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The “Dumbing Down” of America in the Prescription Opioid Epidemic!

dumbWhy “International Overdose Awareness Day” is dangerous and a deflection on attacking the epidemic from the root of the crisis — at the top!  The top is the FDA and the flooding of our country with dangerous prescription opioids!

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH) Social media is alive with the promotion of “International Overdose Awareness Day” on August 31 and a march in Washington, DC as well as events taking place throughout the U.S. and Canada.

FLASHBACK: Is Senator Joe Manchin of WV a “hero” or a “hypocrite” in the prescription opioid epidemic?

Previously published articles by Marianne Skolek Perez regarding the prescription opioid epidemic and why it has raged out of control.  An article will be published “weekly” in an effort to educate people as to why the deaths to this epidemic continue in record numbers.  The weekly series will be entitled “Wake Up America – Why we are losing more lives in the prescription opioid epidemic!”

July 7, 2015
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Manchin’s state, West Virginia, has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the country

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH) Last week I received an email from a mother who lost her child to the prescription opioid/heroin health crisis crippling every state in the country.  The email read “I hope to get an appointment to see Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia when I visit Washington, DC — I think he gets it.”  But does Manchin “get it” in the sense this mother thinks?

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was not “facing addiction” in his bogus report!

Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

Photo ops with a Surgeon General exposed for a bogus report will do nothing to slow down the deaths to prescription opioid “addiction” — and yes that is the disease killing your kids.

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH) Recently President Trump relieved the Surgeon General of his prestigious position within the administration.  Many supporters of Dr. Murthy were unhappy with Trump’s decision.  After all a report had been issued entitled “Facing Addiction in America – The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health”.  Considering that the Obama administration all but ignored the massive prescription opioid epidemic in the country, Murthy actually issuing a report was monumental.  So too was the length of the report — approximately 500 pages.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and her sordid investigation!

 

Senators Claire McCaskill and Orrin Hatch

Claire McCaskill and Orrin Hatch

Orrin Hatch is working for the wrong side…

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   Someone may want to inform Senator Claire McCaskill that her recent call for an investigation into the prescription opioid epidemic was already launched by the U.S. Finance Committee in 2012 and as of 2017 there is still no report.  So why would McCaskill demand action on an epidemic killing in the thousands every year when she is aware the waters are not unchartered?  Let me try to enlighten those people, including McCaskill, why not everyone is buying what she is selling.

Is the U.S. Senate responsible for thousands of deaths in sealing their fact finding report on drug epidemic?

Leahy.senate.gov

Leahy.senate.gov

How many lives could have been saved — especially our young people if in 2007 Patrick Leahy had replied to me “We are taking this epidemic seriously and are launching an investigation to stem the loss of life to addiction and death.”

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  On May 9, 2012 the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced an investigation into the prescription opioid epidemic waging a war of addiction and death throughout the U.S.  Their investigation was to be focused on the American Pain Foundation (they closed their doors when the investigation was announced), the Center for Practical Bioethics, and five other organizations. It also targeted three leading opioid makers: Purdue Pharma (OxyContin), Endo Pharmaceuticals (Percocet), and Johnson & Johnson (Duragesic). The Senate Finance Committee demanded to see documents and get answers to their questions.

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