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This pharmaceutical companies are working on a prescription painkiller that said to be ten times more powerful invite to -- in -- when it hits the market drug drug abuse experts say he'd be where psychiatrist and Fox News contributor.
Doctor keep -- joins us from Boston this morning with his warning on this pure form of -- code -- nice to see this morning doctor.
Including how -- -- I'm doing well explain this drug for us -- rule for so what is it why do we need it.
Well this is an opiate pain relievers so it's in the same class as heroin or oxy code own war in this word will -- be meaningful to viewers.
That substance that cause so much trouble as a street drug.
They -- great pain relievers.
But there are highly highly addictive because they relieve anxiety they relieve depression they leave people with a feeling of extraordinary well being.
But the feeling goes away and then you need more.
So ten times more powerful so there's some of these other drugs that we've been talking about.
I guess and it seems that money is probably to play here because it's a ten billion dollar a year illegal market.
He's a federal government not doing enough to regulate some of these stronger pain medications.
Well here's the thing it is a ten billion dollar market and yes this is ten times stronger than -- -- it.
And so look what we have to do is educate people that this is gonna hit the streets and how they can become addicted to it because.
I'll tell you -- just one psychiatrist north of Boston terms in my clinical practice but I've treated homemakers.
High school kids.
And professionals including attorneys who get hooked on these things -- many of them started because they get terrible shoulder pain -- -- athletes in school they get knee pain.
Then it's tough to get off.
And here's the thing some of these things sell for eighty bucks a pill on the streets.
When you run out of money what do you do you start heroin.
Literally these people -- up on heroin so we got to get ready.
I covered -- did a couple of special reports a few years ago when I lived in West Virginia and the effects of OxyContin on the community there was just horrific.
You know it's pharmacies literally had to get some extra security people breaking in the middle of night just to get OxyContin pills crushing them up in the power for yes and a lot of people saying doctor -- you to -- more.
More addictive than heroin so I can only imagine this drug ten times more powerful -- OxyContin what this could do to people.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And control this to law enforcement because guess what percentage of -- code on the US consumes of the world's.
While of of -- code -- -- right here and we suck it up we're swallow it down -- doctor what about the doctors are on the side of this I mean prescribing this do we need something more powerful than these other current medications and the market doesn't it come down to the doctors as well.
Doctors have to be very careful listen I treat people who are in chronic pain it's not the -- -- in my practice but I do it and look.
These are very effective in people who suffer with terrible pain can get.
Awfully depressed we need these things also this one doesn't have a -- has -- in it so it's not talk to deliver so I get why it's being used.
But we better come up with a way to distributed.
Under strict guidelines and we better get the word out -- the public.
You may think you can take this and take it again next Saturday because -- be kind of a fun day for you.
But guess what you gonna be on the streets potentially I'm telling you professionals that had them arrested.
Then referred to me by law enforcement on the street shelling out eighty dollars a pill and taken three today.
All right got to keep tableau thanks for illuminating us to some of these if this information didn't know any of -- thanks so much -- -- brother take --
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