As the opiate epidemic fueled by the overprescription of Oxycontin and the false claims of its safety is devastating our country, the Los Angeles Times is reporting the drug companies are now aggressively marketing the controversial painkiller overseas, using the same tactics they employed in this country.
OxyContin goes global — “We’re only just getting started”
Read the entire investigative series:
‘YOU WANT A DESCRIPTION OF HELL?’ OXYCONTIN’S 12-HOUR PROBLEM
More than 1 million OxyContin pills ended up in the hands of criminals and addicts. What the drugmaker knew
How black-market OxyContin spurred a town’s descent into crime, addiction and heartbreak
His next pill: An OxyContin user’s journey from pain relief to obsession and addiction
Bravo LA Times for bringing attention to this issue.
For their next investigation, I would like to see them investigate the campaign contributions OxyContin makers have made to current lawmakers. My guess is they have donated widely and greatly and few have rejected their money.