The war on drugs in the United States has been a complete and utter failure in many regards, and now, high powered hybrid opioids are causing more damage than ever.
In America, we are fighting a two-pronged scourge of illicit substances: Illegal narcotics, and legal narcotics being used illegally. It is this second wave of criminal drug use that has turned the nation upside down, with a hypocritical federal government both battling and boosting manufacturers of hospital level opioids.
Much of the issue here lies with lobbyists for Big Pharma – the name given to the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, whose business model is a terrifying balancing act of addiction, forced insurance policies, and purposefully botched diagnoses. By working with doctors across the nation to financially incentivize the prescribing of these high-powered and terribly addicting pain killers, the gargantuan pharmaceutical industry can continue to accumulate wealth.
Enter Obamacare: An unconstitutional mandate that all Americans purchase health insurance. Not only has this disastrous piece of legislation ruined many American’s relationship with their own health, it has made many more of us visit doctors, hoping to get our money’s worth of high-dollar policies. These doctors, pressured by the same Big Pharma operatives that helped to push Obamacare, are more than willing to prescribe addictive drugs to keep their patients coming back.
In other words; it’s one hell of a racket.
Now, as health insurance and doctor visits become prohibitively expensive, these newly-addicted Americans are being forced to take to the streets in order to satisfy their government-induced habit. Unfortunately, out in the wild, these drugs are often misused and hybridized in order to get the most bang for the buck. That’s where narcotics such as fentanyl come in.
Fentanyl, which is far more potent than Oxycontin or even heroin, has been the new craze in the underground world of illegal narcotics. The risks associated with fentanyl are unbelievably dangerous.
Just ask one police officer in Ohio.
“East Liverpool patrolman Chris Green responded to a traffic stop Friday after two suspected drug dealers were seen performing a drug transaction in a car, according to a police report obtained by WKBN.
“The police report says that after officers blocked a blue Monte Carlo, Justin Buckle, 25, and his passenger, Cortez Collins, 24, attempted to dispose of the evidence.
“’When I got to the scene, he was covered in it. I patted him down, and that was the only time I didn’t wear gloves. Otherwise, I followed protocol,’ Green said, according to the Morning Journal News.
“Around an hour after being arrested, Buckle complained that he was not feeling well and police called an ambulance.
“Just then, one of the officers pointed to a small amount of powder on Green’s shirt and he quickly wiped it off with his hand.
“’Just out of instinct, he tried to brush it off — not thinking,’ Wright said.
“Within minutes, Green says he began to feel the effects of the drug, which can be absorbed into the body through contact with the skin.
“’I started talking weird. I slowly felt my body shutting down. I could hear them talking, but I couldn’t respond,’ Green told the Journal. ‘I was in total shock. “No way I’m overdosing,” I thought.’”
But indeed, Green was overdosing on Fentanyl.
These unfathomably powerful drugs are popping up in more and more locales in recent weeks, as police are working their fingers to the bone in an attempt to curb accidental overdoses. The only problem is, of course, that the entire federal government that is purporting to be fighting a “war on drugs” is caught in an opioid quagmire. On one hand, we have American citizens who are in desperate need of medical treatment for their addiction to these often unnecessary drugs. On the other hand, however, we have members of our own congressional delegation who are receiving enormous kickbacks and benefits from their relationship with the Big Pharma lobbyists.
This, of course, is also a reason for the continued federal prohibition of marijuana, as certain application of the plant are considered to be extremely effective for pain relief with zero addictive characteristics and literally zero cannabis overdose deaths having ever occurred in history.