The cost of RX drug ads are funded through the actual drug, having the largest impact on patients who actually need and rely on the product. Patients suffer the most through the increase in prices, and are still bombarded by the ads everyday when consuming overpriced products that some need to survive. To add on, RX drug ad companies find ways through advertising to maximize their profit and not focus on the actual drug. RX drug ads are fueled through the want for increasing profits, regardless if consumers actually need the product, while having billions earned in revenue. StatNews’ article, Drug Industry Braces for an Attack on TV Ads, even “Gut Guy” states that the drug industry spends around $5 billion a year on DTC ads with big pharma left to pay taxes on the expenses, raising up to $50 billion
Graduating without debt will allow people to be more financially free. Graduating without debt will encourage people to spend their money elsewhere, possibly to buy a house or a new car. This increased spending will help all areas of the economy. In addition, higher skilled people will enter the work force which will give them more opportunities. The benefits of attending a free community college would greatly outweigh the small amount of time it takes to get a degree from a community college.
Data from The Sentencing Project shows that “African Americans use drugs at a 9.7% rate. This is considerably higher compared to 8.1% for whites and 7.6% for Hispanics” (King., Mauer, p.18, 2007). This is one of the reasons why African Americans are a primary target when it comes to drug policies and sentencing laws. This makes this group more inclined to be arrested compared to other races. Especially because, “African Americans make up 14% of the nation’s monthly drug users, they also represent 37% of individuals arrested for a drug offense, and 56% represent individuals in state prison for a drug conviction” (King., Mauer, p.20, 2007).
The war on drugs policy created a mass hysteria on drug and placed an instrumental fear in society. Not to say drugs are not a problem, However, incarcerating a person for one time drug offenses for years did not create an answer. Throwing an addict in prison for a lifetime for possession charge has only increased the problem. It continues to turn out hardened criminal by the time they are released. Statistics and research will explain what the War on Drugs Legislation was as well as, clarify why it does not work.
Many Americans are not aware that our legal drugs may be as much, if not more of, a risk than our illegal drugs, which affect the American culture. Legal drugs are substances like tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceutical drugs, unlike illegal drugs which are substances like cocaine, heroin, meth and many others. Legal drugs are mostly advertised through the media, points of sale, and sports events. Billions of dollars are spent a year on advertising for tobacco, alcohol, and prescription drugs, and therefore such advertising have been proven to be effective. However, the advertisement of these legal substances is drastically affecting many Americans.
Misuse can lead to addiction, and even overdose deaths. Some people have an increased genetic risk of getting addicted to medications but environmental factors such as economic level, lack of employment and pressure from peers also have a significant impact. The definition of abuse of prescription drugs is using
I. Importance: As American deaths from drug overdoses continue to rise in the United States, the nation is faced with a public health crisis so profound that in October 2017, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic to be a national public health emergency (Merica). President Trump’s declaration came after numerous studies indicating the danger opioid addiction posed; for example, a 2016 study entitled “Increases in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths—United States, 2010-2015” claimed that drug overdose deaths “nearly tripled during 1999-2014,” reaching a startling high 52,404 deaths in 2015 (Rudd, et al). These statistics are more than just disturbing revelations regarding the opioid crisis; they are evidence of a serious problem that is rapidly affecting the lives of more and more Americans every year. Death by overdose is not the only public policy concern, however, as millions of Americans are also addicted to prescription opioids.
Illegitimate immigration is becoming one of the largest problems in today’s America, many believe that a border wall with Mexico would help this problem. In about 3 years ago it occurred that there were about 11.1 million illegal immigrants in America. Of those 84% of them came from Central America, Mexico, and Asia, the largest amount coming from Mexico with 59% of all illegal immigrants. Constructing a border wall to keep out illegal immigrants won't just cost billions of dollars, it would create a less diverse community, make America’s economy weak, and it would hurt the environment. All settlement incorporating illegal immigration that forms great diversity in the community.
In my opinion, the true road to wealth and becoming an automatic millionaire is both making more and saving more. I plan to implement the thing that was the main focus of this book, making everything automatic. I really like the idea of making everything automatic and believe that it would help me better in managing my finances and making sure everything gets paid on time. The quote that I liked from the book is found on page 212.
When OxyContin went off the market in 2012, a new drug came to raise, Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a potent, fast acting, synthetic pain killer; its potency is 100 times greater than morphine and about 50 times greater than heroin (FISCHER, 2016). It was marketed to cancer patients and those In severe chronic pain. Fentanyl was created by a company called Insys Therapeutics, INC. This drug is beginning to take Canada by storm, with its potency overdoses and deaths are happening across the country, it is almost impossible to turn of the news without the mention of this drug.
The outcome of attempting this would make it even simpler to gain a profit in the drug industry. In the author’s opinion, if the process to acquire drugs becomes simpler, then the number of individuals
In his article, “Toward a Policy on Drugs,” Elliot Currie discusses “the magnitude and severity of our drug crisis” (para. 21), and how “no other country has anything resembling the American drug problem” (para. 21). The best way to describe America’s drug problem is that it is a hole continuously digs itself deeper. America’s drug issues were likely comparable to other country’s at one point in time, but today it can be blamed on the “street cultures” (para. 21) that continue to use and spread the use of illegal drugs. These street cultures transcend the common stereotype of drug users, such as low income communities in cities or welfare recipients, and can be found in every economic class and location. They are groups of people who have
we are living through the worst epidemic of addiction in american history, and the drugs causing the most deaths are legal prescription opioids like oxycontin, percocet, and vicodin. How did so many of us get addicted to painkillers? and why are so many americans dying from drug overdoses? to find out you have to go back to the early 90s. Before that time doctors generally considered opioids dangerous but in 1996 a company called purdue pharma released a new drug ,oxycontin.