Over 70% of the US population uses at least one form of prescription drugs.
June 24th, 2013
Reader Views: 305
Teens and youngsters especially are abusing pills hyped by celebrity icons such as rapper¬†Eminem¬†and others. The song ‚ÄúPills‚ÄĚ touches on this fact.
The drug scene is glamorized by¬†Hollywood¬†and the music industry making kids¬†curious. However, the zombie¬†apocalypse¬†doesn‚Äôt stop there. According to¬†OffGridSurvival.com, ‚ÄúThe numbers are actually pretty disturbing; according to another¬†report,¬†1 out of every ¬†5 U.S. adults is taking at least one behavioral pharmaceutical drug and more than one in four women is taking at least one mood altering medication.‚ÄĚ
Another scary aspect to know is the fact that¬†more people die each year from prescription drugs than illegal drugs or car accidents, signifying a clear problem.
Dr. Mercola¬†writes, ‚ÄúDeath by medicine is a 21st-century epidemic, and America‚Äôs ‚Äúwar on drugs‚ÄĚ is clearly directed at the wrong enemy!
Prescription drugs are now killing far more people than illegal drugs, and while most major causes of preventable deaths are declining, those from prescription drug use are increasing, an analysis of recently released data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by the Los Angeles Times revealed.
The Times analysis of 2009 death statistics, the most recent available, showed:
- For the first time ever in the US, more people were killed by drugs than motor vehicle accidents
- 37,485 people died from drugs, a rate fueled by overdoses on prescription pain and anxiety medications, versus 36,284 from traffic accidents
- Drug fatalities more than doubled among teens and young adults between 2000 and 2008, and more than tripled among people aged 50 to 69
Again, these drug-induced fatalities are not being driven by illegal street drugs; the analysis found that the most commonly abused prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax and Soma now cause more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.‚ÄĚ
Delivered by The Daily Sheeple
Contributed by IntelliHub.com of www.IntelliHub.com.
We believe that the world has reached a turning point as the corporate funded and controlled mainline media has become obsolete as humans are now seeking the truth. Intellihub.com‚ĄĘ strives and will continue to uphold it‚Äôs duties to inform humanity of what is really taking place in the world around them. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
Please share: Spread the word to sheeple far and wide
Leave A Comment...
The Daily Sheeple Home Page