With deaths stemming from opioid misuse, the sad fact is, Washington, D.C., wastes millions of our tax money testing illegal, recreational street drugs on animals to determine how rabbits respond to LSD injections and what happens when you give primates methamphetamines.
As recently exposed by The Daily Caller, one "professor with the University of Minnesota has been given $3.6 million over the past decade on research that involved forcing monkeys to do drugs like PCP, METH, heroin and cocaine to study their behavior. The study also looked at how using these drugs affected female monkeys’ menstrual cycles.”
Bottom line: every tax dollar we spend on this senseless government waste and abuse is one dollar less for addiction treatments we could use to save patients and their families.
As Congress considers passing another pay increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund more wasteful, unnecessary and cruel animal experiments, I urge you to consider reallocating those funds to fight the opioid epidemic.
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