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DEATH by Fentanyl☠️
I strongly suggest watching. Greed and Injustice. Big Pharma
- Fentanyl killed my son. Your son. Our daughters, mother’s, or fathers and sons, Aunt or Uncle, sisters and brothers. Friends and lovers.
- Fentanyl is 50-100x more powerful than heroin.
- Massachusetts losing 4-5 people a day from Fentanyl overdoses.
- 219 Fentanyl deaths/40 heroin deaths. New Hampshire 2014.
- Physiological need to feed the addiction overrides fear of any outcomes
In 1996 Purdue Pharma introduced OxyContin. Purdue is owned by the Sackler family, worth $14 billion, the bulk of their money from OxyContin. Purdue Pharmas marketing campaign claimed to doctors that “the risk of danger or addiction was over blown. Addiction is far from actual fact.” Purdue also markets hydromorphone, oxycodone, fentanyl, codeine, and hydrocodone. After addiction began to surface in patients on these Opioids these are some of the outcomes.
- 1999-2010 Opioid/Heroin Pill prescriptions quadrupled.
- In 2012, New England Journal of Medicine published a study that found that “76 percent of those seeking help for heroin addiction began by abusing pharmaceutical narcotics, primarily OxyContin”, and draws a direct line between Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin and the subsequent heroin epidemic in the U.S. Wikipedia
- A 2016 Los Angeles Times investigation reported that in many people OxyContin’s 12-hour schedule does not adequately control pain, resulting in withdrawal symptoms including intense craving for the drug.
- The journalists suggested that this problem gives “new insight into why so many people have become addicted.” Using Purdue documents and other records, they claim that Purdue was aware of this problem even before the drug went to market but “held fast to the claim of 12-hour relief, in part to protect its revenue [because] OxyContin’s market dominance and its high price — up to hundreds of dollars per bottle — hinge on its 12-hour duration.”
- OxyContin became a blockbuster drug. Purdue had increased its earnings from a few billion in 2007 to US $31 billion by 2016. That had increased to US $35 billion by 2017. Again, owned by one of America’s richest families, the Sacklers.
- In 2004, the West Virginia Attorney General sued Purdue for reimbursement of “excessive prescription costs” paid by the state, saying that patients were taking more of the drug than they had been prescribed because the effects of the drug wore off hours before the 12-hour schedule, the state charged Purdue with deceptive marketing. In his ruling the trial judge wrote: “Plaintiff’s evidence shows Purdue could have tested the safety and efficacy of OxyContin at eight hours, and could have amended their label, but did not.” The case never went to trial; Purdue agreed to settle by paying the state US$10 million for programs to discourage drug abuse, with all the evidence remaining under seal and confidential.
- In May 2007, the company pleaded guilty to misleading the public about Oxycontin’s risk of addiction and agreed to pay US$600 million in one of the largest pharmaceutical settlements in U.S. history. The company’s president (Michael Friedman), top lawyer (Howard R. Udell) and former chief medical officer (Paul D. Goldenheim) pleaded guilty as individuals to misbranding charges, a criminal violation and agreed to pay a total of US$34.5 million in fines. Friedman, Udell and Goldenheim agreed to pay US$19 million, US$8 million and US$7.5 million, respectively. In addition three top executives were charged with a felony and sentenced to 400 hours of community service in drug treatment programs.
- On October 4, 2007, Kentucky officials sued Purdue because of widespread OxyContin abuse in Appalachia. A lawsuit filed by Kentucky then-Attorney General Greg Stumbo and Pike County officials demanded millions in compensation. Eight years later, on December 23, 2015, Kentucky settled with Purdue for $24 million.
- In January 2017 the city of Everett, Washington sued Purdue based on increased costs for the city from the use of OxyContin as well as Purdue not intervening when they noted odd patterns of sale of their product, per agreement in the 2007 suit noted above. The allegations include not following legal agreements to track suspicious excess ordering or potential black market usage. False clinics created by unscrupulous doctors using homeless individuals as ‘patients’ to purchase Oxycontin, then sell to the citizens of Everett was the factual basis of the suit. The black market sale of the drug out of legal pharmacies based in Los Angeles with distributions points in Everett is also part of the experience of the city. No intervention was made by Purdue to contact the DEA for years despite knowing of the practice and the overuse and sale of their product. The suit is asking for a yet to be determined reimbursement related to costs of policing, housing, health care, rehabilitation, criminal justice system, park and recreations department, as well as to the loss of life or compromised quality of life of the citizens of the city directly.
- Insys Therapeutics Inc CEO Dr. John Kapoor (no longer as he was charged with conspiracy to illegally distribute an addictive prescription painkiller)
Dr John Kapoor claimed he used Fentanyl for cancer pain that his wife suffered from and began marketing it as a cancer medicine as that is what it was made for originally. When Insys realized that cancer patients only made up a small percentage of their companies sales, they began lying about Fentanyl uses and started illegally marketing the drug as a pain medicine for any illnesses. Not long after Insys was sued for millions and has lost its former CEO and co-founder, John Kapoor, and several top executives, all charged with conspiracy to illegally distribute an addictive prescription painkiller. The company committed fraud by having employees call insurance companies on behalf of patients and lie to say patient has cancer to get Fentanyl prescriptions approved. LIARS!
- Insys stocks appreciated over 700%!
- Billionaire Kapoor was on Forbes list in 2016 from his Fentanyl profits.
- So was Joaquín Guzmán Loera aka El Chapo
When it became so popular so quickly it also became hard to find. But then…enter Mexican Drug Cartels
- Mexican cartels now make large quantities of heroin laced with Fentanyl.
- Being Fentanyl is synthetic ,that makes it easy to produce and use for sale to America.
- Mexico produces ONLY heroin laced with “Fentanly aka el diablito “little devil”
Some other interesting facts:
- Narcan price has skyrocketed from $18-$85.
- Insys is soon to begin production of Naloxone , in addition to Opioid/Heroin pills.
- They along with a few other Big Pharma companies will be making big money at both ends.
- Fentanyl kills five times as many people than heroin
- 4 out of 5 people started with Pharmaceutical prescription Opioids
Fentanyl killed our….and it’s legal