Corrupt physicians, irresponsible patients

screen-shot-2017-02-21-at-08-38-12In the last three years alone, writes Dalrymple,

almost as many Americans have died as a result of opioid overdose as have been killed in all US military actions since the end of the Second World War.

The evidence suggests that the ‘epidemic’

started with, and has been maintained by, the irresponsible, incompetent, and sometimes corrupt prescribing of opioids by a portion of the American medical profession.

But this

does not altogether absolve the patients themselves of responsibility for their predicament—unless no one is ever responsible for anything.

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