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We seemed surprised that our bodies get addicted to Opioids, Heroin, Fentanyl and Valium. Now benzodiazepines like Xanax are causing concerns.

Why is any of this surprising? Almost all pharmaceutical drugs have contraindications. The body builds tolerance to all of them. Most are addictive. Most interact with common foods. Most have side effects.

The warning labels applied to individual drugs are very similar. Why parrot them? The same warning label can be applied to all drugs. This is simpler.