Docs Being PAID to Prescribe Killer Drug
It’s 100 times stronger than morphine…
50 times stronger than heroin…
A dose the size of a grain of sand can kill you…
And, in New Jersey, you can get it after having your tonsils removed.
The opioid painkiller fentanyl is nothing short of a death sentence.
So, why are a shocking number of doctors prescribing it with such alarming frequency?!
They’re practically being being bribed by Big Pharma, of course.
Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself from this deadly drug and those docs who would rather see a payday than see you recover.
In 2009, the country was shocked by Michael Jackson’s sudden death.
He was preparing for a new album and a highly-publicized tour.
Then, just last year, in 2016, Prince was found dead in his home.
Another music icon, gone in an instant.
As it turns out, both of these larger-than-life stars had a common killer…
After years of touring and pushing their bodies to the limit, each was suffering from chronic aches and pains. Their doctors had prescribed a whole host of opioids and other drugs to help manage these issues – among them, the strongest opioid of all: fentanyl.
Fentanyl was originally designed (and mass-marketed) to ease cancer patients into death.
Which is about the only thing this drug is actually good for.
If you want to actually live through the pain, however, fentanyl is the wrong choice.
A recent review showed that fentanyl is more commonly prescribed for children’s colds and adults’ sore knees than it is for end-of-life cancer pain.
The excessive use of this deadly drug is fueled by – you guessed it – money.
Big Pharma companies are shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to doctors that are willing to prescribe their particular brand of fentanyl as a solution to all kinds of pain problems.
“There’s enough money going around that… you’d think [this] was a drug cartel,” said Arthur Caplan, head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University.
The latest research by NJ Advance Media found that oncologists are now the ninth most-likely docs to prescribe fentanyl, when they should be first.
For example, between 2013 and 2015, family practitioners filed more than five times as many Medicare claims for the drug than oncologists!
Those doctors in New Jersey, alone, were paid more than $1.67 million by drug companies that supply fentanyl.
During that same time period, fentanyl deaths in New Jersey increased from 42 to 417.
That’s nearly ten times as many deaths!
But this horrific problem isn’t limited to New Jersey. It’s happening all over the country.
If you or someone you love is suffering from chronic pain, be sure that fentanyl is never part of their pain management regimen.
This drug is never safe – not even under hospital supervision.
Just ask the families of the 200,000 victims killed by fentanyl since the late 1990s.
This drug is causing more pain than it is relieving – and I don’t want you or someone you love to be the next victim.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health