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A war veteran who says his SUBSYS painkiller prescription brought him close to death, a whistleblower and a woman’s family were all on a crusade to hold the drug company Insys' executives accountable.
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mmaaxx1198
mmaaxx1198 28 days ago
Lock up the Sacklers!!!
Ride or Dis
Ride or Dis Month ago
He’ll do his time but still have his millions waiting when he gets out. He’ll probably get another high paying job. That’s what the privileged rich people do. They always land on their feet.
Ekon Rekon
Ekon Rekon Month ago
Seems anti semitic..
Virginia B. Britton
Guillotine for the greedy pigs.
mercedes gomez
mercedes gomez Month ago
Yet El Chapo gets charged with 100s of lives WTF? 5 yrs? Conservatives don’t understand that universal care in 🇺🇸 would make it harder for pharmaceutical companies to pull stunts like this ☝🏻or raise drug prices the way they do, But of course pharmacies, doctors, & insurance companies wouldn’t be as profitable; that’s why lobbyists donate so much 💵 we must vote every one out, change the way we do our elections; taking 💵 out of politics would be a start.. New progressive representatives that don’t take lobbying 💵 & believe in science
AK
AK Month ago
Bribes with “sexual favors???” Um please elaborate....
Tyler Jhonson
Tyler Jhonson Month ago
About damn time, now lets go get the rest of this crooks in labcoats and the ones in the boardroom as well.
James Palmer
James Palmer Month ago
WOW 5000 percet is not a gram of h sry dumb ass ABC
Michelle Goodrow
FIVE THOUSAND PERCOCET A DAY!?!?! AND THAT'S EQUAL TO a gram of heroin???? Y'all's math AND research is WAY WAY OFF!!!!
Geovoni Ves
Geovoni Ves Month ago
Look bottom line is humans have become lazy as fuck. It's not hard to grow poppies as they are pretty much a weed. And from there processing the alkaloids is no more difficult than baking fucking chocolate chip cookies. So anyone whining about not having their pain meds are just being lazy fucks to dependent on the dominator culture machine to supply you. Get on ur knees plant some seeds and buy a cook book suckers. Hahahahahahahahah
Dale M
Dale M Month ago
That veteran should be awarded the moon (so to speak) it makes me so sick that a man who risks his like for this great country and have to go thru what he has...I’m disabled although not a veteran and I was prescribed heavy narcotics 80mg OxyContin @ 5 a day and fentanyl patches that you apply on your arm and this was 10 years ago thru 20 years ago now I’m off all those drugs and still fighting the effects of them but I’m still in such pain it’s hard to handle..I do take suboxone but that beats taken al those other meds I was taken at the same time..something I take twice a day from taken 7 highly addicting pills and patches...I understand what he’s going through and I pray this man wins on anything he files...I pray he gets the time back he lost with his kids...and again I’ve lost years with my 4 daughters but I’ve been back in their lives for 10 years now...
LIFEISAJOURNEY LETITGO
Why they subscribing benzodiazepines? They are worse than opioids to withdrawl from. Big Pharma 🤬
Nissa Wegner
Nissa Wegner Month ago
Welcome too America kids
Shoeless b
Shoeless b Month ago
Did he say strippers ? Defamation lawsuit coming next. This med went thru FDA trials, got approved etc. The feds have rules, laws ,you name it ! The Fed even allows drug advertisements on TV !! All drug makers give out samples, which Drs. give patients. So, some idiot Drs. over prescribed it. What about some personal responsibility for your drug use ???? Read the labels ? Ask another Dr. or a Pharmacist for a 2 nd opinion ?? If the drug co. owner wrote personal checks to drs. OK, but he has salespeople, just like every business in the world.
Harley Jameson
Harley Jameson Month ago
"You were taking the equivalent of 5000 percocet a day..." "Yeah, same as about a gram of heroin." Hm. Must be that new math from planet bullsh*t.
basil leaf
basil leaf Month ago
Who prescribed a "Cancer ONLY" Medicine to their patients? Did these patients know they were reciving a "Cancer ONLY" Medicine? What you are saying is: If YOU sold me shoe laces, And I killed myself or sombody else with the shoe laces..... It would be YOUR fault, because YOU sold me the shoelaces.
Chris Stevens
Chris Stevens Month ago
Put a bullet in this goofs head. He's goin to club Fed.
Cool Hand Mark
Cool Hand Mark Month ago
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” ~ H.L. Mencken
Ekon Rekon
Ekon Rekon Month ago
Oye vey
Dawa J
Dawa J Month ago
CEO is responsible for the deaths of 1000's. Got 5 years.
Dawa J
Dawa J Month ago
Well a lot of people didn't know cigarettes caused cancer and they died as a result. Tens of thousands. Do you know who did know? The tobacco companies. They purposely withheld information regarding the safety of tobacco smoking from the public in order to keep their profits from being harmed. They put their profits over the lives of people. They were sued and rightfully so. Corporations are not moral entities with personhood as government would like us to believe, they are motivated and driven solely by profit. If it makes them an extra dollar they are happy to put all of us at risk. This is the world we live in. Saying doctors won't accept bribes because they are doctors, that is naive at best.
basil leaf
basil leaf Month ago
@Dawa J From what you are saying, If a doctor prescribes YOU pain medicine after surgery and YOU take the pain meds and then run out of the pain meds and want more, it is the executive man, in an office some where Who actually is to blame? All Pain medication is addictive. Do you not know that? Like you stated for "tobacco companies": Thats why little pamphlets come with ANY and ALL medicine. The tabacco company isnt responsible for MY smoking. I knew it was bad for me, BEFORE I took my first puff. AND I didnt need a "sergen generals warning" on the pack or carton to advise me of it. You must believe people, in general, are stupid. I dont blame others for my smoking addiction. And for your information: The Innocence Project's has estimated that between 2.3 percent and 5 percent of all US prisoners are innocent. With the number of incarcerated Americans being approximately 2.4 million, by that estimate as many as "120,000 people" may be incarcerated as a result of wrongful conviction. So now you know that EVEN judges can make a wrongful decision. Even Jesus stated: There is only one perfect and that is God. And we all know, People aren't God.
Dawa J
Dawa J Month ago
The tobacco companies are responsible for your life when they aren't up front about the risks of tobacco use. That's why we now have surgeon general warnings. And yes likewise, a CEO of a pharmaceutical company is responsible when he directs his sales teams to bribe doctors and have them prescribe medication in ways it wasn't medically intended to. If he is so innocent then why was he found guilty?
basil leaf
basil leaf Month ago
@Dawa J Are you speaking of the "pain killer" addiction some people have in America? I will say to you, what I just posted to some one else asking the same question: So, you are believeing an "executive", of a drug manufacturing plant, prducing a "cancer only" drug, is responsible for the deaths of 8,000 people? Do you know what an executive does? He is a pencil pusher. He deals with paper work, legalities and numbers given to him, by managers. He never leaves his office. He doesnt work in the street, where this opioid problem exsist. You do know "ophoid" is considered almost ANY pain killer on the market, stronger than a Tylenol? Are you telling me, this one executive is responsible for not just the deaths of 8,000 cancer patients, but EVERY ophoid death in America? I smoke cigarettes. Do you believe Tabacco company executives are responsible for my life? Im the one doing the smoking, and I dont hold Tabacco companies responsible for my own life. Does an alchohoic hold a distillery responsible for their drinking problem? Do fat people hold their super markets responsible for their over weight problems? The man in this video, is complaing his doctor got him hooked on this pain killer. This man OPENLY ADMITTED, he had been on all kinds of pain killers BEFORE this particular pain medicine. It seems to me, HE took so many pain pills, nothing "helped" him any more. Im sorry people get addicted to stuff, however they shouldn't try to blame others for their OWN addictions. Just because a pharmacutical company makes a drug, doesn't mean its their fault, what YOU do with it. Some people drink "nightquil" like its alcohol.... Is it the producers of nightquil's fault someone goes through 3 or 4 bottles a week? EVERYBODY is always trying to blame SOMEBODY, for their own lack of control. There is a process, these pills or medications go through: Scientists put together the compounds of a drug. Then there is many years of testing the drug on animals and such. Then it goes through the aproval process with the FDA. Then a company makes the drug. Then the company sells the drug to other companies, who in turn has hired sales people to introduce the drug to hospitals an doctors. Hospitals and doctors may or may not use the drug in their facilities. So it is comman for "perks" to be given, to coax the potential buyer to use their prduct. (That is with ANY COMPANY, not just companies selling this drug) Since this was a drug for cancer only, the sales reps should have on their list of potential customers, doctors and hospitals, dealing with cancer patients. NOT all doctors and hospitals deal with these types of patients. THEN the sales rep first has to get their foot in, to even speak with the purchasing agent of a particular company. Then the purchasing agent must first address the actual hospitals and doctors. The hospitals and doctors do a research themselves on the drug. The hospitals and doctors have the final say, IF they would possibly prescribe the drug to their patients. IF they agree to use the drug, they know all the drugs abilities, what its used for, what it isnt used for, the pros and cons, posible allergic reactions, and how to handle a posible reaction. So, as you see, Medications go through a process BEFORE being acceptable into any facility. THEN once accepted into a facility, every pill is accounted for. It has a long list of peoples names attached to it. Who made it, what its for, who prescribed it, who ordered it, what patients recieve it, how much they receive and the list goes on an on. Within a hospital, the meds are in a locked in a vault, only the nurse of that patient has a code and is able to open the vault. Even the nurse is responsible for the type of med, what its for, who its for and how much is given. Is there a chace of theft? (So it could be sold on the street) Of course. However, it would be caught by the next shift, because they would be short one pill. AND it would be addressed immediately, NOT 8,000 deaths later. So, it is nearly impossible, for ANY medicine, purchased by a hospital or doctor, to get into the street. So where should one look? Maybe the pharmacy? Is it an electronic prescription? OR handwritten pescription? Is the AMOUNT and doasage correct? Does it seem too much? Does it look altered? If so, Did the worker contact the doctor to question the prescription? BEFORE a drug gets into the street, there are MANY factors to consider, BEFORE blaming ONE man for the worlds opioid crises.
misssluttypants84
I HAVE FUCKING SICKLE CELL ANEMIA DISEASE AND I HAD THIS MEDICATION, IT WAS A LIFESAVER FOR ME. I HAD A 3 MONTH FREE SUPPLY, AND AFTERWARDS TRIED TO STAY ON IT BUT MY INSURANCE WOULD NOT COVER THE COST, AND I COULDN'T AFFORD TO PAY OUT OF POCKET FOR IT. I HAVE BEEN ON NARCOTIC PAIN MEDS SINCE I WAS 2 AND I'M NOW 35 AND SO EVERYTHING STOP HAVING ANY EFFECT ON MY PAIN, BUT THIS MEDICATION DID HELP ME LIVE A BETTER PAIN FREE LIFE. THINK OF PEOPLE LIKE ME BEFORE TRYING TO OUTLAW SOMETHING. EVERYTHING HAS A POTENTIAL TO CAUSE DEATH, BUT IF USED CORRECTLY, YOU WILL BE OKAY. PLUS 7,000 PEOPLE OUT OF EVERYONE IS NOT A HIGH DEATH COUNT.
noah
noah Month ago
This is such a lie and load of bullshit.
Crowbar44
Crowbar44 Month ago
Bad part is these people are only looking at a MAXIMUM of a few years in prison AT MOST!! Maybe a little fine here and there and then they are free to go and live with their millions and/or billions in blood money. They only see these jail sentences as a temporary inconvenience. Don't think for a minute they will not have special treatments while in their comfy secure lockup wing or even at some nice little lockup "resort" like a minimum security place. These people should be FORCED to redistribute ALL their profits to drug rehabilitation programs around the country. Their money should go directly to non-profits that deal with this sorta thing. If they are found guilty of their crimes then they should be sentenced to life in prison. They are DIRECTLY responsible for misleading doctors and for KILLING patients. This is murder, plain and simple. The ONLY reason they are getting off easy is because they are VERY well connected and are billionaires. These people have some amazing connections I bet. I said above they only see these jail sentences as an inconvenience. They will have a nice comfy stay in whichever prison they go to. They will get out in a year or so and go back to their massive wealth and laugh about it all during the holidays when they get together.
KatieCabo
KatieCabo Month ago
Anything containing Fentanyl .. HELL NO! This is what these drug companies do! They go to doctors and offer big time bucks for them to prescribe these highly addicting drugs. And it’s being prescribed for unnecessary reasons. Yes, chronic pain is real but having to live on pain meds is no life! Besides, the longer you’re on one med the less effective they become. Thus begins dependency, moving to higher doses, stronger meds, and then withdrawals. Glad this is finally being revealed. Although, the “punishments” SUCK and don’t equal the damage they have caused to individuals and families.
William Carter
William Carter Month ago
Pills and potions for everyone 🤔 They killing us 😒 And getting rich😝
SUGAR XYLER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Only if you're stupid enough to take that toxic crap☠
Joanna Garcia
Joanna Garcia Month ago
When I had surgery to get my 4 wisdom teeth out they gave me a bottle of opioids and I never took one once because I knew I could get over the pain without it. It took 2 weeks but at least, I'm not hooked thank god
SUGAR XYLER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Almost 3 years ago I had only had one wisdom tooth pulled and was given 14 opioid pills. The first pill I took was like a brain orgasm 💥 like nothing I ever felt !! It felt like heaven but I never got hooked. I still have 10 of those pills left
SoxsammyX0x
SoxsammyX0x Month ago
He needs to be flogged. Rich get richer. 😫
SoxsammyX0x
SoxsammyX0x Month ago
I was addicted to opioids for 22 years by a doctors order for pain. I don’t blame doctor at all. I kicked that habits butt without help from anyone. It can be done. I blame our government. 😕
SoxsammyX0x
SoxsammyX0x Month ago
I just live with the pain. M.S. sucks. 🤷‍♀️
Rip Off
Rip Off Month ago
White color drug dealers, they do not have any mercies for the black race, they were targeting the young and the restless!!!
Jeff Hallam
Jeff Hallam Month ago
My God!
KD Bradshaw
KD Bradshaw Month ago
5k percs a day nigga 😩what
Matthew Banish
Matthew Banish Month ago
This makes me sick to watch! They did all this on purpose to get people hooked on suboxone for life.. And someone like me that desperately needs pain medication.. Not that stuff, just something to get me through 3 to 6 months of therapy for an amputation.. I can't get a doctor to write me for a tylonol 3, they always say the opioid crisis, what's that got to do with me, meanwhile I can go to any corner store and get liquid poison and cancer sticks till my hearts content.. They dont care about us getting addicted or not, they have another agenda behind all this.. Very sad
Moogie B
Moogie B 27 days ago
Try to see a legitimate pain management specialist. My primary care doctor & rheumatologist will not prescribe opioids but thankfully pain management will. I am getting better as time goes on & weaning off them. There is no reason someone with legitimate pain should have to suffer.
Cynthia Castaneda
Omg EXACTLY, u're so right
Edmund Singleton
This American President scored political fear points by pointing an accusatory finger at drug dealers selling street drugs coming across the southern border, hoping that fear would spark the financial building of a wall, when all along he was hoping to bloc poor brown skinned South American immigrants…
Kenn's Instagram At: i000
🤣 These MF*ERS are the biggest drug dealers and scammers next to the government! But hey they aren't the ones in jail. Just the ones that stand on corners.
Raymond Moya
Raymond Moya Month ago
Exactly ! 👍
SisterKnight
SisterKnight Month ago
...that part is always missing for many 👌🏿
yan chang
yan chang Month ago
Volume too low.🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻👎👎
Prisoner Zero
Prisoner Zero Month ago
As long as we stay in Afghanistan, The drug will continue to flow through both the Pharmaceuticals and the Street pushers. Suing Big Pharma is not the answer!! Getting rid of Iran's Nuclear Weapon Program will get us out of Afghanistan and Iran and cutoff the supply of Opium. There are people living with serious pain and need medication to control that pain. Suing Big Pharma takes away their source of medication.
Christian Zook
Christian Zook Month ago
finally someone that gets, Poppy production sky rocketed in Afghanistan after the invasion
Yanggang 2020
Yanggang 2020 Month ago
Elchapo gets life taking everything and this dude gets a couple years and keeps everything.
Rick A
Rick A Month ago
ABC News protecting their employee Jeffrey Epstein because they don't know who has the Lolita Express flight logs. ABC executives and personalities were frequent flyers.
Fastj3 Cx
Fastj3 Cx Month ago
How much u wanna bet nothing happens of this
Chris Russell
Chris Russell Month ago
I took opioids on a daily schedule for 6 years.. I ran out of my script on Wednesday and had a doc appointment on Thursday morning. Got to my appointment and they were close.. Fridays they are closed also. I was so damn sick I missed work Monday and was sent home early Tuesday. When I found out that not taking the opioids cause that. I was looking for some to buy off the street. l didn't know that was against the law at the time either.. Now I understand how some people do what they do to get rid of the sickness of withdraws..
D.W. Erickson
D.W. Erickson Month ago
actions like this got rid of crystal meth. Pharms had to re-tool, and come up with a chemical that could not be used in the meth... CRAP and now there is no more crystal meth right abc yep you never hear about meth any more.... god bless these people...
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D.W. Erickson Wym you can get a ball of grade a crystal for 90 dollars anywhere in Northeast America
Mylech XI
Mylech XI Month ago
Another *FDA approved way to kill millions of Americans* and make mad money off it! Big Pharma and FDA at it again! Come on guys y'all still swear there's no cure for cancer, the ADA puts mad poison in our chewing gum, gov puts Fluoride in our tap water not vitamins and the FDA has a green pass to murder Americans yearly without any problems.. u know drug side effect deaths in the many of population control and LOTS of MONEY. The same dick heads that made The cancer curing Gerson Therapy illegal in the US. *Fvck the FDA*
D.W. Erickson
D.W. Erickson Month ago
Actually this is a coo forcing those in pain to seek opiates from the black market... Those involved like here have major ties in the trafficking of narcotics where no liability exists, and tax free.. The reason is more money.. On the bright side they have put billions into the hands of poor people whom harvest the leaf, and sap to manufacture their drugs... MORE MONEY AYE ABC... GOD BLESS THESE PEOPLE...
Christian Zook
Christian Zook Month ago
forcing those in pain to go to the black market? what the fuck are you on about? No one is trying to make them completely illegal... we just don't want cases where small towns of 3000 people have pharmacies that prescribed over a million pills a year. www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/02/opioids-west-virginia-pill-mills-pharmacies get off your fucking high horse. You think all the money generated from these pharmaceutical companies are going to those that "harvest the leaf and sap" HAHAHA Those people are paid pennies, while the legal drug lords laugh all the way to the bank with their millions. Get bent and fuck off
Scot Mile
Scot Mile Month ago
I did and stopped I have hs stage three I’m allergic to the sun I’m locked inside most of the time Had pain issues the opioids Were awful So a doctor a real doctor told me stop try Kratom I did it works great and it’s natural And I started using marijuana I know they would put me in jail if I ever got caught And I told the doctor he said use it there is no cure or treatment whatsoever when people like me are put in positions such as my case We have no other choice They would lock me up and throw away the keys And let a company keep killing people I’m better now because of what I did for myself I’m a better man father and husband and I have to thank that one real doctor who had the courage to tell me to have courage and he and my family have my back I feel like some kind of criminal sometimes because I had to take my health in my own hands and get it under control If you’re taking these kind of drugs opioids and such please at least try kratom no drinking alcohol or anything like that with it be responsible about it
Scot Mile
Scot Mile Month ago
Awaken&Chosen thank you for your support
Awaken&Chosen
Awaken&Chosen Month ago
Scot Mile good for you I'm glad it worked for you. the gov need to take the stipulation off of marijuana. it's not a dam drug. it's actually an herb that heals. smoke all that you need or eat all you need to feel better
Shilonious Monk
Shilonious Monk Month ago
All liars
Daughter Of Zion, iron, like a lion, in zion
But like these people didn't know though, as if u trust any man to tell you this drug is good for you...why are people such sheeps
Christian Zook
Christian Zook Month ago
@Albany Mountain Homestead I've had a friend overdose on opiods in 2011. He was in a bad accident and smashed his leg. He was prescribed oxycontin. Got addicted. He doctor let him refill his scrip multiple times a month. It was horrifying what it did to him. If this had all happended to him in the last two years instead the rules are waaay different and he would have been taking less dosage and would not get to refill his scrip when he calls it in. He would have had a much better chance at being alive today. Fuck you, bootlicking corporate cock sucking enabler
Christian Zook
Christian Zook Month ago
@Albany Mountain Homestead does that make it right?????? Jesus Christ listen to yourself.
Albany Mountain Homestead
@Christian Zook doctors get kickbacks from all types of NEW drugs being put on the market even the non narcotic drugs. This is nothing new except the focus being solely on narcotic medications. This happens across the board.
Christian Zook
Christian Zook Month ago
A lot of people are actually hurt, get prescribed, and then stay hooked. For a while there I knew people that had Doctors that let them refill their prescriptions a couple times a month or more. Doctor's getting bribed with cash, vacations (disguised as business trips), and incentives.
Daughter Of Zion, iron, like a lion, in zion
Why prosecute pharmaceutical companies why not cdc who condone the distribution of these drugs...this is so dumb
Lori Touma
Lori Touma Month ago
Wonderful prosecution... its about time!!!!! Great job getting these people arrested and prosecuted!!!! Finally criminals...
Lori Touma
Lori Touma Month ago
@Dawa J better than no time.. hopefully they seized assets as well.. not rich anymore..
Dawa J
Dawa J Month ago
The CEO got 5 years. It's a joke of a sentence.
Jackson Whitaker
There are those that abuse the opioid then there those that are subject to drugs that have a far greater defective side effects that make it extremely difficult to even function as a normal human being there are those that will not abuse their medication I’m so sick of those that are so willing to categorize everyone with ONE WAY and refuse to see or help them you people discuss me
Michelle Goodrow
*disgust, not discuss
ironmiketodd
ironmiketodd Month ago
My friend Tracy Nevin died from this medication, nicest kid, always smiling but was a closet user....
ironmiketodd
ironmiketodd Month ago
Awaken&Chosen I don’t blame anyone but Tracy himself, he hid it pretty well though....
Awaken&Chosen
Awaken&Chosen Month ago
ironmiketodd closet used open death
CrazyMatreD !!!
CrazyMatreD !!! Month ago
Just let people eat a pot brownie.
CrazyMatreD !!!
CrazyMatreD !!! Month ago
@Awaken&Chosen i agree but it would be a good start.
Christian Zook
Christian Zook Month ago
@Awaken&Chosen it's not equivalent, however the minor pain people bitched about to their doctors (that ended up prescribing them) might have been better suited paired with a medical marijuana card from a regulated pot industry. But, ya know, it's not nearly as addictive in the long term like opiates and barbiturates.
Awaken&Chosen
Awaken&Chosen Month ago
CrazyMatreD !!! it's not equivalent
Richard Reese
Richard Reese Month ago
ABC sat on Epstein story. No apologies no nothing shame on them. They are trash now
Christian Zook
Christian Zook Month ago
@Roger Wilco lol you can't even read that full article. Unlike you I value your opinion and trying to give you solid facts but this article is behind a paywall. You're lazy. So fucking lazy. Society does not need you, find that bridge soon. For the good of the rest of us
Roger Wilco
Roger Wilco Month ago
@Christian Zook honestly don't care that much.. but here's this. www.scientificamerican.com/article/people-drawn-to-conspiracy-theories-share-a-cluster-of-psychological-features/
Christian Zook
Christian Zook Month ago
@Roger Wilco please Google Ghislaine and Robert Maxwell.
Christian Zook
Christian Zook Month ago
@Roger Wilco do you know how Ghislaine Maxwell is? She is the daughter of Robert Maxwell, a British socialite, that partied and keep close friends with powerful people. He worked with British intelligence and was a suspected double agent for Mossad who got a heroes burial in Israel. I know your a lazy fuck that couldn't be bothered with "Jimmy whatever" <--your words but it's Jimmy Savile and he was a pal of Robert Maxwell. Why is the daughter of this enigmatic man all wrapped up with this convicted pedophile that hung out with the rich and powerful? Will we ever hear from Ghislaine again?
Roger Wilco
Roger Wilco Month ago
@Christian Zook well then if he's a Mossad agent who's to say he didn't just shape-shift into a lizard and Escape that way?
Danny Sullivan Music
I hope justice is served...
Dawa J
Dawa J Month ago
It's not, CEO only got 5 years.
Albany Mountain Homestead
You believe that there aren't kick backs for other pharmaceuticals coming out on the market? You think we aren't the drug companies Guinea pigs??? That drug was supposed to be for combat purposes for war torn soldiers out in the field. Look at all the money made on the drug Gabapentin when it became the most over prescribed drug treatment for pain where it may only help 25-50% of diabetics neuropathy. Yet another drug now being a over used.
Robert Barger
Robert Barger Month ago
6,000 peoole die a year from pain meds and heron yes they are counting heroin deaths to. They don't tell you that. So the prescribed Seth's and the heroin numbers are added together. The worst thing is actually death by medical errors. Ahh. Here's the magic. Doctor killed someone blame it on the drug companies. Sounds about right 3rd leading killer in America is doctor errors. Yup that's right. So we go after peoole (drug companies) and prosecute them for what doctors write .yet the problem is the doctor. Whie Malpractice suits kill 250,000 not just 6.000 people. This is how the news does this and republicans are behind this to.
Phil S
Phil S Month ago
Proving yet again big pharma is trying to kill us for a big payday!
Albany Mountain Homestead
Love how MSM paints this horrid story of everyone getting addicted to their medications. Which for 1% could be true, but I will promise you it wasn't meds that started the addiction in most cases drug abuse starts with illegal street drugs Heroin and Carfentanil which is the main drug found in most overdose deaths. Patients should have a right to medication that makes life with pain livable. Sadly many veterans and patients have committed suicide due to untreated painful diseases. It sickens me how the news paint's this picture while millions are suffering from lack of proper treatment. No one forces a diabetic off their meds, or denies cancer treatment, so why is treatment for painful diseases anything different??? Want the truth go to DONTPUNISHPAINRALLY.COM
Christian Zook
Christian Zook Month ago
@Albany Mountain Homestead again you're assuming all doctors are saints. There's some out there looking to make money... just like there's users out there just wanting to get high. It's disingenuous to just assume everyone's out there to get a high. A lot of those people and almost all the people I have met got started on legitimate pills for legitimate reasons. Opiods are strong and mess with your reward pathways in your brain. You think these people haven't tried quitting? Withdrawal is fucking awful. For men you get erect all the time when your genitals touch anything, clothing/water/gowns you name it. Opiods numb your body almost entirely and when you are coming off them your body is working in overdrive getting all the feeling back. These withdrawal effects last for WEEKS. It's the similiar with alcohol but it takes LOT longer use, with a lot more of it, over a longer period of time (like the shakes). It's not just a light switch thing, now should we be profiting off addiction like this? CEO's bragging about new users? come on!
Albany Mountain Homestead
@Christian Zook point me to 1 doctor that put a gun to their patients had and forced the meds down their throats. I know doctors are getting kickbacks for prescribing new meds, not just narcotic drugs, But all the other new drugs and devices new to the market, I'm not Stupid. But every patient should have enough sense to research meds, treatments and procedures to make an informed decision about what any type of medical treatment... if the doc prescribed dog shit in a pill you gonna swallow it ... yeah not all blame is on the doctor!
Christian Zook
Christian Zook Month ago
@Albany Mountain Homestead not only are you assuming every addict is a hapless fool that can't stop themselves you also assume that every doctor prescribing is a fucking saint that isn't looking out for their own pocketbook or lifestyle. Doctors were being flown to Hawaii for "business development and training conferences" so they can drive more business for oxycontin there's two sides to the coin ya fucking idiot
Christian Zook
Christian Zook Month ago
@Albany Mountain Homestead but when doctors are trusted medical experts you tend to take their advice. Your argument is an argument of despair where everyone is just a hapless fiend looking for the next kick. It's a sad and shameful argument that neglects a person's past and sees them as someone that can't help themselves. They have to be given the tools to help and not be enabled by predatory corporate structures that just want to make profit for their shareholders. Go jump off a bridge, you won't feel any pain and I won't either
Albany Mountain Homestead
@Christian Zook go to any Facebook chronic pain page, read their stories then talk to me... better yet go jump in a freezing lake, see how much your body hurts and how desperate you'll be to rid your body of that pain, then imagine having to live with that pain untreated for yrs/decades even. Then imagine there being ZERO escape from that pain being told there's nothing more to be done to ease your suffering. Then you might change your mind. Till then you nor anyone else should have a say in how my doctor should treat someone's pain! Again the payoffs happen with many new drugs coming on the market, not just those that contain pain medication! Don't believe me, look up the drug Gabapentin and how the sale of this drug skyrocketed as an alternative non narcotic medication. Yet it only helps diabetics not all patients who have neuropathy! Yet it's been forced on nearly all pain patients, even though it doesn't work! We are all accountable for what meds /drugs we take it's a CHOICE!!!! no one is FORCED to put anything in their body they didn't want!!! Doctors aren't putting a gun to the patient's head saying TAKE THIS!!! We need to stop placing blame when it is the patients job to know and understand what they are taking and make informed decisions about their health plain and simple!!!!
Antonio Rocco
Antonio Rocco Month ago
The f d a must have been busy ! Had no time for 7 thousand people dying ! It’s a joke how all these agency’s are never held responsible! Investigate all of them just follow the money
Rusty Shackleford
There are people that suffer severe chronic pain and cannot even get a percocet because of this crap.
Daisy Elmir
Daisy Elmir Month ago
EXACTLY RIGHT Rusty! 🌼👏👍
Christian Zook
Christian Zook Month ago
@Rusty Shackleford you can't even overdose on Marijuana, meanwhile there was 69,000 overdose deaths on opiods last year ALONE! come on man, remove your head from you ass
Rusty Shackleford
Christian Zook The term conspiracy theorist was coined in the 1960s by the CIA in order to label the people that looked into the death of John F Kennedy as being crazy. The term was revived after 9/11, in order to discredit people that did not believe an aluminum fuselage could penetrate a wall of Steel. Like throwing an aluminum beer can through a car door and blowing up everybody inside. It's NOT ever going to happen. So? What makes marijuana any more "natural" than the poppy flower? PROPAGANDA!! There are NO conspiracies. They don't need to conspire. They ALL serve the same Master. Mammon. Oh and; They openly admit using the Marine Corps to stand guard over the poppy fields of Afghanistan. And mockery is not a valid argument. Go Figure.
J Angel
J Angel Month ago
Christian Zook You are ridiculous. I guess you’ve never had stage 4 cancer then. There is nothing wrong with innocent ppl taking pain medication responsibly for severe pain.
SnarlaRae
SnarlaRae Month ago
Finally some news tbat is GOOD for all US citizens.
Libby Brigner
Libby Brigner Month ago
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Antonio Rocco
Antonio Rocco Month ago
Lmmfao they make the billions and give back some millions and they sell ! Fucking legal drug dealers !
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