The opioid epidemic is now affecting marine life in Seattle. People in greater Seattle are consuming so many opioids that it’s contaminating the wastewater and draining into the sound.

For the first time, scientists who monitor pollution have detected traces of oxycodone in the mussels of Puget Sound.

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A new study estimates the opioid crisis has cost Washington state alone $34 billion over four years.

  • Nationwide, the economic cost of the crisis was estimated to be $504 billion in 2015 alone.
  • More than 300,000 Americans have died from opioid-related overdoses since 2000.
  • In 2016, more than 2 million Americans had an addiction to prescription or illicit opioids.

President Trump has called the opioid crisis a national shame and has organized his Administration to fight it; declaring it a national emergency.

 

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I have to say, how addled the media has become and this is exemplified by this issue. The Trump haters are so consumed by their malice that they cannot bring themselves to support the president’s initiative to end the suffering and needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.

If any institution needs to die it is the group of self-righteous bigots that make up the mob of delinquent media charlatans. They are so distant from what it means to be a decent human being, that I wonder if they have developed a form of hysterical sociopathy.

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