Sunday, January 8, 2012

Senator Warns of New Batch of 'Super Painkillers' That Could Fuel More Deadly Robberies

Drugs, and their abuse, explains much of the violence in our society. We need to rethink the role of prescription drugs in our society. We might want to ask whether the powerful pharmaceuticals have us drugged-up and violent:

 Following fatal shootings in two New York pharmacy robberies, a U.S. senator is warning that a new batch of "super painkillers" now under review could force repeats of recent violent robberies that left six people dead.

"It's tremendously concerning that at the same time policymakers and law enforcement professionals are waging a war on the growing prescription drug crisis, new super-drugs could well be on their way, flooding the market," said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. "The FDA needs to grab the reins and slow down the stampede to introduce these powerful narcotics."
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