Saturday May 25, 2013
In their own words... The Lies Purdue Pharma Used to Launch OxyContinMarianne Skolek Salem-News.com
Top Purdue Pharma execs openly lied about Oxycontin being non-lethal when they knew it was deadly.
(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - I recently acquired a copy of the OxyContin Product Data Brochure dated 1996 which Purdue Pharma distributed at the launch of their deadly drug (also referred to by them as Oxycodone as well as OxyContin). I have bolded key remarks made by Purdue Pharma in their Product Data Brochure and below each remark, I have added information that has surfaced since 1996. If anyone wonders why we have a prescription drug epidemic killing and addicting hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. and Canada, keep reading. War crimes in the war on drugs in the U.S? You decide.
For patients with moderate to severe pain requiring opioid therapy for more than a few days.
The most serious risk associated with opioids including OxyContin, is respiratory depression.
Common opioid side effects are constipation, nausea, sedation, dizziness, vomiting, pruritus, headache, dry mouth, sweating, and weakness.
OxyContin tablets can help cut costs in the institutional setting by reducing the nursing time demanded by more frequently administered controlled substances.
...oxycodone is a potent analgesic, which, by itself, is useful as part of the overall treatment regimen for prolonged treatment of moderate to severe pain syndromes.
OxyContin tablets were effective regardless of patients' gender, age, and race, when used according to approved treatment guidelines.
The number of reported adverse events decreased over time, while pain control was maintained.
Compliance with OxyContin therapy has been excellent.
No evidence of respiratory depression was observed in the clinical studies.
The overall incidence of typical adverse experiences, except constipation, decreased with continued therapy, even in the face of increasing total daily oxycodone doses.
The most frequent side effects (>5%) include constipation, nausea, sedation, dizziness, vomiting, pruritus, headache, dry mouth, sweating and asthenia. (Asthenia is a lack of strength).
OxyContin tablets can be used safely and effectively as maintenance therapy during chronic analgesic management.
Delayed absorption, as provided by OxyContin tablets, is believed to reduce the attraction of a drug for abuse.
American Geriatric Society
American Pain Foundation (closed their foundation the day after the Senate announced their investigation)
American Pain Society
American Academy of Pain Medicine
Federation of State Medical Boards
University of Wiconsin Pain & Policy Study Group
Russell Portemoy, MD
Scott M. Fishman, MD
Perry G. Fine, MD
Lynn Webster, MD (also under Drug Enforcement Agency DEA investigation for deaths at his pain clinic)
The book "Responsible Opioid Prescribing - A Physician' Guide" by Scott M. Fishman, MD in collaboration with the Federation of State Medical Boards was distributed to all 50 states as a guide for prescribing opioids for the "undertreatment of pain" in the U.S..
There are other foundations and physicians under Senate investigation that will be written about in future articles.
In the meantime, soap may be in order to wash the blood off the hands of those responsible for the loss of human lives by lies. You know who you are -- and hopefully others will soon be aware also.
LP - Does it get much better than "your name sounds familiar?" I love you and the encouragement and support we give each other every minute of every day.
Marianne Skolek twitter.com/MarianneSkolek
Salem-News.com Investigative Reporter Marianne Skolek, is an Activist for Victims of OxyContin and Purdue Pharma throughout the United States and Canada. In July 2007, she testified against Purdue Pharma in Federal Court in Virginia at the sentencing of their three CEO's - Michael Friedman, Howard Udell and Paul Goldenheim - who pleaded guilty to charges of marketing OxyContin as less likely to be addictive or abused to physicians and patients. She also testified against Purdue Pharma at a Judiciary Hearing of the U.S. Senate in July 2007. Marianne works with government agencies and private attorneys in having a voice for her daughter Jill, who died in 2002 after being prescribed OxyContin, as well as the voice for scores of victims of OxyContin. She has been involved in her work for the past 8-1/2 years and is currently working on a book that exposes Purdue Pharma for their continued criminal marketing of OxyContin.
Marianne is a nurse having graduated in 1991 as president of her graduating class. She also has a Paralegal certification. Marianne served on a Community Service Board for the Courier News, a Gannet newspaper in NJ writing articles predominantly regarding AIDS patients and their emotional issues. She was awarded a Community Service Award in 1993 by the Hunterdon County, NJ HIV/AIDS Task Force in recognition of and appreciation for the donated time, energy and love in facilitating a Support Group for persons with HIV/AIDS.
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