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Quickies: OxyContin, the best PAC, and a “wellness” advocate facing legal action

Amanda

Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. May 6, 2016 at 3:07 pm —

    Addiction is a horrible thing, i can’t even imagine being unable to fight my own bodies urges.

    I started listening to a podcast recently called Embedded and they talked with people who were addicted to an opioid called Opana.

    It’s heartbreaking and it shows how unintended consequences work sometimes. The manufacturer tried to stop the illegal sales of the drug (that was initially snorted) by adding a coating to the pill to make it harder to crush. What it instead did was caused the users to figure out a way to inject it, inadvertently touched off an HIV outbreak in Indiana caused by needle sharing.

    It’s hard to listen too but it’s a good podcast.

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