Top 5 Facts About the Opioid/Fentanyl Epidemic

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the Opioid/Fentanyl Epidemic
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This is the deadliest drug overdose crisis in history. From the basics, to the crisis, to the statistics, these are the need to know facts about the unprecendented crisis. WatchMojo counts down 5 things you need to know about the Opioid/Fentanyl Epidemic.

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32 thoughts on “Top 5 Facts About the Opioid/Fentanyl Epidemic

  1. Anonymous January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    This is called natural selection. Let the weak die. Stop the war on drugs!

  2. AaronShenghao January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Should also mention this is what killed Chinese empire.

  3. Kahli21 January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    What bothers me is that they include deaths from heroin use and such when talking about opioids – meaning they include it alongside deaths like people suffering from fatal chronic illnesses who take opioids to deal with their end-of-life pain, accidental overdose due to simple negligence, etc. They also don't separate intentional ( suicide ) and unintentional deaths, nor do they separate people who died as a result of other factors who simply happen to have taken opioids. All these things are simply lumped together then presented as "opioid deaths", when in reality there's probably a large amount from illegal use like heroin and a much smaller amount from everything else mentioned. The details are so important, but they're always overlooked. It makes it hard for chronic pain sufferers, and only encourages prejudice and mistreatment against us.

  4. Michael Kun January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Opioid crisis should not include percocet, morphine, Demerol, Oxycontin, Fentanyl or Norco! but should include Heroin, Coke, and Meth! im so sick and goddamned tired of the government interferring with medicine and doctors! they should stick to what theyre fucking good at! lying to us! LEAVE US ALONE!

  5. happy ricegrain January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    fentanyl is the only opioid that i actually like, it feels like heaven

  6. Jude Strauss January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am


  7. Я есть грут January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Годнота да и только

  8. donkykóng January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Drug addiction is the the smallest problem you have #LetAmericaBurn

  9. Jerel March January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Like opiates haven't been dangerous before science made them "better " then doctors incentives make bigpharma money

  10. Justin Kim January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Imagine jumping into a pool full of opioid and chug a gallon of it.

  11. Nigel Watson January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    #6 It's a white people drug.

  12. Alfredo Elias January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Lil peep

  13. pythonkatie K January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Just makes me glad I no longer work in a pharmacy.

  14. monkeyballs161 January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Rip Lili peep

  15. terraingirl January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Everyone should have cared so much back in 60's and 70's, but now the "victims" have change

  16. Troll Bait January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    This is such a load of crap. The whole “War On drugs” is bullshit, it always has been and “The opiate crisis” is no different. There are people who really need these medications and making them increasingly unavailable only makes people with severe chronic pain and illness turn to much more dangerous illicit substances to self medicate… Also alcohol continues to kill millions of people every year for centuries but you don’t hear the words “alcohol crisis” because there is money to be made. And that’s what it comes down to isn’t it ?…The bottom line is:restriction isn’t the answer !! Your never going to stop someone from destroying themselves and trying to stop them will only make it worse. Remember prohibition?! Refresh my memory: how did that turn out?

  17. Trey Greenewald January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Huh we just had to do a assembly in my school about this

  18. Shawn January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    3:48 weird how Republicans don't acknowledge that ONE ENTIRE FAMILY makes billions off of the oxycontin they make every year yet they give almost NO MONEY to treat the hundreds of thousands of deaths and addicts they profit from

    It's the SACKLER family. It's all fact. Look it up

  19. Astro January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    So here you can see how fucking good your drug-politic works…..

  20. FrustratedNameSearch January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    The biggest problem in all this is not being talked about. That is the true patient who needs legal prescription opiods to have any sort of quality of life. Spine patients. Disabled Veterans with major injuries. Etc… They are getting caught up in the hysteria because the FDA won't keep it's nose out of the doctors business. Already the FDA is 'guiding' (right) the doctors to limit patients to no more than 120mg morphine equivalent per day. Regardless of whether it provides sufficient relief or not. The FDA would rather see patients in severe pain than to get the necessary amount of medicine they need. And of course big pharma is cashing in and making it even harder on patients with never-ending price increases on medicines that are centuries old and cost nearly NOTHING to produce.

    And when it comes down to the severe cases, it should be up to the patient whether they live a little longer in severe pain, or a little less in comfort. How the hell can anyone think they have the power or right to make this decision for someone?

  21. Joe S January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    You forgot one… the legal cannabis industry is 100% to blame for the epedemic… least thats what Sessons says and hes older than dirt so he must know what hes talking about.

  22. Leo N January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    England nearly destroyed China with opium, so is PAYBACK

  23. darkgerry92 January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Just legalize weed in all 50 states. Literally problem solved.

  24. lickidesplit123 January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    You forgot Dilaudid.

  25. Nachda Dragon January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Is that the new Cryptocurrency?

  26. CornishCreamtea07 January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Opioids are perfectly fine if given properly. When not over subscribed they are great for curing severe pain.

  27. Meiko Menma Honma January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    This vid help me to quit drugs😂😂😂


  28. Roman Empire January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Only in the US of A ( and China ). Wasn't there a gigantic prohibition effort in 50s to 90s about drugs and wahtnot called the war on drugs? Which should have at least taught the gov about addiction? I don't know I am from europe I am fine.

  29. Xenado January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Rip Lil Peep

  30. Infin1ty January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Think about a world sugar, opioid and alcohol free. The population would grow so fast that we would have to kill each other for resources soon enough.

    *Unless science progression explodes and we are able to colonize or gain resources from other planets in time.

  31. Adam Etherton January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Yet alcohol is perfectly legal and kills way more people (88,000 vs 21,000 per year in the US). Go figure.

  32. JonnySuite13 January 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Y'all should bring back WatchMojo News!

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