By David Mittleman

Opioid addiction is the most recent medical condition that pharmaceutical companies have created and now claim they want to try to cure. Americans use the most opioids of any nation; in 2013, 16,000 Americans died from overdosing on narcotic painkillers. Two years later in 2015, more than 52,000 people died of drug overdoses, nearly two-thirds of which were linked to opioids like Percocet, OxyContin, heroin, and Fentanyl.

The drug industry created the opioid addiction epidemic by introducing long-acting opioid painkillers like OxyContin and changing pain prescription guidelines to make opioids the first choice …read more