Dear China, Brazil, Spain + more, don’t do the opiates!

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Picture from LA Times

You are being deceived by greedy American billionaires. Purdue Pharmaceutical, or Mundipharma as it’s known in many countries outside the United States, does not have your best interest at heart.

Drug companies and advocates for drugs such as OxyContin, Fentanyl and Vicodin, all opiates, spent more than $880 million on lobbying and political contributions in the United States over the past decade. That’s compared to $4 million by groups advocating opioid limits.

They could give a rat’s ass about your pain. All they care about is selling expensive drugs for a profit. Because this drug has created such an epidemic of deaths here, doctors are not prescribing them as much which has hurt their business. So they have set their sites on you. They don’t care if your child dies or your brother overdoses.

They’ll go to great lengths to sell your doctors on these drugs–sending them on fancy trips to encourage them to prescribe these to your family members.

Over 200,000 Americans have died from opiates with no let up in sight. These drugs make monsters out of the people who become addicted to them.

People addicted to opiates do things you would never imagine they’d be capable of–sell their kids into the sex trade for money to buy more, kill others to get their fix, shoot themselves because they can’t get away from the cycle of addiction that has ruined their life. My own son choked the life out of himself while going through withdrawal from this evil drug.

Entire families have been lost to overdose. Once it has its fangs in you, it’s almost impossible to get away from.

This is NOT a modern approach to pain. It’s an atrocity.

Mundipharma or Purdue is not presenting the facts and are using the same strategy to sell you these pills that they used with us.

The slick TV campaigns with celebrities they are using to tempt you into asking your doctor for it are hiding the real story. They are taking advantage of a vulnerable population of those suffering chronic pain when there are far better alternatives to treating pain. Once it gets into your culture, the money that these drugs can get on the black market is too tempting and like here, it will blow up in your face and be out of control.

Please fight this pharmaceutical company with everything you have. Boycott dishonest doctors that make presentations to support it. Don’t trust any doctor that tries to prescribe oxycontin or anything like it.

I don’t want you to go through what we have. This is not a magic pill, it’s a horror show.

Here are some articles you might want to read.

Sincerely,

A mother from the United States

Thank you Valerie Murphy at SAFE for informing our heroin task force of this atrocity

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my youngest son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

2 thoughts on “Dear China, Brazil, Spain + more, don’t do the opiates!”

  1. Check the supplement suppliers… Another gateway to addiction; Phenibit… Why is this even allowed into our country… The abuse is awful and its killing our children.

  2. How disturbing & disgusting this information is. It makes me very angry & breaks my heart. And to know that the continued greed of this particular drug company is rapidly spreading the disease of opiate addiction world wide!!! Unscrupulous physicians continue to prescribe these harmful medications, well knowing the addictive properties & the number of deaths directly & indirectly attributed to their use/abuse. Once my son saw a new MD for the first time & the doc offered to sell him a large quantity of opiates for a substantial sum of cash; I suppose b/c he was clean & well dressed. My son turned the doc down, threatened to expose him & the offer was withdrawn. He still is a well respected, practicing MD in our community!

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