It appears that the FDA continues to cover-up for the company that has been credited by many to have been instrumental in helping unleash the growing epidemic of deaths and addictions from prescription drugs
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 4, 2009
Since the approval of OxyContin by the FDA in late 1995, tens of thousands have been reported to have died after the ingestion of the active ingredient in OxyContin (oxycodone), claims Larry Golbom, host of The Prescription Addiction Radio Show. He continues, "It appears that the FDA continues to cover-up for the company that has been credited by many to have been instrumental in helping unleash the growing epidemic of deaths and addictions from prescription drugs". Last July 27th, this radio show reported on the questionable plant conditions where OxyContin was being manufactured and the documentation the radio show received anonymously in February, 2008. The radio host reveals, "The plant conditions were obtained by a Freedom of Information Request from the FDA and the papers in question indicated that Purdue Pharma knew of defective product released into the market in the 2002 time frame and did not notify the FDA."
Janet Woodcock, one of the most influential department heads at the FDA, should answer to the new Commissioner of the FDA, according to Larry G, the radio host. He believes that she should explain why she remains silent about the documentation that may add to the activities of Purdue Pharma.
The Prescription Addiction Radio Show - Breaking the Silence continues to educate members of the press, elected representatives, industry and business leaders about what it calls "The Beginning of the 21st Century Opium Epidemic every city and community in our country is experiencing." Opium is the beginning raw product for heroin, oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin). For almost 100 years, heroin had limited distribution to the "inner cities", but the radio show claims that the newest opium derivatives marketed as prescription drugs have been unleashed, with the blessings of the FDA, to the point where almost every individual knows someone who has been negatively affected by the prescription "pain killers". The radio show reminds people that before the drug companies called them "pain killers", the drug dealers called them narcotics.
Larry Golbom, a pharmacist for over 30 years, insists that Janet Woodcock cannot claim ignorance to the growing epidemic of prescription drug misuse and that the silence from an influential department head at the FDA should be questioned by the American people. Pete Jackson, a man who lost his daughter to the silent epidemic of opioids, recently shared a letter he sent last year to Janet Woodcock available at http://www.novusdetox.com/LettertoFDA.htm. Pete Jackson and the radio show continue to wait for Janet Woodcock to show leadership and explanations as to why the deaths and addictions continue from the alleged prescription drug epidemic and why her silence on Purdue Pharma continues. Listen to the radio show to hear the discussion on how the FDA has become no stranger to answering criticism as to its commitment of protecting the American people.
About The Prescription Addiction Radio Show ++ Breaking the Silence:
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 Prescription Addiction Radio Show is dedicated to exploring some of the challenges we face in trying to turn around the explosion in the misuse of prescription drugs.
The Prescription Addiction Radio Show believes that addiction is a predisposed disease, whether created by poor personal choices or created from following the advice of your doctor. No individual wishes it upon themselves.