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Sock puppets for Zohydro

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I recently posted about Zohydro, a powerful new drug approved by FDA that will almost certainly lead to overdoses and deaths. Some state governors want to ban it. I got six comments, all highly negative, from people who had never commented before on the blog. How curious. You see, virtually all the comments I get to blog posts are when I repost them on social media and most comments on the blog are from regular readers. Facebook reposts almost always get more comments than original blog posts. But not this time. Instead, it’s clear, pro-Zohydro sock puppets were scanning blog posts for Zohydro references, then trying to pile on with criticisms.

This aptly demonstrates the mentality we’re dealing with here and is noteworthy because I rarely if ever get six comments on a blog post from people who have never posted before. I’m not suggesting Zohydro is behind this and in fact their PR firm sent me info politely explaining why I am mistaken (which is fine), rather than insulting me as the commenters did. However, they clearly were sock puppets at work.

 

  • Aaron M

    Criticism is usually hard to take. You were heavily criticized for your misinformed and unsupported opinions, if you don’t want to be held accountable for the things you say, you shouldn’t broadcast them on social media and you should remove your comments section. It wouldn’t be the first time a self proclaimed liberal stood behind free speech to object against others use of free speech. Some are sock puppets for money, some for beliefs, some for what’s trending to increase page views, ads, and traction. You shared your views on social media channels for more attention, you got it, and the overwhelming opinion is you should never write again.

    • http://polizeros.com/ Bob Morris

      As I’ve mentioned, comments from those too chickenshit to publicly identify themselves are routinely ignored.

      Free speech means you can say something and someone else can disagree. It doesn’t mean you are protected from criticism when you say something.

  • Annie Saka

    Patients in Pain need to stand up for your rights. If you don’t then you
    have Senators and Governors and others trying to play doctor. We don’t
    need the political figures of this country telling us which medicines
    we can have. ZohydroER is a niche product which the FDA has APPROVED
    and the company Zogenix is a RESPONSIBLE company who actually cares
    about the 100 Million Plus Americans in Pain across this country…they
    are the ones who broke their backs building this country, and now when
    they are in need of relief Politicians are trying to stop them from
    getting any amount of relief to continue living the best life possible??
    Yes there are other products available…but None are Acetaminophen
    free…If your in need of a pain medication for the long term use of
    Chronic Pain then please take a look at ZohydroER and visit their
    website Zogenix.com all the information is on their site. Including
    doages that ZohydroER is available in, 10mg and up. Your Doctor will
    decide which dose is correct for you. Don’t buy into the FEAR that
    these Political figures have created..in my personal opinion we need to
    PROTECT the rights of the patients in need first. No medication that is
    FDA approved should be kept from the Chronic Pain Sufferers in
    AMERICA. Also you can call Zogenix yourself and they will be happy to
    talk with you and answer any questions you might have. The number is on
    their website also.
    1-866-ZOGENIX (1-866-964-3649)

    • http://polizeros.com/ Bob Morris

      Gosh Annie, you popped out of nowhere, have no identifying info on your bio, have made nine comments in total on Disqus, all of them about Zohydro – and your comment here is obviously cut and pasted. So, yeah, you seem like a sock puppet to me.

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