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The real issue is that Kratom use is already so widespread that attempts at a total ban would inevitably create hardship for those who are already dependent on the drug, as well as fuel the appearance of a thriving black market.
Even if society miraculously eliminated its problems, some people would still be attracted to drugs.
As the article points out, it’s possible to make use of the flashlight on your cellphone for the necessary illumination.
It does seem ironic that the industry most responsible for the creation and continuation of our current opioid epidemic could also be the main beneficiary of this next wave of treatment funding.
Portman argues that since business and industry will directly benefit, they should take an active or even a leadership role in this effort.
The real solution would have been for Prince to have received treatment for his drug problem, which by this time was a far bigger issue than his somatic pain.
It’s a move that helps bring the FDA on board with the CDC, instead of simply reviewing and approving new pharmaceutical opioids for the marketplace.
…if this type of strategy didn’t succeed 30 years ago, what makes us think it’ll be a success this time around?