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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2019 17:33)

Kentucky, Your Drug Epidemic Has a Name and a Face: Meet Jon

Jon is not a statistic; he is a victim of failed justice.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Jon KY By way of introduction: Kentucky, this was Jon. He was a son, a father and a brother. He was loved by family and friends.

On July 27, 2018 Jon died in a drug ravaged town in Butler County, Kentucky where the words "empowerment", "prevention", "education" and "treatment" are not used. Jon died of a drug overdose.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-30-2019 15:34)

Purdue Pharma and The Sacklers Crimes Against Humanity!

Was critical information withheld that potentially could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives to addiction and death as billions of dollars were put in the pockets of the perpetrators and their benefactors?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Pharma Below are photos of the front page of The Orlando Sentinel who did an explosive series in October 2003 on Purdue Pharma and their deadly new drug, OxyContin.

The 5-part series exposed the criminal marketing of OxyContin by Purdue Pharma. You will not find this series on the Internet.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-18-2019 00:04)

Did US Congressman Tom Marino (PA) Resign Amid a Looming Congressional Investigation?

Why would Congressman Marino leave the political arena...now?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Tom Marino Less than a month into his re-elected term in the House of Representatives, Congressman Tom Marino tendered his resignation today and will vacate his seat in six days.

Although Marino did not cite a reason for leaving his prestigious elected position, he announced his plans to work in the private sector and use his vast legal and business experience to create jobs around the nation.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-14-2019 12:15)

The Opioid Epidemic - The Root is at the Top - the FDA!

We have an opioid epidemic in unprecedented proportions in our country

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Dsuvia How did Dsuvia also known as Sufentanil sublingual receive FDA approval when Scott Gottleib, MD, Commissioner of the FDA acknowledges a "crisis of opioid addiction"?

The opioid is to be administered sublingually (faster absorption) and is approximately 5 to 10 times more potent than its parent drug, Fentanyl.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-28-2018 22:35)

FDA Remove Sufentanil (Dsuvia) as you did Palladone in 2005! It`s Dangerous!

Sufentanil should never be administered to any human.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Sufentanil In early 2005, I exposed Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, for marketing a dangerous opioid called Palladone.

In July 2005, Palladone was removed from the market following an FDA request because of "safety concerns" An FDA news release stated that "serious and potentially fatal adverse reactions could occur when Palladone (hydromorphone hydrochloride) extended release capsules were taken together with alcohol."

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Salem-News.com (Sep-29-2018 00:44)

FDA`s Continuing Arrogance and Indifference to the Opioid Epidemic as Death Toll Rages!

Sufentanil should never be approved for human use.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Janet Woodcock, MD The FDA has announced a meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee for October 12. I am extremely interested in this meeting where a very dangerous opioid named Sufentanil will be discussed by the Advisory Committee and I plan to attend.

Sufentanil is a synthetic opioid analgesic drug approximately 5 to 10 times more potent than its parent drug, Fentanyl.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-14-2018 22:50)

Maryland AG Takes Legal Action Against Insys Therapeutics

Why did it take so long for an Attorney General to finally act?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Brian Frosh, Maryland AG Recently the AG's office in Maryland brought charges against the pharma company, Insys maker of the killer opioid, Fentanyl for endangering the lives of consumers in off-label marketing their billion dollar drug.

Why did the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma unleash an epidemic of death and addiction throughout the country for almost two decades with virtually no concern or charges by any Attorney General as the body bag count mounted and we continue to lose a generation of our children?

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Salem-News.com (Aug-29-2018 14:44)

Opioid Epidemic Rages as DOJ Refuses a Freedom of Information (FOI) Request

There is an attorney in N.J. I refer to as the "Lone Ranger" fighting the prescription opioid epidemic destroying lives in the tens of thousands by taking appropriate legal action. His name is Richard (Rick) Hollawell.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Rick Hollawell Three executives from Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty in Federal Court. No prison time was imposed. Business continued as usual for Purdue Pharma.

So much so that eleven years later their profits surpass $30 billion with death and addiction tolls in the tens of thousands.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-06-2018 17:30)

Maura Healey, Attorney General, Massachusetts and her Lawsuit against Purdue Pharma

Recently AG Healey "took on" the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, but did she really?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Massachusetts AG Maura T. Healey Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey has filed a lawsuit against the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, maker of the highly addictive OxyContin.

A concerning issue in the Massachusetts lawsuit is that AG Healey worked for the law firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr who represented Purdue Pharma as a client. Perhaps more unsettling, Healey's "life partner" is currently a partner in this same firm who still represents Purdue Pharma.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-12-2018 22:45)

FDA can be sued in Prescription Opioid Epidemic -- and should be!

"...the clinical evidence review found insufficient evidence to determine long-term benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain..."

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - big pharma The FDA's approval of dangerous prescription opioids over the years can best be described as "fire, aim, ready" as the epidemic continues to rage out of control.

I encourage every Attorney General and law firm in the country suing Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin to read this filing carefully and apply it to current and future lawsuits.

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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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