Nonetheless, in most instances it’s an a priori resistance rooted in fear, rather than legitimate objections.
A big cannabusiness just purchased two hundred acres in Tularosa, Otero County, claiming that will eventually be the nation’s largest dedicated parcel.
That industry will do everything in its power to create and sustain the biggest possible population of chronic stoners.
A number of experts pointed out the risks associated with a dramatic increase in opioid prescribing. They were ignored in favor of others who downplayed those risks.
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.
The theory is that the more users we put in jail or prison, the fewer left out on the street. So why hasn’t that substantially reduced arrest and overdose statistics?
Maybe you’ll even suggest the medication. And the marketing team wants you to leave the doctor’s office with a prescription for that med.
I’ve been expecting a public relations counterattack on behalf of, and probably funded by, the pharmaceutical industry.
Many of those programs treat opioid users without relying on medication, and yet manage to achieve remarkable success rates– sometimes 80% over a five year period.
Too many doctors worry about “those people” showing up in the waiting room. They don’t particularly want to be known as a resource for the addicted.