Everything about the opioid crisis is gut-wrenching — horrifying, even. This is a public health crisis with an unprecedented death toll, and as an opioid NAS lawyer Memphis TN trusts, I am particularly outraged by the pharmaceutical companies responsible for this epidemic.
Purdue Pharma created OxyContin back in 1995. Hailed as a medical miracle upon its release, criticism mounted once the drug’s addictive nature became apparent. This week, court documents recently filed by Massachusetts’ attorney general show that Purdue strategically confronted that criticism by deliberately shifting blame onto patients who overdosed. The company’s owners then continued to rake in profits and promote OxyContin even as overdoses mounted.
This is perhaps one of the most horrifying details from those newly filed documents — at a 1996 launch party for OxyContin, Purdue owner Dr. Richard Sackler asked the audience to envision a series of natural disasters: hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards. He then allegedly predicted that the release of the opioid would generate “a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition.” It sure did. And that blizzard is nothing to rejoice in.
It’s time to get justice for those who were misled and became addicted.
As of last year, 116 people die every day from opioid overdoses. It’s taken time, but the deceptive pharmaceutical companies responsible for the crisis are finally being held accountable.
But that’s not enough, because many children of mothers who used opiates during pregnancy are still hurting to this day. If a mother uses opiates while pregnant, her child could be born addicted to the drug. Its very first days are spent in agonizing withdrawal because of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). There are thousands of NAS cases right here in Tennessee.
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