About seven years ago I created the term “hoax of OxyContin”. With billions of dollars in sales behind OxyContin’s history and gullible reporters continuing to believe the marketing myth of pain management, the logical summary of Purdue Pharma’s national boondoggle was a difficult concept for most intellectuals in 2007.
Additional drug companies jumped on the bandwagon of “narcotics for pain” and the money flowed to anybody who had an MD behind their name or an organization that would accept the blood money from Pharma for gain.
Over two years ago I wrote about the “diabolical marketing” and “conspiracy” of OxyContin.
Recently, a good summary was written mentioning the “National Conspiracy” http://www.globalnewscentre.com/2014/07/13/national-conspiracy-involved-in-prescription-painkillerheroin-epidemic-by-fda-pharma-paid-physicians-and-pain-societies-and-publications/#sthash.DCCweVgu.dpbs
Aside from the old news of “conspiracy”, most rewarding in the article, is that the attorney’s are finally catching on to the conspiracy. The lawsuits in California and Chicago should bring great hope to all those who have been affected. It will be the attorneys who will begin to stop the epidemic.
I have been largely ignored by the phony groups who promote themselves and others by asking to bring pictures of their dead loved ones. It pains me to see “vigils” on behalf of loved ones when they appear to have only one goal: Corporate Sponsorship.
The exploitation of families who have lost so dearly continues to intrigue me while the plea for prevention and education go unheeded. The http://banoxycontin.com petition continues to be ignored by the hypocritical groups who prey on our emotions of lost loved ones or loved ones affected.
Collecting money from large companies and donors based on dead pictures has become the norm in the drug fiasco while Pharma continues to produce billions of pills with no opposition or pleas for more drug education.
The upcoming FED UP Rally in Washington in September represents the epitome of the exploitation of those who have lost. Washington politicians, treatment facilities, and government have no intention of stopping the epidemic. Too much money is flowing into both the manufacture and addiction business entities. Politicians reap millions of dollars from Pharma lobbying.
Almost every sponsor of the FED UP Rally has more to gain from addiction’s growth than curtailing it. http://feduprally.org/2014-sponsors/
The mantra for the FED UP RALLY is; “Don’t forget to bring a picture of your dead loved one!”
It has become great PR for a company to attach their logo onto dead children knowing the epidemic is here to stay without effective educational programs.
My heart aches every time I hear of another person affected. My heart also aches knowing how groups prey on loved ones to move an agenda that has nothing to do with education and prevention.
Pharma continues to control the message.
I am going to start to carry a picture of my favorite attorney. No phoniness there.