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Old 05-03-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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'Just a piece': The U.S. opioid epidemic is costing a fortune in lost tax

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'Just a piece': The U.S. opioid epidemic is costing a fortune in lost tax revenue
Adriana Belmonte 5 hours ago


As state and federal authorities crack down on companies and doctors who made money by fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, researchers are beginning to better understand other negative economic affects of the crisis.

The opioid crisis cost the U.S. about $37.8 billion in state and federal taxes between 2000 and 2016, according to a recent study by researcher at Penn State University and published in the journal Medical Care....



Wonder why we never heard of Obama doing anything about this?
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:07 PM
 
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'Just a piece': The U.S. opioid epidemic is costing a fortune in lost tax

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'Just a piece': The U.S. opioid epidemic is costing a fortune in lost tax revenue
Adriana Belmonte 5 hours ago


As state and federal authorities crack down on companies and doctors who made money by fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, researchers are beginning to better understand other negative economic affects of the crisis.

The opioid crisis cost the U.S. about $37.8 billion in state and federal taxes between 2000 and 2016, according to a recent study by researcher at Penn State University and published in the journal Medical Care....



Wonder why we never heard of Obama doing anything about this?
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:25 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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'Just a piece': The U.S. opioid epidemic is costing a fortune in lost tax

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'Just a piece': The U.S. opioid epidemic is costing a fortune in lost tax revenue
Adriana Belmonte 5 hours ago


As state and federal authorities crack down on companies and doctors who made money by fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, researchers are beginning to better understand other negative economic affects of the crisis.

The opioid crisis cost the U.S. about $37.8 billion in state and federal taxes between 2000 and 2016,
according to a recent study by researcher at Penn State University and published in the journal Medical Care....



Wonder why we never heard of Obama doing anything about this?

Yet you apparently don't wonder why we never heard of George W Bush doing anything about this.

WHY is that?

Did you mysteriously start caring in 2009?
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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'Just a piece': The U.S. opioid epidemic is costing a fortune in lost tax

revenuehttps://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/opioid-crisis-cost-121509992.html


'Just a piece': The U.S. opioid epidemic is costing a fortune in lost tax revenue
Adriana Belmonte 5 hours ago


As state and federal authorities crack down on companies and doctors who made money by fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, researchers are beginning to better understand other negative economic affects of the crisis.

The opioid crisis cost the U.S. about $37.8 billion in state and federal taxes between 2000 and 2016, according to a recent study by researcher at Penn State University and published in the journal Medical Care....

Wonder why we never heard of Obama doing anything about this?
You mean the guy who isn't president anymore? If I remember correctly, Trump, the man who is president NOW, promised he would address the problem. What happened with that? Oh yeah, the weekend rolled around and he had to go to Mar-a-Lago for another 18 holes.
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:41 PM
 
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Its pretty simple...the 'opioid epidemic' was only a threat the the drug cartels...addicts getting their fix from doctors or pharmacies cut them (and their drugs) out of the equation.


Thats precisely why the DEA cracked down on hard on doctors, pharma companies etc...this was hurting the cartels profit margins, and since DEA are the cartels enforcers and lobbyists in the US, they were very effective...so now instead of 'opioid/painkiller epidemics'...we have 'heroin epidemics'!


I was a heroin addict during the time this all happened, I saw first hand what was going on, and especially how MUCH heroin was being pumped in right before these laws took effect, the cartels knew LOTS and LOTS of opioid dependent people were going to be without a source for their drugs soon, it was a great financial move for them, heroin is more valuable than gold right now!
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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Throwing millions of people from the middle class into poverty has consequences. Drug abuse is one of them.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:30 PM
 
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religious do-gooders have shackled the world with drugs controlled by vast criminal enterprises instead of approaching the issue as a HEALTH crisis.....and heres what that leftwing rag has to say about the much hyped "WALL"
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuarta.../#4a39c3c7888b
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:45 PM
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I think about who the opioid crisis is affecting. It's mainly Whites, particularly from places like eastern Ohio, West Virginia (and other parts of Appalachia), Indiana, Missouri,etc. While people are getting locked up from opiods, they aren't filling up the prisons the way crack was back in the 80s and 90s. Crack was an inner city drug that was affecting a large number of Blacks. For as much as opioid addicts are looked down on, they are afforded more pity compared to those who were addicted to crack, at least in public perception.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:47 PM
 
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The vast majority of this happened under GWB....I'm not saying he "did it", but that the history of Perdue Pharma and the Florida Pill Mills and Ohio, etc. happened in that time frame.

The Gubment was too tied up in other things...like wars....to care much about domestic issues. In fact, domestic issues were largely ignored. It was all about the warmonger and money...and, hey, there were 100's of BILLION made from selling the "legal" opiates. It was a regular party......

You'd have to build a wall around doctors, big pharma, chemists and everyone else in the USA responsible for all of this. Heck, just one family was responsible for probably 50% of it (the Sacklers)...and they got hospitals and Art Galleries named after them and all kinds of awards.

Ain't Capitalism grand? After it gets done selling you the pills to kill yourself with..and corrupting the doctors, pharmacists and others...THEN, it tells you all to fight among yourselves about keeping brown hard-working Christian refugees out!

Even George Orwell couldn't make up fiction with this much ignorance.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:53 PM
 
Location: SGV
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It's too complex of an issue to get a number on lost tax revenue (a made up word to begin with).

In any event, I applaud anything and everything that prevents the government receiving taxes...provided that the non-aggression principle is upheld by individuals (because we know the government doesn't uphold it).
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