So now, who's to say whether a "drug abuser" is someone who takes illegal drugs, someone else's prescribed drugs, or the actual drugs their medical doctor prescribes them, and even as directed? Bottom line is that prescription drugs are just as scary now as "street drugs," and the number of people dying from them is staggering, literally blowing away the total number of Americans who died fighting in all wars combined, 19 times over. (See breakdown below.)
Whether you're suffering from chronic pain, depression, anxiety, or just want to get "high," prescription drugs have become just as deadly as snorting white, shooting smack, smoking crack, or "geeking out" on glass (crystal methamphetamine). Half of all teenagers thinks it's less dangerous to take prescription medications than "street drugs," not realizing that many pharmaceuticals are now opiate-based, meaning they are simply diluted forms of heroin. Some prescription drugs are even worse than street drugs. For example, the painkiller Fentanyl has been found to be at least 30 times more powerful than heroin.
Plus, SSRI drugs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) obstruct the proper production of dopamine and dangerously disrupt the firing of neurons in the brain, essentially driving people "crazy" – catapulting feelings of suicide, violence and even homicide. Fact: Nearly every mass shooting over the past two decades has one thing in common and it's not assault rifles, but rather "psyche meds" (also known as mind-altering drugs or SSRIs). You think it's all just a coincidence? Think again.
The opioid epidemic in America claims the lives of nearly 30,000 people every year. Nearly 40 percent of all Americans (over 90 million) are currently taking an opioid-based pharmaceutical drug their doctor prescribed to them, but how many of those 90 million really need those dangerous drugs, and how many know the chances of becoming severely addicted to and even dying from them?
There's a secret network throwing "gasoline" on the drug addiction fire. It's a white collar crime network. Criminal doctors are writing up to 100 opioid prescriptions a day, and many of their patients deal out those prescription drugs on the streets to awaiting addicts the minute they leave the pharmacy. Essentially, the doctors are glorified drug dealers who take lucrative bribes and illegal kickbacks from pharma reps to dish out heroin pills like clockwork, all day, every day.
President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency. Still don't think it's a massive crisis? Over 140 Americans die from drug overdose every day, and the majority of those "ODs" are caused directly by Percocet, Fentanyl or OxyContin.
The U.S. Department of Justice just levied criminal charges on over 600 people, including 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists, and 19 nurses who were pocketing a total of $2 billion from pushing these toxic medications using fraudulent practices and schemes. This crime ring includes the most medical personnel ever taken down in a single law enforcement action.
There's certainly a "War on Terror" being fought, but it's not the one against terrorists that endangers the lives of so many Americans; it's the "War on Heroin Pills" that's wiping out lives daily on our home turf. The phrase "taken as directed" has a whole new meaning, because pill-pushing medical doctors are the new domestic terrorists whose instructions could be more deadly for more Americans than every U.S. war in history put together.
Total number of American military killed in all U.S. wars combined? 1.1 million.
Deaths per war:
Revolutionary War: 4,435
War of 1812: 2,260
Indian Wars: 1,000
Mexican War: 13,283
Civil War: 498,332
Spanish-American War: 2,446
World War I: 116,516
World War II: 405,399
Korean War: 54,246
Vietnam War: 90,220
Persian Gulf War: 1,565
Global War on Terror: 6,852
Total humans killed by taking prescription drugs, including oral chemo and pills, since Jan 1, 2000? About 19 million.
Deaths from chemotherapy alone: 18,526,849 and counting (that's over 1 million per year)
Deaths from prescription drugs alone: 421,800 (Opioids alone have killed over 300,000)
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