A Familiar Fiend: Painkiller Addiction

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After years of reoccurring kidney stones and regular surgeries, Jared Hess became addicted to painkillers. After a monthlong stay in the hospital and being prescribed the powerful painkiller Oxycontin, Hess continued to use the drug against his doctors’ orders, surreptitiously obtaining pills. Within a year of first being prescribed the painkiller, he found himself in rehab. He was just 19 years old. “I was in college when it first became a real problem. I lost interest in school, stopped going to class, my relationships with friends and family deteriorated,” Hess, now 24, told ABCNEWS.com. “I was doing it every day and by myself. My life revolved around getting the drug and using it,” he said. Hess now works for the… Read More →

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Influence Peddling and Government Corruption

Anyone watching the CBS News program,"60 Minutes" had to be thoroughly disgusted, but should not have been surprised, by the corruption depicted in the hallowed halls of Congress. The passing of the "Big Pharmaceutical Windfall Profits Act", -woops, a slip of the keyboard, actually the grossly mislabeled "Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act" of 2003 shows us the criminal influence that Pharmaceutical companies have with supposed "public servants"/law makers. Who even remembers or knows any details about this bill? One reason is our esteemed public servants deliberately kept it and its unsavory details under the public radar except for how great it would be for Americans in need. Congress passed this bill in the dead of night, at 3… Read More →

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