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Fri Sep 9, 2016, 07:56 PM

Maker of Deadly Fentanyl Kicks in Half a Million to Defeat Pot Legalization in Arizona

Maker of Deadly Fentanyl Kicks in Half a Million to Defeat Pot Legalization in Arizona

By Phillip Smith / AlterNet September 9, 2016

Marijuana legalization advocates have long argued that pharmaceutical companies, which could lose out if marijuana is legally available, are some of the staunchest supporters of pot prohibition, and now an Arizona company is making their case for them.

According to campaign finance reports posted online by the Arizona secretary of state's office, fentanyl manufacturer Insys Therapuetics has donated $500,000 to foes of the Prop 205 marijuana legalization initiative.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid several dozen times more potent than heroin. It has been linked to numerous opioid overdose deaths across the country, especially when mixed with heroin. Marijuana, on the other hand, has no reported overdose deaths, ever.

Insys isn't just any pharmaceutical company. Its sole product is Subsys, a sublingual fentanyl spray, and the company has shown that it's willing to bend the rules to sell that product. In the past month alone, two former company employees pleaded not guilty to federal charges related to an alleged kickback scheme to get doctors to prescribe Subsys, and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against the company charging that Insys hawked the drug to doctors for off-label prescribing.

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StrictlyRockers Sep 2016 OP
global1 Sep 2016 #1
superpatriotman Sep 2016 #2
StrictlyRockers Sep 2016 #3
Person 2713 Sep 2016 #4
Warren DeMontague Sep 2016 #6
independentpiney Sep 2016 #7
Warren DeMontague Sep 2016 #5
KamaAina Sep 2016 #8
Calculating Sep 2016 #9

Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 08:00 PM

1. Big Pharma Strikes Again...nt

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 08:00 PM

2. Scumbags

Follow the flies. - it will always lead you to the shit.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 08:18 PM

3. I regard this to be accurate usage of the term

Proper diction is important.

Scumbags is right.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 08:20 PM

4. Thank you Lisa Madigan . She has stood up to Pharma for the people before

Interesting on how much they put in against pot being a big pain reliever

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Response to Person 2713 (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 08:23 PM

6. I think it's the fact that it's a big pain reliever that people can grow in their own basements

That is the real threat.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 08:40 PM

7. That has to be terrifying for them nt

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 08:21 PM

5. I'm shocked! Shocked I say!

Well, im sure they just want what's best.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 09:45 PM

8. Fentanyl is what killed Prince

 

I propose that his home state of Minnesota legalize in his memory to spite these bastards. Who's with me?

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2016, 10:25 PM

9. Fuck big Pharma

This is straight up corruption of the highest order and an absolutely blatant conflict of interest. How do these subhuman pieces of refuse even live with themselves? The people in charge of this need to be ostracized from the community.

Reminds me of the alcohol companies and prison unions trying to defeat legalization in Cali. This is truly turning into a 'good vs evil' kind of fight. The opponents of legalization literally want to keep making money jailing their fellow citizens, or selling exponentially worse substances.

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