Last week my family watched the HBO Documentary “Warning: This Drug Will Kill You”, which follows some people through through addiction. This documentary really targets in on one of the big precursors of this crisis. Over prescribing of pain killers.
I think comparing different treatments for different diseases is not helpful to anyone. I feel the system needs changed. Maker of Epipen taking advantage and charging huge amounts of money. Chemotherapy prices are HUGE. Narcan is NOT free, and I am sure we will see pricing increases on that also. Pharametical companies made this epidemic and need to be held responsible. The numbers are clear. Doctors are still over prescribing and NOT providing help after a person becomes addicted.
Below are two short videos that I encourage you to watch that also explain the problem.