Thought of Today: December 13, 2016 at 01:28PM

Increase this year = 73%
Number of deaths= 33,091

That is the number of people who died out of prescription and synthetic opioids last year.

That is more than the American casualties of:

American Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Mexican–American War
Iraq/Afghanistan Wars
Philippine–American War

What’s wrong?

– greed of pharmaceutical companies and their lobbies
– culture of promoting stimulants and mode enhancers
– culture of over prescribing of medicine
– culture of family decay
– demoting of values and principles in society

If you drink a Redbull or a venti Starbucks, you are part of the problem really if you think deep about it.

Published by W

Wissam, Wesley, or simply W, is an educator, writer, entrepreneur, engineer, activist, ex-Imam, humanist, liberal thinker with interest and mediocre attempt at many takes of life. A modern confused Renaissance man, who uses doubt as a path for emancipation and science as a road towards enlightenment.

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