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Re: The Sackler Family, Developers of Oxycotin


@software wrote:

Opium has been used in this country in some form or fashion for a very long time, mostly unregulated.

Going back to at least the 1800s.

Over 30 years ago, you could get a form of it over the counter, but you had to sign for it - Paragoric.

To say that Perdue Pharma didn't know how addictive it was is their first, very big lie.

 


@software   Wasn't Paragoric used to rub on baby's gums when they were teething?  It sounds so familiar.

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Re: The Sackler Family, Developers of Oxycotin


@SophiaMarie wrote:

@software wrote:

Opium has been used in this country in some form or fashion for a very long time, mostly unregulated.

Going back to at least the 1800s.

Over 30 years ago, you could get a form of it over the counter, but you had to sign for it - Paragoric.

To say that Perdue Pharma didn't know how addictive it was is their first, very big lie.

 


@software   Wasn't Paragoric used to rub on baby's gums when they were teething?  It sounds so familiar.


 

 

Yes and to help with colic.   

Regulating opium products is more about someone getting rich rather than saving ourselves from addiction.    Regulation is not always a good thing

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Re: The Sackler Family, Developers of Oxycotin

What about cigarettes?

The more he cast away,the more he had.

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Re: The Sackler Family, Developers of Oxycotin

It's no different than people who became billionaires many times over by making/selling alcohol or fast food or junk food or cigarettes.  Those things sicken and kill people too.     

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Re: The Sackler Family, Developers of Oxycotin

Had never heard of this family. Thank you for the information. Lot of money to be had when it comes to the medical field.