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Just released from Ottawa, March 27, 2013.

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), in partnership with the National Advisory Council (NAC) on Prescription Drug Misuse, today released a comprehensive 10-year, pan-Canadian strategy, First Do No Harm: Responding to Canada’s Prescription Drug Crisis.

The strategy highlights the action required to address the devastating harms associated with prescription drugs in Canada in the areas of prevention, education, treatment, monitoring and surveillance, and enforcement.

Harm such as addiction, overdose and death associated with certain prescription drugs.

– opioids

– sedatives

– tranquilizers

– stimulants

They are a leading public health and safety concern in Canada that has now reached crisis proportions,” stated Michel Perron, Chief Executive Officer, CCSA and NAC Co-Chair.

The number of opioid-related deaths are increasing, emergency room visits are on the rise and there are increased demands for treatment.

Canada now ranks as the world’s second largest per capita consumer of prescription opioids, with the United States ranked as number one (International Narcotics Control Board, 2013).

Canada‘s rate of use increased by 203% between 2000 and 2010, an increase steeper than in the United States

(International Narcotics Control Board).

Common generic, trade and street names for opioids.

Generic name           Trade name                                                                Street names 

Fentanyl                        Duragesic                                                                        patch

Hydromorphone         Dilaudid, Exalgo                                                            juice

Hydrocodone              Vicodin, Norco

Morphine                     Astramorph, Avinza                                                       M, morph,

Methadone             Diskets, Dolophine,                                          

Methadose,            Methodone,  Methadose Sugar Free          Meth                                                           

Meperidine             Demerol

Oxycodone             OxyContin, OxyNEO, Percocet, Percodan   Oxy, hillbilly heroin, percs

Codeine                  Tylenol 3, 4 (codeine+ acetaminophen)

Common, trade and street names for stimulants.

Generic name                                  Trade name                       Street names
Methylphenidate                                Ritalin, Concerta, Biphentin  Vitamin R, skippy, rids, uppers
Dextroamphetamine sulfate                Dexedrine                           Bennies, black beauties, hearts
Amphetamine & Dextroamphetamine   Adderall                             Beans, dexies, amps

Common, trade and street names for sedatives and tranquilizers.

Generic name    Trade name              Street names

Benzodiazepines


Alprazolam        Xanax Z-bars, bars Clonazepam Rivotril® K-pins Diazepam Valium® Vs, tranks, downers

Flurazepam        Dalmane                     tranks, downers, nerve pills


Lorazepam         Ativan                         nerve pills, tranks, downers


Temazepam       Restoril                       rugby balls, tems, jellies


Triazolam          Halcion                        Up Johns, tranks, downers


Non-benzodiazepine sleep medication

Zopiclone           Imovane                    Z-drug


Barbiturates


Pentobarbital     Nembutal                   barbs, M&Ms, nembies


Amobarbital       Amytal                       angels, blue heavens

http://www.ccsa.ca/2013%20CCSA%20Documents/CCSA-Prescription-Drug-Strategy-news-release-2013-en.pdf

http://www.ccsa.ca/2013%20CCSA%20Documents/CCSA-Prescription-Opioids-2013-en.pdf

http://www.ccsa.ca/2013%20CCSA%20Documents/CCSA-Prescription-Stimulants-2013-en.pdf

http://www.ccsa.ca/2013%20CCSA%20Documents/CCSA-Prescription-Sedatives-and-Tranquilizers-2013-en.pdf

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  •   Water can relieve pain.
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  •   To recognize contributing factors that could be causing more pain.
  •   Understanding illness so you can relieve, eliminate or start reversing it.
  •   To become aware of habits that might be causing you more pain.
  •   Replacing bad habits with good habits can eliminate pain and start reversing disease.
  •   Avoiding certain foods can eliminate pain, symptoms and reverse disease.
  •   Emotions can cause body pain.
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  •   Beliefs can disable you.
  •   To find your “Happy Place”.

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This is only the beginning. This complimentary book is showing you how to deal with pain so you can prepare yourself for your healing journey.

I have so much to share with you on how to get on the winning side of Fibromyalgia.

I will share the steps I have endured to understanding “it”, the mysterious, misunderstood syndrome called Fibromyalgia that carries so much skepticism, stigma and disbelief.

I will share how I took charge of my own health and have come so much further towards feeling alive and finding pain relief.

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The FDA – Do they really have your best interest at heart?

I was just reading from the Health Ranger that they have shut down yet another
natural healer, I went to the FDA’s website to check things out. Upon the last       paragraph that I read:

FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness and security of

  • human and veterinary drugs

  • vaccines and other biological products for human use

  • medical devices.

  • FDA also is responsible for the safety and security of our

  • nation’s food supply

  • cosmetics

  • dietary supplements

  • products that give off electronic radiation

  • regulating tobacco products.

I am in awe of this statement when in fact they allow all kinds of products on the      shelves that will indeed harm us. They even block out products that help heal and         even fight cancer and herbs and natural medicines that have been healing people for thousands of years because they can’t profit from them.

There are no regulations on cleaning products or personal care products and they            are filled with many toxic chemicals that can indeed harm you. They allow chemicals, preservatives, dyes, aspartame, msg, and genetically modified chemicals into your         food chain without your knowledge. They allow mercury in vaccines and all kinds               of drugs onto the market that are later pulled off because of severe side effects or        death. They allow them there to begin with, then they play the hero of pulling them          off the shelf to protect us when they find out they cause harm to humans? Vicious         little circle.

I include everything on my website that I want to keep in my collection. These             videos show the other side of the FDA and the Drug Companies they don’t want               you to know about. Proof that they are causing harm to humans. We have been               kept in the dark too long and I believe we are putting our trust in the devil. You                  be the judge and make your own informed decisions:

Dr Mercola discusses the FDA

 

Financial News Network talks about GSK

 

CBC on FDA and GSK

The FDA is Killing You. Info wars

 Mike Adams SSR Lies

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Forensic evidence emerges that European e.coli superbug was bioengineered to
product human fatalities.


http://www.naturalnews.com/032622_ecoli_bioengineering.html#ixzz1sU9QfoUE

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I did some research on only the top 12 drug companies revenue in 2010 which totals 445.3 billion dollars, 210.75 billion was made in US alone. This is not even
including therapeutic devices. Bribery, cash and gifts to push their products:

Johnson & Johnson – U.S. 61.9 billion

Pfizer – U.S. 50.01

Roche – Switzerland 47.35

GlaxoSmithKline – United Kingdom 45.83

Novartis – Switzerland 44.27

Sanofi – France 41.99

AstraZeneca – UK/Sweden 32.81

Abbott Laboratories – U.S. 30.76

Merck & Co. – U.S. 27.43

Bayer HealthCare – Germany 22.30

Eli Lilly U.S. – 21.84

Bristol – Myers Squibb – U.S. 18.81

There are 153 drug companies in the incomplete listing so one can imagine how much money is made in the drug industry.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pharmaceutical_companies

Are we seeing the whole picture here? Why do we have such a sick world? Why is there that much illness that we are needing billions of dollars worth of drugs and it keeps increasing yearly? There is something wrong here.

The more chemicals we introduce into our food chain, personal care and cleaning products, the more illness we are seeing.

Dr Mercola has a great article on the bribery, fraud, illegal activities, mistakes
and get out of jail free of these drug companies. Why do they keep getting to
repeating their criminal activity? If it were you and I we would be out in jail
and out of business. We are being jailed for selling natural milk and healing
people. The more drugs you purchase, the more you are supporting these corporate criminals to keep hurting people and raking in the big doe while doing it.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/18/drug-companies-are-ranked-in-the-top-100-corporate-criminals-of-the-1990s.aspx

Horrified scientists discover GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is responsible for causing an up to 1700 percent increase in narcolepsy among children and teenagers under 17 years of age from their H1N1 Swine flu vaccine in 1990.


http://www.naturalnews.com/035501_vaccines_narcolepsy_children.html

Isn’t it really just all about money? Pharmaceutical bribes uncovered – Jon Barron reports.

Pharmaceuticals are the #2 unintentional deaths in the US

Drug companies make contributions to doctors and medical organizations

eg. – Pfizer paid more than $20 million to 4,500 doctors or medical professionals for consulting and speaking on their behalf

Pharmaceutical corruption drives companies to:

– lavish gifts

– lunches

– samples

– discounts

– contributions

– club memberships and more to sway doctors to prescribe their products and speak on their behalf

– 25% of all physicians accept cash gifts from drug companies

– 75% routinely accept in-kind gifts for meals, entertainment and the like

– physicians are the biggest gift recipients

– department chairs and professors of psychiatry at numerous universities routinely accept gifts worth up to tens of thousands of dollars for lecturing on behalf of drug companies

– examples

1. Charles Nemeroff, Chairman of Psychiatry at Emory University, who earned more than 2.8 million from various drug makers between 2000 to 2007 

2. Dr Frederick Goodwin, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health pocketed more than 1.3 million for giving marketing lectures on behalf of  drug companies to physicians.

Perhaps that explains why antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed medication in the US, despite the fact that their track record is downright depressing.


http://www.jonbarron.org/natural-health/pharmaceutical-corruption-sunshine-act

Thank you Jon for providing those facts for us. This is the US alone, compile this problem world wide and it is a very serious problem.

Do these facts and statistics sound like they have your best interests in mind or more their pocket books? Do you see now why they are trying to crush Natural healers and why they don’t want you to become healthy? How do we know which doctors are prescribing for profit? Quite frankly it is frightening and it makes me sick how they have involved children in their profit circle. What has this world come to?

This website is designed to help inform those who are looking for health without drugs. I have been there, done that and it only led me to frailty, despair and near death. If you want to keep informed on what is really going on out there and to finding wellness, sign up for my newsletter and rss feed. If you are looking for health in a pill bottle, then this website isn’t for you.

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Do you ever pay attention to aspirin and tylenol commercials? Doctor prescribed so it is okay to take an aspirin a day. People enjoying their life once again dancing around, running, doing sports again, all because of these great pain killers. Like this magic dust that covers our insides with goodness and joy so we can live once again!

I think it is misleading the younger generation and they are taking them like candy because of false beliefs that they are good for you, they won’t harm you or if one is good, two, three, or four must be even better. They mix them with other pills, this new red bull craze or alcohol. How else can we spell disaster?

We need to follow those commercials with the side effects, liver failure, addictions and death statistics that these pills lead to. Get the facts! Please read these facts:

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Alcohol is taken regularly with pain killers, prescription, over the counter and street drugs without thinking twice about it. Do we really know the consequences, long term results or internal damage we could be causing to our bodies?

The addiction to alcohol, pain killers or street drugs can also lead to liver damage, kidney damage, hives, mental illnesses or even worse, child neglect, child abuse or spousal abuse. Not to mention the crime, theft and death and devastation drinking and driving accidents cause.

Lets remember that one alcoholic drink means:

  • 12 ounces beer
  • 5 ounces of wine

1 1/2 ounces of 80% proof, 1 ounce of 100% proof

Anti-depressants

Cymbalta – alcohol and drugs like Cymbalta affect similar chemicals in the brain

– concern is increasing effects of alcohol, possibly increasing depression or affecting motor skills

– healthcare professionals advise is you do drink, drink light to moderate amounts

* My thought – it is a fairly new drug and we are the guinea pigs so report your side effects and adverse reactions with drugs/alcohol/herbal/foods. I would consider liver or kidney damage. There are withdrawals symptoms with Cymbalta, libido and on and on.

**I am not a doctor or professional but I wouldn’t combine them or take either if you have a history of depression, suicidal thoughts or any kind of mental illness. Get some help, it will get better.

*** Here is it, though I would include it too. Warnings are for anyone with biopolar, suicidal attempts, heart disease, diabetes, seizures, epilepsy, glaucoma, liver, kidney, bladder or allergies.

http://depression.emedtv.com/cymbalta/cymbalta-and-alcohol.html

Suicidal? Please call for help, it can get better!

1-800-273-8255

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

I will be adding more soon…………..

Okay, I am back my friends. I was looking at the National Fibromyalgia website and they are supported by Lilly USA, LLC. Lily is a major drug manufacturer. If you go to their site you can see a list of drugs they supply, one of them being Cymbalta our newest drug of choice being prescribed for Fibromyalgia. You can go see all kinds of doctors and specialists and that is what it comes down to in the end. The treatment is pain killers or Cymbalta and advise to do your exercise. Many other drugs are prescribed, one at a time to see what chemical cocktail works best for you.

Good luck with that and all the new symptoms you will experience from side effects. I can’t take it anymore, I am getting better through natural alternative treatment. The way I see it, we don’t know the long term effects of any of these drugs, people become zombies to their prescriptions and there is no end to it. I have a permanent sick pain inside my guts from long term use of their prescription drugs. I lost a lot of the brain fog when the drugs cleared out of my system along with a pile of other symptoms.

http://www.lilly.com/products/Pages/products.aspx

What I found interesting on Lilly website is that Fibromyalgia has it’s own category and the medication used is Cymbalta and it is also listed as a treatment in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain and Neuroscience. Doesn’t that tell us that the drug industry is classifying Fibromyalgia as a neurological problem? No one knows the cause yet they have classified and are treating humans with it . So further more I go to their website to see side effects for Cymbalta and was shocked at how the efficacy of Cymbalta was established from such little trial for such serious illnesses as depression and anxiety disorders when the warning on the same page is it can cause suicidal thoughts and psychiatric disorders. Wow what a bonus for an already depressed person. Is it not like giving an already suicidal person a gun. So every 1 in 12 is actually loaded with a bullet but no one knows who is getting it. Crazy as it sounds, I

Indicated for the treatment of.

–  major depressive disorder (MDD). The efficacy of Cymbalta was established in four short-term and one maintenance trial in adults.

–  generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The efficacy of Cymbalta was established in three short-term and one maintenance trial in adults.

–  management of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.

–  management of chronic musculoskeletal pain in people with chronic osteoarthritis pain and chronic low back pain.

Important Safety Information About Cymbalta

Antidepressants can increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, teens, and young adults. Suicide is a known risk of depression and some other psychiatric disorders.

Now going back to the National Fibromyalgia Association, here is what they believe:

– underlying cause or causes of FM still remain a mystery

– most researchers agree that FM is a disorder of central processing with neuroendocrine/neurotransmitter dysregulation

– patient experiences pain amplification due to abnormal sensory processing in the central nervous system

– an increasing number of scientific studies now show multiple physiological abnormalities in the FM patient, including:

– increased levels of substance P in the spinal cord

– low levels of blood flow to the thalamus region of the brain

– HPA axis hypofunction

– low levels of serotonin and tryptophan and

– abnormalities in cytokine function.

So how does Cymbalta fit in with this and what the heck is Cymbalta?

Lets go to RX List

Cymbalta® (duloxetine hydrochloride)

– selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI)

– chemical designation is (+)-(S)-N-methyl-?-(1-naphthyloxy)-2thiophenepropylamine hydrochlorie

– empirical formula is C18H19NOS•HCl

– the structural formula is:

 

Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) Structural Formula  Illustration

– is a white to slightly brownish white solid, which is slightly soluble in water.

– enteric-coated pellets are designed to prevent degradation of the drug in the acidic environment of the stomach.

Inactive ingredients include

– FD&C Blue No. 2, gelatin

– hypromellose

– hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate

sodium lauryl sulfate

– sucrose

– sugar spheres

– talc

– titanium dioxide

– triethyl citrate

– the 20 and 60 mg capsules also contain iron oxide yellow.

http://www.rxlist.com/cymbalta-drug.htm

Wow, I am glad that I chose to keep on my Natural path to wellness. Did anyone notice how the sodium lauryl sulfate is not only in our shampoo but also in our drugs?



The FDA has admitted that Opioids such as Oxycondone, Morphine, Methadone and Fentanyl are a major public health crisis for  addiction, misuse, abuse, overdose and death. Very widely used for Fibromyalgia, arthritis, cancer, dental and all kinds of pain. Largely sold as a street drug and very addicting.

From their own website

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/

Opioids are at the center of a major public health crisis of:

– addiction

– misuse

– abuse

– overdose

– death

FDA is taking action to protect patients from serious harm due to these drugs.  This action represents a careful balance between continued access to these necessary medications and stronger measures to reduce their risks.

List of Opioid Products

List of Long-Acting and Extended-Release

Opioid Products Required to have an

Opioid REMS


Brand Name Products

Trade Name Generic Name Sponsor
1 Duragesic Fentanyl Transdermal System Ortho McNeill Janssen
2 *Palladone Hydromorphone hydrochloride extended-release capsules Purdue Pharma
3 Dolophine Methadone hydrochloride tablets Roxanne
4 Avinza Morphine sulfate extended-release capsules King Pharms
5 Kadian  Capsules Morphine sulfate extended-release capsules Actavis
6 MS Contin Morphine sulfate controlled-release tablets Purdue Pharma
7 Oramorph Morphine sulfate sustained-release tablets Xanodyne Pharms
8 *Embeda Morphine sulfate and naltrexone extended-release capsules King Pharms
9 OxyContin Oxycodone hydrochloride controlled-release tablets Purdue Pharma
10 Opana ER Oxymorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets Endo Pharma
11 Exalgo Hydromorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets Mallinckrodt
12 Butrans Buprenorphine Transdermal System Purdue Pharma

*No longer being marketed, but is still approved.


Generic Products

Drug Name Generic Name Sponsor
1 Fentanyl Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system Actavis
2 Fentanyl Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system Lavipharm Labs
3 Fentanyl Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system Mallinckrodt
4 Fentanyl Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system Mylan Technologies
5 Fentanyl Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system Noven
6 Fentanyl Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system Teva Pharms
7 Fentanyl Fentanyl extended-release transdermal system Watson
8 Methadone Methadone tablets Mallinckrodt
9 Methadone Methadone HCL tablets Mallinckrodt
10 Methadone Methadone HCL tablets Sandoz
11 Morphine Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets Endo
12 Morphine Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets KV Pharmaceuticals
13 Morphine Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets Mallinckrodt
14 Morphine Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets Watson Labs
15 Oxycodone **Oxycodone extended-release tablets Mallinckrodt
16 Oxycodone ** Oxycodone Extended-Release Tablets Impax Labs
17 Oxycodone ** Oxycodone Extended-Release Tablets Teva

** Discontinued products

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On April 7, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public about the use of over-the-counter (OTC) products containing benzocaine, an ingredient used to reduce pain in the mouth and gums. Benzocaine use may cause a rare, but serious condition where the amount of oxygen that can be carried through the blood stream is greatly reduced.

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm250029.htm

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I wanted to address Oxycondone for a reason. My hometown and surrounding areas have many adults addicted to Percocet or Oxycontin. They are now prescribing medical marijuana in hopes to get them all off the highly addictive prescriptions of pain killers. I believe that most are coming from the streets rather than prescribed, how ever.

It has become a very expensive street drug. After doing some more research (see below), I discovered that Oxycodone abuse has been a continuing problem in the US since early 1960’s. Why has it been allowed to escalate for 50 years with even more deaths, addictions, crime and prescription abuse? Is it all about the money because I don’t understand how it could take so long to address one drug issue?

Short acting Oxycodone 2.5 to 5 mg

Endocet

Oxycocet

Percodan

Gerneric

Endodan

Newest short acting of 5, 10 & 20 mg

Supeudol®

Oxy IR®

Long acting introduced in 10 to 80 mg tabs

OxyContin® which is often referred as ” Hillbilly Heroin”

Oxycodan

Here are some facts from Health Canada:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/pubs/precurs/oxycodone/fs-fi/index-eng.php

Health Canada is aware of increasing concerns about the possible misuse and abuse of oxycodone-based products in Canada, particularly in Atlantic Canada.

Health Canada has met with key Atlantic stakeholders including the provincial ministries of Health and licensing authorities for pharmacists and physicians to discuss their concerns about the prescribing and usage of controlled substances, especially oxycodone. As a result of the consultations, Health Canada undertook a review of all sales transactions of oxycodone-based products in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. To date, only estimates regarding the volume of prescriptions and transactions of oxycodone-based products in Atlantic Canada were available. Please note that one prescription can generate a number of transactions.

Health Canada admits there is a problem. I did further research with the US Department of Justice Office of Diverse Control

Drugs and Chemicals of Concern


OXYCODONE

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drugs_concern/oxycodone/oxycodone.htm

Acute overdose of oxycodone can produce severe respiratory depression, skeletal muscle flaccidity, cold and clammy skin, reduction in blood pressure and heart rate, coma, respiratory arrest, and death.

Illicit Uses:

Oxycodone abuse has been a continuing problem in the U.S. since the early 1960s. Oxycodone is abused for its euphoric effects. It is equipotent to morphine in relieving abstinence symptoms from chronic opiate (heroin, morphine) administration.

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drugs_concern/oxycodone/summary.htm

Illicit Distribution:

Main sources of oxycodone on the street:

  • forged prescriptions
  • professional diversion through unscrupulous pharmacists, doctors, and dentists
  • “doctor-shopping”
  • armed robberies, and night break-ins of pharmacies and nursing homes.

The diversion and abuse of OxyContin® has become a major public health problem in recent years.

  • In 2008, 13.8 million people aged 12 or older used oxycodone (4.8 million used OxyContin®) for nonmedical use at least once during their lifetime (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2008).
  • The American Poison Control Centers reported 15,069 cases mentions and 7,528 single exposures, involving 13 deaths, related to oxycodone in 2007.
  • According to reports from DEA field offices, oxycodone products sell at an average price of $1 per milligram, the 40 mg OxyContin® tablet being the most popular.
  • According to the National Forensic Laboratory Information System, federal law enforcement seizures increased 116% from 508 items/exhibits in 2004 to 1,096 items/exhibits in 2008.
  • Seizures of oxycodone submitted to state and local laboratories increased 124% from 14,990 items/exhibits in 2004 to 33,612 items/exhibits in 2008.
  • From January through June 2009, federal law enforcement officers seized 678 items/exhibits identified as oxycodone and 19,343 oxycodone items/exhibits were submitted to state and local laboratories.

Comments and additional information are welcomed by the Drug and Chemical Evaluation Section; Fax 202-353-1263, telephone 202-307-7183, and Email ODE@usdoj.gov.

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drugs_concern/oxycodone/summary.htm

OxyContin® was introduced by Purdue Pharma in 1995.

  • Currently approved in 10, 20, 40, 80 and 160 milligram strengths.
  • From the first full year of sales in 1996, the number of OxyContin® prescriptions has risen 18 fold, to approximately 5.8 million prescriptions in 2000.
  • DEA has initiated meetings with the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, which has been the catalyst for the establishment of state prescription monitoring programs. Such programs provide a better mechanism to gather and evaluate prescription data, which is essential in responding to newly developing trends in prescription drug abuse. Existing data sources (IMS, Inc.) indicate that the five states with the lowest number of per capita OxyContin® prescriptions all have long standing prescription monitoring programs in place. These five states, beginning with the fewest per capita prescriptions for OxyContin® are California, Illinois, New York, Texas, and New Mexico. The majority of states reporting significant abuse and diversion issues are those without such programs. DEA has embarked on a number of programs to collect and monitor prescription data for controlled substances.

That was in 2000 and it is now 2011, have such programs been put into place since then?

http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/cngrtest/ct082801.htm

Drug free organization for kids:

http://www.drugfree.org/

You should have a quick look at:

DEA Most Wanted Fugitives

http://www.justice.gov/dea/fugitives/fuglist.htm

I live in Canada so I thought this had nothing much to do with me until I clicked on a girl who looked like someone I had seen. To my surprise she was last seen in Ontario so I very well could have seen her, but I have no idea where or when?

I think we should perhaps have the most wanted fugitives linked in with all hospitals, pharmacies and Dr’s offices as they will most likely need help through those sources or be looking for prescriptions for pain killers. So like the butterfly effect, everything has something to do with everything. We all need to be together on saving our planet and our people!

Oxycodone addiction blamed for rise

in pharmacy heists

Drugstore robberies up sharply, police say

By Conal Pierse, Edmonton Journal March 30, 2011

Pharmacy robberies are on the rise in Edmonton and oxycodone is to blame, police said Tuesday.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Oxycodone+addiction+blamed+rise+pharmacy+heists/4526606/story.html

Is there any difference really whether it is street drugs or prescription drugs? To me, Doctors are no more than legal drug dealers. Humans seem to have a problem with addiction period. Whether it be with drugs, collecting, over consumption of food, alcohol, sex or video games, we just can’t get enough can we?

Brazil joins Bolivia anti-drug fight

Brazil has signed an agreement with Bolivia to tackle cocaine production and trafficking in the country.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12916154

 

 

Tylenol Deaths are happening from liver failure from intentional and unintentional overdosing. The news is everywhere that the FDA is capping the dose of Acetaminophen to 325 mg. I found a very extensive list for Tylenol or Acetaminophen Sources from the government medlineplus website, have a look, it is unbelievable how large the list is. No wonder people are overdosing on the product when it is so far spread. :

Here is the FDA website itself issuing warning, lots of information on liver damage there:

Acetaminophen Information

On January 13, 2011, FDA announced that it is asking manufacturers of prescription acetaminophen combination products to limit the maximum amount of acetaminophen in these products to 325 mg per tablet, capsule, or other dosage unit. FDA believes that limiting the amount of acetaminophen per tablet, capsule, or other dosage unit in prescription products will reduce the risk of severe liver injury from acetaminophen overdosing, an adverse event that can lead to liver failure, liver transplant, and death.

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/InformationbyDrugClass/ucm165107.htm

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a681004.html#brand-name-1

Here are some of the ingredients that are in the products you are taking like Tylenol Cough and Cold, Vicodin, Exedrin Back and Body, Sudafed PE Sinus Headaches to name a few. Interesting, good old Anacin’s ingredients are Acetaminophen, Aspirin and Caffeine. If we are also taking prescription drugs and also ingesting more chemicals such as aspartame and msg, think about how quickly we can send our livers into stress. I will slowly do a search on these ingredients to see what they are doing to our systems as well. I know Oxycodone can be deadly, is sold for big bucks on the street for a “high” and is highly addictive.

Here is a list of ingredients that the acetaminophen is mixed with for coughs, colds and pain relief. Sources are also from Aspirin, Caffeine, Phenyltoloxamine, Pseudoephedrine, Triprolidine, Phenylephrine, Hydrocodone, Salicylamide, Butalbital, Caffeine, Magnesium, Dextromethorphan, Doxylamine, Pseudoephedrine, Pamabrom, Pyrilamine, Butalbital, Oxycodone, Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine, Pamabrom, Pyrilamine, Chlorpheniramine, Dextromethorphan, Isometheptene, Guaifenesin, Dexbrompheniramine, Pseudoephedrine Extended Release Tablet, Phenylephrine, Diphenhydramine, Chlorzoxazone, Pamabrom, Vitamin B6, Pyrilamine, Isometheptene

Prescriptions Drugs:

Vicodin

Lortab

Darvocet

Percocet

Endocet

Roxicet

Ultracet

Fioricet

Midrin

Over the Counter Drugs:

Tylenol

Excedrin

Lortab

Non Aspirin Pain Relief

Tylenol Children’s

Tylenol Infants

Tylenol Sore Throat

Excedrin PM

Tylenol PM

Legatrin PM

Sominex Pain

Tylenol Severe Allergy

Anacin PM Aspirin Free

Alka Seltzer Plus Cold and Sinus

Children’s Tylenol Sinus

Infant’s Tylenol Cold

Sinutab Sinus Maximum Strength Without Drowsiness

Sudafed Cold and Sinus

Sudafed Sinus Headache

Excedrin

Genaced

Goody’s Extra Strength Headache Powder

Vanquish Extra Strength Pain Reliever

Alka Seltzer Plus Cold

Children’s Tylenol Cold

Comtrex Allergy Sinus

Thera-Flu Flu and Cold

Sinutab Sinus Allergy