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Pain is as old as complex cell organisms and greed is as old as the cave man.

What is relatively new is how scientists, corporations, (and even physicians trained to help people), engage the business of creating, distributing and profiting from medicines intended to help people but marketed to make money.

The company that reinvented and re-marketed the long used chemical compound called Oxycodone (Oxycodone is an analgesic medication synthesized from poppy-derived thebaine. It was developed in 1916 in Germany, as one of several new semi-synthetic opioids in an attempt to improve on the existing opioids: morphine, diacetylmorphine (heroin), and codeine.) as the new Oxycontin (a synthetic analgesic drug that is similar to morphine in its effects and subject to abuse and addiction.) has unleashed an epidemic that was inherent in a drug that needs much closer control and should be prescribed by properly trained physicians.

So the issue is …

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5-Hour Energy Is Cited in 13 Death Reports – NYTimes.com

It is amazing to see how the so called “food industry” in this country is composed of products that are mostly junk ….

 

With an ongoing addiction epidemic in youth which includes obesity, synthetic drugs and abuse of prescription drugs, products like RED BULL start kids early on taking a chemical fix to alter their natural state of being …. We need more public awareness of these issues…

“Federal officials have received reports of 13 deaths over the last four years that cited the possible involvement of 5-Hour Energy, a highly caffeinated energy shot, …”

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