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Old 01-04-2016, 11:00 AM
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Just finished reading an article in Newsweek that I'd like to share. It amplifies something Vale posted a while back regarding the confluence of prescription opioids and heroin.

http://www.newsweek.com/2016/01/08/b...es-408354.html

One observation I'd like to make: in 2010, Purdue Pharma had $3.1 billion in sales off OxyContin. To give you an idea how ginormous that figure is, the sales of OxyContin alone is approximately equal to 60% of my company's total annual sales (we're a major DoD contractor). Think about that: $3,100,000,000 in sales off one product. This makes my skin crawl...
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Interesting read. I have no idea how many "legal" pills they have to sell to get to $3.1 billion sales -- lots and lots!

Opening photograph of the pill bottle........63 tablets, 20 mg each = 63 x $20 locally.........$1260. street value........$1. per mg

No wonder they turn to heroin, that is exactly what my daughter did.

One day at a time,

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Zoso,

Interesting read. I have no idea how many "legal" pills they have to sell to get to $3.1 billion sales -- lots and lots!

Opening photograph of the pill bottle........63 tablets, 20 mg each = 63 x $20 locally.........$1260. street value........$1. per mg

No wonder they turn to heroin, that is exactly what my daughter did.

One day at a time,

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The same with a friend of mine using painkillers for years then switching to heroin
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Wow. Yuck.
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Knowing what they know now, there should be zero sales of oxycontin, zero. There are other ways to treat pain, pain won't kill you, oxy's will.

Thank you for this, Zoso.

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If this was a foreign opponent, we would have thermonuclear warheads
turning their population centers into talcum powder before the hour
was up.

The Purdue Frederick Company, Inc. and Top Executives Plead Guilty to Misbranding... -- re> ABINGDON, Va., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Friedman/Udell/Goldenheim........may the lord have mercy on your black souls
for the suffering you have visited on your fellow human beings.

You hurt them for money.

You are without honor.
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Amen, Vale.
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It's just sickening.
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