Politicians Are Trying to Stop the Release of Generic Oxycontin


oxyNext month, generic Oxycontin is set to be released upon the world and some politicians, including NY Sen. Chuck Schumer, are looking to stop it. The reason? These new generic oxycontin’s are more easily crushable than the name brand stuff. The name brand Oxycontin is harder to snort to stop people from putting it up their noses. It’s unlikely this new generic drug will not come out.

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24 comments
Jeff0015
Jeff0015

i heard Oxycontin already has a street value that is almost less than heroin, and it will be driven down even further with this generic.

Jeff0015
Jeff0015

I'm a pharmacist who was in school when OxyContin came out. It was essentialy supposed to be an extended release percocet for people with intractable pain. No one ever even imagined that people would shoot or snort it, and we expected it to be LESS addictive than percs. Terrible drug.

Mikfin
Mikfin

Follow the money...

JohnnyWest
JohnnyWest

A $3 billion a year product and politicians are worried the generic is too easily broken up? How about addressing how easy it is to get let alone snort? Eat a lobbyist dick Chuck

Aria Taint
Aria Taint

So this dick is like most politicians, payed off by the Pharma lobby. Generic's cut the price to less than half the

brand name and make it easier for people who need this to get there meds and buy food! I wish he would snort a bullet from a pistol ala Bud Dwyre.

Binary Daoist
Binary Daoist

I don't believe their reasoning for a second. Are you telling me that regular OxyContin is "difficult" to crush up? Purdue is losing their patent and they are trying to retain exclusivity to the most popular pills on the planet by wetting the beaks of these politicians. If generic versions of Oxy were easier to crush, all the politicians have to do is pass a bill requiring pharmaceutical companies to make them "difficult to crush". The statement "more easily crushable" is infuriating to me. Slime politicians. And Purdue doesn't care, pharmaceutical companies have a history of paying millions for unlawful business practices and why noT if it generates billions?

RemyGreen
RemyGreen

I don't mean to sound like a conspiracy theorist but, maybe it's because they are paid by a major pharmecutical company to try and keep their competition off the market.Hell, the cartels would behead a mutha fucka for less.

Clover leaf
Clover leaf

Our prayers are with the south. Because its truly fucked.

Yuuuck
Yuuuck

Good.  The faster the dope heads OD the faster my shit stops getting stolen

Planktonfeed
Planktonfeed

Never had any. What's the hook? I hear its similar to the stuff released during backrubs

rexdart936
rexdart936

morphine is better. ask for it by name.

ecupirate
ecupirate

Those bastards, Florida can be even more fun

FLpro
FLpro

Smart Senator!

jayjohnstone
jayjohnstone

wha...........................t?                      ok..........................................maybe

FLpro
FLpro

Oxycontin made me itch...no thanks...

ZakSetsFire
ZakSetsFire

Easier to snort huh? Yeah, I bet thats why... Purdue Pharma wouldn't do something as underhanded as to pay these guys off would they?

Vickroy
Vickroy

Can't wait to brew up a nice batch of OxyContin IPA.

Jeff0015
Jeff0015

@RemyGreen ..the Supreme Court is currenly hearing cases regarding the common practice of brand name companies settling lawsuits with generic manufacturers which results in the generic manufacturer agreeing to not manufacture generic drug.