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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:18 AM

Oxycontin Production Increases 1,200 Percent: Oxycontin Good, Marijuana Bad?



While the American media frets over attempting to figure out how two states will deal with the legalization of a plant, the fact that Oxycontin production has increased by 1,200 percent since it began being manufactured in 1997 has seemingly gone unnoticed, despite countless addictions and overdose deaths associated with the drug.

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Reply Oxycontin Production Increases 1,200 Percent: Oxycontin Good, Marijuana Bad? (Original post)
votesparks Nov 2012 OP
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #1
CanonRay Nov 2012 #2
demOcrat11 Nov 2012 #3
catbyte Nov 2012 #4
CtDemoFarmer Nov 2012 #7
littlemissmartypants Nov 2012 #5
CtDemoFarmer Nov 2012 #6
mucifer Nov 2012 #8

Response to votesparks (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:28 AM

1. Yep, one makes big pharma $$$$$ while the other not so much. ... but for the $$$$$ to enforcement

agencies that want the money too. This is what happens to a society wherein $$$$$ is the basis for all decisions rather than doing what's right. As soon as big pharma gets a handle on all of this pot will be available with prescription at your local drugstore so big pharma and the medical cartel can share in the $$$$$ for pot. Frankly, often none in the US give a SH** about anything but $$$$$. And of course the US is not alone ...

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:34 AM

2. I'm sure it's all being used legally with a prescription

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:23 AM

3. the name is blueberries

I have a couple of family members that are really addicted to those pills, it scares me how they act when they dont have them or when they try to sell them for money. I didnt even notice how serious this was worldwide in America till I seen Sanjay Gupta on tv. My cousins wife was snorting them and they found her not breathing with blood spilling from her nose, she was on addicted for several years. I was told she died from a aneurysm. Im 24 years old, my experience with marijuana has never been personally responsible for creating such a mess like oxycontin. Oxycontins destroys family to max its a terrible terrible percocet for pain, and all you have to do is know a doctor tell them you have terrible back pain and your allergic to aspirin and bam you got a prescription.

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Response to votesparks (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:45 AM

4. Oxycontin is SO expensive and nobody is making a generic anymore. How are they making money?

Seriously. A 28 day supply of 80 mg. Oxycontin is almost $1,000 at Walgreens. How can people afford it--much less on the street?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:32 AM

7. 28 days X 2 pills per day = 56 pills / by $1000 = $17.85 per pill.

How much do you think one pill gets on the black market? More than $17.85? This is a gold mine for Docs ,Pharma, and black market sellers.

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Response to votesparks (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:03 AM

5. Read this online FREE BOOK, taxes at work...

Relieving Pain in America:
A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research

http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=13172&page=R1

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Response to votesparks (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:13 AM

6. Good piece but you missed the $$$ to CT and other politicians

Holy Joe Lieberman being one big one the sucks Purdue Pharma $$$.

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:57 PM

8. Oxycontin can be very helpful in hospice patients.

But, I'd like to see the marijuana as another option. It's not all or nothing. Some people respond to certain things better than others. Many pain specialists use a few different kinds of meds that work in different ways to help the pain so that the dose doesn't need to be increased as much. Doctors also often rotate narcotics and they usually lower the doses when they do that and it does usually help the side effects.

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