I’ve lived with chronic pain since age 13.
At 38, this article is wonderful to read, but also makes me a bit dizzy. My Docs don’t work with OxyContin anymore, and I no longer take the drug.
In the early part of 2001-ish, OxyContin was prescribed to me as “the chronic pain miracle cure”. No titration up over time, and thus not as hard on my heart, kidneys, liver…low dependence rate…blah, blah, blah.
As I’ve recently suspected, I was lied to.
As a legitimate patient, it begs the question:
Purdue, tell me: were you entirely evil from the start, or was this evil a side effect of producing your drugs?