Monday, May 9, 2016

Fentanyl Fatalities



CBC is reporting that drug overdoses are still rising in the interior mostly due to Fentanyl.

8 comments:

  1. Bad business, killing your customers that is.

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  2. We certainly should not expect them to go down. the B.C. Lieberals aren't too interested in how many people die from drug overdoses, they don't even seem to care too much that almost 500K of us don't have family doctors; that they closed 2 O.R.s at Children's Hospital; that Burnaby Hospital released a man who then killed himself and that Abbotsford released 3 people who killed themselves.
    If they do care, I haven't seen any evidence of it, i.e. trying to solve the problem.

    Its my opinion Christy and her cabal only care about raising as much money as they can for their precious party by hold soirees at $20K a pop for the "war" chest. Even if you or I paid the $20K we would not be permitted to attend. We might ask real questions.

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  3. "If you remember nothing else, remember this: the one and only reason politicians, bureaucrats, and policemen want to take your weapons away from you is so that they can do things to you that they couldn’t do if you still had your weapons."

    The problem is, weapons without the will to use them are worthless. The citizenry far outnumbers the political elite and their enforcers, but are the victims of decades of brainwashing by the same people who have been well paid to do it. As long as you will accept what they "give" you, (that was yours anyway) then that is all you will be offered. Christie and all her friends DGAF about you, past whatever effort is necessary on their part to maintain the positions of privilege you have been fooled into giving them.

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  4. http://infotel.ca/newsitem/crown-drops-charges-against-kelowna-man-accused-of-drug-trafficking-in-edmonton/it30534

    This isn't going to help the problem.

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  5. Unfortunately we have many opioid addicts in western Canada right now.

    Surely readers will remember the moral panic surround oxycontin a few years ago. The solution at the time was getting rid of instant release tablets, so that the tablets could not be abused nearly as easily. Big pharma had saved the day it seemed.

    Fast forward a few years. With no reliable domestic supply of instant release oxy, there were not a lot of strong opiates in a pill form available on the street. With this gap in the market, the production of counterfeit oxy pills from fentanyl begins.

    Former oxy users could move up to heroin, but no doubt many avoid that because of an aversion to IV drugs. So, many of them continued to buy the counterfeit 'oxy' offered to them.

    Fentanyl is extremely strong of course, but the real problem here is qa and marketing. If fentanyl was sold as a powder under its own name, without the fillers of a pressed pill, users would at least know what they are getting and could dose accordingly. Overdoses would likely decrease, as there are no uncertainties regarding dose and substance.

    I believe that the fentanyl problem is therefore a result of the war on drugs. Laws can be changed and punishments made harsher for fentanyl (think crack in the 80s), but that will simply drive the search for a similar opiate, and thus the cycle begins again.

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    1. You make an interesting point but it's kind of like saying after the police arrested someone for robbing a 7/11 they robbed a bank. Then saying it's the police's fault for arresting him for robing the 7/11. It doesn't really make sense.

      We are losing the war on drugs simply because we never fought it. Crack was a problem in the US back in the /80's but is still a problem here now because we are handing out free crack pipes and letting crack dealers sell crack in public around needle exchanges. That is insane. We are part of the problem not the solution.

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