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THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) A new survey finds 55 percent of Americans regularly take a prescription medicine and they’re taking more than ever. Those who use a prescription drug. More Americans than ever are taking prescription drugs — close to 60 percent of U.S. adults, according to new research. And most seem to be.

Americans are good at popping pills. About 46 percent of the U.S. population used one or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days, according to a. THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) A new survey finds 55 percent of Americans regularly take a prescription medicine and they’re taking more than ever.

Those who use a prescription drug take four, on average, and many also take over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and other dietary supplements, the survey done by Consumer Reports shows. But many of those pills may be. (HealthDay)—A new survey finds 55 percent of Americans regularly take a prescription medicine—and they’re taking more than ever. Those who use a.

Lamber’s story is hardly unique: The percentage of Americans taking more than five prescription medications has nearly tripled in the past 20 years, according to. “The percentage of Americans taking more than five prescription medications has nearly tripled in the past 20 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And in our survey, over a third of people 55 and older were taking that many drugs; 9 percent were taking more than. Almost 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription medication, and more than half take at least two, according to a new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic.

The most common prescriptions are for antibiotics, antidepressants and opioid painkillers. One-fifth of Americans are taking five or more prescription drugs, CBS Atlanta reports. Nearly 60 percent of Americans — the highest ever — are taking prescription drugs More than half of American adults have taken a prescription drug.

Prescription drug use. Percent of persons using at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days: 48.4% (2013-2016) Percent of persons using three or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days: 24% (2013-2016) Percent of persons using five or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days: 12.6% (2013-2016) Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 38.

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It’s not so much because Americans are taking more drugs; it’s because their prescriptions are more expensive.

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America consumes more pharmaceuticals than any other nation on earth, and we spend a lot more to get them: more than $34 billion each year on over-the-counter drugs, and $270 billion on prescription drugs.

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And Americans now pay twice as much for prescription drugs on average than the citizens

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Meanwhile, in recent years, more than one in five Americans age fifty and up have had to cut down on their dosages or switch to cheaper generic drugs because the cost of medication is so high.

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Half of all Americans now take at least one prescription drug.

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Today, nearly half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug.

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But these drugs are among the most prescribed in the United States, with well over 100 million prescriptions a year!

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Yet I Canadian and U.S. prescription drug prices vary significantly.

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Doctors also tend to write eight times more prescriptions in a single year for heavily advertised drugs, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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In fact, about half of all Americans took at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days, according to a 2014 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), increasing to almost 90% among those aged 65 and older.

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  • Man! Debora the horse woman isxa super cool woman!!! She xss said she was told that she was defective by her family and once again its it’s a case of her actually being a very special person and the people in charge become angry or scared from that and they do whatever they can to harm her. Its happened to me and it’s very common in this country!

  • Taking that woman’s son. That’s kidnapping by the state because she won’t harm him with medication. Having kids these days is hugely problematic. Unless you raise them the way the STATE says to, they take them by force. That’s pure TYRANNY! We live in a purely fascist country. People just put it out of their minds because it doesn’t happen to THEM.

  • For me, Prozac saved my life. I tried years of therapy but only medication was able to change the chemical disturbances in my brainonce I paired the meds with therapy I was able to get my life back! I was put on paxil first and it turned me into a zombie, but thankfully my doctor was willing to work with me to help me find a drug that gave me relief with minimal side effects. It took a few tries and roughly two years, but it’s all been worth it.

    I know other people though, who were made extremely ill and suicidal by psychoaffective drugs. Every person is different and that’s why individualized health care is extremely important. What works for one person may not work for another, and could even be potentially fatal with another. Its not a perfect science as of yet, but I’m thankful to be one of millions who were able to benefit positively from psychiatric drugs.

  • Im bipolar and ive taken Lamictal for 10 years and its undeniable it works and works really really well. But its scary to know my mental health and well being are in the hands of greedy corporate fecal people.

  • There is a HUGE problem for Big Pharmaco-mafia today too many people waking up to the toxicity and pathogens in vaccines that are permanently damaging the health of the people and even killing many people.
    Also, with discoveries of sterilizing agents in vaccines the people around the world have figured out what is the agenda. People also learned that vaccine manufactures have zero liability and that vaccines were not tested since 1986 when vaccine manufactures got indemnity from the damages that their vaccines produce.
    So, how can Big Pharmacomafia sell their toxic vaccines?
    They hire paid shills or deluded pro-vax cultists to keep peddling the official “vaccines are safe, they prevent diseases” narrative*

    BTW, for those who would like to learn truth on Big Pharma and medical establishment I would suggest you read the books titled
    ‘Virus Mania’ by Torsten Engelbrecht and Claus Köhnlein and
    ‘What Really Makes You Ill’ by Dawn Lester & David Parker.
    these 2 books cover microbes, pathogens, viruses, fungi, vaccines, bacteria, pandemics and germ theory.
    You will learn something quite important that they do not teach the future doctors in medical schools and you will know more than they do.

  • It’s no cure, but try surfing if you are near the ocean,surfshops give lessons and rent boards. Wave riding(,bodysurfing,boogie boards,stand up paddling, etc) offers moments of PURE “non-thought”, a rare thing for the depressed/obsessed. While you are riding a wave you can’t think of ANYTHING but the wave. Rides are short but I beleive it’s like 10 seconds of natures hypnotherapy.

  • I tried 3 different types of mental health medicine. Whenever I was on them for 3-4 months.They all gave me extreme suicidal thoughts out of no where (Normally, I am a positive n optimistic person). At a time, I would feel hopeless. Whenever I stopped medication, I started feeling better and suicidal thoughts would go away after few weeks off medication.Thank you very much for exposing these evil criminal big pharma RT.I am 110% sure from my own experience, these so called “MEDicine” are killing millions of people.

  • Not sure why Josh has such a severe case of akathasia just from taking Effexor since I thought Akathisia was only caused by antipsychotics. My husband has Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Type and has been taking antipsychotics and mood stabilizers for 28 years and thankfully doesn’t have akathisia. He does pace sometimes when he is becoming manic. He does have hand tremors touch from the Depakote though but are only noticeable when he is sitting still.

  • how is this not a bad thing? don’t get me wrong some people actually need these prescriptions but many things are hugely over prescribed such as ADD medication.

  • if you feel better off anti depressants then on you never needed them. i however was miserable for most of my adult life up until i started taking sertraline (zoloft). a lot of comments here are 100 percent against prescription drugs and thats an idiotic and myopic opinion to have about pharmaceuticals. i would also like to point out the fact that RT is entirely funded by the Russian government and often portrays anything to do with America in a more negative light then it really is. its not totally false but its not totally true either.

  • Drugs=money..IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HEALTH..they need you to be sick so they can make a profit. Processed, foods, sugars, salt, whatever it takes to make you go see your doctor.

  • Is this video not viewable everywhere? It totally should be!
    The message in this video bears a striking resemblance to the one shared by The Truth About Cancer. That is, it sounds like the other side of the same coin.
    First I watch videos from the YouTube channel The Truth About Cancer ( and now this. This is terrible!

  • I didn’t say it wasn’t a bad thing. But it you sure as hell don’t know it’s bad. You’re making assumptions about what the drugs are or why they are on them. Without more info it would be stupid to assume this is a bad thing.

  • Here are a bunch of numbers that are out of context… Let’s pretend that this is somehow scary or bad without finding out first! JOURNALISM!

  • “I always thought people who killed themselves were weird” This statement goes to show you that if you have not experienced something then you don’t understand fully the experience of another person.

  • I feel like RT is just about trying to diss America in every possible way. I’m sure if someone went to Russia, they could find corruption and bad things too, ya know?

  • Clearly none of the people writing these comments have ever been truly depressed, ADD, suicidal, etc. If you had been, then you wouldn’t be so quick to judge all drugs as useless and all drs as whackos. My father committed suicide and I have a tendency toward such ideas myself. Medication saved my life. It was only during the years that I was unmedicated that I really went through hell. Once again, please shut up if you don’t know what you are talking about.


    thanksgiving 1978

    in a state place
    attendants tape gay
    paper turkeys cornucopia
    onto sunless empty walls

    he dozes in thorazine
    trips undone shoe laces
    to cafeteria to white
    bread and sugar to apples
    and cups of coffee

    the restive night before
    festive dinner and dance
    of gratitude before between
    now and then more thorazine

    the horses hobbled subdued
    gentled perhaps muzzled
    nuzzle lock upon the gate
    after play they whisper after him
    they whistle after him alone

    -B. Ceren, 1978
    Two weeks after his release from the state mental hospital, B. shot himself in the chest with a shotgun. Sorry to bring this into the light. As far as suicide goes: no matter what, wait until tomorrow.

  • I have Eupd and PTSD severe anxiety and depression I’m currently on pregablin mitazapine and lorazepam I’m going to come off these meds this week

  • 43:28 if this mother is realy speaking these words when he is just standing next to her, he could hear all that, this mother is realy not capable to have children.
    Needs a huge therapy.
    If fact, half the world need a huge therapy.

  • I think the hole world should see documentaries like this one, so they wake up and are aware of the big crimes the pharma industry (not only the pharma but any other profit oriented industry in the world) is committing at the expenses of people’s lives. It makes me really sad and angry to see such documentaries. I myself was prescribed effexor about 3 years ago. From the first day on i felt like a zombie, everything seemed unreal, I was a stranger in my own body, I was suffering from severe anxiety, pssd and many other symptoms. After only 6 months i quit taking these drugs. I’m now 28 months off and I’m still suffering from many withdrawal symptoms. I feel like it slowly starts to get better, but i think it will be still a long and difficult road. I had to cut back on many things I liked to do and meditation helped me a lot, to accept this current situation. I try to live in the moment and to be grateful for the little things. Becoming a victim of this industry really opened my eyes, we have to take care of ourselves and humankind has to reunite, for the sake of the planet and all the living creatures on it. Otherwise we will wipe ourselfs out…

  • The labor class is the hardest working and most in need of medical attention yet do not have the means for the proper medical care. This is why they are more likely to use illegal drugs to fill this very real need not being met. For wanting to free themselves from pain caused by hard physical labor they are exploited by both corporations and government.
    Meanwhile those making the laws are over medicating themselves with drugs the don’t need for symptoms they don’t have.

    ����‍��Gyel: “Do drugs (take your medication) and be good; and you will get free housing, free money, more free drugs and you’ll be set free!” Gyel ��������
    ��Me: “But I was raised being told, ‘To be free in mind, body and soul: Don’t Do Drugs!’������
    ����‍��Gyel: “No,no,no, drugs (medication) is good for you! Besides, don’t you want free housing, money and drugs?”��
    ��Me: “Where does the ‘free money’ for drugs, rent, good times and to pay your salaries come from?”��

  • How does anyone not see that mental illness is a lie? There is no such thing as a mental illness it’s called “problems” people. People are so weak minded. But let them raise awareness for mental health. Let them go to the psychiatrist and put their weak minded selves into debt and get addicted to drugs that will only make them worst. Check in your spirit man get in touch with your soul get in touch with your spirit and seek after God and u will see an improvement

  • Just lock these people away from their drugs and put them to work cutting fire wood and stuff, they’ll get better or die and stop being such a burden

  • The ex heroin addict yes that IS akathisia but I feel so bad for him that he’s in neurontin (gabapentin) because it does make you suicidal, and going to psychosis, and describe all the thoughts that he mentioned

    As well as severely damage the mylin sheath over time
    Can this country please stop prescribing these poisonS������

  • And by the way it’s heavy breathing is not from his pacing it’s a diaphragm tick it makes you force the air out of your throat sometimes it’s hard to talk without making a fake cough

  • At 15:00 the guy with the beautiful kids in the blue shirt whose pacing
    That’s NOT Akathisia, that’s dystnia (secondary due to medication )
    It took for neurologist and 9 years to get it properly diagnosed

    It was Akathisia, tardive dyskinesia, torticitus, even nervous tic
    I was called a lot of things including crazy, and give them a lot of diagnosis until we figured out

    It’s painful it’s the definition of annoying its stole my life I wasn’t born this way

    I know because he looks and acts just like me and my supper group friends who are having a “Dystonia storm”

    I got it from a medication and even though I have not taken that med in over 11 years I will have this for the rest of my life

  • Over prescribing has become a huge problem in healthcare today and this opioid epidemic is a big example of this. Doctors prescribe opioid painkillers due to the effectiveness but clearly some doctors don’t fully understand the psychological dependency opioids can have. From the increase in prescriptions, it also becomes easier for people to become addicted to opioid pain killers and to be re-prescribed. What also makes me curious is do doctors tell the patients how addictive and dangerous the painkillers can be? With this knowledge, would people looking for relief of chronic pain still take opioids. The video also went into the controversial topic of making marijuana an option for painkiller due to the natural qualities that it has for pain reduction and not being fatally addictive. I do think that marijuana should be prescribed more for things because just like anything else that is given is a drug and it is natural, cheap to produce, and has many uses. Another thing that should be done if the medical marijuana prescription is not accepted is to bio-engineer a new drug that is as potent as opioids but aren’t as addictive.

  • I like psychiatric medications but I can definitely sympathize with these people. I can acknowledge what they’re going through. I like how they slowly shaved the drugs off to come off them.

  • Anxiety and depression are a part of human existence. No meds are needed. Best meds are moving your ass and getting out of your head and being proactive about life. Dont let big pharma dupe you into taking their drugs. They are the head drug dealer in America. Fuck the system and fight for your own health, med free

  • Before, decades ago, depression had a huge stigma, and the only cure was a rope or suffering in silence. I would much prefer the “instant gratification” that prescription pills can offer over the loss of a life. This new societal acceptance of simply asking for help when you need it, is NOT a bad thing.

  • As a psychiatric drug survivor from taking psychotropic drugs with ECT’s to treat the medication induced crippling depressions for 35 years where as my mental healthcare workers told me it was ‘just fine’ to cold-turkey off my Klonopin and Effexor, Trazodone & Lithium. After barely surviving these withdrawal now completely drug free, my life has improved 100%. Psychiatric drugs are the most addicting, neurotoxic, deadly drugs on this planet yet they’re freely given to children. All so big pharma can profit. We’re never taken off the drugs, we become patients for life, right where they want us. Enduring/surviving withdrawals will be the hardest thing a person will ever do in their lifetime. Far too many don’t make it and I thoroughly understand why they kill themselves to end their mental & physical torture. Many more are murdered in jails when jail personnel deliberately withhold inmates benzodiazepines upon admission forcing them into a c/t withdrawals. Watching inmates die that are posted on Youtube are the most agonizing to watch when we know exactly how they’re being mentally & physically tortured to DEATH. And it’s 100% legal in our for-profit prison system.

  • Antidepressants give you amnesia, make you euphoric, nervous and over-suicidal, in any circonstance don’t take it, ohh and by the way, reading the note of side effects, it said 1/1000(or 0, i cant remember) tumor case after periodic consumption. So be aware, from my personal experience, avoid it!

  • I take Zoloft just in case and I have three big pills that are part of my AIDS cocktails. I take a little Ambien now so that when I get home I can fall right to sleep. And I have a very bad case of shingles so I’m taking Valtrex. Also you can’t see, but my skin is peeling of my face and arms. Without even trying I can remove the skin off my body like it’s nothing. I use Neosporin for that.

  • The increase of over-doses due to painkillers could also be due to over prescribing. This happens very often, especially when a doctor is trying to be cautious. However, with prescription painkillers this could be detrimental. As he said, using prescription painkillers could lead to using heroin. I come from an area that has a strong heroin problem and the county is taking it extremely seriously. There are permanent locations throughout the county for prescription painkiller drop off. There is no questions asked and most bins are open 24 hours a day, everyday a week. This is seen to be a very effective way of keeping our county safe. There are so many other ways to solve pain besides prescription painkillers.

  • I feel so bad for that guy with Akasthia. The drug he’s taking Ativan 2mg tablets are $303.19 for 5 of them. If he take’s one a day that’s $1,819.14 a month. That’s incredible. He’s going to be their biggest customer. Wow. Just wow.

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  • If you have anxiety/depression you NEED to try to exercise and eat right it will work for so many people and if it (the effects) were sold in a pill you would kill for it.

  • im so thankful to people doing something about this, i have akathisia for 4 years now, i cant hold on to my own life at this point, also it has aged my skin by 20 years, i am literally unrecognizable to myself….it speeds up aging big time by damaging mitochondria, i fear for the lives of the next generation, i truly do. god bless you all.

  • Heavenly Father I plead the blood of Jesus over these people that have been affected by these medications. LORD I ask that you send your Holy Spirit to heal them, that they would come to know the truth of who you are, what you have done for them, and who you created them to be. I pray for their salvation and I ask that you would keep them surrounded and protected, and that you would put the truth of your Word in their hands, ears and eyes, write it upon their hearts and let it come out of their mouths. LORD I pray that you would pour out your grace and mercy, healing and restoration, justice and redemption upon them. Father I ask that your Holy Spirit saturates them from head to toe, inside and out and that they receive Your peace that surpasses all understanding. Help them to ask Jesus to come into their hearts and change their lives as only He can. I thank you for bringing this video into my eyes and for giving people the opportunity to pray for these beautiful souls. Heavenly Father I give you all the praise and glory for what you are doing and will do, both in exposing these companies and in healing all of those who have been affected by these things. In Jesus Mighty name, Amen. JOHN 8:36 (KJV) If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

  • My GF just broke up with me last night because she got a new psychiatrist who put her on a bunch of new meds she was already taking a bunch. They stopped her current meds and switched them up. Plus, her psychiatrist said she needs to avoid ALL negativity. So, when I had things I was going through and shared them with her looking for support, she ghosted me and avoided me. I’m so sick of psychiatrists, their one-size-fits-all advice, and their hustling for Big Pharma. Society is screwed!

  • You are forgetting that birth control is still considered prescription. So, I’m guessing a large percentage of that 70 percent is from that group.

  • Big pharma ruined this country. All these antidepressants are worse than any illegal drugs I have ever seen. They are a total joke. They relied symptoms for short period everyone feels happy goes out and destroys their life. All tier problems are still their only worse. They are stuck on some ridiculous medications that make things worse.

  • I feel like the placebo effect could do a lot for many patients. I know that it could be considered a scam but it still cures people and doesn’t help them so I’d say it’s fair.

  • It all started with a back problem. Bulging discs and the doctor prescribed me thirty 10 mg Percocet. Then when those were gone it went to Oxycontin. Then oxycodone. Then hydromorphone. Then heroin. I hate the progressiveness. I’m grateful to be almost three years clean. Addiction is so evil.

  • 1.1 Billion Dollars To Fight The Opioid Epidemic?? I Guess That’s Why There Is More Fentynal On The Streets Than Heroin Now. They Got A Bigger Bang For Their 1.1 Billion Bucks.

  • Alternative to Chronic pain……exercise, proper diet, and avoidance of bad chemicals (microplastics teflong ECT) (in rare circumstances you are born this way because of((more rare) a random genetic disorder) your parents diet and lifestyle choices)

  • Why are drugs becoming a huge problem. If you ain’t using them then you’re fine. Let the users die. It’s not gonna affect you ain’t it

  • What wasn’t made clear in the stats was how many of the overdose deaths were accidental, and how many were suicides. Being in chronic pain is miserable.

  • Doctors are so stupid. But it is not their fault medical schools don’t teach up-to-date medical infomation. Pain is a symptom, not a disease. If you are in Chronic pain, there is something wrong with you that needs to be addressed. You don’t just mask the pain for the rest of your life by taking painkillers, fix the underlying problems CAUSING the pain in the first place.

  • This is an incredibly IGNORANT statement /video which only misleads people and further distorts the facts. The BIGGEST killer is illicit fentanyl. PERIOD! All overdose deaths regardless of any other drugs in the person’s system, are called “opioid-related”, all deaths from other causes where the person actually died from another cause are called “opioid-related”. Failing to mention these facts is irresponsible and places chronic pain patients in further jeopardy because, while addicts only have to see a doctor for MORE opioids, chronic pain patients, even those with terminal illnesses, vets with serious war injuries, and burn pts are having great difficulty getting the life restoring medicines they need. Quit listening to/believing everything you’re told and report on REAL issues at crisis levels, like the suicide rates among CHILDREN AGES 5 24!

  • Like I’ve seen on so many other videos…..this is very reminiscent of the crack epidemic of the 80’s. But when the skin tone is more acceptable it’s an epidemic…..


  • BS Smoking killed 500.00 last year. Alcohol? Smoking is addictive kills! Alcohol addictive kills! the fight is chronic pain patients will die of pain. Will the smoker die if they quit. Will the alcoholic die if they quit. Chronic patients die a slow cancer pain death for decades if they don’t commit suicide.

  • More government DEA and CDC propaganda. People are dying from heroin and fentanyl. So much disinformation on prescription medication. Adults do substances because it fills a need. Children stray off the path of reason because they are too young to know what to do in life. DEA is a shadow government anymore. Good medical practice is being impeded by them constantly. DEA and CDC both work in tandem. DEA has not stopped heroin from being smuggled in the country since it was created in 1973. What a joke. Now they go after doctors since they can’t stop the people from what they want a little relief from the struggles of life.It didn’t happen during the 1920’s prohibition (look what crime that created) and it won’t stop now. This is America and you should be able to call your own shots when it come to relief from pain.

  • Wake-Up People deschedule Cannabis(Hemp( as a God Given Whole Plant Cannabis -Not as a FDA approved Synthetic Cannabis for Big-Pharma!!!

  • FDA-Ama-Psychiatrists-Allopathic Doctors etc.are Glorified Drug Dealers for Big-Pharma-FDA legally prescribed opiods are pharmaceutical grade HEROIN produced in a laboratory-FDA legally prescribed kiddie cocaine such as Adderall/Ritalin etc.-FDA legally prescribed antidepressants/antipsychotics can and do cause suicidal/homicidal tendencies!!!!-End prohibition for Whole Plant Cannabis(Hemp)-Not only CBD-cannabis protocol by

  • I have 4 herniated 3 ruptured disks, broken tailbone, pinched off sciatic nerve, pinched off hamstring, 3 cracked bones in my neck and blew/cracked and broke 18 teeth!
    I know pain… Kratom and Bayer back and body work!

  • I have to say, josh’s story definitely seems to be more rare, i took effexor for over a year and never had any issues. Every person will react at least somewhat differently when taking a certain medicine, they affect people in different ways.

  • Were these drug overdoses from opioids or are they just counting all overdoses?
    My Dr got me hooked on oxycontin and oxycodone… took me 3 days and just 2 more oxys to end the opioid addiction be switching to Kratom which fires the same receptors without the addiction and withdrawal symptoms!

  • This video is so full of misinformation and half truth that it will have the effect of making an already serious problem worse. Pretty much what is occurring with the media hysteria. on this issues. The actual numbers of prescriptions for opiates and opioids has been in DELCINE since 2013. The actual number of prescription pills dispensed has been on the decline since 2010. Check it out. It doesn’t get much play because there’s no money in this kind of information for those profiting from this trumped up “epidemic”. The culprit is powerful synthetics in the

    Conflating legitimate, careful treatment of pain by qualified physicians, with the disastrous “war on drugs” which is largely responsible for this mess, is so disgusting that words fail. The acceleration in potency and availability of illegal opiates tracks in parallel with the 40+ year history of the DEA’s hugely failed efforts with your trillions of wasted tax dollars. Contrary to this, the success by countries such as Portugal, where the DECLINE by over 50% in drug use tracked with their decriminalization of possession of all psychoactive substances, should give anyone concerned, pause as to the (lack of) correctness of the DEA’s efforts.

    Addiction is first and foremost a psychological, cultural and environmental problem. Not Chemical. Yes Purdue Pharma was corrupt, but don’t get off the track on that. Type into the YouTube Search bar, “Everything you thought you knew about addiction is wrong” and you will start to get some answers. Time and space do not permit further details such as the drug cartels’ profit increase by using Chinese manufactured fentanyl and congeners, instead of heroin because it is so much cheaper. Neither does space allow a detailed tracking of the trail of facts that demonstrate that, in effect the DEA killed Prince by these stupid policing actions.

    The people who put this video up on YouTube should take it down and save a few lives.

  • This is more bullshit than I can handle! In 2013 I was 57 years old and was hit and run over by a drunken driver I was on my (HOG) Harley Davidson! My back was broken in 2 places,6 ribs broken,shoulder broken,hip broken and I have been on opiates 4 years 5 months 12 days! This all happened in El Paso Texas.ive been in more waiting rooms than I can remember!! I have asked every person i met over the years I have not yet met or know of Any body that even knew someone who died due to opiates! I’m told by some they have heard of someone but,that’s all.For some Reason the Government is demonizing opiates as for Why I don’t know? There is a conspiracy theory that our government is instead replacing them with drugs that will either kill us off or control us I believe the latter!! I also have worked the medical field in the O.R. in 3 different states and the amount of prescription overdoses is greatly exaggerated!!!They spout out enormous amounts of deaths! I call bullshit I’ve seen it with my eyes! More Americans die from Tylenol poisoning than do opiates due to the fact acetaminophen kills the Liver and its O.T.C.: to put it simply we are being LIED TOO pure and simple!!!!

  • The suggestion in this video is equivalent to the scenario where a person is saved from a fire but thrown into a well. It won’t make any difference. They’re still not fully safe. Get people to increase their tolerance for pain and for goodness sakes STOP “medicated” drugs. They’re killers too.

  • Actually most people overdose or kill themselves on opiods because they dont take them properly. They crush,snort,sniff and overtake. And then blame the doctors. I live in Colorado and marijuana works for some pain as they stated but not all pain. Pain is very comp,ex and personal and until you go through it you probably will never kniw what a certain feels or how each body responds to pain. What could be a 5 to me maybe a 8 or 9 to you..this is what makes treating pain so complex. It’s not cut and dry like you have it or don’t.

  • Great video. That picture of the marijuana leaf should not have been at the beginning though.. It is biologically impossible to overdose on marijuana, and it actually has many health benefits, including preventing cancer, as the surgeon general declared in 2015..

  • 2000 to the year 2009 was barely an uptick. Then Heroin overdoses more than doubled in 5 years. Why show that graph, but ignore that fact, that 2009 was the year that ushered in this age of booming heroin overdose…? Why ignore that? Wall Street must be far deep in your asses Vox. 2:20

  • The U.S. and New Zealand. Literally the ONLY 2 countries in the World that allow advertising prescription medication/drugs to the public.. Everyone else said it’s immoral, unethical, and just plain wrong to do so and make a profit. Something to think about.

  • I have never thought about how much of an epidemic painkillers have become until watching this video. My mother just had a partial knee replacement in October and a total knee replacement in January, and because of the long recovery, and intense pain and swelling, she was provided painkillers. Eventually she has had to ease off of the medication but she has experienced major withdrawal with symptoms similar to those accompanied with the flu including night sweats, chills, nausea, shakiness, etc. It is so easy for anyone to become addicted to opioid painkillers, especially those that are recovering from surgery. Not only is it easy to get addicted, but it is also easy to get them. Whether they are really experiencing pain or not, all a person has to do is tell their doctor they are experiencing pain and request something to relieve it. Although, with much of an epidemic painkillers has become, I begin to wonder why patients are not warned of the effects, and possible addiction beforehand. Also, based on recent statistics, why more is not being done to lower the number of opioid painkillers that are prescribed. Pain is not observable so it is easy for physicians to prescribe painkillers to those who are purposely using it to feed their addiction. I am not one to support the recreational use of marijuana but if it is able to provide positive health effects to those that truly need it, and does not kill people like opioids do, then it should be prescribed more often.

  • I was put on latuda for schizo affective I legit almost developed an eating disorder many times I stop taking my meds 5 days ago im still dealing with the side effects insatiable hunger

  • The system is rigged and I have a problem also. My daughter is almost 2 yrs old and I’ve never met her b4 bc her mother flew away. Afterwards she got enhanced and tried running away w my daughter and now I’m dead broke bc of child support and the SYSTEM

  • I agree that doctors are giving out opioid painkillers way too often. When a patient comes into a doctor’s office complaining of pain they are quick to write a prescription for painkillers without trying too hard to find the actual root of the pain. This is supporting the pharmaceutical industry all while lining their pockets as well. Now I am not saying all doctors are out for money or to support the pharmaceutical industry. However, most physicians use opioids as a safety net when it comes to treating the patient. And by that I mean, it is easier to prescribe a painkiller that can treat lots of different types of pain instead of looking for a cause of the pain by doing lots of expensive medical tests. Opiate addiction is one that gets overlooked so often, and so many people suffer. Physicians should be monitoring how many opioid prescriptions they hand out. These drugs should definitely be used as a last resort rather than a first attempt to manage pain.

  • Drugs (leggal or not ) are just simple venoms, they could cure some deseases but the majority of the deseases could be cured by natural ways (yea… a lot of that ways are just placebos, but it is prefered a placebo that works that a drug that “kills”)

  • problem is most people who use it are just young people trying to get high. deceitful advertising. as a medical student im not going to just believe this pot craze without evidence and a form that comes in pills not smoke

  • How wonderful! The Psychopaths in our legislature are granting we the serfs more permissions!
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