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You mean all the people who make and prescribe and administer the heroin? If that’s your meaning, then “everyone else” has much the same problem: it’s a rare person in our society who isn’t dependent on some part of the pharmaceuticals / medical equipment / biochemical industry to keep their life together. You can’t just stop taking SSRIs if you’re on them, insulin if you’re diabetic, antibiotics in the middle of a regimen, immunosuppressants if you’ve had an organ transplant... and you could never be a doctor (without immediately causing a life-threatening incident) without a constant supply of scrub and pre-sterilized instruments.



>You can’t just stop taking SSRIs if you’re on them, insulin if you’re diabetic, antibiotics in the middle of a regimen, immunosuppressants if you’ve had an organ transplant...

These do not constitute such a large portion of the population that you can say that folks who do not require them are rare. If anything it's the opposite.

The point I make is that heroin addicts require everything that everyone else requires, plus medical support staff that provide them with cheap and safe sources to feed their addiction. Equating this with the tools of the trade of medical professionals is absurd.


The point I make is that heroin addicts require everything that everyone else requires, plus medical support staff that provide them with cheap and safe sources to feed their addiction.

Pharmacies serve quite well and rather cost efficient for this purpose. It's not really that far away of their core business of dispensing prescrition drugs. The substance is different, but the logistics are exactly the same.

You may think that pharmacy robberies are a concern, but it's not really an issue. I accept that this may not universally be the case.


Pharmacists (at least in the US) can give intramuscular injections, but are not licensed to give intravenous injections. That has to be done by nurses, or M.D's. I'm unsure as to a phlebodomist. Unless you're talking Oxycodone (sp?) or oral heroine (long release) or something of that nature. At which point, my point is mute =)


>...plus medical support staff that provide them with cheap and safe sources to feed their addiction.

These systems are already in place. Maybe I'm being presumptuous but they have pharmacies where you come from, right?




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