Tuesday, 9 February 2016
NEW HAMPSHIRE - POVERTY AND HEROIN
Jeb Bush's daughter
Edward Luce, at the ft relates that New Hampshire is associated with heroin.
New Hampshire has stagnating small towns and stagnating rural areas.
New Hampshire's middle-class is being squeezed and 'median income' is lower today than in the 1990s.
(Investors dump stocks, seek safe havens as bank fears flare)
New Hampshire nearly tops the US in deaths from heroin and 'pain killers' containing opium, such as OxyContin.
The Food and Drug Administration allows OxyContin to be prescribed to children as young as 11.
Sales of the painkiller OxyContin have risen from $45m in 1995 to $3.1bn last year.
US deaths from drug overdoses have tripled since 2000.
Jeb Bush's daughter, Noelle, was arrested with cocaine.
Ted Cruz's half-sister, Miriam, died from an overdose of drugs.
Carly Fiorina's stepdaughter died from an overdose.
Chris Christie's best friend from law school died as a result of 'painkillers'.
Drug overdoses have led to a decline in life expectancy for young and middle-aged white Americans - the first decline in life expectancy for either group since the Great Depression.