When the prescription becomes a problem

Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 7.16.17 AMTake a good look at this map.  You will see that Mississippi and most of our sister southern states are deep purple.  If you look to the map legend you will see that deep purple means there are between 96-143 painkiller prescription per 100 people.  96-143 painkiller prescriptions per 100 people.  That means that everybody in the state of Mississippi has at least 1 painkiller prescription.  Obviously not everybody has a prescription for painkillers, but that means that many people have two, three, four, or more painkiller  prescriptions.  The CDC is producing these numbers, not me, and this is an epidemic that is destroying our country, our state,  our community, and an entire generation of good people.  The CDC has a marketing campaign to try to combat this epidemic, you can visit it here http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/media/rx_resources.html

 

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