This morning we all passed around a good summary of the “South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Summit.”
The article, which appears in Oregon’s Salem News (article here), does a great job summarizing the content of the summit and also critiquing it and making suggestions. Marianne Skolek is the author of the article and if that name sounds familiar, it is because she is on the front lines of the prescription drug epidemic, fighting for “the victims of OxyContin and Purdue Pharma.”
South Carolina is in the heart of the area of the U.S. that is being the most negatively impacted by OxyContin. OxyContin is also known as “hillbilly heroin” because of the prevalence in areas like the Appalachians and also along the “Oxy Express” freeway through the Southern U.S. into Florida.
The very existence of a Prescription Drug Abuse Summit …