The amazing tool that is science has done so much for us. Science has helped and continues to help us learn more about things, it helps us improve our quality of living and longevity of life, it helps us take more responsibility for our planet and our condition, etc.
In the late 1990s, the opioid addiction epidemic began with doctors, pharmacists, and pharmaceutical drug manufacturers and distributors pushing opioid pain relievers onto the American people like never before.
I suppose we’d never thought we’d see the day, though we should have anticipated this. The nationwide dependence and reliance on pharmaceutical drugs have resulted in harsh effects on the environment, with reports coming out that opioids are now being found in mussels fished out of the Puget Sound.