Steady rise continues in drug deaths in Southwest Virginia

Nov 15, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Roanoke Times

The death toll from drug overdoses in Western Virginia reached a new high of 270 last year, indicating that the plague of prescription drug abuse has yet to subside.

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Good let the idiots keep killing themselves!
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This is good news!

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but MJ is illegal.
go figure.
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Rob your drug dealer and send him or her home naked. If it is snowing let them keep their shoes.

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There'd be less ODs if all these drugs were decriminalized.....you never know for sure what you're getting from street drugs ~ how strong or what rubbish it's cut with
If addicts could get regulated drugs from a regulated source there would be less accidental ODs
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nathanielornament wrote:
There'd be less ODs if all these drugs were decriminalized.....you never know for sure what you're getting from street drugs ~ how strong or what rubbish it's cut with
If addicts could get regulated drugs from a regulated source there would be less accidental ODs
I agree,The "war on drugs" is a waste of money we don't have.
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nathanielornament wrote:
There'd be less ODs if all these drugs were decriminalized.....you never know for sure what you're getting from street drugs ~ how strong or what rubbish it's cut with
If addicts could get regulated drugs from a regulated source there would be less accidental ODs
Most of these drugs are coming from medicine cabinets. It's not a matter of decriminalizing them; it's a matter of reforming the FDA so that they're not in the pockets of big Ag and big Pharma. Most of these drugs are synthetic heroin. We’re also the only industrialized country in the world that allows the use rGBH and rBST on milk cows, and chicken litter to be fed to beef cows. Marijuana is a schedule 1 drug, but morphine, opium, codeine, and methamphetamine are schedule 2? Our system is seriously corrupt and broken.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm61...
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Graydog wrote:
<quoted text>I agree,The "war on drugs" is a waste of money we don't have.
While I agree with reforming the FDA; I also agree with you. We need to look at other country's successes, like Portugal's
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Dude wrote:
<quoted text> While I agree with reforming the FDA; I also agree with you. We need to look at other country's successes, like Portugal's
The only thing good that ever came from Portugal is wine.
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Earl wrote:
<quoted text> The only thing good that ever came from Portugal is wine.
http://www.businessinsider.com /portugal-drug-policy-decrimin alization-works-2012-7
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I stick by my original statement.
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Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Most of these drugs are coming from medicine cabinets. It's not a matter of decriminalizing them; it's a matter of reforming the FDA so that they're not in the pockets of big Ag and big Pharma. Most of these drugs are synthetic heroin. We’re also the only industrialized country in the world that allows the use rGBH and rBST on milk cows, and chicken litter to be fed to beef cows. Marijuana is a schedule 1 drug, but morphine, opium, codeine, and methamphetamine are schedule 2? Our system is seriously corrupt and broken.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm61...
Dude! ODs are helpful. It helps to rid society of thieves and criminals.

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