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I was watching a video on youtube the other day and heard a small snippet sharing a story about a small town in West Virginia that received an absurd amount of painkillers from the pharmaceutical industry within a 2 year period of time.

The guy in the video claimed that a small town with a population of just 400 people in West Virginia, in one of the poorest cities and poorest counties in the entire state had received 10 million opioid painkillers within a 2 period time. I googled different search terms and could not find anything about this.

Finally after multiple searches I came across a story and video from MSNBC sharing that 9 million painkillers were sent to a small town in West Virginia within a 2 year period. My initial source was 1 million pills off, yet close enough.

Enter a small town known as Kermit, West Virginia, a town of only 400 people over 9 million opiod painkillers were shipped in just 2 years. The town sign say’s “Striving To Be The State’s Cleanest Town.”

But clean doesn’t come close to what this impoverished town has experienced. With the highest Opioid prescription rates in the country there’s a lot of dirt behind the scenes. Dirt that would leave anyone dumbfounded and ashamed of the pharmaceutical and medical industry.

Watch the story here:

I couldn’t believe it. I did the math and this equates to 12,328 addictive opiod painkillers leaving this pharmacies door each and every single day.

The math is simple. There were 9 million pills sold in just 730 days (2 years time) which equates to 12,328 pills per day. 12,328 multiplied by 730 equals 9 million.

Remember, these are just painkillers. In a town of 400 people this pharmacy and pharmaceutical companies were knowingly supplying 12,328 painkillers per day in this small town of 400 people. This is insane, absolutely crazy, unheard of.

There’s one thing to keep in mind here. This very small town of Kermit, West Virginia is one of the poorest (if not the poorest) city in West Virginia. I heard that the average income here in this town is $12,000 dollars per year. How can you survive on that?

This community was and still is vulnerable. The poverty, multi-generational trauma’s that have led to an impoverished state are still hanging dormant. The pharmaceutical manufacturers, drug wholesalers, pharmacy owner (who is know in prison) and doctors all conspired to move this many pills. It wasn’t just one party. It was a group of parties. A group of people.

Remember, opioid painkillers are addictive as well. Could it be that the pharmaceutical company works like the mafia or gangs in pushing drugs on the streets? Could it be that the little town of Kermit, West Virginia is just another ghetto, another impoverished area to capitalize from. To earn from addiction from the poor?

This type of behavior is common in the pharmaceutical industry. Dirty tactics. Using the FDA, using doctors, using scientists. You name it. A lot of usery to be had all around. In my eyes the pharmaceutical industry is no different than a gang or mafia that controls cities and streets and has people living in fear.

They just do the same job wearing suits, instead of blue jeans.

These pills had dollar signs all over them as they were shipped to this small town. For 2 years straight. No one stepped in and stopped it. As you saw in the video the local fire department had to start handling overdoses more often. These pills have side effects on a day to day basis and suicide is one of them. Let’s look at some side effects.

Side Effects of Painkiller Overdosing

According to, here are effects of overdosing as well as withdrawl from painkillers:

  • Flu-like aches and pains
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Increased pain
  • Diarrhea and abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sweating and cold flashes
  • Agitation and anxiety
  • Twitching and tremors
  • Restlessness
  • Intense craving for the drug
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation

How long will big pharma continue to run our healthcare system? to overstep our rights? to use authorities on all levels private and public to force a pill down our throat that we don’t even need?

The answer won’t come from them. They’re too busy selling. The answer comes from you. You have the choice and the power to use natural plants such as turmeric or cannabis for pain as opposed to opioid pills with side effects. Here are some natural ides for pain relief.

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