The Nation obtained a confidential financial disclosure from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids showing that the group’s largest donors include Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, and Abbott Laboratories, maker of the opioid Vicodin. CADCA also counts Purdue Pharma as a major supporter, as well as Alkermes, the maker of a powerful and extremely controversial new painkiller called Zohydrol. The drug, which was released to the public in March, has sparked a nationwide protest, since Zohydrol is reportedly ten times stronger than OxyContin. Janssen Pharmaceutical, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that produces the painkiller Nucynta, and Pfizer, which manufactures several opioid products, are also CADCA sponsors. For corporate donors, CADCA offers a raft of partnership opportunities, including authorized use of the “CADCA logo for your company’s marketing, website, and advertising materials, etc.”

Third tag: corruption. Is their a wikipedia page yet, List of Corporations Who Purposefully Harm the Populace to Protect and Further their Own Interests?

Fourth tag: ihopetheyburninhell

Fifth tag: iguesshellhastoexistfirst

Sixth tag: goodlongread


OftenBen:

    People in the United States, a country in which painkillers are routinely overprescribed, now consume more than 84 percent of the entire worldwide supply of oxycodone and almost 100 percent of hydrocodone opioids

Holy shit. I knew we liked our painkillers, but that's NUTS.

Also, there is so much 'Think of the children' going on with this group. #whetstone


posted by flagamuffin: 1531 days ago