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How Big Pharma Hooked America On Legal Heroin
« on: September 18, 2012, 09:59:38 pm »
Prior to the 1990s, strong opioid medications were not routinely given for miscellaneous or chronic, moderately painful conditions; the strongest classes of drugs were often reserved for the dying. But Purdue parlayed their time-release system not only into the patent for OxyContin. They also went on a PR blitz, claiming their drug was unique because of the time-release element and implied that it was so difficult to abuse that the risk of addiction was 'under 1%.'"

whats that i smell......

http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/9/18/how-big-pharma-hooked-america-on-legal-heroin
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