"In six years, drug wholesalers showered the state with 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills, while 1,728 West Virginians fatally overdosed on those two painkillers..."
780 million. In case you are wondering, West Virginia has a population of approximately 1,850,000 people. One town, with under 400 people, received 9 million pills.
"For more than a decade, the same distributors disregarded rules to report suspicious orders for controlled substances in West Virginia to the state Board of Pharmacy, the Gazette-Mail found. And the board failed to enforce the same regulations that were on the books since 2001, while giving spotless inspection reviews to small-town pharmacies in the southern counties that ordered more pills than could possibly be taken by people who really needed medicine for pain."
And this is just one State. Just a sign of the kind of regulation that the whole nation is about to see under Donald Trump.
Well, that's one way to get them to vote to stab themselves in the back- just keep them so doped up that they can't tell truth from lies, and then stoke their out of control emotions, telling them over and over again that it's black people and Hispanics and Muslims that are causing their problems, rather than the fact that they are a pack of junkies. Given the fact that white people are particularly resistant to blaming anything on themselves, this strategy has worked just fine.