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Salem-News.com (Apr-03-2019 17:46)

Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family were exposed in 2007. Why was it ignored?

Why has it taken 12 years for attention to be given to Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers when I begged for it in 2007?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Sackler Pharma RICO Consider how many lives could have been saved if those responsible for the prescription opioid epidemic had been charged under RICO. Why should they have been charged and what exactly is RICO? Here is a simplified definition for those not familiar.

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or
RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-02-2019 23:09)

UPDATE: St. Paul Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the drivers and passenger in this fatal collision.

(ST PAUL, Ore.) - Fatal Crash Investigators believe 26-year old Jorge Valdez-Espinoza, of Newberg was driving his Chevy truck west on McKay Road at a high rate of speed when he collided with an eastbound box van, killing Valdez-Espinoza instantly.

The crash also killed the driver of the box van, 33-year old Joseph Ensign-Lewis, of Portland, as well as the passenger in the Chevy truck, 21-year old Leonel Sanchez-Jaimes, of Salem.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-28-2019 12:51)

The Legacy of Scott Gottlieb, MD, Commissioner of FDA: Watchdog or Lapdog?

"the root cause of this epidemic is the FDA's illegal approval of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain."-Ed Thompson

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Scott Gottlieb After a stint of less than two years as Commissioner of the FDA, Scott Gottlieb, MD has announced his resignation to "spend more time with his family."

On February 24, CBS 60 Minutes aired a segment on the opioid epidemic featuring a high-ranking executive from the pharmaceutical industry, Ed Thompson. Thompson has many years experience in the industry and, in fact, produces opioids for pharma and bravely accused the FDA of opening the floodgates on the opioid epidemic.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-23-2019 13:05)

Salem Teen Killed in Early Morning Crash

Investigation is underway by the Salem Police traffic team

(SALEM, Ore.) - fatal teen When officers arrived they found the vehicle had in fact struck a tree and that the vehicle was occupied by five juveniles all ranging between the ages of 14 years old to 17 years old.

Four of the juveniles were transported to the Salem Hospital and to Portland area hospitals. Unfortunately, one passenger, a 17 year old, was found dead at the scene. Next of kin has been notified.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-06-2019 21:40)

FDA Should Examine the Watchdog, Janet Woodcock, MD

Janet Woodcock, MD's superiors may find her behavior a threat to the lives of Americans

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - FDA Janet Woodcock, MD is the Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

CDER determines what drugs are safe and effective to improve the quality of life for people in the United States and is promoted as overseeing testing in clinical trials.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-23-2019 20:25)

2-Vehicle Crash on I-5 Kills Gresham Man

All lanes of I-5 southbound were open near Salem by 11 a.m.

(SALEM, Ore.) - fatal crash Today at about 5:00 a.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 257.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2003 Kia Rio, operated by 20-year old Jacob Bowlsby, of Gresham, lost control and came to a stop in the middle of the freeway. At the same time, a 1997 Honda Civic, operated by 20-year old Oscar Aguilar Esparza, of Salem, was southbound and collided with the Kia Rio.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-22-2019 19:13)

FDA at the Root of the Opioid Epidemic

The root has always been at the top (the FDA) ...Now let's do something about it!

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - pharma In my 17 years of writing and speaking of the ever worsening prescription opioid epidemic, I have maintained that the root of the epidemic is at the top -- the FDA.

Purdue Pharma, maker of the highly addictive and dangerous opioid, OxyContin unleashed a holocaust of deaths and addictions by working with the FDA to win approval for long-term use of opioids -- in particular OxyContin.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-18-2019 23:43)

Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder are Not Diseases

Senator Lamar Alexander, Were you duped by the U.S. Pain Foundation?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Insys Therapeutics The hearing “Managing Pain During the Opioid Crisis” was chaired by U.S. Senator Alexander. He arrived on the Senate floor laying on a cot and at the point of testimony, transferred to sitting in a chair.

Alexander said chronic pain and opioid use disorder are distinct and separate diseases. No, Senator Alexander, chronic pain is not a disease -- it is a symptom of a physical or psychological problem that needs to be properly diagnosed by a physician. Opioid use disorder is just that -- it is a disorder -- not a disease.

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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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