Senate bill to combat the opioid epidemic just another handout to Big Pharma

Friday, September 21, 2018
By Paul Martin

by: Vicki Batts
Friday, September 21, 2018

The new Senate bill intended to combat the opioid epidemic just passed with a nearly unanimous vote of 99 to 1. The piece of legislation, named Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act sets its sights on drug trafficking by requiring the U.S. Postal Service to keep electronic records on incoming foreign shipments, like information on package contents and the packages’ senders. The bill will also include funding for treatment and increase the availability of specific pharmaceuticals used to “treat” addiction.

While the bill seems benevolent, it seems that Big Pharma is ultimately going to be benefiting the most from this new arrangement. On what green Earth does it make sense to treat drug addiction with more drugs? And not just any drugs — but more opioids.

Big Pharma cashes in on opioid epidemic

Big Pharma is ultimately the driving force behind the opioid epidemic; reckless marketing of their highly addictive products has long been attributed to the staggering rates of opioid addiction and death.

In fact, the state of New York recently sued Purdue, maker of OxyContin, for “running a decades-long scheme to mislead doctors and patients by overstating the ability of opioids to improve bodily function, while downplaying the risk of addiction.”

Now lawmakers want to put the salvation of opioid addicts right back into the hands of Big Pharma — a choice any rational person would see as a big, flaming red flag. At the very least, the pharmaceutical industry has made it clear that they cannot be trusted.

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