Tag Archives: Prescription opioids

more from the frontlines

I heard these recent, TV news items from the ‘Frontlines of the Drug war‘ in Aotearoa/NZ: 1) Police are conducting a number of search & seizure operations in Northland. Reportedly Meth/P is the main target, being supplied by a ‘motorcycle … Continue reading

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Opioid info.

I listened to a news report on USA Indep. radio recently. They had a history of a family (NNM) that bought into ‘Big Pharma’.. & seem to be at least partly, if not wholly responsible for the ‘epidemic’ of opioid … Continue reading

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more from frontlines

I heard a few recent items from the ‘Frontlines of the Drug WAR’: 1) in 2012 it was reported that NZ Police/customs seized about 30KGs of Meth/P; in 2016 it has jumped massively to over 900KGs according to TV news … Continue reading

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medical views

I saw a ‘youth current affairs, chat panel’ TV show, the topic was the over-prescription of Opioids ? They mentioned: 1) USA is definitely leading the charge, with doctors giving out prescriptions for ‘Oxycontin’, for the relief of ‘general aches … Continue reading

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Opioid epidemic USA

I listened to a USA radio show this morning.. talking about the recent ‘Opioid epidemic’ in USA; It seems that since 2011, the number of addicts & opioid deaths has massively spiked. They explained, the main reasons being: 1) the … Continue reading

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Opioid explosion USA

I saw on TV news, over the last weeks.. several news items about the explosion of Opioids in USA; spec. ‘Fentanyl’ (a ‘big-pharma’ prescription drug). I hear that this drug is somewhere between 50-100X stronger than morphine (or other current … Continue reading

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Legalised Drug Harm

I just watched a TV news story.. increasing prescribed use of pharmaceutical opioids in USA. Most of these drugs are being prescribed to older people, supposedly with ‘chronic pain’ (arthritis etc.). One doctor said that prior to 1990s, opioids were … Continue reading

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