Last evening I listened to Scott Pelley and the CBS evening news team report that 59000 annual deaths in the USA are attributable to illegal substance over doses, a 19% increase over the previous year! As reported, this figure represents as many lives lost as those lost throughout the US's entire involvement in the Vietnam conflict. Why do we as a society seem to so blithely accept these entirely preventable deaths? Where is the public outrage? Why have we not risen, en-mass, against these inexcusable deaths? We really do seem to have lost any semblance good sense.