Zohydro contains 5x more oxycodone hydrocodone than OxyContin. A captured FDA approved its use last October against the recommendation of it own panel. Multiple states are trying to ban it yet are being blocked from doing so by federal courts and FDA.
OxyContin itself is a scourge. Large amounts of it routinely somehow fall off the back of trucks, are prescribed by corrupt pill doctors, causing addiction and death. Yet the FDA pretends a pill with five times more oxy in it will be safe and not abused. This is not stupidity, this is corruption.
It gets worse. OxyContin has been reformulated to make it difficult to snort or inject. Zohydro has no such reformulation and thus is custom-made for addicts to get high.
The FDA has to be swept clean from the top to the bottom. It is corrupt,” said Marianne Skolek of Myrtle Beach, S.C., who writes about the pharmaceutical industry for Salem-News.com.
“They can’t sue you if it’s true,” AFL-CIO of Massachusetts President Steve Tolman said following Skolek’s remarks before delivering a fiery indictment of the pharmaceutical industry, a sector that has major ties to Massachusetts.
“There’s something wrong with this country when the pharmaceutical companies are having their way with Congress,” said Tolman, decrying the lack of treatment for the millions addicted to drugs.