Globalization may even promote cancer. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1299207/The problem with this way of thinking is that you can lay many of the worlds ills against many factors without identifying the root cause and hence tackling the problem. Eg, in the paper you quote, the root cause is substance abuse - tobacco and alcohol. You could by the same logic blame globalisation for the Irish potato famine rather than reliance on monoculture.
Similarly you might single out exploration, eg discovery of the americas, rather than globalisation as promoting cancer.
Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients,” reports the Daily Caller News Foundation, one of the best sources of real journalism in America today.
Addictive drugs that include opioids, we now know, are claiming over 64,000 lives a year in the United States alone.
From the DCNF:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) charged John Kapoor, 74, and seven other current and former executives at the pharmaceutical company with racketeering for a leading a national conspiracy through bribery and fraud to coerce the illegal distribution of the company’s fentanyl spray, which is intended for use as a pain killer by cancer patients. The company’s stock prices fell more than 20 percent following the arrests, according to the New York Post.
More than 20,000 Americans died of synthetic opioid overdoses last year, and millions are addicted to opioids. And yet some medical professionals would rather take advantage of the addicts than try to help them...
NEVER TRUST A DOCTOR.THEY ARE ON THE TAKE.
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