Nearly a quarter of those prescribed opioids misuse them, with around 10 percent developing an addiction. Opioid addiction often leads to heroin use over time, often resulting in death.
But I knew they were. Because, you see…I've dealt with doctors who like to over prescribe medication before. I've dealt with opioids and what they do to someone. My mother died from opioid overdose. I am well aware.
— Susie (@SusieMC76) December 26, 2018
This will be our second Christmas without my brother. He died of an accidental opioid overdose on 6/3/2017. I miss him more than words can express.
Anybody out there missing someone this Christmas?
— CElken (@cselken) December 22, 2018
My son died from an overdose of heroin and fentenyl two years ago and what have done to try fentenyl from coming in from China? Getting cozy with China about trade. You have done nothing about our opioid problem. You are too wrapping up into yourself.
— Trudy Matz (@MatzTrudy) December 23, 2018
Because of rhetoric from President Donald Trump, many erroneously believe that the brunt of these drugs are being brought in from Mexico. For this reason, they believe a wall will curb the opioid crisis.
I made my donation. Appears to be on the up and up with a guarantee your money will be refunded if for some reason it can't be used for the wall.
I say go for it. 70,000 died from opioid drug od just last year. A… https://t.co/ZNw5BBiR3v
— Mike Jones (@elknc) December 21, 2018
Right there is where the opioid crisis begins! Also alot of illegal guns coming across. Building the wall will help curb both! #BuildTheWall
— The Silent Majority (@KyCountryGirl80) December 27, 2018
If Democrats cared about the opioid crisis, they would fund the Wall. It's time to compromise. https://t.co/n0nwc2L38k
— Bob (@p8riot) December 26, 2018
I urge you to put your money where your mouth is. If you really care about border security and the opioid crisis, fund the wall and work (in a bipartisan manner) to reform immigration laws.
— Lonn Elliott (@LonnElliott) December 22, 2018
However, as the Insys debacle indicates, insatiable drug companies and corrupt doctors pose more of a threat.
I thought these drugs were coming from Mexico? I’m so confused
— Jordan Borad (@jbayzzz) December 27, 2018
Drugs are pouring in over doctors orders…… errr…. I mean borders. Yeah, borders.
— Resist Corp. (@crypticcat) December 27, 2018
I think this sort of kickback is the norm not the exception… oh the joys of for profit medicine.
— Brandon Pierce (@brandonpierce) December 27, 2018
Babich will hopefully be a warning to those exploiting addiction for profits.