I feel for anyone losing a loved one but this war on opiates is adversely affecting doctors who prescribe them for their patients. Right now Medicare is looking at limiting how many a patient may receive. This decision should be left to the physician, not the beancounter.
On “Fox & Friends,” Sue Kruczek revealed that her son, Nick, died of an opioid overdose when he was 20 years old. She said she penned a letter to Trump to share her family’s story in the hopes that others won’t have to live through the kind of heartbreak they have.
Kruczek told host Ainsley Earhardt that Nick was the starting center on his high school’s varsity hockey team as a freshman. Before his first game, a teammate gave him a pill to help him relax.
He later told his parents he never again played a game sober. Five years later, he died of an opioid overdose.
Kruczek said that she and other parents of opioid victims sent letters to Trump for Valentine’s Day to share their love for their children and to warm his heart.
“A lot of it all about numbers with this epidemic. And these are our babies,” Kruczek said, praising Trump for taking steps to combat opioid abuse while calling for more to be done.
“This is the biggest epidemic our nation has ever faced. Now, we know that addiction is a disease. It’s not a moral dilemma. It is a fact. And this is the only disease that I know of that is not being handled and treated appropriately as one,” she said.
She shared an excerpt of the letter she sent to the president: “I can walk away the lucky one, though. I was privileged to be Nick’s mom for 20 years. And I got to hear ‘I love you, Mom’ every single day.”
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President Donald Trump praised a mother who appeared on Fox & Friends Monday to discuss the loss of her son to an opioid overdose.
Thank you to Sue Kruczek, who lost her wonderful and talented son Nick to the Opioid scourge, for your kind words while on @foxandfriends. We are fighting this terrible epidemic hard – Nick will not have died in vain!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2018
A recent estimate from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that the number of opioid-linked deaths in 2016 was 5 times higher than recorded in 1999.
“From 2000 to 2016, more than 600,000 people died from drug overdoses,” the CDC claimed. “On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.”
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