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Salem-News.com (Mar-09-2020 01:43)

Safe Injection Sites in your Neighborhood- Are You Ready?

Gustavo Rivera, NY State Senator is Promoting "Safe Injection Sites" in your Neighborhood -- Are You?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - injection sites “I'm committed to this fight because of the New Yorkers who educated me. I will not buckle. I will not bend. I will go forward because to my left and to my right and right behind me are all of you." - Gustavo Rivera

Gustavo Rivera was elected to represent District 33 in the New York State Senate in November of 2010.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-27-2020 13:20)

Bestselling Author Gerald Posner Releases PHARMA

Gerald Posner, award-winning journalist and "New York Times" bestselling author - latest blockbuster PHARMA

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - PHARMA by Gerald Posner On March 10, Gerald Posner, author of twelve books including Pulitzer Prize finalist "Case Closed" a spellbinding account of the John F. Kennedy assassination, will have his latest epic PHARMA hit book stores.

Almost five years into researching PHARMA, Gerald received a treasure trove of documents from an anonymous sender.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-09-2020 00:05)

Problematic Employment Move for FDA Heads

Why are FDA division heads allowed to approve dangerous opioids, killing and addicting in the hundreds of thousands, and then start their own consulting businesses?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - FDA consults Two long-term heads of the FDA in the Division of Anesthesiology, Addiction Medicine, and Pain Medicine have recently terminated their employment with the FDA to start their own consulting business.

The two are promoting their availability to successfully and efficiently "bring pharmaceutical products to market" utilizing their FDA expertise.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-17-2019 12:40)

Orrin Hatch`s Legacy Reveals Shameful Protection of Pharmaceutical Industry

Orrin Hatch, retired US Senator (UT) legacy will be as the evilest purveyor of addiction and death in the U.S.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - orrin hatch Mr. Hatch, as a US Senator from Utah and the Chairman of the US Senate Finance Committee, you sealed a report investigating the opioid epidemic killing and addicting in the hundreds of thousands.

That will be your legacy for your family to live with -- as a disgraced elected official and Mormon.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-03-2019 12:59)

Was Massachusetts AG Healey Blind-sided by Grief Predators?

"Grief Predators" profit in bankruptcy against Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Healey-Hampton A committee of unsecured creditors is calling for all money to be put into a fund for having all their lawsuits resolved.

The committee would support pausing litigation against members of the Sackler family (who own Purdue) in exchange for a $200 million fund from the company to help fight the opioid crisis. Why only $200 million from a company worth in the ballpark of $34 billion?


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Salem-News.com (Oct-05-2019 22:05)

Are Harm Reduction Promoters in the Opioid/Drug Epidemic Dangerous?

Unconditional love does not mean the acceptance of bad behavior.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Drugs I have been researching the agendas of some self-proclaimed "harm reduction promoters" in the raging opioid/drug epidemic destroying families in the hundreds of thousands.

Harm reduction promoters are not focusing on prevention, education or treatment, but rather the insanity of giving those addicted safe places to shoot up illegal drugs.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2019 22:08)

Greed Fuels Drug Addiction Recovery Efforts

Is "Harm Reduction" actually "Harm Promotion" in the opioid/drug epidemic?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Ryan Hampton Anyone questioning how the U.S. has become a killing field in the opioid/drug epidemic going back randomly to 1999? Let me break it down for you, taken from the National Register:

In 1995, the amount of kilos of oxycodone approved for sale in the U.S. was 4,794,000. In 2013, the amount of kilos of oxycodone approved for sale in the U.S. was 153,750,000 (32x's the 1995 volume).

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Salem-News.com (Jul-19-2019 14:13)

Was the Opioid Epidemic Allowed to Become an Intentional Killing Field?

The opioid epidemic is evident in 2000 and clearly peaks in 2013.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - DEA drug assessment On July 16, "The Washington Post" published a "breaking" article on 76 billion opioid pills unmasking the epidemic. Further they stated that in the many lawsuits filed across the country against the pharmaceutical industry, "plaintiffs have long accused drug manufacturers and wholesales of fueling the opioid epidemic by producing and distributing billions of pain pills while making billions of dollars.

The drug companies, along with the DEA and the Justice Department, have fought furiously against the public release of the database. Until now, the litigation has proceeded in unusual secrecy.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-11-2019 00:44)

Portenoy Profits from Testifying in Pharma Lawsuits

Portenoy once said that opioids needed to be denationalized with virtually no concern about their addiction and abuse calling it a “medical myth.”

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Salem-News.com I determined that Russell Portenoy, MD was going to be an "expert" testifying for states suing the pharmaceutical industry.

Some of those pharmaceutical companies are Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Endo, Teva, Janssen -- the same pharmas promoting the use of opioids while minimizing the dangers and addictive qualities of the drugs -- with the encouragement of Dr. Portenoy.

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Salem-News.com (May-08-2019 01:55)

Is Scott M. Fishman, MD Responsible for Opioid Addictions and Deaths?

His "guide" aimed at State Medical Boards around the country became the holy grail to physicians in minimizing the dangers of addiction and death from prescribed opioids such as OxyContin.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Scott M. Fishman Dr. Fishman has been relatively quiet since being named in a now sealed US Senate Finance Committee investigation as well as being sued throughout the country for his part in the opioid epidemic.

The complaint states that Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, drafted and sponsored "Responsible Opioid Prescribing", a clinician guidebook produced by the Federation of State Medical Board (FSMB) and written by Scott M. Fishman, MD.

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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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