7/1/2011, Overmedicated Americans go violent

http://rt.com/usa/prescription-store-crime-drug/

65 pharmacies in the state of Florida were held up in 2010. In all the country saw 686 drug store robberies that year, an increase of 80 percent since 2006. While the drug-deal-gone-bad scenario is a stigma which is often associated with the poor and impoverished of inner-city America, RdPatrol, the country’s only database for pharmacy crime, says around 80 percent of the incidents are perpetrated by white males…

Andrew Kolodny, president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, tells the Associate Press that many patients are turned into addicts after taking legitimate prescriptions. Eventually, however, it is not uncommon for them to turn to crime if they are laid-off and left without their prescription but with an undying addiction…

Not uncommon?  Is that supposed to mean that many patients are now turning into drug addicts, and then commonly turning into criminals?

I really can’t believe this guy treats addiction… he doesn’t even sound like a doctor.  And I feel sorry for his patients.  Hey, Kolodny, how many of your patients turned into criminals after you treated them?

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