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How OxyContin Became the Most Dangerous and Hottest Selling Narcotic in History

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  • “OxyContin: Time Bomb” tells the story of how this painkiller became the most widely prescribed, abused, and profitable narcotic in history
  • Purdue Pharma ran an unprecedentedly aggressive marketing campaign to brainwash physicians that OxyContin was the new “miracle pill”
  • In 2007, Purdue pled guilty to deceptive marketing and was fined $600 million, but six years later, FDA allowed them to release a new version of the drug
  • OxyContin is a gateway drug to heroin, leading millions down the path of heroin addiction, methadone dependence, overdose, and death

By Dr. Mercola

Narcotic painkillers have become a serious problem due to their abuse potential and adverse health effects. But one narcotic stands out above the rest for its meteoric rise in popularity—followed by an equally impressive dive into disfavor.

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