Opioid Crisis Cost The US $1 Trillion Since 2001, And It’s Getting Worse

Pictured: prescription painkiller OxyContin

ㅤô¿ô …But we can’t afford $25 billion to build a border wall.

Full story at The Daily Caller, image from dailycaller(.com) – 2/13/18.ㅤTags: drug cartels, drugs, heroin, heroin epidemic, mexican cartels, opioid crisis, opioid epidemic, opioids.

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Trump threatens aid to countries that don’t stop drugs at the border


ㅤ”‘These countries are not our friends,’ the President told the room of gathered officials. ‘You know, we think they’re our friends and we send them massive aid.’
ㅤ’I won’t mention names right now, but I look at these countries, I look at the numbers we send them — we send them massive aid and they’re pouring drugs into our country and they’re laughing at us,’ he continued. ‘So I’m not a believer in that. I want to stop the aid.'”

Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 2/3/18.ㅤTags: drug cartels, drugs, heroin, heroin epidemic, mexican cartels, opioid crisis, opioid epidemic, opioids.

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Two Men Sentenced for Possession of Enough Fentanyl to Kill Everyone in NYC and New Jersey


ㅤ”‘The 45 kilograms of fentanyl seized last year in this investigation brought home the scope of the problem we face in New Jersey with this highly lethal opioid,’ said Elie Honig, director of the Division of Criminal Justice. ‘Three years ago, fentanyl was found in only about 2 percent of the heroin tested by the State Police; by late last year, it was found in nearly one-third of the heroin tested.’
ㅤFentanyl is a widely used and extremely potent synthetic opioid. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20,000 of the 64,000 overdose deaths in 2016 were because of synthetic opioids.'”

Full story at The Independent Journal Review, Image from west-ward(.com) – 1/29/18.ㅤTags drug cartels, drugs, heroin, heroin epidemic, mexican cartels, opioid crisis, opioid epidemic, opioids, fentanyl, conservative, politics.

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Trump administration announces opioid waivers for states

Pictured: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert

ㅤ”The Utah waiver helps people who have an opioid addiction and are homeless or in prison or jail. It is expected to expand treatment to as many as 6,000 Utah residents.
ㅤUtah Gov. Gary Herbert praised the the President administration for allowing the state to address opioid abuse in the state’s homeless population.
ㅤ’I’ve always maintained the role of the federal government should be to provide states with the flexibility to be innovative in how they operate their Medicaid programs,’ he said. ‘Nobody knows how to address the unique challenges we face as a state better than we do.'”

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FACT CHECK: Do Drug Overdoses Kill More Americans Than ‘Gun Homicides And Motor Vehicles’?

ㅤ”Verdict: True.”

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Mexican Drug Cartels Are ‘Greatest’ Criminal, Opioid Threats to U.S., Says DEA

ㅤ”Mexican drug cartels continue being the greatest criminal threat to America and are largely to blame for the current opioid crisis striking most of the nation, a new assessment by the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration revealed.”

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Democrats say Trump must back up opioid declaration with money

ㅤ”It is deeply concerning that this declaration, which comes a full three months after the President’s Commission on the Opioid Crisis’ report, fails to authorize federal funding to help those Americans locked in a life-or-death struggle with opioid addiction,’ said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.”

ㅤô¿ô …Indeed, addicts are screwed. Everyone knows the infinitesimal cure rate of treatment programs. Nancy the dingbat needs to cite encouraging cure rates. Otherwise build the damn wall!

Story at The Washington Examiner, image from thelibertarianrepublic(.com). — #democratic party #democratic socialists #democrats #drug cartels #drugs #heroin #heroin epidemic #nancy pelosi #opioid crisis #opioids — Visit the post page to like, share or reply to this post.

Trump will stop short of declaring national emergency on opioids: report

ㅤ”‘There are a lot of good people that are seeing what’s going on and I think we’ll be successful in that next week I’m declaring an emergency — a national emergency — on drugs,’ the President told Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs during an interview on Wednesday. ‘The opioid crisis is a tremendous emergency.'”

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It is opioids week? Why an emergency declaration matters

ㅤ”We need emergency supplemental funding to actually address the issue,’ said Tannaz Rasouli, senior director of public policy and strategic outreach at the Association of American Medical Colleges.”

ㅤô¿ô …If their solution is to throw more money at programs that have never worked, then screw them. Build the wall.

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CNN Commentator Has Glowing Words of Praise for Convicted Cop Killer: ‘She’s Innocent’

Story at The Independent Journal Review, image from ijr.com.

CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill has come out with a new book titled, “How to Use Race to Justify Cop-Killing, Terrorism, Drug Trafficking, Beating Up Old White Men, Looting, and Rioting and Be Freed on Less than $500 Bail.”

Oregon Bill to Make Heroin, Cocaine Possession a Misdemeanor

Story at Breitbart, image from wikimedia.org.
ㅤ”State Senator Betsy Johnson (D) denounced the bill as a ‘hug a thug policy,’ claiming to the Washington Post: ‘The proponents of these bills mistakenly believe that drug sentences damage people’s lives, but it’s the drugs that ruin people’s lives,’ she said. ‘I would like to end the odious practice of racial profiling, but I will not be associated with a bill that decriminalizes hard drugs.'”

State Senator Betsy Johnson (D)…

Jeff Sessions to boost asset forfeiture rules for drug traffickers

Story at The Washington Examiner, image from breitbart.com.
ㅤ”According to the Institute for Justice, only seven states plus the District of Columbia ‘block law enforcement access to forfeiture proceeds.'”

ㅤOhio is one of the 7 states. Here is a quote from cincinnati.comㅤ…
ㅤ”We introduced this bill not because the process is being widely abused by prosecutors or law enforcement officials, but because existing law could allow for the abuse of one’s property and Fifth Amendment rights” — Rep. Rob McColley (R)
ㅤOhio calls their laws “reforms,” when the laws are actually a direct refusal to enforce Federal law. Once more, the need for “reforms,” by their own admission, is not warranted by any data showing abuse of forfeiture by law enforcement. As would be expected, Ohio law enforcement firmly opposes the “reforms.”
ㅤKasich gave his stamp of approval in January. So the next time Kasich appears on The View and whines about not getting enough money in Medicaid for drug rehab, send him a very nasty email.