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Off Topic: 4X increase in Americans taking morphine-type drugs in last decade (consider Vitamin D instead) – Aug 2014

47 million Americans now take morphine-type drug sometime each year Mercola Aug 2014

5,000,000,000 hydrocodone-containing pain pills in 2011
= enough for 8 times per day for three weeks for every man, woman and child
Comment in forum: As Dr Mendelsohn used to say they seldom discontinue a dangerous and unproven drug unless they have an equally dangerous and unproven drug to replace it

Drug Overdoses Are the 9th Leading Cause of Death in the US Mercola April 2017

  • ". . . more Americans now use prescription opioids than smoke cigarettes.1 "
  • " . . Americans now use 80 percent of all the opioids sold worldwide."
  • "In Alabama, which has the highest opioid prescription rate in the U.S., 143 prescriptions are written for every 100 people"
  • ". . . more than 14 percent of pregnant women were prescribed opioids during their pregnancy."

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