America Needs to Stop its Opioid Addiction
On november 2nd, the American government passed a bill that could potentially bring down the famously high price of widely used drugs across America. According to the article, “The American Way of Paying for Drugs isn’t Working,” the pharmaceutical industry could lose as much as one trillion dollars in profit from this bill according to the article, while widely used drugs will come down in price by about 158 billion dollars over all. This has happened in perfect timing; the American public is in need to realize the dangers of the drugs they are consuming. The CDC confirms that there has been more than 70,000 deaths by drug overdose in the united states in 2017 alone. American citizens are in a huge battle with themselves and their drugs. The American public will be hit face first with the fact that pharmaceutical drugs will not solve their poor diet choices and health problems, and that the drugs will only push them into their own downfall. With 70,000 people dying from drug overdoses, the problem is becoming apparent. The lowering cost of drugs is granting American citizens the ability to get more drugs for less money. This revelation is going to bring about a massive drug epidemic. When americans are prescribed and buy pain killers, they are most likely to become addicted. Americans are in a tough time, with most of the income and wealth being taken away, Americans need their own way to cope with it. As a country, we need to fight this epidemic and realize that these drugs will not be the answer to all of our problems, they will only numb them. America needs to come together to realize that people will be falling into the temptation to buy more of these drugs, and we need to make sure that these people don’t end up loathing in their self destruction in America’s future.