Folks are starting to notice the pushery.
The Nevada A.G.’s office announced the filing of a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and its smaller affiliate companies after a two-year investigation revealed the company — which manufactures popular drugs OxyContin and Butrans among othern opioids — trained sales representatives to overstate to Nevada doctors the drugs’ effectiveness in long-term pain relief to generate more sales of the drugs, Laxalt said. Purdue Pharma representatives also understated the risk of addiction to the drugs, ultimately contributing to large-scale opioid dependence and abuse in Nevada, Laxalt said.
The story goes on to state that Purdue Pharma is “disappointed” at the action.
Yeah, the guys at Enron were “disappointed” too.
My ex was an OR nurse. The staff always looked forward to visits from drug company
pushers salespersons because it meant lunch was on the drug company. And that was 30 years ago.