Billions of opioids shipped to Ohio in just 7 years

Columbus Dispatch - 07-21

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Billions of pain pills distributed, more than a million years of life lost, thousands of deaths by overdose. Reports and data released last week offered a breathtaking view of the numbers behind Ohio's epidemic of drug addiction, from county-by-county tallies of the opioid medications that flooded communities to the sharply reduced life expectancy of people who became hooked.

Karl Kalasky: how pitiful and thru all of this just a handful of culprits are in prison. no fat cats from big pharma no politicians who voted these laws in no pharmacists or more medical people who r suppose to hav an oath to take care of people. None of them r in prison but should b . and our presidential candidate Kasich signing all the bills into law for his fat cat friends

Lynn Gillespie: And you just let them keep on. hmmm. What's that say about y'all.

Celeste Kovein: There is no easy fix to this issue. Many people legitimately need opiates in order to control their pain and lead normal lives. However, opiates are HIGHLY addictive and are very easily abused. Many users start off as opiate patients and eventually become heroin addicts. It's just a sad situation.

Karl Kalasky: makes drug lord Pablo Escobar look like small potatoes. and our politicians at both levels state and federal guilty of complicity along w the drug pushing drs. who I suspect made large sums of money just from Cardinal. And with all that dirty drug money flowing in they paid there workers on avg shit wages. And didn't giv a dam about the human collateral damage it causes. God bless America. this is our new capitalism.

Karl Kalasky: they need the Feds in there and all involved send them to the detention facilities down on the border. so while our idiot president is locking immigrants trying to get into this country to work our government spreads propoganda about them being vicious criminals and drugs, our real criminals are in Columbus Ohio right along i271. That figures. Now what is our republicans going to do about it.? NOTHING. THATS THERE CASH COW. and they don't even hav to hav the banks launder the money. Absolutely brilliant

Comments

James Lambert - 07-21
I've had 7 surgeries in the last 3 years finally losing a limb,that being said I had percocet prescriptions and guess what I'm not hooked on drugs,how can you abuse something then blame someone else,maybe dont be so weak minded,what's next suing McDonalds for making America fat,how about taking responsibility for your choices and stop blaming other people.
Walter Litwinko - 07-21
and no one is going to jail they are going to ship more watch and see
Jacob Unger - 07-21
Now take them away and lets watch them all get hooked on HEROIN. Ha-Ha-Ha BWAHAHAHA!
Paul Mullins - 07-21
it would be nive to include the data from the overdoses to see what amound of what was in their system. seems those figures are always hidden. wonder why that is.
Celeste Kovein - 07-21
There is no easy fix to this issue. Many people legitimately need opiates in order to control their pain and lead normal lives. However, opiates are HIGHLY addictive and are very easily abused. Many users start off as opiate patients and eventually become heroin addicts. It's just a sad situation.
Terrie Olsen - 07-21
This makes me wonder if the maker of pain pills is the same as the one that makes Suboxone...eye see $$signs...
Lynn Gillespie - 07-21
And you just let them keep on. hmmm. What's that say about y'all.
Karl Kalasky - 07-21
how pitiful and thru all of this just a handful of culprits are in prison. no fat cats from big pharma no politicians who voted these laws in no pharmacists or more medical people who r suppose to hav an oath to take care of people. None of them r in prison but should b . and our presidential candidate Kasich signing all the bills into law for his fat cat friends
Karl Kalasky - 07-21
here is a story 4 the Dispatch to blow wide open and b a national sensation. let's see what they do with it. investigative journalism
Karl Kalasky - 07-21
they need the Feds in there and all involved send them to the detention facilities down on the border. so while our idiot president is locking immigrants trying to get into this country to work our government spreads propoganda about them being vicious criminals and drugs, our real criminals are in Columbus Ohio right along i271. That figures. Now what is our republicans going to do about it.? NOTHING. THATS THERE CASH COW. and they don't even hav to hav the banks launder the money. Absolutely brilliant
Karl Kalasky - 07-21
makes drug lord Pablo Escobar look like small potatoes. and our politicians at both levels state and federal guilty of complicity along w the drug pushing drs. who I suspect made large sums of money just from Cardinal. And with all that dirty drug money flowing in they paid there workers on avg shit wages. And didn't giv a dam about the human collateral damage it causes. God bless America. this is our new capitalism.

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