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March 5, 2011

We're from your government and we're here to kill you

Today we intentionally poison drugs like Oxycodone with Tylenol so as to render them "less likely" to be abused.
The intent is simply to kill should you take more than the recommended dose; Tylenol, you see, is a liver toxin and will destroy your liver if taken to excess. Thus, if you decide to become a junkie on these drugs, you risk direct death - at the hand of, and by the legal operation of, government. -- We Must Change The Conversation - MarketTicker Forums

Posted by Vanderleun at March 5, 2011 11:54 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I'm not certain about this, but I've read somewhere that during Prohibition medicinal alcohol was made deliberately poisonous to prevent its use for drinking.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at March 5, 2011 1:32 PM

I remember the U.S. government spraying Mexican marijuana fields with the herbicide paraquat in the 1970s.

Posted by: rickl at March 5, 2011 2:19 PM

Paraquat is a foliage burn herbicide that kill the plant but doesn't enter the soil, very similar to the commercial product Round-up. It washes off with water/rain.

Medicinal alcohol is still denatured.

Posted by: Peccable at March 5, 2011 5:36 PM

The Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen pills (trade names like Percocet) actually have the same amount of Acetaminophen as an extra strength Tylenol. The maximum recommended daily dose of Tylenol is eight tablets spread over the day. The fact is that the FDA has proposed banning the Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen combination because of their concern about Acetaminophen toxicity.

There are lots of reasons to hate the Federal Government, and especially the FDA, but this is not one of them. see:
Eff the FDA http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/20988.html

Posted by: Fat Man at March 5, 2011 7:26 PM

I work with "denatured" alcohol daily. It is perfectly good drinking alcohol made "unnatural" with various poisons. Taxman, you know. Problem is, those poisons like to enter the bloodstream through the lungs and skin. But the taxman, you know. Uncle is not giving up his tobacco and alcohol habit.

Posted by: james wilson at March 5, 2011 9:28 PM

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