Posts Tagged 'Oxycontin'

Negotiations Fail as Sacklers’ Purdue Pharma Readies for Bankruptcy Protection

“I think they are a group of sanctimonious billionaires who lied and cheated so they could make a handsome profit. I truly believe that they have blood on their hands.” These are the words used by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro after news broke that the Sackler family had tanked negotiations seeking to hold Purdue Pharma responsible for its role in the nation’s opioid crisis.

Reports indicated that a settlement between the states, towns, and other ...

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Family Behind OxyContin Abuse Epidemic Set to Retain Billions in Government Settlement

Purdue Pharma negotiating opioid settlementAfter doing their part to create and profit from an epidemic that has ravaged American communities and left hundreds of thousands of people dead in its wake, the family that is largely behind OxyContin’s rise to opioid prominence is set to keep the vast majority of their wealth and will never see the inside of a jail cell.

A recent article published by The Washington Post outlines the terms of a settlement currently ...

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Outrage Grows as Curtain is Pulled Back on Powerful Opioid Family

Americans are learning more about the family that has flooded their streets and communities with powerful drugsAmericans are frustrated by the amount of power our nation’s corporations hold over our government, our environment, and, frankly, our day-to-day lives. It seems that a day doesn’t go by in which we hear yet another tale of a corporation taking measures to improve its bottom line by putting its profits over the well-being of the people.

In most cases, as if ...

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Documents Give New Insight into One Opioid Exec’s Sales Obsession

documents show Sackler's obsession with flooding US with opioidsIt’s not unreasonable to assume that you’ve never heard of the Sackler family. And, you might not have even heard of Purdue Pharma; the company the Sacklers started and still maintain control over today. But, it’s almost a sure bet that you’ve heard of OxyContin, and it’s increasingly likely that you either personally know someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis gripping the nation or have ...

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FDA Responds to Criticism Over OxyContin Decision for Children

fda responds to oxycontin criticismIn a decision that drew the ire of everyone from leaders in the medical community to members of Congress, the FDA recently approved the use of OxyContin for use in children as young as eleven years old.

An incredibly powerful opioid, OxyContin is highly addictive and can be lethal at high doses. And, when the nation is already in the throes of a prescription drug abuse and overdose crisis, the thought of ...

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West Virginia Senator Questions Independence of FDA

FDA independence questioned in OxyContin approvalA growing body of evidence seems to suggest that the FDA; the regulatory agency in charge of ensuring that the foods and drugs we ingest will not harm us, may not be as independent as the public may assume them to be.

One of the largest and most publicly visible hits to the agency’s credibility occurred earlier this year when the FDA issued a draft guidance which cleared the way for drug manufacturers ...

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