Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Records reveal: OxyContin was promoted aggressively to doctors.

An article summarizing the scandal with OxyContin marketing states that "The maker of OxyContin has spent nearly $150 million in recent years persuading doctors to prescribe the painkiller for a growing list of ailments, promoting it aggressively even as the death toll from abuse soared".
The article continues by outlining some questionable actions regarding the business plan for the drug, the corporate goals of Purdue Pharma (the maker), and popular use of the drug for conditions other than cancer, for which it was originally developed.

Read the entire article: OxyContin was promoted aggressively to doctors, records show


At Wednesday, March 15, 2006 6:14:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oxycontin abuse is on the rise with our youth. Doctors are prescribing it for tooth aches! This drug is designed for terminally ill patients! Let's fight to stop the doctors from prescribing it except for the reason it was intended.

At Thursday, April 06, 2006 1:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OxyContin is NOT only designed for terminally ill patients- it is intended to treat a variety of pain conditions, terminal or not. Drug abuse is a societal problem not an "oxycontin" problem. The majority of people who experience addiction and abuse issues are not receiving OxyContin in accordance with a treatment plan by a physician- they are getting it from friends, family, or off the street. Do your research and try to keep perspective- you or a loved one might need one of these "terrible" drugs someday and find out they can be genuinely beneficial when taken correctly and under the supervision of a competent and caring physician.

At Sunday, February 22, 2009 8:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me, it IS intended for terminally ill patients. No one needs a pain killer this strong unless they are dying. Doctors get perks for prescribing it and if it weren't so addictive, why in the heck was the pahrmaceutical company fined billions of dollars. You better get some help for your addiction to this "hillbilly heroin"!


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