TO THE EDITOR:

     I just have to say with all the news about opioids these days: Why are we surprised?

     You turn the corner on the highway and what do you see? Oh a billboard about an opioid drug, you turn on the TV and all you hear is commercial after commercial on drugs and opioid drugs at that.

    Many drugs we take today contain opioids in them cough medicines pills of many types. The use of these types of drugs causes people to use more and more and when they can’t get more they go to Heroin and other types of relief. Then we act surprised when we have issues with an opioid addition. ...

     Why is our government not suing the drug manufacturers for the funds needed for the treatment for the epidemic they created and profited from? If they were a big tobacco company they sure would. ...

— David Eiler
Fairwater

     To read the entire letter, see the April 20, 2017 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.