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Millennial Deaths At 'Crisis Level' As Opioid Epidemic Explodes In The US

Big pharma sponsored opioid crisis a result AI making humans redundant

 on 6th January 2018 @ 1.36pm
figures are so alarming that millennials deaths have transformed the overall life expectancy rate © press
figures are so alarming that millennials deaths have transformed the overall life expectancy rate

The increasing number of Millennial trapped inside the 'real economy' with high massive amounts of debts and low wages is now contributing to the huge surge in deaths from opioid addiction in the US.

Despite the mainstream narrative of young tech and Bitcoin millionaires, the majority of young Americans are still trapped in an oppressive economy dictated by the weight of debt.

The new figures are so alarming that millennials deaths have transformed the overall life expectancy rate for the United States even lower for a consecutive year.

Some states such as Iowa are trying to stop the spread of opioid use in young people by filing lawsuits against Big Pharma for their 'clever' and 'manipulative' marketing to millennials.  

Some lawsuits including Johnson & Johnson promoted the benefits of prescription opioids to 'impressionable' millennials, vastly contributing to the sharp rise in deaths.

129 out of every 100 000 25 34 year old us adults died in 2016 © press
129 out of every 100,000 25-34-year-old US adults died in 2016.

According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 129 out of every 100,000 25-34-year-old US adults died in 2016. These levels have not been seen since 1995 when the HIV/AIDS epidemic was at its height.

The rate at which 5-34-year-olds died rocketed by 19% between 2014 to 2016, from 108 per 100,000 to 129. What's strange was Baby Boomer death rates stagnated around this time.

Are Millennials are the guinea pigs of a digital fast-paced society?

If the momentum of deaths is anything to go by, then the trend we are seeing from the data is pointing to 'yes'. What we may be seeing is a lost generation of young people who are not only picking up the pieces from the baby boomers but are also victims of the direction the human race has chosen to go in.

According to the CDC, young Americans are just turning into drug addicts...that simple:

2010, just 18 out of every 100,000 Americans aged 25-34 died from a drug overdose. By 2014, that rate rose to about 23 in 100,000—then it really took off. From 2014 to 2016 it spiked by 50% to almost 35. The majority of this rise can be accounted for by an increase of deaths from heroin (3.4 to 4.9 for every 100,000), natural and semisynthetic non-heroin opioids like oxycodone (3.8 to 4.4) and, most importantly, synthetic prescription opioids like fentanyl (1.8 to 6.2).

Beginning in the 1990s, doctors began overprescribing opioids for pain management, leading many patients to become addicted. Jay Joshi, the former chairman of the National Pain Foundation, wrote in Quartz that ignorance among physicians and aggressive marketing by opioid manufacturers are primarily to blame for the crisis. Prescription opioids like oxycodone aren’t that dangerous, but patients can become easily addicted and so seek out more potent, cheaper, and conveyors of opiates like heroin and fentanyl, which has led to the recent spike in opioid-related deaths.

Below is a Tweet from Clinton foundation member, Craig Minassian, who claims the foundation is 'fighting' the epidemic.  Just like they helped the hurricane victims and those in Haiti right? Um..right.

the age adjusted death rate for overdoses for the 12 month period ending with 2016 q4 © press
The age-adjusted death rate for overdoses for the 12-month period ending with 2016 Q4

Even recovering heroin addicts are not safe

If that wasn't bad enough, Big Pharma has already made huge profits from the US opioid epidemic in 2017, which saw patients switch from heroin to their own pills, but now pharmaceutical companies are making profits from heroin addicts in 'needle exchange programs.'

Attorney Peter Mougey explained in an interview with RT:

“The migration from the prescription opioids to heroin is integral to this whole problem. At the end of the day, you are 80 times more likely if you are on heroin to have abused prescription opioids. It’s common sense. No one starts by wrapping a tourniquet around his arm and putting a needle into it,”

The age-adjusted death rate for overdoses for the 12-month period ending with 2016 Q4 was actually 19.8, much higher than the rate of 16.3 periods of 2015's Q4.

So the snowflake generation we are so quick to criticise may actually be a manifestation of how reckless previously generations have been, leave them to "pick of the pieces" as so many millennials so aptly put it.

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