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Big Pharma driving kids to heroin

8/10/2012 - Prescription drug abuse is a pandemic problem in the United States today, with more than five million Americans now addicted to painkiller drugs like OxyContin (oxycodone), the infamous opioid pill that alters brain and nervous system function. But according to a recent survey published in the New England...

Big Pharma's Oxycontin addicts being forced to heroin; war on drugs is complete failure

7/21/2012 - Is the suggestion that the so-called "War on Drugs," begun in the early 1980s, has turned out to be a complete failure? Not really, when you consider the connection between Big Pharma and the illicit drug trade. What? You didn't know there even was a connection? Well, there is, and if anything, maybe...

Addictive painkiller OxyContin being tested on U.S. children

7/10/2012 - Purdue Pharma LP, the pharmaceutical company responsible for developing the highly addictive painkiller drug OxyContin (oxycodone), is so desperate to retain exclusivity on the soon-to-expire patent rights for its drug that it has decided to conduct clinical trials with OxyContin on young children....

Health professionals anticipate extremely dangerous mass withdrawals as Canadian OxyContin ban takes effect

3/21/2012 - Beginning March 1, 2012, the controversial painkiller drug OxyContin (oxycodone) will no longer be available for prescription in Canada. Numerous media sources report that Health Canada has officially nixed the drug, which is an opioid-based drug similar to heroin, because of widespread abuse, particularly...

The Addictive Nature of the Pain Killer OxyContin - One Man's True Story

9/16/2008 - Last year, it was reported that the maker of OxyContin was fined $644.5 Million for misleading the public. That is a steep fine, but when you look at this young man`s story and think of all the other stories of struggle and heartache that are sure to be out there, the fine somehow does not seem adequate. Once...

Kentucky Sues Maker of OxyContin over Marketing Deceptions, Addictive Qualities of "Hillbilly Heroin"

2/1/2008 - The state of Kentucky and several counties in that state have filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of prescription painkiller OxyContin. The lawsuit alleges that the company has engaged in deception over the addictive and potentially harmful nature of the drug, and seeks reimbursement...

FDA once again asleep on the job; the GAO investigates a dangerous drug manufacturer

1/22/2004 6:42:44 PM - Here's another opportunity to contrast the actions of the FDA's actions on prescription drugs versus herbal medicine. As you are probably well aware, the FDA aggressively bans herbs that cause just a few deaths. Ephedra's isolated problems were highly exaggerated and widely publicized in order...

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