Drugs Facts

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Every day, about 1,600 people under the age of 18 try their first cigarette, and nearly 200 of them become daily cigarette smokers.

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Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths annually, including 41,000 deaths attributed to complications from secondhand smoke.

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The current drug overdose rate in the state of Alabama is 16.3 (per 100,000).

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Crystal/ice continued to be the main form of methamphetamines used in 2016 (57% in 2016; up from 22% in 2010 and 50% in 2013). There was a significant decline in recent meth/amphetamine users who used powder as their main form (from 29% in 2013 to 20% in 2016).

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About 1 in 20 Australians had misused pharmaceuticals in 2016 (4.8%).

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Declines were seen in 2016 in recent use of some illegal drugs including meth/amphetamines (from 2.1% to 1.4%), hallucinogens (1.3% to 1.0%), and synthetic cannabinoids (1.2% to 0.3%).

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Middlemen might absorb any potential savings – not patients. Drug importation would require enormous amounts of resources for law enforcement and the FDA.

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Importing medicines from countries like Canada wouldn't guarantee lower costs for pa-tients in the United States.Legislation allowing foreign drugs into the United States would be a boon to wholesalers and other middlemen who could then mark up prices.

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In 2017, 90% of the cocaine in the USA seized by the DEA was cut with the pet dewormer drug levamisole. One of the many awful side effects of the dewormer is skin rot.

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When William Leonard Pickard was arrested, the world's acid supply decreased by 90%. WILLIAM LEONARD' PICKARD.

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