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OxyContin in the News and updates

Postby Moonmagic on Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:44 am

Ads attack use of drug



Halt OxyContin use, man says
By BILL LODGE
Advocate staff writer
Published: Feb 25, 2009 - Page: 1B - UPDATED: 12:15 a.m.

A Baton Rouge businessman so despises the painkiller OxyContin that he paid $7,000 to advertise this week against its prescription.

“Stop prescribing OxyContin!” Darwyn W. Williams urges physicians in newspaper advertisements.

Williams, 48, contends the painkiller is dangerously addictive.

“Someone very close to me struggled with this drug,” Williams said. “Someone very close to me.”

Williams, founder of Environmental Waste Solutions, declined to identify that person.

He says in his advertisements: “This drug is terrorizing and killing the young people of the Baton Rouge area, period.”

Purdue Pharma LP, of Stamford, Conn., is the maker and marketer of OxyContin, according to eight civil suits filed in Baton Rouge federal court last year. In each of those pending cases, plaintiffs allegedly became addicted to OxyContin.

James W. Heins, senior director of public affairs for Purdue Pharma, said the drug “has a legitimate medical purpose,” which is relief for people enduring significant pain for days or longer.

“It’s a long-acting medication,” Heins said. “It gives you 12 hours of pain relief.”

But significant health problems can result if drug abusers or addicts crush the medication before ingesting it, he added.

“You’re getting a 12-hour dose of medication all at once,” Heins said. “You can overdose that way. You can die that way.”

As for Williams’ advertisements, Heins said: “It sounds like he has a concern about kids overdosing, and we share that concern.”

OxyContin has made headlines since conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh admitted in 2003 that he developed an addiction to it after being treated for back pain.

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Re: OxyContin in the News and updates

Postby Moonmagic on Wed May 13, 2009 4:23 am

Novus Medical Detox and the Prescription Addiction Radio Show Unveil New Website to Petition FDA to Ban OxyContin

Novus Medical Detox and the Prescription Addiction Radio Show have created a new website, www.BanOxycontin.com, to gather signatures on a petition to the FDA to ban the substance that they claim is essentially the molecular equivalent of heroin.

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 13, 2009 -- A new website, http://www.BanOxycontin.com, designed to gather signatures on a petition was unveiled after a recent meeting before the FDA. The United States Federal Drug Administration held an "invitation only" meeting on May 5, 2009 in Rockville, Maryland, as an opportunity to gather testimony about the need for serious restrictions on the use of narcotic opioids such as OxyContin and methadone. Invited to this meeting were Steven L. Hayes, Director of Novus Medical Detox Center, Larry Golbom, pharmacist and host of the Prescription Addiction Radio Show on WGUL in Tampa, Marti Hottenstein, Dr. Art Van Zee, Pete Jackson and other members of the Advocates For Prescription Opioid Drug Reform (APODR).

The meeting with the FDA dealt with the conflict between the FDA's goal to help people with pain and the testimony of Hayes that narcotics are killing thousands and addicting tens of thousands. According to Steven L. Hayes, many of the patients that have come to Novus Medical Detox Center used OxyContin when they couldn't get heroin and used heroin when they couldn't get OxyContin. Pharmacist Larry Golbom explains, "OxyContin and heroin are molecularly almost identical and act in the same manner in the body." When Mr. Hayes asked the FDA the question his patients ask him, "If heroin is illegal, why is OxyContin legal?" no one on the panel was able to answer.

OxyContin and heroin are molecularly almost identical and act in the same manner in the body.
If heroin is illegal, why is OxyContin legal?
My beloved granddaughter was taken from us because of this drug. She was only 23-years-old. My family would love to save others the sadness we now live with
My only brother, the baby of my family died 2/26/09 at the age of 29 due to an over dose of Oxycontin. It sickens me that it's so widely available and so highly addictive.
The Prescription Addiction Radio Show
At the conclusion of the meeting, Steven L. Hayes and Larry Golbom announced that they have created a website that contains a petition to ban OxyContin. The site, http://www.BanOxycontin.com, is planning to collect signatures of US citizens and citizens from around the world that support a ban on OxyContin. Many who have signed the petition already have heart-wrenching stories in the comments section such as "My beloved granddaughter was taken from us because of this drug. She was only 23-years-old. My family would love to save others the sadness we now live with", and "My only brother, the baby of my family died 2/26/09 at the age of 29 due to an over dose of Oxycontin. It sickens me that it's so widely available and so highly addictive."

Hayes, Golbom and members of the Advocates For Prescription Opioid Drug Reform (APODR) are all working to restrict the availability of addictive prescription narcotics such as OxyContin to the general public and to educate doctors and patients as to the risks involved in such drugs.

About Novus Medical Detox, http://www.novusdetox.com:
While many medical detox programs take place in a hospital, Novus Medical Detox specializes in handling drug dependencies in a private setting that is stress-free, comfortable and safe. The facility, set on 3.3 wooded acres, offers private rooms, TV, DVDs and Internet. Detoxification Programs at Novus provide detox services for people wishing to withdraw from drugs like opiates, heroin, psychotropics, alcohol, or benzodiazepines. Novus uses a Suboxone protocol for people detoxing from pain killers.

About the Prescription Addiction Radio Show, http://www.prescriptionaddictionradio.com:
Hosted by Larry Golbom, a registered pharmacist for over 30 years, "The Prescription Addiction Radio Show", sponsored by Novus Medical Detox Center (http://www.novusdetox.com), takes a cultural look at our prescription drug use in America and is dedicated to the thousands of families who are being, or have been affected by the misuse of prescription drugs.

The show can be heard on Tampa Bay radio station WGUL 860 am or live on the internet (http://www.860wgul.com) on Sunday nights at 9:05 pm Eastern.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/05/prweb2412514.htm
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