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Will New President of Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin make Peyton Manning MVP?Marianne Skolek Salem-News.com
Hopefully Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Denver Bronco's will not become the "MVP - Most Valuable Pusher" for OxyContin because of all his sports injuries -- neck, arm and knee.
(MYRTLE CREEK, OR) - While serving as "Most Valuable Player" for 15 years at Merck, Timney was known for "downsizing" the work force by 15,000 employees give or take a few. In fact, he earned a revered spot in The Huffington Post in 2013 under the title 11 Terrible Ways To Say You're Laying Someone Off Without Saying It.
Purdue Pharma, maker of the deadly billion $$$$$$ painkiller named "OxyContin" issued press releases this week that they have named a new President, Mark Timney. Mr. Timney held executive positions for Merck US in Whitehouse Station, NJ as well as overseas. He served as President and managed sales and marketing at their corporate headquarters in Whitehouse Station, NJ. The irony is that I lived in Whitehouse Station for years before moving to Myrtle Beach, SC. In fact, I was invited to tour their corporate facilities shortly before they opened. The pharmaceutical headquarters building was beyond impressive -- right down to cherry wood file cabinets -- never mind those ugly grey steel cabinets. And an employee cafeteria? No it was more like a high end restaurant. The headquarters also housed little shops for employees to shop or drop off dry cleaning. All this prestige in a little farm belt town filled with little league baseball, football and soccer fields. Such irony don't you think?
Mark Timney replaced John Stewart as President and CEO of Purdue Pharma. Stewart should have no problem reappearing in the pharmaceutical industry since he holds a B.S. in Biology and he could be viewed as a touchdown to another pharmaceutical company. Well disregard my punting, back to Mark Timney and his new position with the infamous makers of OxyContin -- responsible for horrific addictions and deaths in the U.S. and Canada.
After announcing potential layoffs to Merck employees, Timney was quoted as saying "The company will offer the opportunity for employees to proactively hand raise and be considered for separation." Was this guy serious? Well anyway the employees at Merck referred to him as the grim reaper of layoffs -- and now he is Purdue Pharma's new grim reaper.
Now I have a question for Timney -- "Think the Bronco's will pull it off on Super Bowl Sunday?" I'm asking Mr. Timney this because he has the impressive college degree of -- sit tight in the bleachers -- a B.S. in Sports Studies and no advanced degrees in anything related to pharmacology or biology.
Wonder where this sports degree will take Timney?
Under John Stewart's leadership at Purdue Pharma, he recruited the popular country singer, Naomi Judd to be the Purdue Pharma spokeswoman in the undertreatment of pain in the U.S. This strategic maneuver to tap into the entertainment industry to push OxyContin was not only well received by celebrities, but also by pain sufferers in the country -- as revenues grew.
Hopefully Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Denver Bronco's will not become the "MVP - Most Valuable Pusher" for OxyContin because of all his sports injuries -- neck, arm and knee. That would take care of the thus far untapped sports injury market for Purdue Pharma in pushing OxyContin - and also result in the new grim reaper of the corporation to score more touchdowns as the body count continues to mount in addictions and deaths.
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