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Oxycontin Approved by FDA For use in Children as Young as 11

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posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 07:44 PM
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Apparently, this has been in the works since 2012. ATS 2012

Well, they've done it. SOURCE

Purdue Pharma is the manufacturer and who has been presenting the studies to the FDA. Highly addictive, and affecting the brain like heroin, apparently their customer base wasn't large enough.

On top of this, marijuana remains illegal in most states.




posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 07:47 PM
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What in the flyin f#$@?!

In hind sight, we're already on a suicide rocket car to hell... f@#$ it, might as well floor it.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Isnt that crazy?

Study Shows Deaths from Dangerous Painkillers Plummet in States with Legal Weed
thefreethoughtproject.com...


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posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 07:50 PM
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IM MOVING TO USA!!!



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: reldra

This is just crazy.If a child gets addicted to a drug like that at 11 then opiates will always be a problem for them.They will likely never loose the habit.I know of a person who got addicted to heroin aged 12 and he is still addicted to that and methadone 15 years on with no sign of stopping.
I totally agree with the increasing their customer base comment,sick .



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 07:53 PM
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Holy hell...

I mean I guess there might be reason for a kid to take it if he/she was in a bad enough accident or what not but still scary to think about a kid on that.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: reldra
New and improved ''Sugar Smack'' now fortified with 100% of the USRDA for oxycontin.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 07:56 PM
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So... "big pharma" can get you addicted to their products 7 years earlier... what a wonderful idea!!

Next... Flouride will be replaced in domestic water supplies with Opiates and Benzos to further social "control"... a drugged populace is a happy populace...

Folks in N. Korea cannot afford food, so the gov't feeds them cheap soju... drunk is better than starved...

The next headline will tell how opiates are far safer than "Pedialite" to re-hydrate your sick kid...

Insane

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posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: reldra

I wonder if they'll be chewables, with cartoon shapes.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 08:03 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: reldra

I wonder if they'll be chewables, with cartoon shapes.


Maybe gummy bear fruit flavored, like vitamins.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Trust me I hate big pharma but the hoops they make doctors jump through just to prescribe this now in NJ makes it almost obsolete except in rare occurrences.

I can see some situations medically where this would apply but only after other options were ruled out, any good physician would have to do their due diligence or face serious consequences.

At least they won't have to stand in line for methadone anymore now that suboxone is perscribable!
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posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 08:17 PM
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This angers me to the point that I turn red. I have 3 people in my life that I'm very close to that are addicted to oxy. Opioids are horrible, soul sucking, life altering and often hopelessly addicting. If you've ever seen someone on an opiate high it really rips your heart out because they are just lethargic zombies, shells of the people they were.

Approved for 11 year olds... someone needs to #ing go to prison for that.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 08:18 PM
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Good, good! Get them addicted early then they'll be paying big pharma for life! Muahahahahaha! /sarcasm

What a joke. Hopefully there aren't any parents that are dumb enough to allow their child to take this stuff.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Like heroin? just fyi, it is heroin... it is an opioid which is a derivative of such... many opiate pill users have started using heroin since it is about the same but hella cheaper, happened to me, happened to tons in south fl and nationwide... (thank God and only him that I was able to kick both...) nasty addiction that is ruining many lives. burn pharma burn!!!



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 08:21 PM
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derka derka not thinking well today.


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posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 08:21 PM
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OxyContin is used for those people who suffer from chronic pain (pain lasting 6 months or longer-sometimes 3 months or longer if your Dr. expects your pain to last longer). The difference between Oxycodone and OxyContin is that OxyContin is a (LE) long acting drug, whereas Oxycodone is used for (BT) break though pain in those who take OxyContin, or those suffering acute rather than Chronic pain.

Some children suffer from chronic pain as well as adults, and as such, they have the right to have their pain controlled.

The stigma surrounding pain medication comes from ignorance. People who suffer from chronic pain (as a rule) rarely become addicts, and there IS a difference between dependency and addiction.


Addiction can occur without physical dependence; consider coc aine or methamphetamine both have little outwardly apparent withdrawal syndrome but addiction to either can devastate lives. Non-substance addictions such as gambling, sex or internet also have no physical dependence. What is common to all these addictions is the unnatural cravings that prompt the compulsive behaviors.

Physical dependence can occur without addiction; this is the common experience of most chronic pain patients who are able to take their opioid medication as prescribed for pain but don't develop the uncontrollable compulsion and loss of control. A desire to avoid withdrawal is not addiction.

Addiction and Dependence DSM-V -Charles P. O'Brien, M.D.



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There is much more on the subject if interested. Drugs used in the proper manner and for the proper purposes are not as evil as the media make them out to be. Sometimes these medications save lives, and sometimes they take lives, but usually this is because a person isn't taking as prescribed, or is taking with other drugs and/or alcohol.

Pain medications serve a purpose and there is a need for them.
Chronic pain is real, and is a serious problem which needs a real solution.
Why is it ok for some medications to have serious life threatening side effects, but because some pain medications list euphoria as a side effect (gasp) that's a bad thing..which incidentally, the euphoria doesn't last beyond the honeymoon phase.

People might try to chase that honeymoon, and there is the issue where addiction might take over. It's important to take your medications as prescribed, to learn discipline, and to treat your pain as needed. Beyond that these medications are not responsible for the addict, the addict is responsible for the medication. If one cannot differentiate then they will have a problem.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Purdue changed the formula several years ago in an effort to limit instantaneous highs when crushed, snorted or smoked. The concept of a timed released long-acting opiate was a tool in treating medium-high pain levels, and touted as such by Purdue back in the 90's. Fast forward to present and the fallout is a new generation of addicts, opiate OD death rates at an all-time high, and to those cut off--viola, heroin is substituted.

Oxy, like Fentanyl, is a pretty intense treatment for pain in teens. Outside of terminal diseases or mortally degenerative diagnosis's, I can't see it as anything but a last resort for pain in youngsters. There have been deaths associated with prescribing Fentanyl patches to kids(time-release mechanism in patch failed, releasing full dose immediately), and imagine similar with Oxy. My home State has shifted prescribing opiates as pain therapy to accredited pain specialist physicians, who further have to gain more training when working long-term with toddlers through teens. It seems to have decreased the rising rate of new addicts, but hasn't stunted OD's. Time will tell if this shift in treatment will yield the desired effects.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 08:23 PM
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originally posted by: sheeplenwolvesclothing
a reply to: reldra

Like heroin? just fyi, it is heroin... it is an opioid which is a derivative of such... many opiate pill users have started using heroin since it is about the same but hella cheaper, happened to me, happened to tons in south fl and nationwide... (thank God and only him that I was able to kick both...) nasty addiction that is ruining many lives. burn pharma burn!!!
I know it is derived from it. And I know it leads people to seek heroin.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 08:24 PM
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I agree and have lost 3 friends to heroin.

But I've also volunteered in a pediatric burn center(my dad is a surgeon). They have methods for relieving pain but not everyone reacts the same way. Some things work, some don't, depends on the patient. This gives a larger kit of tools for those in the most desperate of need.
Trust me the few days I spent there were rewarding but extremely hard to forget. It breaks my heart just thinking about it now. . .
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posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 08:26 PM
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originally posted by: pl3bscheese
Not gonna lie, didn't read the article yet, but this seems to be sensationalism at work. How many will truly be given this as a kid? Probably not many. It has uses for schizophrenia, autism, and getting people off opiates. Opiates don't directly work on oxytocin, they were on the gaba receptor. It's different. Not sure people would go from a drug like this to slamming heroine.


OxyContin, not Oxytocin.



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