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(NPR)   Purdue Pharma's handbook on maximizing profit from opium addiction was proprietary company property. The key word being "was"   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Followup, Pharmacology, Drug addiction, Drug, Opioid, Pharmaceutical industry, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Morphine, Heroin  
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2019-03-13 05:01:16 PM  
The program was allegedly designed to help Purdue profit from the growing wave of opioid dependency by selling the company's addiction treatment services to people hooked on products like its own OxyContin.

I don't normally condone extrajudicial killings, but I'd be totally okay with just setting these execs on fire until they stop writhing on the floor.
 
2019-03-13 05:07:47 PM  
So they sell the problem and solution it is the circle of life. I wish everyone on their board of directors gets hooked on oxy as well as their families and see how they like it.
 
2019-03-13 05:14:01 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The program was allegedly designed to help Purdue profit from the growing wave of opioid dependency by selling the company's addiction treatment services to people hooked on products like its own OxyContin.

I don't normally condone extrajudicial killings, but I'd be totally okay with just setting these execs on fire until they stop writhing on the floor.


Read that same piece and thought the same. Pure farking evil.
 
2019-03-13 05:22:29 PM  
Maura Healey is such a badass.

I can't wait until the museums, colleges and hospitals around Massachusetts have to rename buildings.
 
2019-03-13 05:38:46 PM  
I read about the Sackler Cartel on ArsTechnica a couple weeks ago.  They should be referred to as a cartel, because they are.

See slideshow in the article...
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/0​1/family-behind-oxycontin-called-addic​ts-criminals-while-pushing-pills/
 
2019-03-13 05:38:50 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The program was allegedly designed to help Purdue profit from the growing wave of opioid dependency by selling the company's addiction treatment services to people hooked on products like its own OxyContin.

I don't normally condone extrajudicial killings, but I'd be totally okay with just setting these execs on fire until they stop writhing on the floor.


If only there was something you could get them addicted to 1st to help them deal with the pain.
 
2019-03-13 05:41:18 PM  
I'm also curious what punishment the Sackler Cartel will receive in comparison to El Chappo.
 
2019-03-13 05:58:30 PM  
Civil asset forfeiture every farking one of these turds then throw them in a pit with a million fire ants.

Then impale them. Then get out something called "the pear."

Time to get medieval on their asses.
 
2019-03-13 06:06:17 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The program was allegedly designed to help Purdue profit from the growing wave of opioid dependency by selling the company's addiction treatment services to people hooked on products like its own OxyContin.

I don't normally condone extrajudicial killings, but I'd be totally okay with just setting these execs on fire until they stop writhing on the floor.


Ah, you're a compassionate one, letting them stay warm for the rest of their lives.
 
2019-03-13 06:20:59 PM  
I truly believe the pharmaceutical industry will learn a lesson from this.

Never write down or have recorded any marketing strategies.
 
2019-03-13 06:27:53 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The program was allegedly designed to help Purdue profit from the growing wave of opioid dependency by selling the company's addiction treatment services to people hooked on products like its own OxyContin.

I don't normally condone extrajudicial killings, but I'd be totally okay with just setting these execs on fire until they stop writhing on the floor.


I think I've read that book.
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2019-03-13 06:32:25 PM  

IntelDataDude: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The program was allegedly designed to help Purdue profit from the growing wave of opioid dependency by selling the company's addiction treatment services to people hooked on products like its own OxyContin.

I don't normally condone extrajudicial killings, but I'd be totally okay with just setting these execs on fire until they stop writhing on the floor.

Read that same piece and thought the same. Pure farking evil.


You're not kidding, it's horrifying. I expect more companies and drug practices will soon be exposed.
The story yesterday on medical equipment problems being logged in a data base not accessible to medcal professionals was really a shock, but now we have the (most) medical professionals as strong allies, too.
 
2019-03-13 06:33:06 PM  

dryknife: I truly believe the pharmaceutical industry will learn a lesson from this.

Never write down or have recorded any marketing strategies.


Oof.
 
2019-03-13 06:41:44 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The program was allegedly designed to help Purdue profit from the growing wave of opioid dependency by selling the company's addiction treatment services to people hooked on products like its own OxyContin.

I don't normally condone extrajudicial killings, but I'd be totally okay with just setting these execs on fire until they stop writhing on the floor.


Scaphism -- it's slow like heroin/opiods
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaphis​m
 
2019-03-13 07:08:35 PM  

pounddawg: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The program was allegedly designed to help Purdue profit from the growing wave of opioid dependency by selling the company's addiction treatment services to people hooked on products like its own OxyContin.

I don't normally condone extrajudicial killings, but I'd be totally okay with just setting these execs on fire until they stop writhing on the floor.

Scaphism -- it's slow like heroin/opiods
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaphism​


Came to suggest this.

When tearing into little bitsy pieces and burial alive is too good for 'em.
 
2019-03-13 07:08:51 PM  

lindalouwho: IntelDataDude: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The program was allegedly designed to help Purdue profit from the growing wave of opioid dependency by selling the company's addiction treatment services to people hooked on products like its own OxyContin.

I don't normally condone extrajudicial killings, but I'd be totally okay with just setting these execs on fire until they stop writhing on the floor.

Read that same piece and thought the same. Pure farking evil.

You're not kidding, it's horrifying. I expect more companies and drug practices will soon be exposed.
The story yesterday on medical equipment problems being logged in a data base not accessible to medcal professionals was really a shock, but now we have the (most) medical professionals as strong allies, too.


This is actually the plan of the cartoonishly evil villain in Mission Impossible 2: release a plague in order to reap huge profits (through ownership of a pharmaceutical company) from selling the cure.
 
2019-03-13 07:32:33 PM  
Even aside from the more direct damage they've done, they deserve some serious punishment just for providing tons of "big pharma lies about the dangers of its products to make a buck" ammunition to the antivaxxers who are currently trying to get us all killed.
 
2019-03-13 08:05:30 PM  
At least you don't have the perils of socialised medicines death panels to deal with.
 
2019-03-13 08:14:16 PM  

iron de havilland: At least you don't have the perils of socialised medicines death panels to deal with.


Damn, son, kick us when we're down.
 
2019-03-13 08:21:22 PM  

lindalouwho: iron de havilland: At least you don't have the perils of socialised medicines death panels to deal with.

Damn, son, kick us when we're down.


I'm sorry. I genuinely find the problems of healthcare in America heart-breaking. But all y'all's got cartels in charge of medicine designed to provide maximum profit to the few, while causing maximum pain to as many as possible.

It's f*cking shiat, and I hope you guys can work out a way to reform it to actually do what a healthcare system should do; heal the sick, and provide relief to those who can't be healed.

Profit should not be a factor in healthcare.
 
2019-03-13 08:36:43 PM  

iron de havilland: lindalouwho: iron de havilland: At least you don't have the perils of socialised medicines death panels to deal with.

Damn, son, kick us when we're down.

I'm sorry. I genuinely find the problems of healthcare in America heart-breaking. But all y'all's got cartels in charge of medicine designed to provide maximum profit to the few, while causing maximum pain to as many as possible.

It's f*cking shiat, and I hope you guys can work out a way to reform it to actually do what a healthcare system should do; heal the sick, and provide relief to those who can't be healed.

Profit should not be a factor in healthcare.


Won't happen in my lifetime, but I do believe it will happen.

/ almost 63
 
2019-03-13 09:17:42 PM  

iron de havilland: lindalouwho: iron de havilland: At least you don't have the perils of socialised medicines death panels to deal with.

Damn, son, kick us when we're down.

I'm sorry. I genuinely find the problems of healthcare in America heart-breaking. But all y'all's got cartels in charge of medicine designed to provide maximum profit to the few, while causing maximum pain to as many as possible.

It's f*cking shiat, and I hope you guys can work out a way to reform it to actually do what a healthcare system should do; heal the sick, and provide relief to those who can't be healed.

Profit should not be a factor in healthcare.


If only the USA had the UK's *benevolently* corrupt and avaricious lawbreaking pharmaceutical giants like GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca.
 
2019-03-13 09:42:54 PM  
I heard this story on the radio this morning. I guess subby didn't make it to the end.

One possibility is that companies could agree to what is known as a global settlement of these opioid cases, paying billions of dollars in compensation in hopes of winning new secrecy agreements.
If that happens, says ProPublica's Armstrong, documents that help tell the full story of this drug epidemic could be destroyed or locked away for years.


There's still a good chance that the documents remain private.
 
2019-03-13 10:03:34 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The program was allegedly designed to help Purdue profit from the growing wave of opioid dependency by selling the company's addiction treatment services to people hooked on products like its own OxyContin.

I don't normally condone extrajudicial killings, but I'd be totally okay with just setting these execs on fire until they stop writhing on the floor.


Could we get them hooked on their own product too?

/good for the goose and all
 
2019-03-14 01:21:44 AM  

Astorix: Civil asset forfeiture every farking one of these turds then throw them in a pit with a million fire ants.

Then impale them. Then get out something called "the pear."

Time to get medieval on their asses.


pounddawg: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: The program was allegedly designed to help Purdue profit from the growing wave of opioid dependency by selling the company's addiction treatment services to people hooked on products like its own OxyContin.

I don't normally condone extrajudicial killings, but I'd be totally okay with just setting these execs on fire until they stop writhing on the floor.

Scaphism -- it's slow like heroin/opiods
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaphism​


Are you sure physical torture would be the best punishment for them? Taking all of their money and property and then forcing them to serve the poor and addicted for the rest of their lives would be much more mentally torturous and last for far longer. These people run on greed without empathy, so taking their stuff and not letting them have money ever again is a living hell to them. Making them interact with the poor and recovering addicts would also tear apart their mental self image of being better than everyone else because they are rich, all while reminding them every day of the damage they caused to so many people.

Physical torture is too good for them, as is the sweet release of death. The threat of physical pain or death is not enough to stop greed and never has been (look at all of the royal tombs robbed in Egypt during antiquity). The threat of the financial embodiment of their self esteem being taken away forever and then being force to interact and help with those they would sooner addict to opioids and kill to make a quick buck than acknowledge the humanity of would be a far better method to deter such callous behavior.
 
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