Kills more then then homicide…Yet nary a peep..No outcry, no Citizen’s Against Drug Overdoses….
Why is that?
The runaway use and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone has emerged as a public health threat in Minnesota. They now cause more deaths each year than homicides, according to a Star Tribune review of state death records.
Combined with other prescription-related deaths, they also account for more fatalities than car wrecks. Deaths from prescription and illegal opioids such as heroin have risen nearly sixfold since 2000, reaching 317 last year, state records show.
Is this why?
caused by pharmaceutical company promotions, patient demands for quick fixes,
Money to be made by Big Pharm…