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Law Billionaire pharmaceutical exec John Kapoor goes on trial for role in opioid crisis

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  1. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...eme-trial-idUSKCN1PM11F?utm_source=reddit.com

    Background:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthe...the-story-of-a-dangerous-opioid/#19ed29426e3f
    https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/30/fentanyl-opioid-insys-subsys/

    Good. People like this are essentially mega-rich drug lords. The Sackler family in particular is infamous for pushing OxyContin and getting millions of people addicted.
     
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  2. The best kind of drug cartel to be in is the legal kind.
    Fuck these people.
     
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  3. So, for this drug epidemic, they go for one or two kingpins and will call it a day. But every other one to date features thousands of street dealers getting locked up?

    Fuck this. I want to see the hundreds of M.D.s who gave out 60 percs with two refills for a sprained ankle perp walked.
     
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  4. Of course it’s a Pajeet.
     
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  5. Yeah, but if they didn't write the scrip, then the junkie patient would write them a 1 star review and they'd be fired from their "integrated managed care consortium" and have to work at some clinic for poors.
     
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  6. Who's gonna become mysteriously and disproportionately suicidal in the coming days?

    Probably anyone who was tasked in taking John Kapoor down.
     
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  7. How many people had their entire lives fucked up by drug addiction that started with painkillers issued to address a rolled ankle? These fucks lied about how addictive their drug was on a technicality, pushed for as many symptoms as possible to justify prescribing it, then bribed doctors to push it onto as many people as possible.

    https://theweek.com/articles/541564/how-american-opiate-epidemic-started-by-pharmaceutical-company

    If they see jail time I won’t shed a tear over them getting Whitey Bulger’d.
     
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    Send ODs.
     
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  9. I look forward to seeing him get 6 months in Club Fed and a slap on the wrist fine.
     
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  10. Remember that hashtag about opioids that was huge like a year or two back? Or was that just a Massachusetts thing?
     
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  11. Thank you. The doctors who overprescribed opiates after being bribed to do so are just as culpable. They violated the Hippocratic oath by knowingly giving patients opiates they didn't need. Not all doctors are guilty of course (and even the ones who did overprescribe could have been lied to or are genuinely trying to help their patients), but this epidemic didn't happen in a vacuum.

    I know, they're fucking evil. Like I said in the OP, the Sackler family deliberately mislead the doctors and the public about the potency and addictiveness of their drug. They knew how dangerous OxyContin is, but they pushed the shit out of it anyway so they could make billions off of it. They had their sales representatives outright lie to doctors' faces by saying that the drug had an addiction risk for patients of “less than one percent,” a claim that had no scientific backing.

    These people are literally glorified, legalized drug lords. They don't give a shit about how many lives they destroy as long as they get their money. More money than they could ever spend because they're greedy fucks.
     
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  12. kaPOOr
     
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  13. Nah, ex-mayor of Nashville’s son ODed on opioids and died a couple years ago when she was still in office. How embarrassing.
     
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  14. Gotta keep those growth projections rolling in.
     
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  15. Remember that in the 90's, in the beginning of the opioid crisis, the Oxycontin creators LIED to doctors about oxycontin's effects. Doctors were told that it would be impossible for their patients to get addicted to oxy, or that addiction rates were extremely low. The companies concealed data intentionally (and were later sued and punished for it). If you look at early marketing info for oxy, you can see that they heavily push the "no risk of dependence" angle.

    So there were several years where many well-meaning doctors believed that it would be perfectly safe for them to prescribe oxy, and that was long enough for the drug to get its foothold.

    Once they realized what was happening, all the decent doctors were horrified and they stopped prescribing it except for super serious situations. You can spot the shit doctors now by their willingness to prescribe it.
     
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  16. I mean good I guess but I'm afraid this crusade on opioids is going to lead to people that need painkillers being unable to get them.
     
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  17. NSAIDs and Paracetamol are also analgesics, but they don’t have the opium family of drugs addictive effect because they generally lack the ability to pretend to be serotonin. That plus the possibility of drug resistance over long term usage what makes opiates addicting; the fact that you get higher and higher dosages because your current scrip doesn’t cut it anymore. I’m not a biochemist, but that’s info that you can generally get from any good doctor.
     
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  18. Yeah, I think this is a valid concern, but usually people who genuinely need these painkillers will have tons and tons of paperwork and multiple past doctors testifying to their needs for it, or they are recovering from a wild surgery.

    I think it will be HARD for them to get the meds, but it will be doable. And it should be doable, especially for people who are dying and want that process to suck less.

    Agreed. Don't forget though that some people are allergic and or have bad reactions to those kinds of drugs, and NSAIDs and paracetamol/acetaminophen will not deal with as much pain as opioids. They are a great option for 99% of people but they aren't going to work for 1% of people.
     
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  19. You’re right, the lesson here is specifically about treating opiates with kid gloves. You want to prescribe them ONLY when the alternatives are insufficient precisely because of their dangers. Just like you don’t do open heart surgery to address something that can be handled by lipitor.
     
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  20. Right and next time you get surgery just ask for ibuprofen. Who needs opiate painkillers?
     
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