Is OxyNEO Just An Invention to Maximize Profits

Canadians have been drastically affected by OxyContin just as citizens the United States have. The instances of addiction, overdose, and heroin use are off the charts since opiate drugs have exploded in popularity.  The announcement of "harder to abuse" OxyNEO from Purdue Pharma seemed like promising news but there are skeptics. In a recent article in the Canadian new source theStar.com, the question is raised whether or not OxyNEO is really just a timely invention due to OxyContin patent protection expiring. The article argues that Purdue Pharma was threatened by the inevitable OxyContin generics that would be coming to market since the patent for the OxyContin drug would have expired in November.  Now, the companies who were already in development of "generic" OxyContin face an unsure future as gneric versions of the drug may or may not be allowed to come to market in Canada. Big Pharma = Big Business, But at What Cost? Big Pharma is definitely a profitable endeavor, but there's blood on the hands of these companies.…

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Meet the New Killer – Same as the Old Killer

Obituary writers, morticians, crime scene detectives and the like should familiarize themselves with this phrase: "death was caused by fatal overdose of OxyNEO." Purdue Pharma has shown what a powerful marketing strategy team you can hire when you profit mightily off of destroying thousands of families by marketing a drug like OxyContin a.ka. "legal heroin". The latest ploy the PR wizards at Purdue Pharma have announced is the discontinuation of OxyContin in 2012 and the launch of OxyNEO. Hmm, wonder if this will fool anyone as the drug continues to be abused and cause addiction and overdose well into the future. We have been covering the destructive swath OxyContin has carved through the heartland of America including reporting on Purdue Pharma's halfhearted attempts to minimize the damage by releasing sticky OxyContin that was supposedly harder to abuse (but still just as easy to abuse by taking it orally - which is why the new formulation of OxyContin was not met with much enthusiasm). Here are some fast facts about…

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