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Prescription Addiction - What The Death Of Michael Jackson Says About Us All:

Prescription Addiction - What The Death Of Michael Jackson Says About Us All:

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Published by Ian Thorpe
An old item from 2011 revived as controversy rages in medical circles again about the number of people suffering harmful effects and even dying because of their addiction to prescription drugs
Michael Jackson, by the end of his life, had become a tragic figure, indulged and pandered to by those who called themselves his friends and so should have helped him.
But how many more people who live ordinary lives are being betrayed by the pharmaceutical industry and their doctors?
An old item from 2011 revived as controversy rages in medical circles again about the number of people suffering harmful effects and even dying because of their addiction to prescription drugs
Michael Jackson, by the end of his life, had become a tragic figure, indulged and pandered to by those who called themselves his friends and so should have helped him.
But how many more people who live ordinary lives are being betrayed by the pharmaceutical industry and their doctors?

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 Prescription Addiction:What The Death Of Michael Jackson Said About Us All 
All the eulogies praising Michael Jackson as the greatest enterainer ever (he wasn’t but he was the most hyped) the greatest dancer (Nuryev, Baroishnikov,  Niinsky!) and the greatest pop singer ("oy #rbison, Nat $ing %ole, &lvis 'resley, "ay %harles, %li "ichard, Mick Jagger!) are meaningless and all the accolades merely a subective opinion But the manner o his death and what emerged in the trial o his doctor makes a very signiicant comment on the society and the celebriy culture that created him
This is an article first written in 2010 which I am reviving at this point because of concerns among health professionals about the year on year increase in people dying as a resuilt of their addiction to prescription drugs.
Michael Jackson’s last words, we learned as %onrad Murray, his doctor was convicted o *+nvoluntary Manslaughter and details o the trial emerged this week, were- *'lease, please, let me have some milk .hat does not sound creepy in any way until you know that the emotionally crippled man/child spoke in a kind o code,
 Michael Jackson !here did it all go wrong"
 
making everything that was deranged and slea0y in his lie sound as i it was childish and innocent Michael Jackson’s *milk was propool, a powerul anaesthetic that happens to be white in colour when in li1uid orm+t would be too easy to write this o as ust another instance o a megastar alling under the inluence o a 1uack with a prescription pad or hire as did Marilyn Monroe, Judy 2arland, &lvis 'resley and many others .oo easy because it would tempt us to overlook a dangerous trends in western societies 3hat happened to 43hacko Jacko4 is happening on a lesser scale to millions o people who treat doctors as suppliers o their own personal *milk#rdinary people who have to hold down obs to earn their living, who cannot live in a delusional state within the bubble o antasy constantly reinlated by awning sycophants +n some cases it is not enough to ust turn up at the surgery and demand medication that will render the user insensate to the *heartache and the thousand shocks o daily lie, some inconsiderate, unethical doctors still insist on e5amining  patients But igures released by the 6$ National health service show that in our nation o 78 million, 99 million prescriptions or ben0odia0epine tran1uillisers such as :alium are written every year More signiicantly, prescriptions or antidepressants, mainly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ('ro0ac) have doubled over the past decade, to ;8 millionAntidepressants have a better image than tran1uillisers .hey are thought o as *good drugs that can lit the inner darkness o depressed  people .he reality is more complicated <ome antidepressants don’t ust make patients eel *better than well, as 'ro0ac was supposed to- they make them eel hyperactive and unnaturally aware <uch a state can easily tip into paranoiaMeanwhile, increasing use and ease o availability o opiate painkillers is introducing people to the loaty eeling o calm
 #rescription addiction
 
associated with the =otos &aters <ome opiates are even available over the counter >ou can walk into any British pharmacy and buy pills that, taken on an empty stomach, will chill you out ? and put you on a path to heroin/like dependence Meanwhile on the internet, more heavy duty opiates are available to anyone who knows the slang terms to use in search criteria.hese drugs o the codeine genre are not available in a 6< pharmacy, it’s swings and roundabout ? there are drugs that can be bought in the 6<A that are not available in Britain + the codeine drugs were on sale in America demand would likely overwhelm the suppliers :icodin ? the mega/strong painkiller swallowed like elly  beans by @ugh =aurie’s character in @ouse, is the most prescribed drug in the 6<- 98 million scripts were handed out in 898, plus 99; million or other narcotic analgesics .hat’s an awul lot o *pain@ave we really come to such a state that in this wonderul world in which we enoy the maniold beneits o 4science4, technology and enlightened 4liberal4 values on top o material standards not even imagined by people o even two generations ago, so many o us cannot get through the day without *a little help!+t has been remarked on in television dramas and documentaries that Americans go *doctor shopping or general practitioners who don’t ask too many 1uestions <ome are seeking painkillersC others, the even more desirable amphetamine drugs
 #rescription drugs $on the %ouse$ 

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