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Off topic: Opiate Deaths increased 5.4 X in US in just three years - Sept 2017

The First Count of Fentanyl Deaths in 2016: Up 540% in Three Years New York Times

Clips from NYT

  • "Drug overdoses are expected to remain the leading cause of death for Americans under 50,"
  • ". . deaths involving synthetic opioids, mostly fentanyls, have risen to more than 20,000 from 3,000 in just three years."


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  • 1 Out of 12 Doctors Collecting Bonuses for Pushing Opioids Mercola Aug 2017
    " 375,000 non-research opioid-related payments to more than 68,000 physicians, totaling more than $46 million"
  • Opioids Aren’t the Only Pain Drugs to Fear NYT Sept 2017
    "A 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that 3.8 million Americans use opioids for nonmedical reasons every month"
    "With 100 million Americans living with chronic pain, according to a 2011 report by the Institute of Medicine, there is a vast market available for people “legitimately” prescribed an opioid to become hooked on ever-larger doses of these drugs"
    Major problems with long-term use of Tylenol and NSAIDS (especially if poor kidney, liver, or heart)
  • VR Promises a Surprising Tech Alternative to Painkillers in Deadly Opioid Crisis Sept 2017
    Interaction during VR games provides a lot of pain distraction
    One person was able to stop his opeiate use for pain of broken back by the use of VR


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