Comments for: Studies downplayed risks of OxyContin and other opioids

Posted Dec. 31, 2012, at 9:07 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 31, 2012, at 10:59 a.m.

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Over much of the past decade, the official word on OxyContin was that it rarely posed problems of addiction for patients. The label on the drug, which was approved by the FDA, said the risks of addiction were “reported to be small.” The New England Journal of …

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  • Anonymous

    That clears up alot.

  • Anonymous

    Who would have thought a scientific consensus could be wrong?

  • Henderson bobby

    Just another way greed kills people. . They lie about addiction lobbied to better treat pain to sell thier product. Kill people and no criminal charges? Just The way capitalism is working in america . Doctor kill more people by operations that are not even necessary than drunk drivers do but yet again no one goes to jail. Just Sick what people will do for profit.

    • Anonymous

      It depends on the group of people in the original testing. There are ways to put out a bad product and get it approved through one of the agenciesfor the FDA. I saw a whole special on it once. The process should be better controlled, but like anything else, a robber will figure out the lock and all you can do is get a better lock until they break that one.

      • Henderson bobby

        I find it an outrage that they mislead the public and even doctors to sell a product that has killed 10s of thousands and ruins millions of peoples lives but yet nothing will be done about it.

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