Thursday, August 18, 2005

WARNING!!!

A deadly batch of heroin is to blame for the six deaths of people within five days in downtown Manhattan. This heroin that just came in is supposedly too pure, or has an additive substance to potentially kill.

Have we gone nuts people? My friend Lisa calls me up today.
“Deb, be careful, because there is a bad batch of heroin that is being distributed throughout Manhatten!” She says, as she laughs at how absurd that sounds, since I never do drugs.

It is devastating that those people were killed by this substance; however, heroin does not come with a Surgeon General’s warning. When you get caught up in this stuff, you are fully aware that this drug may kill you. Do people actually assume that taking heroin is safe? Isn’t it known that it’s a deadly drug? I’m confused. Please enlighten me here.

Ironically enough, I’m watching the news, and the anchorwoman comes on and says,
“Ibuprofen and other pain relievers other than aspirin can cause heart attacks. Up next, when we come back.”
So I waited. Either this segment was two seconds long, or they didn’t even feel the need to give us that warning; however, this ‘bad batch of heroin’ gets plastered all over the news, warning people not to take it. Haven’t they already been warned?

Please don’t get me wrong, I have sympathy for people who have this addiction, because it is the hardest addiction to recover from, but just because some major corporation asks the news not to ‘talk too much’ regarding this newfound warning on their product, they are hesitant to elaborate on why the pain reliever causes heart attacks. It’s all about money, isn’t it? Millions and millions of people take pain relievers such as ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium for headaches, back aches, and menstrual cramps. I have to take 800 mg of ibuprofen to get rid of my cramps, and they fail to elaborate about this heart attack warning?

Maybe if I get a ‘good batch’ of heroin, I can relieve my cramps, because I am reassured that the heroin will be good this time, since they keep such good monitoring on this stuff, rather to be concerned about pain killers that everyone and their mother takes.

Think about it!

If anyone has the news regarding pain relievers other than aspirin, causing heart attacks, please comment and fill me in on this. If you have an article about it, please post it in my comments.

Thanks!