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Salem-News.com (Jun-08-2017 02:34)

Politicians and FDA are Profiteers in the Prescription Opioid Epidemic. Wake up America!

The US Senate called for an investigation into the prescription opioid epidemic in 2012. It is now 2017 and that report has been sealed.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - addiction Almost 10 years ago, I testified in front of the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary and asked for an investigation into Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin's criminal marketing of their opioid.

I had also testified for the US Attorney in Virginia when Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to charges of misleading physicians and patients about the dangers of OxyContin -- also in 2007.

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Salem-News.com (May-24-2017 16:21)

Scott Christianson, PhD - Renowned Investigative Journalist, Author, Colleague and Friend

His investigative reporting helped to gain the release of 12 wrongfully convicted prisoners and end the death penalty in New York and New Jersey

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Scott Christianson Last week, I was notified of the death of Scott Christianson and once the sheer shock wore off, it was replaced with my deep desire to pay tribute to my unique friend.

One of the newspaper articles regarding Scott's death said his most recent book project looked at the opioid crisis and the contributing role played by drug companies. "He was going to blow the lid off of all of them", it said. Yes Scott, the lid will be blown off all of them.

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Salem-News.com (May-17-2017 15:45)

Surgeon General Murthy Not Facing Addiction in Confusing Report

A bogus report will do nothing to slow down the deaths to prescription opioid "addiction".

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Surgeon General's report Recently, President Trump relieved the Surgeon General of his prestigious position. Many supporters of Dr. Murthy were unhappy with Trump's decision. After all, a report had been issued entitled "Facing Addiction in America - The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health".

Considering that the Obama administration all but ignored the massive prescription opioid epidemic in the country, Murthy actually issuing a report was monumental.

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Salem-News.com (May-11-2017 23:10)

Good Move: Trump Withdraws Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania as Drug Czar

Those contributing to the deaths of future generations via the prescription opioid epidemic must be stopped.

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Congressman Tom Marino In October 2014, I wrote an article for Salem-News.com and Global News Centre regarding Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania and his background as related to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and their attempts to crackdown on pharmacy pill mills -- along with other biographical issues concerning Mr. Marino.

Several weeks ago, President Trump announced that Marino was being slotted as "drug czar" for the administration.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2017 16:15)

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and her Sordid Investigation

Is there some sort of connection that we all should be aware of?

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Sen Claire McCaskill Someone may want to inform Senator McCaskill that her recent call for an investigation into the prescription opioid epidemic was already launched by the U.S. Finance Committee in 2012 and as of 2017 there is still no report.

So why would McCaskill demand action on an epidemic killing in the thousands every year when she is aware the waters are not uncharted?

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Salem-News.com (Jan-30-2017 12:39)

Accountability Mandatory For Deadly U.S. Drug Epidemic

Is the U.S. Senate responsible for thousands of deaths in sealing their fact finding report on drug epidemic?

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - funeral On May 9, 2012 the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced an investigation into the prescription opioid epidemic waging a war of addiction and death throughout the U.S.

Their investigation was to be focused on the American Pain Foundation (they closed their doors when the investigation was announced), the Center for Practical Bioethics, and five other organizations.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-10-2017 23:31)

Prescription Opioid/Heroin Epidemic Expected to Worsen in 2017

Without prevention, outrage and leadership, the fatal scourge will progress.

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - greedy money man I recently wrote an article that generated quite a flurry of concern and discussion -- the evil reach of George Soros in his attempts to legalize drugs in the U.S. and also Partnership for Drug Free Kids funded by the FDA and Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin. Links to these articles are shown below.

Since Partnership is heavily financed by the FDA and Purdue Pharma that may be the reason they did not attend FDA meetings approving OxyContin for children...

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Salem-News.com (Dec-22-2016 15:22)

George Soros Foundations Fund Drug Non-Profits and Lavish Gala

George Soros, Evil Destroyer of US and his contribution to "Partnership for Drug Free Kids" and "Facing Addiction" - non-profit organizations!

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Partnership for drug free kids The New York Times once described Hungarian born multi-billionaire, George Soros as the single largest donor to use his philanthropy to change or deconstruct the moral values and attitudes particularly of the American people -- and legalize illegal/recreational drugs.

The founding pioneer of the organization Facing Addiction is Open Society Foundations and George Soros is the founder and chairman of Open Society Foundations.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-12-2016 10:29)

President-Elect Trump and the Troublesome Members on his Transition Team

We are fighting a Tsunami of addiction and deaths throughout the country.

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - pharma fatal I wrote an article entitled "Legal Drug Pharmacies with Pill Mill Behaviors Must Be Accountable", published in Salem-News.com and Global News Centre Oct 2014.

When my article was published by both newspapers, a congressional aide/press secretary to Tom Marino advised that he was going to "use congressional resources" to investigate not only me, but my newspaper editors.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-24-2016 21:35)

Is Janet Woodcock, MD, Director of FDA Guilty of Medical Malpractice?

How many lives could have been saved if she had heeded AG Blumenthal's petition?

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - heroin deaths Janet Woodcock, MD, is the director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The center makes sure that safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of people in the United States.

In view of the prescription opioid epidemic evolving into a Tsunami of deaths and addictions, did Dr. Woodcock contribute to the volcanic eruption of the epidemic by violating rules of the FDA?

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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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