The manufacturer of the painkilling drug, OxyContin has reportedly said that they will stop marketing the powerful opioid to doctors and will no longer be sending sales representatives to doctors offices to discuss the embattled drug.
And what is Oxycontin?
It is a time-released treatment for chronic pain and was hailed as a breakthrough in the treatment of chronic severe pain in 1995 because it was proven to provide at least 12 hours of relief to patients per dose.
But a few “Patients” apparently decided to use it for a cheap and readily available “High” and a lot of people were reportedly addicted leading to a lot of lawsuits against the manufacturer.
I guess the addicts win this time and the patients who need drugs like these have lost a big one!
I suppose it will not be too long now before the unfortunate patient whose cancer is consuming them alive from the inside out and who screams constantly with unbearable searing pain will have to make do with aspirin — like the American elected official, Jeff Sessions has recently so brilliantly opined.