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More U.S. states legalize fentanyl test strips to combat surging opioid deaths

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legalize fentanyl test strips to combat surging opioid deaths

That’s not making sense and is completely bare of any logic. You can’t combat surging opioid deaths with fentanyl test strips. You can only combat opioid deaths with stopping the production and combatting the producers and dealers of all those opioids.

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That’s not making sense and is completely bare of any logic. 

The article explains without problem the sense and logic of the measure and how it can prevent people dying from an overdose. You make no argument against the explanation provided.

You can only combat opioid deaths with stopping the production and combatting the producers and dealers of all those opioids.

That would be incorrect, there are many different measures that can prevent deaths, some are simply much easier to implement and give much faster results. Pretending something that has been impossible to achieve for decades is the only way to stop these deaths is not helpful.

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Question is .....Why do so many people in america want to be so far " Out of it " ??? Maybe because they cant stand being " In it " !

U.S. Recorded Nearly 110000 Overdose Deaths in 2022 according to the New york times.

Who needs enemies,......when your enemy is within !

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and where does an estimated 90% of fentanyl come from? Take a guess.

Death by a thousand cuts.

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Great idea. I guess something has to be done. This is not the best idea, but it's a beginning.

Just say no! to drugs!

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The US has lost control of the opioid abuse and addictions created by Big Pharma and now the mostly-made Chinese fentanyl that is killing thousands.

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They should be also handing out Naloxone a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids—including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications—when given in time. Naloxone is easy to use and small to carry.

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Just say NO to any of that trash

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If they could say "no" they are probably not addicts.

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Every state but Alaska had an anti-paraphernalia law on the books by the mid-1980s, making materials used for testing and analyzing illicit substances illegal.

For cripes sake who thought that was an ethical thing to do? These should be legal and free in every state in the union.

Anyone that objects clearly wants to see more overdoses which Republicans keep wringing their hands over.

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Fentanyl is some pretty gnarly stuff. It's so easy to OD on.

I have two friends, with different families, whose teenage kids were on the brink of death from accidental overdoses.

One had no idea there was any fentanyl at all in the meth she was taking.

The other kid was purposely taking fentanyl but the potency was so much higher than the one he usually took.

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> The US has lost control of the opioid abuse and addictions created by Big Pharma and now the mostly-made Chinese fentanyl that is killing thousands.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/big-pharma-doles-out-cash-to-key-democrats-with-laser-precision

This is why and if anything big government is always, always a problem.

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4 U.S. companies will pay $26 billion to settle claims they fueled the opioid crisis.

Johnson & Johnson will contribute $5 billion to the settlement. AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson will pay a combined $21 billion.

https://www.npr.org/2022/02/25/1082901958/opioid-settlement-johnson-26-billion

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@bass4funkJune 15 09:29 pm JST

https://www.thedailybeast.com/big-pharma-doles-out-cash-to-key-democrats-with-laser-precision

But when it is stopping Medicare from negotiating drug prices, that is just free market principles, huh?

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