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.

4 thoughts on “No matter how cynical you become . . .

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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