Comments for: Studies downplayed risks of OxyContin and other opioids Studies downplayed risks of OxyContin and other opioids Over much of the past decade, the official word on OxyContin was that it rarely posed problems of addiction for patients. Read More Back to story → Guidelines for posting on bangordailynews.com The Bangor Daily News and the Bangor Publishing Co. encourage comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service. Keep it civil and stay on topic No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more): It should be noted this is not a comprehensive list. Don't insult one another or the subjects of BDN stories. You may be ticked off at what someone did or said, but you can explain that without resorting to name-calling or obscenity. Remember that young people are on this site too. That nasty line that makes your buddies go "haw, haw"? You're better than that. Comments should be your own work, not copied and pasted from elsewhere, though brief quoted passages to make your point are fine. And please don't use all capital letters. There's no need to shout. Stay focused on the issue in the article. Off-topic posts will be deleted. This isn't a forum to chat about your personal life. Some ideas — the fate of the earth, abortion, gun control, the nature of God — aren't going to be resolved in a reader forum, so no need to get frustrated if others don't see your point of view. State your position once and leave it at that. If you mouse over each comment you will see a "Flag" button. Please use it if you feel comments on the site are out of line. Quite often, we won't see a comment until it's reported. Questions about why a comment was — or wasn't — deleted? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your username and where you posted or saw the comment. That's about it: Stick to writing about the stories; be civil; be kind; enlighten your neighbors. And we'll keep moderating posts to try to ensure everyone meets those standards. 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.