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Mon Sep 2, 2019, 01:48 PM

LA-GOV: Republican candidate handed out opioids like candy.

Over the course of seven years, from 2006 to 2012, two pharmacies in rural northeast Louisiana, owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, Clinic Pharmacy of Mangham and Adams Clinic Pharmacy of Winnsboro, doled out 1,478,236 doses of powerful opioids, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration database recently published by the Washington Post.

The pharmacies are 12.5 miles away from one another, and the two communities have a combined population of approximately 6,000 people. Despite the surge in opioid prescriptions, the regionís population has actually decreased during the previous twenty years.

Abraham has been openly enthusiastic about his support for opioid treatments, once suggesting that the drugs are far less dangerous and much more effective than medical marijuana. Five years ago, during an October 2014 debate for Congress, Abraham claimed he did not support ďthe legalization of marijuana on any level.Ē

ďAgain, as a physician, let me tell you. What I see in my practice, from any level of marijuana use, is bad,Ē Abraham stated. ďIím against recreational, Iím against medical. In the medical profession, for these chronic pain, poor cancer patients that need help, we have other alternatives that work better, Dilaudid, OxyContin, you name it, Oxycodone, we have several options that do a much better job for chronic pain.

ďIíve had hundreds of patients unfortunately with cancer that Iíve treated, they do well with these drugs,Ē he continued.

According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, opioid overdoses surged an astonishing 14% in 2014, which was largely a consequence of physicians overprescribing the drugs. Abrahamís home parish of Richland is one of the least populated in the state, ranking 46th of 64, yet according to the most recent estimate, it ranks as the 8th worst in opioid prescriptions. As of 2017, for every 100 people in Richland, there were an astonishing 113 opioid prescriptions.



https://www.bayoubrief.com/2019/08/28/pharmland-ralph-abraham-opiods/

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Mon Sep 2, 2019, 01:51 PM

1. That'll shore up his base.

 

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Mon Sep 2, 2019, 01:57 PM

2. Dead-icated to...

today's pushers, be they individuals, families or big corporations. Gee, it used to be a bad thing, now its just another source of profit.

My, my, how things change. The modern pushers have it easy, too. No pesky jail sentences or justice involved. People die? Lives are ruined? Ah, just numbers.

Want to make millions? Well, have you considered a career in drug pushing for fun and profit?

This song applies today as much as it did back then:

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 12:42 PM

3. And a "Christian", no doubt

I couldn't find reference in the article to his religion but whaddya wanna bet he's a "family values conservative Christian?"


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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 12:53 PM

4. If he was being honest at all

He would drop any mention on cannabis because they are nothing alike, and should start comparing oxy to heroin.

Seriously, why is nobody just saying it out loud? Guys like this are pushing heroin level drugs to the general population...

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