FDA Fueled Opioid Epidemic

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FDA Fueled Opioid Epidemic

January 2018

By William Faloon

William Faloon
William Faloon

Heroin is one of the most addictive substances on earth.

When deprived of opioid drugs like heroin or oxycodone, addicts endure harsh withdrawal that often requires medical intervention. The addict may then undergo long-term treatment to reduce odds of relapsing.1

Recovering opioid addicts may not sleep properly for years. Relentless physical and mental cravings result in over 90% of treated users resuming opioid addiction.2 The final exit for many is recovery or death.

Opioid addiction has skyrocketed in the United States as have fatal overdoses.3

To meet the surging demand, synthetic opioids (like fentanyl) are smuggled into the United States. Those convicted of trafficking opioids can face decades of incarceration.4,5

What if, instead of risking prison, you duped the FDA into approving a synthetic opioid drug for routine pain relief?


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