inconvenience instead of punishing patients with chronic pain?


#238

GOP program to encourage suicide among the chronically sick, I suppose.


#239

Florida’s Republican Senate candidate for 2018, everyone.


#240

I read last night that the peak age for drug overdose deaths has been basically tracking the baby boomers since the 70s. Surprised me since I envision the typical drug OD to be a kid in their 20s.


#241

One of other huge issues with Trump shit show is that public attention on the opioid crisis has really slipped.


#242

While these scumbag drug pushers are taking advantage: