The above is part of a comment to an article about the FDA's determination to take Vicodin and Percocet off the market.
Does anyone remember a few years back when Fentanyl was being substituted as heroin in the Chicago area as well as a few other urban areas? Fentanyl is 80 times stronger than morphine and the result of this substitution was a huge increase in overdose deaths. Emergency rooms in the areas where Fentanyl overdoses were becoming problematic asked President Bu$h for emergency supplies of Narcan (naloxone), which is an antidote for opiate overdoses. Bu$h refused stating that he felt that by doing this he would be condoning drug use. In the meantime, many people died that didn't have to.
You'll just have to read about it yourself. Go here.
(So tell me again how this is the "land of the free"????)