The Maker of OxyContin and 3 Executives Plead Guilty to Knowing Their Drugs Is Addictive?

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The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin and three of its current and former executives pleaded guilty Thursday to misleading the public about the drug’s risk of addiction, a federal prosecutor and the company said.

Purdue Pharma L.P., its president, top lawyer and former chief medical officer will pay $ 634.5 million in fines for claiming the drug was less addictive and less subject to abuse than other pain medications

The plea agreement settled a national case and came two days after the Stamford, Conn.-based company agreed to pay $ 19.5 million to 26 states and the District of Columbia to settle complaints that it encouraged physicians to overprescribe OxyContin.

“With its OxyContin, Purdue unleashed a highly abusable, addictive, and potentially dangerous drug on an unsuspecting and unknowing public,”

Do you think this will put psychiatric drug comp. on notice? I hope so!
Oxycontin’s a bad drug, it is a street drug, don’t fool yourself, and it is the worst kind, just like this psychiatric crap they have going they are so wrong it is not funny why don’t they just stop before they ruin some other peoples lives just because it is said to be legal with a prescription doesn’t make it right.

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Answer by pescado534
The most powerful narcotic pain-reliever is opiate-based morphine, not oxycontin…. as far as addiction goes, anything taken to excess, and which interrupts a person’s “normal” functioning (whatever the f-ck “normal” is supposed to be) as an individual, or in society (sex, shopping, food, drugs, booze, gambling, “love” (again, whatever the f-ck that is), exercise, or whatever have you (there are hundred of these whack-job 12-step outfits around… have a malady?? Pray it away, publicly confess your sin… I mean, SHARE your experience, strength and hope; grovel… I mean humble yourself; and subserviate yourself to otherwise unqualified amateurs…. ooopsie!! WORK THE PROGRAM!!… If you buy that bulls-it, that is! After all, not all “spritual, NOT RELIGEOUS meetings end with that droning, christian “lord’s prayer… do they???)

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