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Macklemore Takes on Big Pharma

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"Drug Dealer"
(with Ryan Lewis)
(feat. Ariana DeBoo)





[Macklemore:]
They said it wasn't a gateway drug
My homie was takin' subs and he ain't wake up
The whole while, these billionaires, they kicked up
Paying out congress so we take their drugs
Murderers who will never face the judge

And we dancin' to a song about our face goin' numb
But I seen homies turn grey, noses draining blood
I could've been gone, out 30's, faded in that tub
That's Prince, Michael and Whitney, that's Amy, Ledger and Pimp C
That's Yams, that's DJ A.M
God damn they're making a killing

Now it's getting attention cause Sara, Katey and Billy
But this shit's been going one from Seattle out to South Philly
It just moved out about the city
And spread out to the 'burbs
Now it's everybody's problem, got a nation on the verge
Take Activis off the market, jack the price up on the syrup
But Purdue farmer's 'bout to move that work

[Ariana DeBoo:]
My drug dealer was a doctor, doctor
Had the plug from Big Pharma, Pharma
He said that he would heal me, heal me
But he only gave me problems, problems
My drug dealer was a doctor, doctor
Had the plug from Big Pharma, Pharma
I think he trying to kill me, kill me
He tried to kill me for a dollar, dollar

[Macklemore:]
And these devil's they keep on talkin' to me
They screamin' "open the bottle," I wanna be at peace
My hand is gripping that throttle, I'm running out of speed
Tryin' close my eyes but I keep sweatin' through these sheets, through these sheets

Four horseman, they won't let me forget
I wanna forge a prescription, cause doctor I need some more of it

When Morphine and heroine is more viewer budget
I said I'd never use a needle, but sure, fuck it
I'm caught up, I'm on one, I'm nauseous
No options, exhausted
This is not what I started
Walkin' carcass, I lost everything I wanted
My blinds drawn, too gone to leave this apartment

[Ariana DeBoo:]
My drug dealer was a doctor, doctor
Had the plug from Big Pharma, Pharma
He said that he would heal me, heal me
But he only gave me problems, problems
My drug dealer was a doctor, doctor
Had the plug from Big Pharma, Pharma
I think he trying to kill me, kill me
He tried to kill me for a dollar, dollar

[Macklemore:]
More, more, more
Re-up, re-up

Death certificate signed the prenup
Ain't no coming back from this percocet
Actavis, ambien, adderral, xanax binge
Best friends with the thing that's killing me
Enemies with my best friend, there's no healing me
Refilling these, refilling these
They say it's death, death
Institutions and DOC's

So God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change
Courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference
And the wisdom to know the difference

Macklemore's newest single is an emotional, sometimes unsettling takedown of the pharmaceutical industry and what the Seattle rapper sees as a pandemic of drug addictions driven by doctors who carelessly overprescribe medicine. "My drug dealer was a doctor," sings Ariana Deboo on the hook. "He said that he would heal me, but he only gave me problems ... I think he trying to kill me. Tried to kill me for a dollar."

The new video for "Drug Dealer," directed by Jason Koenig, shows a naked, sweaty Macklemore as he battles gut-wrenching withdrawal symptoms. Macklemore has been open about his own real-life struggle with drug and alcohol addiction; he went through rehab in 2008. Last year, he and Ryan Lewis released the song "Kevin," a funk-flavored tirade against the ravages of addiction and overprescription.
In a January 2014 interview with MTV News, the rapper divulged that as he wrote rhymes as a young adult, he dabbled in Oxycontin, an opioid that is now at the forefront of the U.S. epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half a million Americans died from drug overdoses between 2000 and 2014. Opioid overdose deaths, including those from heroin, hit record highs in 2014 and saw a 14 percent increase in only one year.

"[Oxycontin] is synthetic heroin, that's the definition of it," Macklemore told MTV News. " the grip that it had, just doing it for five or six days, sweating through my sheets and coming off of it shaking."

In the music video for “Drug Dealer,” Macklemore is depicted sweating through his sheets and writhing in bed, apparently portraying what was once his-real life experience coping with withdrawal symptoms from opioids. At age 25, the Seattle native went into rehab, to which he credits his life.


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Re: Macklemore Takes on Big Pharma

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Right on: Everett takes on OxyContin makers

Originally published March 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm Updated March 24, 2017 at 4:06 pm

OxyContin in 80 milligram pills (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times, 2013)


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Everett’s OxyContin lawsuit is a reminder of the terrible toll of opioid addiction.


By Seattle Times editorial board
The Seattle Times

GIVE Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson and the Everett City Council credit for boldness. Inspired by a stellar work of journalism about the irresponsible makers of OxyContin, the city filed a groundbreaking lawsuit to recoup costs of the epidemic.

City of Everett vs. Purdue Pharma is based on a new legal theory that — if it is successful — other cities should consider. The federal lawsuit alleges the corporation was willfully blind to pill mills that pumped the potent narcotic straight into the black market. Purdue denies this.

A Los Angeles Times investigation last year connected the dots between one pill mill near Los Angeles and an enterprising drug dealer who flooded Everett’s streets with 80 milligram OxyContin tabs, at $80 a pop. The dealer actually wore a diamond pendant tracing the “OxyContin trail” from L.A. to the Seattle area in green gems.

The story documented extensive internal Purdue monitoring of pill mills which weren’t forwarded to federal agents, even as the corporation racked up massive profits. That conduct, coupled with the excruciating toll of the opioid epidemic and ensuing heroin epidemic in Snohomish County, inspired Stephanson and company to act.

At the peak of the opioid epidemic, one in five of the heroin overdoses statewide occurred in Snohomish County. In the county jail, 50 or 60 people are detoxing at any given moment. The rate of heroin treatment admissions for teenagers utterly skyrocketed in the past decade.

Purdue’s lawyers are already arguing that Oxycontin’s sales are “multiple layers removed” from heroin overdoses in Everett, so they shouldn’t have to help pay for the mess. Well, if a corporation is deemed a person for campaign spending purposes, then they are also responsible to better their community.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, is still in the early stages, and the unprecedented nature of it makes it an unsure bet. Purdue has already settled class-action lawsuits, including with Washington state, over deceptive marketing practices related to OxyContin, and the corporation has been sued and sued by the families of overdose victims. But Everett is apparently the first city in the country to sue on an allegation that the corporation knew, or should have known, it was feeding the black market.

Purdue asked a federal judge, Ricardo Martinez, to dismiss the case last week, generating headlines around the country, in one ravaged town after another.

Not surprisingly, Everett’s lawyers have heard from at least a half dozen other cities.

Editorial board members are editorial page editor Kate Riley, Frank A. Blethen, Donna Gordon Blankinship, Brier Dudley, Mark Higgins, Jonathan Martin, William K. Blethen (emeritus) and Robert C. Blethen (emeritus).
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Glamorous grandmother busted for secretly 'running the largest illicit drug operation in history of Tennessee with pill mills that raked in $17.5million'

By Associated Press
13:26 EDT 09 May 2015, updated 17:55 EDT 10 May 2015

Sylvia Hofstetter, 51, had her 3,400-sq-ft home raided in March by the FBI

The wealthy businesswoman had several pain clinics, some strictly for cash, serving as many as 100 addicts a day, according to the government

FBI estimates about 12million prescriptions for opioids, including oxycodone and morphine, were prescribed by the clinics in four years

Typical visit cost a patient between $325 to $350, FBI agent said; some clinics would see 1,000 patients a month

FBI has seized her home, two Lexus cars, big screen TVs, more than 100 pieces of jewelry including Rolex watch and diamond rings

Hofstetter has been charged with drug trafficking, money laundering and money laundering conspiracy

To neighbors, Sylvia Hofstetter was a wealthy businesswoman and grandmother who threw extravagant pool parties and went all out to decorate her upscale suburban home on Christmas and Halloween.

That image was shattered when FBI agents raided the health care administrator's Knoxville home on March 10.

The 51-year-old Florida native was running the largest illicit drug operation in the history of east Tennessee - a string of pill mills that raked in $17.5million in four years, federal prosecutors said.

Hofstetter didn't hide her affluence. She often had contractors renovating her 3,400-square-foot home in the winding Falcon Pointe development of cul-de-sacs, where neighbors smile and wave on their afternoon strolls.

Around the holidays, her displays rivaled the massive tangle of lights assembled by Clark Griswold in the film 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation,' said Teresa Coleman, who lives a few doors down from Hofstetter's home.

'She had huge decorations,' Coleman said. 'I mean over the top.'

Her parties went well beyond the backyard burger-flipping affair, with caterers supplying food and booze to neighbors, clinic workers and even those who worked on the home, Coleman said.

However, Hofstetter typically disappeared after a brief appearance.

She has been charged with drug trafficking, several counts of money laundering and money laundering conspiracy, and is currently awaiting federal trial.

Her lawyer said she had never been arrested before.

When the facts come out, he said, they will show that Hofstetter was closer to the person Coleman and others described.

'She's a very good person,' said Richard Escobar, a Tampa-based attorney who is defending her. 'She's a very good mother. She's hired counsel in order to investigate and set the story straight.'

A former worker who first met Hofstetter while bidding on renovation work on one of the clinics described her as the hardest-working businesswoman he'd ever met.

'Probably the first time I ever met a lady that knew exactly what she wanted to do when it come to construction,' Lynn Johnson testified, according to transcripts from a detention hearing in March on whether Hofstetter should be held in jail until her trial.

Outside of work, Johnson said, Hofstetter was inseparable from her sever-year-old grandson.

Lawyer explains how addicts and 'sponsors' use pill mills

Hofstetter's home (above) was seized by the FBI along with several of the pain clinics, two Lexus vehicles, big screen TVs and more than 100 pieces of jewelry including a Rolex watch and diamond rings
'That's her obsession,' Carie Pfrogner, a family friend testified of the grandson. 'She's in love with that little boy.'

The friend said Hofstetter had the child over at her house any chance she could get, and neighbors said the boy was often seen playing outside.

The government maintains Hofstetter was running several pain clinics, some strictly for cash, serving as many as 100 addicts a day.

Others were described as legitimate operations that took insurance but referred people to facilities where prescriptions for oxycodone and other narcotics were written with no questions asked.

One of them, the now-closed East Knoxville Healthcare Clinic, sits between a Waffle House and an adult bookstore.

The clinics were originally funded by three men from Florida whom Hofstetter referred to as 'The Italians,' FBI Agent Andrew Chapman testified during Hofstetter's detention hearing.

Government officials believe an odd brand of market economics brought them to East Tennessee.

'We know, from interaction with law enforcement down there, that Tennessee license plate tags were frequently the most observed state tags in the parking lot on drug surveillances,' Chapman said of the Florida pill mills.

Given that the customer base was in Tennessee, Hofstetter opened clinics there, in Knoxville and nearby Lenoir City. Some of them would see 1,000 patients a month.

The grandmother and businesswoman has been charged with drug trafficking, several counts of money laundering and money laundering conspiracy
Florida was once a haven for pill mill operators, attracting addicts and drug dealers from around the country.

But a statewide crackdown on pain clinics sent the operators scrambling to set up shop in Georgia, Tennessee and other states.

The United States is in the grip of a prescription drug epidemic that kills 44 people each day from overdose, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

'In a few short years, she went from a very modest income for South Florida terms to richer beyond probably her wildest dreams, with a lifestyle to match,' Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Stone said at her hearing.

In the past few years, the investigation found that she had $6million worth of financial transactions at casinos, though her tax returns didn't show her making anywhere near that amount of money, Chapman said.

Agents have seized two Lexus vehicles, big screen TVs and more than 100 pieces of jewelry, including a Rolex watch and diamond rings and other valuables. They have also seized her home and several of the pain clinics.

The FBI estimates that about 12million prescriptions for opioids, including oxycodone, oxymorphone and morphine, were prescribed by the clinics in four years.

A typical visit, Chapman said, cost a patient between $325 to $350.

So far, about 100 people have been charged in the case, including patients, former employees and even a former police chief.

A judge said there was a risk Hofstetter would flee and refused to release her from jail before trial.

'The evidence suggests that these clinics appear to be one thing on paper, but in reality are something else,' U.S. Magistrate Judge C. Clifford Shirley said. 'I'm concerned that the picture painted of Ms. Hofstetter is the same.'

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Man this will sound horrible here, but God I could use a beer. How come the people without enough drugs are so much bitchier & judgemental. . I feel bad for being such a c*nt even if the war on drugs is legit


Everyone needs to relax occasionally.
But some drugs destroy folks lives.

Alcohol and heroin, they cause sexual dysfunction, for instance.

Weed causes a bit of a mood swing if schedule interrupted.

Caffeine can turn a person on his head in a half week.

...

But maybe my hyperfocus on this issue is as big an issue as the problem. It's gotten to the point where city officials have a hard time not laughing when we pass on the sidewalk.

I guess i picked the right name here, lol

Thanks everyone for your patience & understanding


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Cnn did a huge heroin story:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/29/health/he ... tured_pool

Greatest rise in heroin use was among white people, study says
By Nadia Kounang

Updated 2:50 PM ET, Wed March 29, 2017

Story highlights

Number of heroin users increased five-fold since 2001
Suburbs now have the highest rate of premature deaths from drug overdoses

(CNN)The numbers are startling -- in 2015, 52,404 people died from drug overdoses according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sixty-three percent of those deaths involved an opioid.

More people die from drug overdoses than from guns or car accidents. At the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1995, 43,115 people in the United States died from the disease.

Now, a new study in the journal JAMA Psychiatry looks beyond the total number of overdose deaths to get a better picture of how heroin use patterns have changed since 2001. Since then, the number of people who have used heroin has increased almost five-fold, and the number of people who abuse heroin has approximately tripled.

The greatest increases in use occurred among white males.

Heroin use on the rise

'Deaths of despair' fuel rising midlife mortality for white Americans

The authors evaluated the responses of 79,402 individuals, as collected from the 2001-2002 and the 2012-2013 National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, a longitudinal study conducted by the National Institutes of Health to evaluate alcohol and drug use and abuse. While heroin use between whites and non-whites was fairly similar in the 2001-2002 results, at 0.34% and 0.32% respectively, by 2012-2013 the percentage of whites who had used heroin jumped to 1.90%. Just 1.05% of non-whites in 2012-2013 used heroin. Heroin use also increased significantly among those with a high school education or less, as well as those who lived at less than 100% of the federal poverty line.

The authors of the new report write "these trends are concerning because increases in the prevalence of heroin use and use disorder have been occurring among vulnerable individuals who have few resources to overcome problems associated with use."

Senator McCaskill opens investigation into opioid manufacturers

According to a 2016 Surgeon General's report on alcohol, drugs and health, only one in 10 of those with a substance use disorder receive any treatment.

"The good news is that among all drugs of abuse, heroin and opioids have by far the best treatment medications available. Methadone and buprenorphine have proven effectiveness data, they not only reduce the chances of dying from an opioid overdose by 50%, they support people being in recovery from their addiction and reduce health care costs and improve a wide array of other outcomes," said Caleb Banta-Green, an associate professor of health services at the University of Washington. Banta-Green was not involved in the study.

Starting with prescription drugs

The study also confirmed the idea that many heroin users start by using prescription opioids like oxycodone and hydrocodone. Approximately one-third of all white heroin users reported using prescription drugs for non-medical purposes in 2001-2002. By 2013 more than half of all white heroin users started by initially using prescription drugs. For non-whites, the number of people who started by using prescription drugs before heroin actually dropped in the same time frame.

This is America on drugs: A visual guide

An accompanying editorial by Bertha Madras, a psychologist at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts and former deputy director in the White House's Office of National Drug Control and Policy pointed to the shift in treating pain as a major factor in understanding the current crisis. She noted that in the past two decades, the number of opioid prescriptions has risen three-fold.

"This shift in practice norms was fueled by acceptance of low quality evidence that opioids are a relatively benign remedy for managing chronic pain," she wrote. "These vast opioid supplies created a risk for diversion, opioid misuse and disorder, and overdose death."

The study did not find any significant difference when looking at what age groups were using heroin, but heroin dependency and addiction was significantly higher for those below the age of 45 than those above. That should be a cause of concern, said Banta-Green, who noted that one of the costs of overdoses and abuse to society is lost productivity.

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A county-by-county study released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, calculated that drug overdose deaths resulted in a 778 years of potential life lost for every hundred thousand people. This report also found that most of the increase in premature deaths in 15- to 44-year-olds is due to drug overdoses. And while no community is immune to this crisis, suburbs, which used to have the lowest rates of premature deaths from drug overdoses now have the highest rates.

The authors of the longitudinal study note that "heroin use appears to have become more socially acceptable among suburban and rural white individuals, perhaps because its effects seem so similar to those of widely available [prescription opioids]."

The findings of these new reports are in line with earlier research over the past two decades about increasing heroin and opioid overdoses. "The trend isn't a surprise -- the takeaway is what matters. Heroin use disorder is a serious medical condition with which individuals are likely to struggle for the rest of their life. We need to give them the tools they need to survive and thrive," said Banta-Green.


Nagas note:
Whether or not it is a debilitating disease, heroin users often turn to larceny and drug dealing themselves.

These activities harm others. So instead of mollycoddling the fuckers, the govt should take a hard line against this drug.

I don't think potheads should have to live with people who could die in a puke puddle overnight. And anyone who is just ignoring it all can go to Hell regardless of what they believe is helpful.

I feel extremely sorry for these people, particularly the ones who like my father were introduced to heroin by a physician. My dad tore ligaments in his knee and was going to be a cripple for the rest of his life. The oxycontin was the obvious and inevitable way out of his pain.

I was too busy with video games to realize what was happening to my father until i got the phone call.

When he was dead, it was too late in our instance to fight Big Pharma.
They had already taken everything from him.
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If you find yourself on the wrong side of a drug smuggling operation, be prepared for the members to employ extremely nasty tactics including gaslighting -- staged harassment that they later deny.

They will make veiled comments about not being dirty and it being a police problem etc. If the actual neighborhood is involved in the ring.

They will try to intimidate tenants who expose the operation into leaving the area and eventually if that doesn't work, the situation escalates.
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Geez Naga.........stay safe

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Some bad news, Sandy.

Was reading a few other forums and am a tad concerned that the Dave guy near the grocery may have tainted his "marijuana hash" with meth or another substance.

And that "friend" I mentioned, Angie? She gave me a pipe that she said came "from a storage unit" right before I moved out of the previous apartment. I recall being a bit too energetic and wondered how the fk I moved so much furniture so fast.

This picture looks extremely bad.

Lesson learned, be extremely extremely careful ANY time someone in the city tries to "share" a bowl of anything with you, because bad people lie and don't care if you get messed up by it.

I washed what I could out of my device after being around that creep Thursday before last, and honestly, if people thought that was enough to push me totally over the edge they have another thing coming entirely.

And thank you Finaltom for the confirmation regarding a good instinct... i failed the test though, honestly.

I allowed my attachment to think for me instead of the brain I was risking.

It is entirely possible that these two "friends" tried to fuck me up with meth. Also before legalization of marijuana, my gut instinct was to be wary of the man who at that time provided for me. I asked my spouse quite often if he thought his acquaintances were capable of tainting his stuff, he would tell me that costs too much...

Come to find out, my attorney in Seattle regarding dependency court had concerns that we had been exposed to cocaine!!

Legalization is a good thing because it allows the government to regulate the Safety of a product. .. yes, govt can fail at times, as with vaccine industry, but all in all, it seems that it is safer to trust the Big Man than the Little Guy...
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Noticing is the first step. Failure is more important then being perfect all the time. You should be proud of yourself.

After smoking that green leaf for 20 years and quitting last year, I finally made it to the point in which has given me, my way of preventing myself from ever smoking again. My biggest inspiration for quitting drinking 12 years ago was the hangovers. Now I get the hangovers when I smoke or around it. That is my trigger to keeping myself strong and not smoking again. A impression that forced me to quit, was the knowledge of Mary Jane, being a tool of this world to keep you grounded. My work with the metaphysical and the spiritual was more important to me. That was my trigger to quit.

Ever since then, my meditations have gone off the roof and I have amazing experiences every day.

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finaltom wrote:Noticing is the first step. Failure is more important then being perfect all the time. You should be proud of yourself.

After smoking that green leaf for 20 years and quitting last year, I finally made it to the point in which has given me, my way of preventing myself from ever smoking again. My biggest inspiration for quitting drinking 12 years ago was the hangovers. Now I get the hangovers when I smoke or around it. That is my trigger to keeping myself strong and not smoking again. A impression that forced me to quit, was the knowledge of Mary Jane, being a tool of this world to keep you grounded. My work with the metaphysical and the spiritual was more important to me. That was my trigger to quit.

Ever since then, my meditations have gone off the roof and I have amazing experiences every day.
Well, I appreciate you sharing your experience.

Unfortunately, my blood pressure has been high this winter, not sure if it still is, and I don't get to see the doctor for a bit. When I looked up blood pressure & cannabis, was very surprised to see that people agree that in general, it is a good medication for that problem.

Also it seems to help people with ADHD, and severe anxiety, as those on the ASD spectrum have found.

Agreed, it's much safer in 1 way to avoid the product, because of the risk of contamination, but in the case of Dave, the issue was trusting a stranger who is likely a rapist, affiliated with illegal drug dealing, and perhaps even the cartels I hate so much for polluting our region.

It is nice of you to bring up quitting, though.. a person who enjoys frequent travel obviously can't do so with cannabis, unless they have a private jet! And I'm not as crazy as Harrison Ford yet. :lol:

I do agree that drugs of any kind that produce euphoria tend to reduce the meaningfulness of some experiences.
However, people suffering PTSD do need something that effectively helps them to process & get over it.

Quite a dilemma.
Brotherhood falls asunder at the touch of fire!
He finds his fellow guilty of a skin
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To enforce the wrong, for such a worthy cause
Dooms and devotes him as his lawful prey.
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