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Jay
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Its funny that Uzique questions the occasional missile strike but not $6bn of 'aid' every single year.
I'm sure the US could use that money to solve the opioid crisis in about six months if they could be bothered.
$6B works out to be $18 per American.
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Jay wrote:

Dilbert_X wrote:

Its funny that Uzique questions the occasional missile strike but not $6bn of 'aid' every single year.
I'm sure the US could use that money to solve the opioid crisis in about six months if they could be bothered.
$6B works out to be $18 per American.
Is every American snorting H? 11 million Americans abused proscription drugs last year. Probably half of those used H. The new math works out to $545 to $1090 which can definitely buy a year's worth of opioid blockers or weekly group therapy.
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Why look after your own citizens when you can pay for Israelis to study the Torah for life?

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The Hollywood liberal media has a major role in encouraging and glorifying drug abuse and other unsafe lifestyles. Hollywood is ran largely by the Jews.
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"Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic. In 2017, an estimated 1.7 million individuals in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder."
https://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/18/heal … index.html

So thats $3529 per prescription opioid abuser or $9202 per heroin user.
With that kind of money and a little motivation, say a carrot on a stick, I'm confident a blind donkey could resolve the opioid use problem quite quickly.
But its more important for drug companies to make money and to fund 10% of the Israeli population to exercise their choice to not work.

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Jay
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Dilbert_X wrote:

"Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic. In 2017, an estimated 1.7 million individuals in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder."
https://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/18/heal … index.html

So thats $3529 per prescription opioid abuser or $9202 per heroin user.
With that kind of money and a little motivation, say a carrot on a stick, I'm confident a blind donkey could resolve the opioid use problem quite quickly.
But its more important for drug companies to make money and to fund 10% of the Israeli population to exercise their choice to not work.
That money wouldn't even pay for the bureaucracy of caseworkers that would be assigned to them.
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uziq
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it’s sort of cute that you guys think you can fix the opioid crisis by throwing money at it. as opposed to banning or legislating these incredibly over-prescribed prescription painkillers. ‘how much does it cost to cure a heroin addict? let’s run the math...’

by the time someone, especially an average hardworking stiff with a family and home, gets addicted to an opiate, your healthcare system has already failed in a pretty fundamental way. a drug addict is going to be on the balance sheet of your healthcare system for a very long time, if not the rest of their life.

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Jay wrote:

Dilbert_X wrote:

"Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic. In 2017, an estimated 1.7 million individuals in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder."
https://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/18/heal … index.html

So thats $3529 per prescription opioid abuser or $9202 per heroin user.
With that kind of money and a little motivation, say a carrot on a stick, I'm confident a blind donkey could resolve the opioid use problem quite quickly.
But its more important for drug companies to make money and to fund 10% of the Israeli population to exercise their choice to not work.
That money wouldn't even pay for the bureaucracy of caseworkers that would be assigned to them.
Just block grant the money to states and have them run it through their state social services. You small thinking person.
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Thats $120million per state, I'm sure each congressman would vote to ban or control opioid painkillers in return for an extra $120million for their state every year forever.
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Jay
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That's a rounding error on state budgets.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
uziq
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rehabs and therapy sessions don't address the causes of opiate addiction.
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Jay wrote:

That's a rounding error on state budgets.
But if it can be directed straight to the congressman's cronies its worth having.
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Jay wrote:

That's a rounding error on state budgets.
But if it can be directed straight to the congressman's cronies its worth having.
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A federal judge ruled on Monday that the Trump administration cannot force pharmaceutical companies to disclose the list price of their drugs in television ads, dealing a blow to one of the president’s most visible efforts to pressure drug companies to lower their prices.

Judge Amit P. Mehta, of the United States District Court in the District of Columbia, ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services exceeded its regulatory authority by seeking to require all drugmakers to include in their television commercials the list price of any drug that costs more than $35 a month. The rule was to take effect this week.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/heal … trump.html
Awful ruling. Judged decided that the Department of Health and Human Services lacks the power to pass this regulation on drug companies and it was up to Congress to do it.
uziq
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this is not so much of a hot take as a plate of cold turkey but, the whole culture of healthcare provision, insurance and pharma in america needs to change. y'all are sick.

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