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“Purdue Pharma Legacy” Big Pharma’s Opiates Have Taken A Toll On American Children

Opioid Rx Industry and a Model of “Profits Before Patients” Results: Impact on American Children Snapshot: In West Virginia, home of the highest overdose rates in the nation, the foster population has increased by 42 percent since 2014, with the current foster care numbers at over 7,200 children in state custody Although the exact numbers of kids who are now without families due to the opioid crisis and Big Pharma bad conduct is not known, rest assured that in West Virginia, the correlation of foster kids and the opioid crisis is intimately linked and the results are catastrophic With a population of...

Purdue Pharma And The Sackler Family Created the Opioid Crisis In America: “The Oxy Express”

Why are the Sacklers worth $13 billion today Answer: “The Oxy Express Explained”  See Richard Sackler Unsealed Deposition Transcript in Kentucky vs Purdue: https://wwwdocumentcloudorg/documents/5745212-Depositionhtml (2015) See the Purdue Frederick Co (not Purdue Pharma) Criminal Guilty Plea Outline May 9, 2007 (USDC Virginia) here Mass Tort News (February 4, 2020) COMPARISON OF OXYCODONE PRESCRIBING In the first six months of 2010, Ohio doctors and health care practitioners bought the second-largest number of oxycodone doses in the country at just under 1 million...

LITIGATION FUNDING FORUM MARCH 26, 2020 New York City

LITIGATION FUNDING: DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND wwwlitigationfundingforumcom (MASS TORT NEWS)  It has now become a common practice for law firms, both plaintiff and defense to utilize outside financial resources to support not only litigation, but the overall legal practice in law firms  and law departments across the United States As is continuously stated, “he who writes the checks - gets the most attention” and this may have been a foregone conclusion prior to as recently as 2015  But now, the use of third-party funding is not only prevalent, it is an accepted business practice at...

Rudy Giuliani Was DC Back-Office Fixer That Let Purdue Pharma (OxyContin) Slip Out Of A 2006 Criminal Indictment

Richard Sackler Unsealed Deposition Transcript in Kentucky vs Purdue: https://wwwdocumentcloudorg/documents/5745212-Depositionhtml (2015) See the Purdue Frederick Co (not Purdue Pharma) Criminal Guilty Plea Outline May 9, 2007 (USDC Virginia) How was Purdue Pharma able to slip through the 2006 criminal indictment noose and continue to market, sell and prescribe Oxycontin for another 10 years Giuliani and GW Bush DoJ lawyers agreed to have Purdue Pharma parent “Purdue Fredrick Company” take the guilty plea, thereby permitting Purdue Pharma to continue selling Oxycontin and furthering...

Nuedexta: Drug Being Pushed “Off-Label” On Elderly In Nursing Homes = $116 Million Settlement

Avanir Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Nuedexta, a prescription drug approved to treat a rare neurological condition is earning hundreds of millions of dollars a year  by aggressively targeting elderly nursing home residents in “off-label” use, for whom the drug may be unnecessary and now recognized as unsafe Off-label use is when a company offers and markets a drug for reasons other than what it was initially approved for by the FDA The vast majority of the “off-label” related payments to nursing homes are coming straight from the federal government Both civil and criminal actions are often...

JUUL: How Big Tobacco bought into a company that killed teens for profit!

The FDA missed a deadly corporate marketing campaign–AGAIN! Juul’s popularity was fueled by the company’s social media marketing that featured attractive young people in fun, trendy settings A report by Stanford University researchers concluded that Juul’s launch marketing was “patently youth oriented” and “subsequently Juul’s principal advertising themes have been closely aligned with that of traditional tobacco advertising” Why is Juul so popular among teens Although Juul demands age verification upon navigating to its website and holds a firm stance...

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FDA FINALLY MOVING ON BREAST IMPLANTS: Once again lagging behind the world in healthcare oversight

(MASS TORT NEWS) US health officials are now finally taking an assertive position regarding women getting breast implants by stating that stronger warnings and more details about the possible risks and complications including links to cancer Why has there been a multi-year FDA delay on this in the USA The Food and Drug Administration said that manufacturers should add a warning highlighted by a “black box warning” - the most serious type – to be provided to women receiving or considering implants The primary makers of breast implants approved for use in the United States include: Allergan,...

Why Does the FDA Ignore “Off-Label” Drug Marketing While Thousands Die Every Year?

Profits Before Patients is the FDA-Big Pharma Shared Model “BY REMOVING FDA OVERSIGHT BIG PHARMA WAS ALLOWED TO PROFIT FROM LIES” (October 19, 2019) (MASS TORT NEWS)  Starting in 2017 and continuing into the foreseeable future, Big Pharma has been fighting major legal battles related to off-label marketing of drugs for unintended uses They also engaged in a parallel strategy, where they were influencing the FDA and other policy making agencies behind the scenes in Washington DC Big Pharma was paying millions to lobbyists, making campaign donations and generally buying influence as they...