There is a new ‘war on drugs’ in this day and age. Everybody knows the dangers and risks of illegal drugs as well as addiction and fatal injury, but it may be surprising for some to discover that some of the most dangerous drugs are not the illegal, but the legally prescribed pharmaceuticals being perpetuated on a daily basis.
In 2009, it was recognized that prescription drugs were responsible for more deaths than traffic accidents. Prescription drugs such as painkillers are killing more people than top illegal substances like cocaine and heroin combined while selling rates soar — as well as unnecessary painkiller use.
Rush Limbaugh was one of the first people to popularize the issue regarding pharmaceutical painkiller dependency and the harmful effects. However, pharmaceutical painkillers are only but one of the many drugs ruining our society today.