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How The Opioid Epidemic Started | NBC News Now

December 5, 2019


  • Reply Henry Niemi October 22, 2019 at 5:09 am

    The meds arent evil. Trouble is that there are people who take pills for every tiny ache they have. Bit of a head ache? Take pills! Bit of a back ache? take pills! So stupid. Morons overmedicate themselves, and dont realize that ALL meds are bad for you if you take too much of them.

  • Reply pakpala1 October 22, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Pharmaceutical drug cartels are killing Americans.

  • Reply Richard Edwards October 22, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Open borders is how it started and democrats refuse to address the problem! 170 people in my wife's pain management support group have committed suicide thanks to these idiots cutting off the medications they need just to survive over 12 million people suffer from serious chronic pain they need to file a massive lawsuit against these politicians for destroying their lives!

  • Reply mike brink October 22, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    #1 More people die from alcohol related deaths and alcohol addiction in USA than opiates…#2 Why aren't they calling that an alcohol epidemic, when the numbers are higher than opiate deaths? #3 Why should people who suffer from chronic pain and who don't abuse opiates for it's euphoric effects have their pain medications taken away and have to suffer in pain because some other people want to get high? #4 They don't take alcohol away from non alcoholics or even from alcoholics when they abuse it. #5 Since these no common sense dimwits have restricted pain medications, it opened up a bigger black market for fentanyl and heroin thus increasing overdoses and puts more money in the hands of large scale drug dealers. When a doctor is told by the government that he can no longer prescribe a patient with severe back pain any pain meds. That person either has to go find some heroin or suffer in terrible pain. I think the government is finding any excuse to take pain meds away from old and sick people so they'll die sooner. That way the government doesn't have to pay them social security.

  • Reply Dirty Keys October 23, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Who is she and what is she talking about? What are your credentials?

  • Reply احمد سناني October 23, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Karma for white people hmmmmm

  • Reply Maria Juana October 23, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Sounds about white ???????

  • Reply dementeduncle October 23, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Maybe you should ask MSNBC contributor Chuck Rosenberg who ran the DEA 2015-2017. The DEA let big pharma increase legal opiates 400% and allowed excessive distribution. Part of the problem is working for you now.

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