As the opiate epidemic fueled by the overprescription of Oxycontin and the false claims of its safetyÂ is devastating our country, theÂ Los Angeles TimesÂ is reporting the drug companies are now aggressively marketing the controversial painkillerÂ overseas, using the same tactics they employed in this country.
OxyContin goes global â€” â€œWeâ€™re only just getting startedâ€
Read the entire investigative series:
â€˜YOU WANT A DESCRIPTION OF HELL?â€™ OXYCONTINâ€™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 userâ€™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 campaignÂ contributionsÂ OxyContin makers haveÂ made to current lawmakers. Â My guess is they have donated widely and greatly and few have rejected their money.