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Opiate Culture
« on: March 21, 2018, 06:41:56 am »
Just part way through this so far, but some shocking stuff:


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The poppy, through its many offshoots, has now been responsible for a decline in life spans in America for two years in a row, a decline that isn’t happening in any other developed nation. According to the best estimates, opioids will kill another 52,000 Americans this year alone — and up to half a million in the next decade.
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No other developed country is as devoted to the poppy as America. We consume 99 percent of the world’s hydrocodone and 81 percent of its oxycodone. We use an estimated 30 times more opioids than is medically necessary for a population our size.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/americas-opioid-epidemic.html

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