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  • scistats scistats May 5, 2013 3:46 PM Flag

    Roughly one in 20 people in the US reported using prescription painkillers for non-medical reasons in the past year.

    Roughly one in 20 people in the US reported using prescription painkillers for non-medical reasons in the past year.

    A big part of the prescription drug overdose problem is non-medical use of prescription painkillers -- using drugs without a prescription, or using drugs just for the "high." Most people using drugs without a prescription obtain them from people they know, who originally got them from doctors.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • jamiemaczall@aol.com jamiemaczall May 5, 2013 4:17 PM Flag

      The sad part is doctors are given free software that networks prescriptions written in order to determine patients that "doctor shop" and less than 5% of doctors use the software. Whether the reason is doctors are too lazy to input the data or worried about losing drug addicted customers, it is a major violation of the hippocratic oath. Furthermore, it has been suggested to keep naloxone on hand to prevent overdose for those worried about addicted loved ones but naloxone has been deemed to lack cost efficiency so it is not implemented. Hopefully, ZLCS can solve this problem for both our wallets and humanity.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

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      • jami: That's the number one reason to stick with ZLCS. If she hit it changes a major part of the addiction problem. From an investors point it will be HUGE. From the human side it will be SUPER HUGE. A large step in the direction when it comes to correcting this outrages blemish on society. Personally I would forgo all profits if it would finish off drug addition. Unfortunately it won't, there will always be counterfeit and home grown chemists. It will at least shut off the conveyor belt of physician induced prescription abuse.
        Jim Long and calm

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

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