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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 (Jun-04-2019 00:17)

Texas Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Oregon Pill Mill

Pill mill clinic manager will go to Federal Prison for illegal opioid distribution

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Julie DeMille and Osasuyi  Idumwonyi Idumwonyi and DeMille split the clinic’s cash proceeds. In a typical day at the clinic, DeMille saw up to 20 patients, charging each $200 in cash. In 2015, the clinic generated at least $388,000 in revenue.

DeMille's prescriptions resulted in the distribution of more than 219,000 pills, 96.7% of which were opioids.

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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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Salem-News.com (Apr-22-2019 23:38)

Someone`s Child:
My Addict as written by a Forever Broken Mom

This speaks to every parent who has lost a loved one to the opioid/heroin epidemic, or is fighting for the life of a loved one

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - my addict All day -- every day so many of these faces come over to me. We are losing a generation of beautiful, young people. Do you think it is time to stop idolizing the "wannabe rock star advocates" and work on prevention, education and treatment like your child's life depends on it? (Because it does)

Can a focus be put on "harm elimination" rather than "harm reduction?" Can the word "stigma" be unspoken and the word "outrage" be shouted that financial profit has overtaken saving human life?

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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 (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-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-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-19-2019 12:13)

Online or Mail Order Pharmacy in the U.K: Everything You Should Know

First tip: Only shop from an MHRA-registered online pharmacy

(SALEM, Ore.) - online pharmacy Online pharmacies can either operate as an extension of a stationary pharmacy, hospital, or as an independent entity. One thing in common to all, they offer a more convenient way for patients to order prescriptions. Are online pharmacies legal? Are they safe? These are questions answered in this article.

More than 2 million residents of the U.K. buy drugs via online pharmacies. Online pharmacies are considered more convenient by many because it fundamentally removes the need for traveling to a drugstore.

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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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