No matter how cynical you become . . .

No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.

—Lily Tomlin

From the Financial Times:

A billionaire pharmaceuticals executive who has been blamed for spurring the US opioid crisis stands to profit from the epidemic after he patented a new treatment for drug addicts.

Richard Sackler, whose family owns Purdue Pharma, the company behind the notorious painkiller OxyContin, was granted a patent earlier this year for a reformulation of a drug used to wean addicts off opioids.

The invention is a novel form of buprenorphine, a mild opiate that controls drug cravings, which is often given as a substitute to people hooked on heroin or opioid painkillers such as OxyContin.

This is like a conspiracy theory playing out in real life front of us. Oy.

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4 responses to “No matter how cynical you become . . .

  1. Terrance Newton

    Wow! Just Wow!

  2. Jeff Schulz

    I am no longer shocked. We have the best government money can buy.

  3. christy brown

    Our government is on board with putting everyone with opioid use disorder on these drugs, even as they are restricting long time pain patients from using opiates. I suggest that the maintenance drugs be given to the pain patients who want them with monitoring. I read that suboxone was developed as a pain med. Let those with addiction who want to get off drugs have good quality treatment like they give physicians and only use maintenance as a last resort.

  4. Enid Osborne

    One pill makes you larger, one pill makes you small, & the one that Mother gives you doesn’t do anything at all. Go ask Alice!