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WTF Drugmaker wants OxyContin approved for children!
07-02-2012, 10:13 PM #1
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Quote:The maker of OxyContin is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval to label the controversial painkiller for use by children as young as 6 in a move that could serve to extend the company’s expiring patent on the lucrative drug, The Daily has learned.

Purdue Pharma has paid dozens of clinical sites around the country to document what happens when OxyContin, an addictive pharmaceutical widely abused by recreational users, is given to children.

The company says that its motivation is to help doctors who currently prescribe the drug off-label to children, a common practice in the treatment of pediatric conditions that involve moderate or severe pain.
Read more: http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/07/02/...-kids-1-4/

Personally I think that's a very bad idea for a number of reasons. I can hardly believe the company is suggesting OxyContin be given to children.

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07-02-2012, 10:16 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:The company says that its motivation is to help doctors

Yeah sure 15.gif
07-02-2012, 10:26 PM #3
yankees skier
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Evil. I bet the assholes get it approved though.

Biere.
07-02-2012, 10:39 PM #4
Athenagoddess Member
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Sorry I have to be on the other side of this. I can only feel it would be a good thing.

1- It would be licenced for children, if things went wrong there could be a comeback

2- If children are needing morphine and it doesn't suit them, it would be good to be able to lawfully prescribe this.

In these days of children becoming so ill they need some respite, just like adults.

Yes it is the drug company who makes money but at the cost of painfree children hopefully.
07-02-2012, 10:49 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I'm glad you responded, you're way more of an expert on this than myself. It's just that it's caused so many deaths in adults it's pretty frightening. Yes children need a break from pain, my concern is that the drug company is putting profit before safety here.
I just don't trust big pharma.

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07-02-2012, 11:01 PM #6
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Niether do I trust them, but it is a very good drug, it helps lots of people, especially with cancer who can't take morphine. What else would they do for pain, of course there is the pain block or there is the acupunture, but for severe chronic pain it is morphine or oxycontin or a mix of the former.

We would struggle without it.

It is another thing if people are abusing strong pain killers as called. Pain eats up the medication. Without the pain you can mess up, in other words no pain, no using the analgesia, goes into bloodstream becomes very strong.

Only take morphine etc if in severe pain. Not for fun.
07-02-2012, 11:05 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif Agreed I don't care much for the feeling opiates give anyway. Last time I took anything like that I became quite nauseated.

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07-02-2012, 11:11 PM #8
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No one in their right mind would take them for fun, there lies the problem.

You say hundreds have died from oxycontin, are they under the dr taking as prescribed, or stolen meds? We use these drugs everyday, with no probs. Opiates need antiemetics (antisickness) to be taken regularly at the same time. hug.gif
07-02-2012, 11:25 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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Well, in a perfect world we would probably want to promote health on a planet not poisoned by chemicals, gmo, pesticides, fertilizers and what not that make us sick in the first place. It's a crazy world. sad2.gif
07-02-2012, 11:27 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Mostly black market variety from my understanding. I heard people were crushing the pills to defeat the time release and getting the full dose all at once. They were really big recreational drugs when I lived in Florida. I'm not into that stuff at all thank god.

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07-03-2012, 12:42 AM #11
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Very stupid thing to do, oxycontin is 12 hour tablets, twice a day, no wonder they died, would have messed up their respiratory center, in other words they stopped breathing because of the meds., after that the heart stops.
07-03-2012, 12:47 AM #12
Upāsaka Member
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Sorry, the pill popping, drug induced nations of the west need to wake up. If they came off all the big pharma induced crap, people would find freedom. But most people don't want freedom they want to be controlled.
07-03-2012, 12:50 AM #13
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(07-03-2012, 12:47 AM)Prometheus Wrote:  Sorry, the pill popping, drug induced nations of the west need to wake up. If they came off all the big pharma induced crap, people would find freedom. But most people don't want freedom they want to be controlled.
I am so sorry to say this, but in this case that is crap. Yes, sorry, I agree, I would always look into a med before I took it. Read what I wanted sorry P hug.gif
07-03-2012, 12:58 AM #14
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okay, lets give all the kids drugs like they shoving them down the throats of kids and labeling them ADHD or ODD a made up syndrome so pharma can sell more drugs. Stir up fear, so people rush to get a pig flu jab, that has led to people becoming narcoleptic. I could go on and on.

Any kind of natural medicinal practices have to be shut down in the EU so Big Pharma can lock down the whole market for healthcare.

Most modern medical practitioners are panel beaters at best.
07-03-2012, 12:59 AM #15
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