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Salem-News.com (Aug-20-2015 12:12)

FDA Allows Creator of OxyContin to Conduct Its Own Studies on Childhood Uses

If you have ever wondered if the FDA is corrupt, this should leave you thinking long and hard...well, are they?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Sharon Hertz MD The FDA has approved OxyContin for use in children to manage their chronic and extreme pain. If you are wondering what could the FDA possibly have been thinking in approving a drug for children that has been responsible for tens of thousands of deaths and addictions throughout the U.S since its release in the late 1990's -- there was no thought.

Don't even try to imagine how the FDA could have conducted studies with their research people and physicians under the watchful eyes of the heads of the agency because they did not.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-15-2015 16:55)

Where is the Outrage? FDA Approves OxyContin for Children and I warned you in 2009 and 2011!

Drugging America's children is apparently one of the easiest things to do.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - kids on drugs In April 2011, I wrote an article for Salem-News.com (shown below in its entirety with comments from contributors to OxyContin being prescribed to children as guinea pigs).

Today, the FDA announced that Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin has been given the green light to prescribe the killer drug to children. The news has caused a frenzy of outrage from organizations and individuals fighting the prescription opioid epidemic in the U.S. and Canada.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-29-2015 23:15)

Florida Board of Medicine Appears Oblivious to Pill Mill Crisis

Florida Board of Medicine: you have a pill mill crisis in your state! Why are you contributing to it?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - STOPP There is an organization of ordinary citizens operating out of Florida called StoppNow. These ordinary citizens recognize that pill mills operating out of storefront buildings are warehouses of prescription opioids who are dispensing pills to hopelessly addicted people lined up outside the storefront pill mills.

StoppNow organizes picket lines in front of the pill mills calling attention to law enforcement and the D.E.A. that people are dying and families torn apart because of these pill mills. Ordinary citizens saving lives -- heroes in every sense of the word.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-20-2015 19:44)

To: Canada -- Should Lynn R. Webster, MD be serving on your prescription opioid advisory panel?

Lynn R. Webster, MD is banned from prescribing painkillers and from working at any pain clinic in the U.S.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Dr. Lynn Webster An organization in Canada called "Get Prescription Drugs Off the Street" aka GPDOTS.com (website www.GPDOTS.com) headed by Amy Graves recently wrote a letter to the Canadian Minister of Health. A copy of their letter is a part of this article.

GPDOTS has justifiable concern as they reference "Pharmaceutical marketing and their conflicts of interest in Canada."

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Salem-News.com (Jul-07-2015 00:15)

Is Senator Joe Manchin of WV a Hero or a Hypocrite in the Prescription Opioid Epidemic?

The line between Heroism and Hypocrisy should not be so thin.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Senator Manchin Last week I received an email from a mother who lost her child to the prescription opioid/heroin health crisis crippling every state in the country.

The email read "I hope to get an appointment to see Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia when I visit Washington, DC -- I think he gets it." But, does Manchin "get it" in the sense this mother thinks?

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Salem-News.com (Dec-08-2014 02:20)

Learn to Cope Carries a Lighted Candle of Hope in Massachusetts

First parent organization in the country that are also NARCAN trainers (used for acute opioid overdosage).

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Learn to Cope Ten years ago, Joanne Peterson founded an organization called Learn to Cope to help families deal with the prescription drug/heroin health crisis in Massachusetts.

Learn to Cope is solely peer to peer education, support, resources and providing hope for families thinking hope was no longer an option to them.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-11-2014 00:28)

Bob Rappaport, MD, Division Director of Anesthesia, Analgesia and Addiction Products at FDA Retires

What if the head of the division of the FDA responsible for opioids being approved is not a "watch dog" to the American people, but rather is a "lap dog" to the pharmaceutical industry?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - FDA drug applications One of Dr. Rappaport's biggest contributions to the American people before the FDA announced his retirement was an opioid called Zohydro ER.

Zohydro ER will be the first hydrocodone-only opioid in doses of 5 to 10 times more heroin-like narcotic than Vicodin.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-21-2014 15:20)

Legal Drug Pharmacies with Pill Mill Behaviors Must Be Accountable

Congressman Tom Marino (PA) and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) "prescribe" Walgreens be unaccountable for errors in loss of lives. Why?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - STOPP An organization named Stoppnow out of Florida has been instrumental in closing pill mills setting up in storefront buildings throughout their state. Here is their website http://stoppnow.com/.

Representatives from Stoppnow attended the Fed Up Rally in Washington, DC last month and scheduled a meeting with Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) to discuss a bill co-sponsored by the congresswoman -- HR 4709. The bill sparked my interest because it ties the hands of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) if a pharmacy makes a serious mistake with an opioid prescription.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-06-2014 02:49)

Thousands March on Washington to End Prescription Drug Epidemic

Attorney General Eric Holder resigns! Lois Lerner, Commissioner of the I.R.S. resigns! Julia Pierson, Secret Service Director resigns! It's time for Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the F.D.A. to resign -- or better -- be fired!

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Fed up rally This past weekend I attended and was a speaker in Washington, DC at the FED UP Rally for a Federal Response to the Prescription Opioid/Heroin Epidemic. It was an experience I will never forget.

Below are the names of the organizations sending representatives to the reception and march to The White House. Pretty impressive don't you think?

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Salem-News.com (Sep-22-2014 00:01)

Rally for Immediate Coordinated Federal Response to the Prescription Opioid/Heroin Crisis

They will not ignore you if they know you are not going away.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - undertreatment of pain On September 27 and 28 I will be speaking at the FED UP Rally in Washington, DC calling attention to the national health epidemic - prescription opioids/heroin and the mounting death toll.

It is anticipated there will be a huge outpouring of families from all over the country who are "fed up" with the FDA picking the pockets of pharma by approving more and more opioids as a pay to play. For the past 12 years I have been exposing the prescription opioid/heroin Holocaust fueled by profiteers without consideration of the loss of life. My involvement in this journey for justice was as a result of the death of my daughter, Jill in 2002 to prescribed OxyContin.

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Marianne Skolek of Salem-News.com

Marianne Skolek - USA / Canada

Salem-News.com Investigative Reporter

Email: Marianneskolek@aol.com

Marianne Skolek is an Investigative Reporter focusing on the Prescription Opioid/Heroin Epidemic in the U.S. and Canada. In particular, Marianne has covered the criminal marketing of OxyContin going back to 1999 and continuing to the present.

In 2002, Marianne lost her daughter, Jill to prescribed OxyContin which her physician referred to as "mobility in a bottle." It was, in fact, death in a bottle. After doing extensive research on the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, Marianne began working with the Department of Justice in Virginia in their criminal investigation into Purdue Pharma and in July 2007 was asked by the U.S. Attorney John Brownlee prosecuting the case to testify against the three CEO's of Purdue Pharma, Michael Friedman, Paul Goldenheim, MD and Howard Udell, Chief Counsel. The CEO's pleaded guilty to misleading the medical profession about the dangers of OxyContin. Marianne also testified against Purdue Pharma at a Judiciary Hearing of the U.S. Senate in July 2007.

In addition, a dangerous and highly addictive opioid named Zohydro has been approved by the FDA against their Advisory Committee's advice and Marianne continues to alert Attorneys General, Senators and Congressmen as to the FDA's irresponsibility in the out of control prescription opioid/heroin epidemic killing and addicting in the tens of thousands each year. Zohydro has been referred to as "heroin in a capsule" and its lowest dosage (10mg) contains twice as much hydrocodone as found in a Vicodin pill. The highest single dose of Zohydro contains as much hydrocodone as 5 to 10 tablets of Vicodin or Lortab. Zohydro mixed with alcohol can be fatal and has no abuse deterrent built in which will make it easy to crush and deliver a fatal dose of the opioid.

Currently Marianne has been instrumental in calling for the termination of Margaret Hamburg, MD, Commissioner of the FDA as well as Bob A. Rappaport, MD and Douglas Throckmorton, MD for their lack of commitment to safeguarding the American public against the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic. Marianne's research, writing and contact with government agencies and attorneys has also exposed the heavily funded pain foundations set up by the pharmaceutical industry and their paid physician spokespersons who convinced the medical boards in 50 states and Canada that dangerous opioids such as OxyContin were less likely to be addictive. These physicians -- in particular Scott Fishman, MD, J. David Haddox, DDS, MD, Perry Fine, MD, Lynn R. Webster, MD, Russell Portenoy, MD also downplayed the risks of addictive opioids in books as authors. These books are still available for sale and promoted to the medical profession.

Here are links to Marianne's involvement in exposing the national conspiracy of the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic, the FDA, the pharmaceutical industry, their pain foundations and paid physician spokespersons.

JUST Story: Phillip W. McCallum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmPG1VjD61U&list=UUWoHUEr4ZAbQOfIqtOArjgg&index=6&feature=plcp

"Learn to Cope": https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=855537227796352&set=vb.658186307531446&type=2&theater

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