Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Globe On OxyContin

Must be why I'm constipated:


The heading ju$t about $ays it all about the Bo$ton Globe, doe$n't it?

STAT goes to court to unseal records of OxyContin maker" by David Armstrong March 15, 2016

STAT is asking a Kentucky court to make public sealed documents that could provide new information on how Purdue Pharma marketed its potent pain pill OxyContin — including what top executives knew about how addictive it was, and whether they downplayed the risks.

Purdue has faced hundreds of lawsuits and numerous government investigations over its aggressive promotion of OxyContin, which some blame for helping spawn the national opioid abuse crisis. In 2007, three corporate executives and an affiliated company pleaded guilty to fraudulently marketing the drug as less addictive than other pain medications and paid $634 million in fines.

Despite the years of litigation, Connecticut-based Purdue has successfully kept millions of company records out of view through judicial secrecy orders or settlement agreements mandating their destruction.... 

You will have to refill the prescription yourself.