I guess now that billionarie “philanthropist” George Soros ditched his Quantum Fund, he has succumed to a severe case of boredom anxiety, as his latest venture is creating a new comic book entitled “Methadone Man and Buprenorphine Babe.”
But hey, at least it has a positive message, as it encourages drug addicts to use Methadone and Buprenorphine to help control heroin and other opiate drug withdrawals. Oh, and even to combat HIV.
The Blaze explains why Methadone and Buprenorphine are not necessarily great alternatives:
The drugs Methadone and Buprenorphine are of course used to treat addictions to heroin and other opioids, however, the two drugs are also highly addictive and bring with them a laundry list of side effects. Many people who go on Methadone maintenance to treat their heroin addiction merely end up substituting one addiction for another. This is why the use of Methadone and Buprenorphine are hotly contested by both anti-drug advocates and members of the medical community.
In the comic, Methadone Man – being the superhero – launches a crusade against the “War on Drugs,” while hawking Methadone as an effective tool for treating drug attention and preventing HIV from spreading. “Methadone stops HIV in its tracks!” proclaims Methadone Man. “Buprenorphine each day keeps injection away!” adds his smokin’ hot sidekick, “Bupe Babe.” You simply cannot make this stuff up.
This kind of reminds me of the Captain Israel vs. Foreskin Man comic book – just a little less graphic.