Mind = blown: 'Prescription THUG$' documentary

Mind = blown: 'Prescription THUG$' documentary

This evening, I watched a mind blowing documentary on Netflix, Prescription THUG$Chris Bell, the documentarian, covers the business of prescription drugs.  It blew my mind on several levels - it's a must watch if whole-person health interests you in any way.  Some of the mind blowing facts:

  • Chris interviews a doctor from one of SoCal's most successful Rehab clinics.  In the interview, the doc quotes a statistic that when OxyContin (a pain killer) became more tightly controlled (still has so far to go), its use dropped by 80%.  In other words, 80% of people aren't using Oxy for its intended use.  The fact that it was 80% was insane to me.
  • Chris shows the chemical make up of OxyContin and it's base is the same as heroin.  It's basically a 'legal' for of heroin.  I knew both were opiates, but wow... a legal form of heroin.  Those words hit me like a ton of bricks.
  • Similar case with Ritalin and other ADD/ADHD drugs... they share the same make-up as Meth.  Basically, we're pumping our kids with legal forms of Meth. And we're all slamming marijuana as a "gateway drug"??
  • BIG business in prescription drugs.  This one pisses me off to the nth degree - if for nothing else, watch the documentary to understand how corrupt it all is.

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