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Two Paragraph Insanity: New Legislation Considered

In response to a small minority of illegal drug abusers, some states are pushing legislation that would make illegal pharmaceutical drugs (pills) that can be “crushed” into powder.  This is because when drugs are crushed down they can create a better high when they are used for recreational, illegal purposes, and pharmaceutical manufacturers can make drugs “crush resistant.”  However, before we get excited about having the U.S. switch over to crush resistant tablets, the cost must be remembered: crush resistant pills cost 400%-1,100% more than standard pills, and the vast majority of people do not abuse their narcotics.

Oh, and they have never demonstrated that crush resistant pills reduce the drug abuse.  Please, pass this along and deter our activist legislators.