From the 7/29 Show – OxyContin and Purdue Pharma – Diabolical Beyond Comprehension

I have been doing the radio show for almost six years and the following is a concise conclusion to what started the radio show journey.

I don’t believe in conspiracies and I am still closer to being an agnostic than a believer. Like most, I want to believe the best in humans and discount the so called evil in our society.

My prediction is that the historians will look at the “genocide” taking place from today’s distribution of the opium plant (aka oxycodone, morphine, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, etc.) with wonderment at the diabolical scheme created in an age of technology.  “Diabolical” is the only word appropriate for the end result of addiction,   deaths and economic damage affecting every community in North America and beyond.

I have long wondered how tens of thousands have been affected by the introduction of products therapeutically equivalent to heroin while the medical community and media have rationalized the human and economic destruction.

The hoax and charade is slowly being revealed. The opium plant has been repackaged and marketed under the guise of pain.

You can’t sell a drug without a disease. For Purdue Pharma, starting with the introduction of OxyContin, pain became a disease. The New York Times was on board as early as 2001 http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/16/magazine/pain-the-disease.html  The perfect story had been created for the distribution of a “pain killer”.  Pain killer was an ingenious marketing term that replaced the word “narcotic”.  The media uses the words “pain killers” without knowing the original definition of a narcotic.

Joining Purdue, additional drug companies, doctors, drug wholesalers, internet sites, pharmacies, and pharmacists have jumped on the money train the repackaging of opium has created.  “Oxycodone can be managed.”

The “legitimate patient” was created by the drug industry to support the “rational use” of the repackaged opium.  The reality is that a person is only “legitimate” as long as they can be used by the system to market and sell more dependent and addictive products.  A person remains legitimate until addiction, death or a realization of the damaging effects narcotics create becomes a reality to the individual.  If a person deviates from the “prescribed doses”, they are no longer legitimate and the industry castigates their existence.

After 5000 years the Afghan farmer is as knowledgeable about the effects the opium poppy has on the brain as any “expert” the media can interview about “pain killers”.

The civil war doctor understood the effects of morphine on the brain and body as much as the experts today who proselytize the benefits of morphine and oxycodone for chronic pain.

The street corner dealer for heroin has as much concern for their customer as the doctor who sells their only services under the guise of chronic pain for the product interchangeable with heroin (oxycodone).  They both enjoy the money and hope a death doesn’t occur while the money train of drugs continues rolling.

Both the dealer and doctor understand the effects of the drug they are selling.  Money is the initial factor and the long term concern is for the customer to stay alive until the next visit.  The effects on the brain are equally understood by the dealer and doctor.

Diabolical is a word usually saved for the most wretched of leaders and rulers in our history.  Considering the death and destruction the repackaging and marketing of opium has created over the last 15 years under the masterfully constructed story of “chronic pain”, I feel comfortable with using diabolical.

In an age of technological wonderment, how have we been as fooled by the repackaging and selling of “opium for chronic pain” as the destruction around us from the plant discovered 5000 years ago continues onward?

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9 Responses to From the 7/29 Show – OxyContin and Purdue Pharma – Diabolical Beyond Comprehension

  1. Ria says:

    We have a flyer out about your radio show on our Friends Don’t Let Friends Die table on Tuesday August 7th during National Night Out in Woodstock, GA. A big THANK YOU for all you do!!!

  2. Kathy Gibbas says:

    Yes I contacted you in early January because my son died as a result of oxycontin mixed with other drugs. He was 33. He was prescribed these pills one day before his death. He was found with a needle in his pocket which he used to crush the pills and inject them. He had also been trading them for other drugs and also selling them. Most people who are prescribed oxycontin do just that; trade, sell and inject. My son was clearly substantially underweight, he had a bad heart, liver and he was on other drugs. You would think that a doctor would run some tests on a patient to see if the patient is a drug addict. You would think the doctor would be concerned that a patient is at least 20 pounds underweight. I strongly believe that doctors are equally guilty of distributing drugs as a common street dealer. Doctors such as the one that my son went to need to be held accountable. The doctor who my son was prescribed these drugs by was a workman’s comp. doctor and his name is Dr. Jon Paley. Dr. Paley practices in Dayton Ohio at several locations. The one that my son went to was at One Elizabeth Place. Here are all of the locations…http://www.drpaley.com/patient-news/locations/
    I have not had the displeasure of letting him know how I feel about him, I am afraid that I would not be very nice to him to put it mildly.
    Kathy Gibbas

  3. stan says:

    I have 3 Children,between 23 and 30.All 3 have been on oxy’s and the other that is so addicting.It was behind our back until they realized the trouble they were in.The only Question I could ask is why.With all the misery these drugs are causing all over the world.What made you think you were different.My Wife and I rolled up our sleeves and jumped in to help.After a heart-breaking 4 yrs.,with a son who went to an acclaimed Chef School,who ended up in a drug treatment jail for a couple years.Were all making head-way.The 2 Daughters are still in the woods,but not out.Same with my Son.It never goes away.I honestly think our faith in them is giving them the strength to carry on.I consider our family lucky so far,tomorrow is no garantee.We continue to stay close,and open to each other.Hope this helps the many,going through the same .

  4. ernest keith says:

    I’ve been on your show in the past and still advocate for the cause we share. You are making a huge impact although at time like I feel…it seems we are spinning our wheels. When I last spoke with you I had already lost a father and a brother due to the ” help ” from there ” doctors “. Since then I have unfortunately lost yet another brother to the cause of pain killing. I myself have battled the so called disease of pain and every time I go to a doctor it never fails that they try to give me script upon script to help ” control ” my issue. Let us continue to do the things we can and hold on to what we know to be true. Our efforts are not always falling on deaf ears.

  5. Tere says:

    Thank you for all your efforts, I hope people awke to this destructive “diabolical” drugs.

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  7. Vicki says:

    I live in a neighborhood where we have lost a whole generation of kids to this horrible, addicting drug. My youngest son, a shy and compassionate child, became addicted after his 2nd try of “blues”. We are trying our best to help him but the draw of the drug will always be there. My 88 year old mother-in-law has been using oxycontin for years for back pain. Her mail-order prescription got lost in the mail for a few days, and she went in to severe withdrawal. It was horrible to witness. Something has to be done. Prescribed heroin is not the answer to pain. It creates addicts out of everyday people. I live in fear that someone I love will be the next casualty.

  8. sue adler kaufman says:

    I have a 33 year old son in prison now for crimes comitted while on opiods. I don’t know what the future holds but for now he is alive. He became addicted while under the care of a phsycian for back pain. My question is, has anyone prosecuted the prescribing physician for malpractice?

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