The medical industry is truly at a terrible juncture. I know good people working in it….oblivious to the system that created them and whence it came from.
Modern hospitals, cold, white, stainless steel, plastic, anti-septic, cold….no amount of lipstick like gaudy playrooms and fancy receptions can absolve this industry of what it has wrought on humanity.
Clearly the majority of it’s workers are drones, but clearly not all of them.
Just read this essay below from the Centre for Disease Control, another feared three letter US agency….the implications of what this means, from every perspective you can think of….legal, ethical, humanistic….it boggles the mind that it is allowed to continue purely for profit…
This is the part that got me searching, unbelievable…
. This new finding shows that more than 40 people die every day from overdoses involving narcotic pain relievers like hydrocodone (Vicodin), methadone, oxycodone (OxyContin), and oxymorphone (Opana).
“Overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined“
Prescription painkiller overdoses at epidemic levels
Kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined
The death toll from overdoses of prescription painkillers has more than tripled in the past decade, according to an analysis in the CDC Vital Signs report released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This new finding shows that more than 40 people die every day from overdoses involving narcotic pain relievers like hydrocodone (Vicodin), methadone, oxycodone (OxyContin), and oxymorphone (Opana).
“Overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined, ” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “States, health insurers, health care providers and individuals have critical roles to play in the national effort to stop this epidemic of overdoses while we protect patients who need prescriptions to control pain. ”
The increased use of prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons (without a prescription for the high they cause), along with growing sales, has contributed to the large number of overdoses and deaths. In 2010, 1 in every 20 people in the United States age 12 and older—a total of 12 million people—reported using prescription painkillers nonmedically according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Based on the data from the Drug Enforcement Administration, sales of these drugs to pharmacies and health care providers have increased by more than 300 percent since 1999.
“Prescription drug abuse is a silent epidemic that is stealing thousands of lives and tearing apart communities and families across America, ” said Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy. “From day one, we have been laser–focused on this crisis by taking a comprehensive public health and public safety approach. All of us have a role to play. Health care providers and patients should be educated on the risks of prescription painkillers. And parents and grandparents can take time today to properly dispose of any unneeded or expired medications from the home and to talk to their kids about the misuse and abuse of prescription….
to re-quote from an earlier piece…
The poppy fields of bagrammmmmmmmmmm…..
where does it go?
Don’t you know?
Some call it snow……
this is my
and this is my
that through your nose
strike a pose
with a gun
We should ponder our doings deeply!
There is no fault or blame, just the opportunity to change directions….
Stay balanced, these are tense astrological times through the 23rd of April…
Hugs all around,
Today is my day, pre blood-moon power day, to send out a request to all my blogging friends across the world.
I noticed the word Blog-O-Sphere recently, because it itched.
It used to be the blog-sphere.
See the difference?
I am a contributing member of the blog-o-sphere….
I am a contributing member of the blog-sphere…
You see what someone did?
They put the O (Zero) right in the middle of the sharp and edgy blog-sphere.
Doesn’t it sound bloated?
I see the blogsphere as the sword of the collective mind:
Blog-O-sphere feels like a Balloon:
Surreal and weird energy above, nein?
Formless, reaching, all those cuff-linked hands….
So, please, make a statement tomorrow, let us re-lease the bloated blog-O-sphere to whence it came and go back to being….in the blogsphere?
Names are verrrrry important, very very important.
Would you buy a Car from FerrOri?
Let us collectively puncture the balloon of the bloated one and go back to being lean and never really mean, just real…
I ex-press into the blogsphere….
Thanks all around for making this a widely shared thought-form, meme, ii, eye-eye, aye-aye…..
Balance to One and One….
Me, I’m just watching…..wondering at what little provocation, mostly manufactured, it takes for humans to start killing other humans.
In the name of the state, of the culture, of the morality, of the thin skin or the fat head….
Or seemingly even less lofty reasons than that.
Evolution? I observe evolved behaviour in the animal kingdom everyday.
Preaching to the choir, I know.
So forget all this wiseacre-ing and just look at the image below.
i sense that being true is the only way to be in this time…
doo bee doo bee true….
the angle of repose is perilously close to slipping…
does it look
I climbed high
To get a new
And I did…..
One thousand year metal
We’ve foolishly trusted
for it was done sans cement
A thousand years
Temples, long forgotten
For a moment there
I was the King
Of the Hill…
The ancients of ancients
Breathed through their feet…
Yadgir fort…check it out…
Stay grounded….time is on a tear…
Greetings all around.
Life is getting very interesting. I was a part of Tedx yesterday. I’m sure you’ve all/mostly heard of TED talks.
I gave mine yesterday….
Will post the video as it gets released/ready.
Interesting times. It’s all happening very organically.
I got to speak on what it means to unperform :-)