Prince Percocet painkillers. Is Prince’s death one of many as the mortality rate attributable to the use of prescription drugs skyrockets?
Sources have revealed Prince overdosing on Percocet, a powerful painkiller in the days before his death. The claim has renewed speculation that the music idol, was addicted to the medication and over time had increasingly become dependent and unable to stave off his need for the prescription drug.
A report via tmz tells of sources in Moline, Illinois confided by Prince’s entourage that the musician had been violently taken ill after a performance in Atlanta.
The incident involved that of a private plane, Prince had been traveling in making an emergency landing, with the musician transported to a local hospital for treatment.
At the time, Prince’s handlers chose to deflect attention, claiming instead that the musician’s sudden illness was linked to suffering the difficulties of a ‘nagging flu.’
Sources revealed that Prince was taking painkillers for a hip problem after having corrective surgery for his hips in 2010.
Prince pal and former lover, Sheila E., appearing Friday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” confirmed the singer-songwriter-musician injured his hips while jumping around the stage in high heels during the ‘Purple Rain’ era live shows. Injuries which led to Prince relying on pain medication to get through the day.
— Doxing-Rx (@DoxingRx) April 21, 2016
Like so many in America who find themselves dependent on prescription painkillers, Prince had become hooked on Percocet, a derivative of opiates, with the musician in his last week making at least 4 trips to a local Walgreens Pharmacy to fill his need.
Photos that made the rounds on the evening before Prince’s death (see above) showed the musician manically pacing at back of a Walgreens parking lot.
A scene one could confuse any other inner city drug deal involving illegal street drugs, except this time, swap in for government sanctioned pharmaceutical approved drugs to get America buzzing and through the day.
One report tells of nearly 52 percent of drug overdose deaths in America the result of prescription drugs. Which is a backhand way of saying legal drugs are more likely to kill you than illegal drugs.
Perversely most users weren’t even aware they were overdosing with another report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declaring prescription drug abuse an epidemic in America.
The same report shockingly cites a 2009 study in which for the first time ever in the US, more people were killed by drugs than motor vehicle accidents.
Notes wikipedia: On June 30, 2009, an FDA advisory panel recommended that Percocet, Vicodin, and every other combination of acetaminophen with narcotic analgesics be limited in their sales because of their contributions to an alleged 400 acetaminophen related deaths in the United States each year, that were attributed toacetaminophen overdose and associated liver damage.
Prince’s death on Thursday has since led to speculation Prince’s sudden death mirroring that of his musical rival Michael Jackson who, raddled by addiction to powerful painkillers, lapsed into unconsciousness while lying in bed, resisting frantic efforts to resuscitate him.
Celebrities aside, Prince’s fatality underlies the increasing fatalities that continue to plague general Americans, including famous celebrities who are unable to shake off their dependencies, with lethal consequences.
Consequences that the pharmaceutical industry will presumably continue overlooking as it’s profits continue to soar courtesy of America’s unrelenting addiction…..