Is the worst fucking drug in the world, and it certainly has its hooks into my part of the city. Just about everyone you meet has a friend or family member who’s addicted.

What I want to know is, since narcotics are supposedly carefully tracked, where does it all come from? I know when I was an insurance fraud investigator, we routinely inspected pain clinics to see if they were pill mills. Are you telling me that the drug manufacturers can’t tell by the orders who’s pushing opiates for cash? Bullshit.

This is how the drug manufacturer who made Quaaludes was finally outed as in on the scheme. The amount they were manufacturing and selling was something like 500% higher than the number of tracked prescriptions. So why aren’t they tracking Purdue Pharma, too?

Just another way for Big Pharma to fatten the bottom line at the expense of everyone else.

5 thoughts on “Oxy

  1. Now that Florida is letting the ‘pain clinics” run free of restrictive government regulations, the free market will undoubtedly solve this issue.

  2. this is a funny post to read just after I took an oxy pill that my doctor gave me yesterday. as for “where does it come from” I suspect that some of it comes from people like me. I got more pills than I am likely to use (I hope… it would really suck if my injury lasts as long as my dosage) and there are probably plenty of people willing to pay for whatever I have left when I’m done. (not that I plan on selling my pills. I’m just saying that others in my position might be tempted to)

  3. Jeez, Susie, my dad used oxycontin and fentanyl when he was terminally ill with bladder cancer. The damn tumor ate right through his spinal cord. When he finally died after several months of agonizing pain, my mother naively donated the remainder of his drugs to some non-profit. I don’t know who those people were and I don’t know what they did with them but her tender heart couldn’t bear the thought that any poor person with should suffer needlessly.
    Maufactuers develop the drugs, make the drugs, get them approved and sell for the purpose for which those drugs were approved. period.
    They aren’t pushers. Addicts went out of their way to procure opiates and narcotics before oxycontin and they’ll continue to abuse them after oxycontin is pulled off the shelf. But think about those people in hospitals waiting out their final days on earth who are able to talk to thei families instead of screaming only through the use of oxycontin. Making it harder for them to get relief for pain is immoral, IMHO.
    I’m really surprised and alarmed by your logic here. Unintended consequences and all that. It’s a bit heartless.

  4. Not wanting drug manufacturers to flood the cities with deliberately over-produced opiates is “heartless”? There’s a big difference between giving terminally-ill or chronic pain sufferers adequate relief and drug companies producing more than patients will ever need.

    I understand that most people believe manufacturers don’t have anything to do with the black market, but I disagree. That defies common sense – and history. If you read this, you’ll see that at one point, over 50% of legally produced amphetamines were diverted into the black market. You expect me to believe that the supply chain logistics couldn’t account for that.


    This is from 1993, back when we still put money into enforcing regulation. Now that the inspectors are gone, God only knows what’s going on. You prefer to think it’s a coincidence that Bush did de facto deregulation of the drug industry and prescription drugs started flooding the cities. I don’t agree.

  5. Hey RD, I guess you haven’t seen Oxy/Heroin addiction up close and personal. Almost half of the young adults in my suburban community are “dopers”. They start out on oxy and eventually turn to heroin, because it is cheaper. It’s simple really, you start out to get high and eventually because you get “dope sick” when you are not using, you use to just feel better. A doper will sell his own mother’s kidney to get the next high, the consequences are devastating. I’m not against people in pain who need the meds getting them, but there has to be more control and oversight.

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