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    Default OxyContin maker gets patent for drug to treat opioid addiction

    Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 -- Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin who some have blamed for the epidemic of opioid painkiller addictions, has patented a medicine aimed at curbing those disorders.

    The new anti-addiction drug is a fast-acting form of buprenorphine, which helps control drug cravings, CBS News reported. Previously prescribed in either tablet or fast-dissolving strips, the Purdue version comes in a "wafer" that dissolves in only a few seconds.

    Richard Sackler, a member of Purdue's board, is listed as one of the inventors on the patent, CBS said. The Sackler family controls Purdue.

    The announcement comes as Purdue finds itself in the middle of numerous lawsuits from states accusing the company of helping to create the opioid addiction crisis.

    In one lawsuit, the Massachusetts attorney general accused Purdue of a "deadly, deceptive scheme to sell opioids." Purdue and the Sackler family deny the allegations.

    Last week, Purdue donated $3.4 million to the developer of an over-the-counter version of naloxone, a drug often used to prevent a fatal opioid overdose. Purdue said it will not receive royalties from the new form of naloxone, which is being developed by Harm Reduction Therapeutics, CBS said.


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    Nice. Make billions off the problem you created and then make billions off the drug to help the problem

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    Next I suppose Monsanto will be working on a cure for cancer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    Next I suppose Monsanto will be working on a cure for cancer?
    You really hit the ball out of the park on this Daisy. But I think the cure will come from an Israeli company.
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    As it gets more expensive to bring a treatment from idea to the market, something like $2.5 billion now, most of it on FDA compliance, fewer will be able to afford to do it. So in the system we’ve created, you’re going to see this kind of stuff.

    That said, prescriptions are going down and overdoses/multi-drug intoxication are hitting highs. That’s due to unregulated street drugs and fentanyl. There’s also a massive shortage as the FDA forced Pfizer to make changes to unsanitary conditions. (It’s gotten bad enough my anesthesiologist sister-in-law says she’s soon going to just have to use a rubber mallet.)


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    I'm guessing this was their plan all along. Sad

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    Mission Impossible II was loosely based off this idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Van Halen View Post
    Get paid for creating the weather & then get paid when it rains.
    Made me think of this for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    Next I suppose Monsanto will be working on a cure for cancer?
    Daisy's been on a roll lately.
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    Cousin Oliver: Bobby, what's it like to be addicted to Oxy?

    Bobby: (Dreamily) It's like this incredible warm feeling, submerged in bliss, being back in the womb...

    Cousin Oliver: (wide eyed) Back in the womb?!! That sounds terrible!!!

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