As when Elvis died, medical commentators (like friend and spiritual advisor Dr. Deepak Chopra) hope that Michael Jackson's death while taking many medications will discourage prescription abuse. But, has addiction to meds decreased since Elvis' death? In 2007, Drug Czar John Walters announced that prescription drugs were the fastest growing drugs of abuse, second only to mj use among young people.
Here are the chief reasons Jackson's death will have no impact on our increasing reliance on such drugs:
I fear those who optimistically expect young people and others to become more cautious in their use of prescription drugs due to Michael Jackson's negative example are whistling in the wind.