U.S. Obesity Rates Have Hit An All-Time High [Infographic] – Forbes

Forbes reports that according to troubling new findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 4 in 10 U.S. adults are obese, an all-time high.

Source: U.S. Obesity Rates Have Hit An All-Time High [Infographic]

Just imagine the healthcare cost with 40% of the adult population officially obese?

Thoughts?

 

Opinion – No mistaking the importance of addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic | TheHill

This amazing article in the Hill blames America’s opioid crisis on foreign shippers. It argues that for too long shippers from outside the U.S. have been excessively negligent in permitting hazardous and addictive substances entering the country.

Source: No mistaking the importance of addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic | TheHill

Let’s face it, America’s taste for opioids started when doctors regularly overprescribed opioids and the big pharma companies have made millions of Dollars presumably knowing about the addictiveness of opioids.

Surely, there’s a need for a flat levy or tax on on pharmaceutical sales of opioids?

Thoughts?