SURPRISE! The painkiller epidemic is rooted in corporate greed!
Who woulda thought?!!
YOU WANT A DESCRIPTION OF HELL? OXYCONTINS 12-HOUR PROBLEM
by HARRIET RYAN, LISA GIRION AND SCOTT GLOVER
MAY 5, 2015
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.
But OxyContins 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 doesnt 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.
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.
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.