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One percent

Big phama the new drug pushers

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/26/johnson-and-johnson-opioid-crisis-ruling-responsibility-oklahoma-latest

The pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson ran a “false and dangerous” sales campaign that caused addiction and death as it drove America’s opioid epidemic, an Oklahoma court has ruled in the first judgement of its kind against the drug industry.

In a damning 42-page decision, Judge Thad Balkman ruled that the company bore a wide responsibility for helping to create the worst drug epidemic in US history. He said it not only aggressively pushed false claims about the safety and effectiveness of its own narcotic painkillers, but that it changed medical practice with “deceptive” claims intended to break down caution among doctors about prescribing opioids. That included using its huge resources to fund organisations and research to promote narcotics.

Balkman ordered the company to pay $572m in compensation initially with additional payments to be negotiated to cover treatment, overdose prevention and other costs of abating the epidemic in Oklahoma in the coming years. The state had asked for $17bn.

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1 hour ago, One percent said:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/26/johnson-and-johnson-opioid-crisis-ruling-responsibility-oklahoma-latest

The pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson ran a “false and dangerous” sales campaign that caused addiction and death as it drove America’s opioid epidemic, an Oklahoma court has ruled in the first judgement of its kind against the drug industry.

In a damning 42-page decision, Judge Thad Balkman ruled that the company bore a wide responsibility for helping to create the worst drug epidemic in US history. He said it not only aggressively pushed false claims about the safety and effectiveness of its own narcotic painkillers, but that it changed medical practice with “deceptive” claims intended to break down caution among doctors about prescribing opioids. That included using its huge resources to fund organisations and research to promote narcotics.

Balkman ordered the company to pay $572m in compensation initially with additional payments to be negotiated to cover treatment, overdose prevention and other costs of abating the epidemic in Oklahoma in the coming years. The state had asked for $17bn.

What about the Sackler family? Oxycontin? Purdue Pharma?

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Big Phama is institutionally amoral.

I worked in the sector, R&D ,DD and production, for 20 years and watched as boards appointed more and more unscrupulous management who's sole concern was share price.

While it is still a heavily regulated industry much of that regulation has been diluted and responsibility passed downhill.

Compliance was defunded by means of cost saving process improvement initiatives.

The final straw for me was when an automated process deviation monitoring  system 'broke, software failure' and not reinstated. The onus was put onto the operative to report deviations, all deviations them became disciplinary matters. Guess what happened?

If during audit any unreported process deviations were discovered it became a simple case of operative deceit, gross misconduct and dismissal. Saw it happen to a guy with 27 years unblemished service.

Still riles me to this day.

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Ive managed audits where the auditor, vulcan like in his lack of emotion, has pulled the place to bits asking for the most obscure documents and procedures, all required, but you know you've got a jobsworth or newbie if they're asking for these, took three and a half days.

18 months later and same guy thumbs through a file and signs of in three hours.

The difference was we were working with them to increase production af a critical component they required, blind eyes were turned.

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3 hours ago, Carl Fimble said:

I heard on the news earlier (magic radio and LBC seem to cover stuff others avoid) that this is the first of many and they are going after all the big phama companies....

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5 hours ago, MrPin said:

"Fining" a large company is about as useful as the mediaevel practice of trying animals for crop failures. It's just a financial mugging, and it won't bankrupt them.

Did this happen? I haven't heard of it before, did they really put a rabbit on trial? :D

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Just now, spunko said:

Did this happen? I haven't heard of it before, did they really put a rabbit on trial? :D

Pigs and horses. I think it was just an excuse to eat them.

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Pointed this story out to a friend in autumn last year. Interesting..the uber rich family that poured money into Oxycodiene that was initially highlighted at that time has dropped from the main complaint.

 

 

Edited by The Grey Man
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2 hours ago, spunko said:

Did this happen? I haven't heard of it before, did they really put a rabbit on trial? :D

No dafter than doing the same to a French monkey...!

At least we had some circumstantial evidence against the dirty simian bastard...

;)

 

XYY

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48 minutes ago, The Grey Man said:

Pointed this story out to a friend in autumn last year. Interesting..the uber rich family that poured money into Oxycodiene that was initially highlighted at that time has dropped from the main complaint.

 

 

So they're gonna go after everyone but the Sackler family, the family behind Purdue Pharma and Oxycontin?

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24 minutes ago, The Grey Man said:

Thats the family.

Yes, the (Jewish) Sackler family.

"At OxyContin’s launch party, Richard was optimistic about the drug’s market potential, saying that  “the launch of OxyContin Tablets will be followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition. The prescription blizzard will be so deep, dense, and white...” "

from :

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/family-behind-oxycontin-called-addicts-criminals-while-pushing-pills/

 

Absolute fucking cunts.

 

If they have been dropped from the investigation that's horrendous- they were more to blame than anyone for the opioid crisis. 

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Johnson and johnson are a respectable pharmaceutical company, to put them in the same league as drug pushers and suppliers is a disgusting conspiracy theory

 All there opiouds are grown legally with goverment backing and everything

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6 hours ago, sarahbell said:

Do drug companies deal directly with the end users?

No need. They just throw money (and stuff) at gp's.

(I know the apostrophe is wrong but It doesn't make sense otherwise)

Sort of edit. It is showing removed letters so may be correct after all. Time for bed I think.

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