And quite often those chemical wares that come advertised as panacea -- like soma from Aldous Huxley's Brave New World as I note in last week's post on the issue -- come with deleterious side effects including addiction, for which Oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma L.P. will pay $635m in fines for lying about. Nice:
The plea agreement settled a national case and came two days after the Stamford, Conn.-based company agreed to pay $19.5 million to 26 states and the District of Columbia to settle complaints that it encouraged physicians to overprescribe OxyContin.
But then drug companies like to lie a lot, as Ricerca, LLC did to my father, a 37-year employee of the former company as noted.
See back in the 90's I dated someone on the hospital side who knew all the drug reps from like, Novartis, etc. etc. and she broke it down to me how much control and influence these companies can have over some of the physicians with their gifts, promotionals and all matter of quasi-legal activity which was leading her to get out of the industry. As the World and this Country continue to spiral into a drug-addicted morass, don't say I didn't tell you so. Well you can say that, it just wouldn't be true. Just ask Rush Limbaugh.