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WALTER F. WRENN MD III
The hardest thing any person or group has is accepting responsibility for their actions and decisions. That includes the federal government. Bad policy and bad decisions are covered up or altered. We make excuses rather then admit we made a mistake. In government we pass a new law or develop a new system.
MISGUIDED POLITICS HAS LEAD TO MORE SUFFERING
Every 2 to 4 years politicians promise to solve all our problems if only we elect or reelect them. Yet the problems remain. Inbreeding is a process that results in genetic defects becoming expressed in future generations. Reelecting politician is a form of Inbreeding.
All the defects from congress to congress become expressed in future legislation. The driving force is job protection. This process is also present in our criminal justice system.
Prisons need inmates and unequal and unjust laws ensure a steady supply. After all the individuals affected are the ones society deemed inferior; black , brown, and poor whites. Since laws are designed to protect the rich and powerful, this inequality is built into society.
It’s easy to see in that environment how the “War On Drugs” concept was readily accepted by American society. Before the problem of addiction was studied or understood individuals using heroin were dying. The cause of death was called ” drug overdose “. Since these were unwitnessed events the final physiological action was unknown. Even animal experiments could not determine the exact cause of death.
Yet drug overdose continues to this day to be used when individuals die and drugs are found at autopsy. We know from animal studies that if you use a stimulate like cocaine the heartbeat speeds up and the coronary arteries can’t get blood and you have a heart attack leading to a cardiopulmonary arrest and death.
We also know from animal studies that if you take an opiate the heart rate slows down causing fluid to build up in your lungs and you have a respiratory event leading to a cardiopulmonary arrest and death. What we don’t know is whether the individual took too much of the opiate or whether there were impurities in the substance or whether there was a anaphylactoid reaction to the opiate that caused the cardiopulmonary arrest and death.
Since suicide is ruled out, NAME, the organization that represents Forensic Pathologists says the cause of death was an “Accident “. They emphasize that “homicide” should not be listed as a cause of death. What has happened since 1970 when President Nixon declared a war on drugs. Death from illicit drugs has increased to an all-time high of 106,000. Illegal fentanyl has replaced heroin as the cause of death.
Non-medical illicit Fentanyl is sold not only as heroin but Oxycodone, Xanax, Adderall, and Soma. It is also sold or mixed with cocaine, methamphetamines, and marijuana. Addiction is blamed as the reason for overdose deaths.
Prescription medications prescribed by heath care providers and manufactured by Pharmaceutical companies have been blamed as the reason for the opiate epidemic inspite of the overwhelming evidence that prescription opiate pain medication has decreased as death from drug overdoses has increased.
Inspite of these facts health care providers continue to be arrested and incarcerated and individuals dependent on opiate pain medication to perform their activities of daily living continue to suffer and commit suicide. We need some bold interventions but first we been to prioritize our objectives. What is more important, addiction or overdose deaths. I say preventing overdose deaths is more important and can be immediately achieved.
First legalize all drugs.
Provide the addicted individual with the drug of their addiction. Make Medication Assisted Treatment, ( MAT) readily available without restrictions as to treatment or quantity of medication needed to prevent withdrawal and cravings.
Provide safe injection sites
For those who would continue to purchase drugs in the streets, provide testing material to detect fentanyl. To many Americans who believe addiction is simply behavioral this approach represents surrender. If you look at other countries that have instituted this approach, overdose deaths are coming down. Only in the United States are overdose deaths increasing.
Finally decriminalize medicine and release these innocent health care providers who were incarcerated to cover up the government’s failures in the “War On Drugs.
Walter F. Wrenn III M.D.
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