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Thu May 5, 2016, 09:52 AM

SURPRISE! The painkiller epidemic is rooted in corporate greed!

Who woulda thought?!!

‘YOU WANT A DESCRIPTION OF HELL?’ OXYCONTIN’S 12-HOUR PROBLEM

by HARRIET RYAN, LISA GIRION AND SCOTT GLOVER

MAY 5, 2015

The drugmaker Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin two decades ago with a bold marketing claim: One dose relieves pain for 12 hours, more than twice as long as generic medications.

Patients would no longer have to wake up in the middle of the night to take their pills, Purdue told doctors. One OxyContin tablet in the morning and one before bed would provide “smooth and sustained pain control all day and all night.”
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But OxyContin’s stunning success masked a fundamental problem: The drug wears off hours early in many people, a Los Angeles Times investigation found. OxyContin is a chemical cousin of heroin, and when it doesn’t last, patients can experience excruciating symptoms of withdrawal, including an intense craving for the drug.

The problem offers new insight into why so many people have become addicted to OxyContin, one of the most abused pharmaceuticals in U.S. history.


Please read this great investigative piece on how a pharma corporation has created a national epidemic in order to protect its profits. This shit has got to stop.

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FlatBaroque May 2016 OP
underpants May 2016 #1
sorefeet May 2016 #2
underpants May 2016 #3

Response to FlatBaroque (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 10:10 AM

1. Appalachia and Rush Limbaugh

OxyContin was widely prescribed for black lung disease patients (coal miners) and the grandkids found out what was in Grandad's medicine cabinet. Party time with Hillbilly Heroin.

There is NO WAY Rush Limbaugh was taking the amounts he claims to have taken (300 per day if memory serves). No matter how big you are the body just couldn't handle it. He was either part of a trafficking operation or his name was being used in such an operation.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Thu May 5, 2016, 10:42 AM

2. I agree. He just bought his way

out of a drug deal. He couldn't take that much OC. Whet ever happened to the girl that was selling him the pills by the cigar box???????????????? Did she go to jail?? I never heard any more about her. This story smells like a cover up.

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Response to sorefeet (Reply #2)

Thu May 5, 2016, 11:58 AM

3. Wilma Cline

It looks like she and her husband were granted immunity.

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