High-profit drugs should be elim­i­nated

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

There is not much praise can be given to the com­mu­nist regimes in Rus­sia and Eastern Europe.

How­ever, drug ad­dicts vis­ited physi­cians and re­ceived treat­ment as well as a pre­scrip­tion for their next month drug sup­ply. Phar­ma­cies treated the pre­scrip­tion as any others by a doc­tor.

The in­ter­est­ing part of this pro­ce­dure was the price, which was as if it was any other med­i­ca­tion – not ex­pen­sive! The high profit was elim­i­nated in this pro­ce­dure.

Maybe it is time that our politi­cians should change their think­ing about drug ad­dic­tion. Al­co­hol pro­hi­bi­tion did not work, why would “drug pro­hi­bi­tion” work?

The high profit as­pect of drugs should be elim­i­nated. If noth­ing else, it would take the need to com­mit a crime in or­der to get the funds needed for the drug.

Just an idea. As a per­son who is ad­dicted to cof­fee drink­ing, I feel for those who are ad­dicted to drugs. It may just work. Ju­dith L. Bez­eredi, Char­lot­te­town

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