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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 5 months ago

Why did Obama allow the opioid crisis to occur?

The FDA regulates this industry. Why did Obama allow this to happen?

Update:

The FDA is an agency under his control charged with regulating Food and Drugs. He had the power to see and stop this. So, why the big failure? Why did this happen on his watch?

Update 2:

Shouldn't there be an investigation, a kind of retrospective review, of this failure so that we can learn from it?

Update 3:

This one falls squarely within his responsibilities. The FDA was under his control. This is not reaching or blaming, this is assigning responsibility. The FDA was his responsibility.

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  • Katz22
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
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    The opioid crisis began in the 1990's and has become increasingly worse due to lobbying by big pharma, over prescribing by physicians and consumer demand. Then there are illicit drugs adding to the crisis.

    • RockIt
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      In the ugly story of the opioid addiction crisis is the truth that a vast majority of people suffering in pain who receive pain medication do not 1 abuse it, and 2 do not become addicted. The 100s of millions of people whose suffering was alleviated without any dependence or abuse is being lost.

  • Jim2
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    What? Opioids and other drugs are regulated, all right. They're illegal. Nobody is forcing them down anyone's throat.

    Why are they still one of the biggest problems in America? Trump is president now. He isn't doing anything about it.

    • The Football God
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      They are regulated heavily. If you are prescribed an opiod, every 90 days you are tested for over use and non-use. My mother inlaw is on one and we need blood work every 90 days for the last few years.

  • 5 months ago

    All politicians receive monitoring from the big Phama companies. All they get from us is votes.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Counties that had high opioid use voted disproportionately higher for for Donald Trump. It's the rural white mans crack.

    • Rowan
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      They are the drug dealers. You understand?

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  • Rowan
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Was just talking about the Romans, who eleven thousand years ago started dealing opium. Now, it's the USA who controls the illegal heroin trade. They fought Japan, who prior to world war two controlled the golden triangle, and then fought through Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, Cambodia, and on into Afghanistan, where they now grow the heroin, for mostly US profit, while they starve. It's worth a hundred billion a year, just for the heroin. They grow the morphine poppies here, in Tasmania. Obviously we're not starving, and all that mess. It is basically the same thing though.

  • 5 months ago

    For the same reason Obama is to blame for every single problem that has ever occurred, whether before, during, or after his administration. Trump on the other hand must get 100% of the credit for anything good that happens during his term.

    • OK, bringing this back around. How about the question at hand? Did it blow a circuit in your head and cause this rant? Try to focus. What about this question?

  • RockIt
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    He and his cronies in Afghanistan, Iran, and Mexican cartel buddies, make a lot of money on every heroin snort and injection in America.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    He's racist.

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