Ever since the days of Nancy Reagan, the federal government has probably wasted more money on the war on drugs than any other program.
But now it looks like they’re finally getting this war on drufs right. The White House Czar has declared war on legal drugs, not illegal drugs – starting with America’ s insane demand for prescription drugs.
Accidental overdoses from legal drugs now outnumber those from crack cocaine in the 1980’s.
In 17 states today, more Americans die of prescription drug overdoses than automobile accidents.
Americans consume 80 percent of all prescription pills taken worldwide. And 98 percent of the top 100 docs prescribing Oxycontin are found in Florida. Why do you think Rush Limbaugh moved there?
We have become addicted to prescription drugs. Thanks to two things: all the money spent by the big pharmaceutical companies to sell their drugs. If you don’t believe it, just watch the evening news.
And thanks to doctors, many of whom take money from the drug companies, who’d rather write a prescription than take time to treat a patient.
Yes, it’s time to declare war on drugs: on legal drugs!
That’s my parting shot for today.