Narconon Trois-Rivieres Looks into the Painful Drug Addictions Caused by OxyContin Abuse
on: July 22, 2009, 10:52 am
Nick Hayes/Narconon Trois-Rivieres
Trois-Rivières, Quebec – When OxyContin was first
manufactured, no one knew what type of destruction this particular drug
would cause those who got caught up in abusing or misusing the drug.
Perdue Pharma L.P. first introduced the drug in 1995 to help people
battling cancer, and soon after the drug was being recommended for
treating moderate to severe pain cases. When this happened, sales
eventually sky rocketed, and in 2003 there were 1.6 billion dollars of
worldwide sales. Perdue Pharma were being severely criticized by the
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Agency
(DEA) for its very aggressive marketing tactics and ability to
encourage physicians to prescribe the drug.
In the late 1990’s the Chief Coroner of Ontario at that time was noticing more
people were dying from prescription drug overdose. When he asked for forensic
scientists to review the drug related death files for the past five years, it was
found that there was a major increase in deaths where Oxycodone was found in the
blood stream. In 2003, there were 101 deaths in Ontario where the person had
Oxycodone in their blood stream. The Chief Coroner at the time reported seeing this
increase in deaths around the same time that the drug was being aggressively
marketed. Many of the people who died where drug abusers, but many of the people
who died from accidental overdose or suicide, were prescribed drugs with Oxycodone
in it, and OxyContin being the most popular.
Perdue Pharma defended their drug saying it was no different then any other pain
medication being marketed. Unfortunately, there was no other documentation of other
pain medications causing the same problems at the time. Atlantic Canada was facing
similar problems, and still is to this very day. They have been seeing dangerous
social problems that have involved OxyContin abuse. In 2003 pharmacies dispensed
over 2.8 million prescriptions for drugs containing Oxycodone in Canada, mainly
Ontario, and the most popular was OxyContin. For more information call,
1-877-782-7409, or visit the web site at, http://narconon.ca/
(Ref: Works Cited CTV.ca News Staff “Deadly Prescriptions” CTV.ca 10 Jan. 2005:
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