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September 11 2019, 5:00pm, The Times

Our opioid problem starts in GPs' surgeries

David Aaronovitch

Rather than blame drugs companies for increasing dependence we should look at how painkillers are prescribed

Eight years ago after a near-death experience and a spell in intensive care, I was released into the community with a rather impressive abdominal wound and a small supply of three kinds of painkiller. One of these was a prescription drug many readers will be familiar with called tramadol. In my quite confused state I understood that tramadol was a "strong" painkiller, and since I was desperate to regain some lucidity I decided to stick to the ibuprofen and the paracetamol.

Then, recently, I watched a film called Capernaum, set among refugees in modern Beirut. Reduced to abject poverty, one way they made money was to steal tramadol from pharmacists, crush it up, dissolve it in water and wash the clothes of prisoners in the...

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incarceration/prison mentioned? yes .

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SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)



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drugwar propaganda 70%
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propaganda theme2 propaganda theme3 Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate? (Bruce E Levine, 2012)
Classic Modern Drug Propaganda
Themes in Chemical Prohibition
Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
propaganda_theme2 : drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugsmadness, violence, illness

propaganda theme2 70%
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"death" "problem"2Madness Crime Violence Illness (propaganda theme 2)
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drugwarfacts.org/causes.htm
Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
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"community"1Survival of Society (propaganda theme 3)
The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd
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various drugs  
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chemicals 85%
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alcohol erowid.org/chemicals/chemicals.s...
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acetaminophen tramadol erowid.org/pharms/pharms.shtml
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alcohol  
 narcotic
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opioid Managing Pain
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"Wine"1Stanton Peele Addiction Web Site
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Pot Threatens Booze Profits
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Tylenol liver damage
acetaminophen liver damage
paracetamol liver damage
Acetaminophen attenuates error evaluation in cortex (2016)
Acetaminophen Linked to Lower Empathy Levels (2016)
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this is what a police state looks like
Torture and the United States
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aclu.org/combating-mass-incarcer...
november.org
mapinc.org/prison.htm
hermes-press.com/prisons drugs.htm
US Official Prison Policy: Encourage Men's Rape (2014)
Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex (2012)
The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal
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Prison Rape Widely Ignored by Authorities
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    tramadol concept - Tramadol is a quasi-narcotic analgesic used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It is a synthetic analog of codeine, but has a low binding affinity to the mu-opioid receptors. It has been prescribed off-label for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy and restless leg syndrome. (trans-(+/-)-2-[(dimethylamino)methyl]-1-(3-methoxyphenyl) cyclohexanol)
    acetaminophen concept - Acetaminophen is a non-salicylate analgesic and antipyretic (pain killer and fever reducer). It is a common over-the-counter pain medication found in hundreds of products around the world. At higher doses it is known to cause liver-damage. (N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetamide)
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