As you all have heard/read; Perdue, the maker Oxycontin (AKA: Hillbilly Heroin), decided to sue the shit out of all of the generic Oxycontin manufacturers and cease production (or some patent shit. I really doubt Teva would make a generic knowing full well the patent is still legit). Not only that, but they are bringing out NEW strengths for easy pharmacy shafting…er..patient dosing!
Hooray for Perdue! Only brand name Oxycontin in pharmacies everywhere! Addicts Rejoice! Pharmacists rejoice! Now we get to stock a bottle that costs $600 vs $300! Hooray! I could piss myself from all of the HAPPINESS that is going on right now. Oh wait, I cant afford a change of pants because I have a fucking rainbow of gun-in-face magnet pills sitting on my shelf costing me a house payment. Perdue is probably trying to recoup that $634 million in false “oh, this isn’t addicting.. Hey, it worked with Heroin” marketing, why else would they lawyer-up and magically get FDA approval for new strengths as their patent dwindled. Some Perdue Exec is probably using wet-naps right now after her visit to the FDA office (ha ha!)
So Perdue, in an attempt to line its own pockets full of gold, have just shafted not the addicts (who just raise their prices when they sell this stuff) but the legit pain management patients. Thats right, chronic pain patients now have to deal with trade name copays instead of generic copays. Your grandfather have cancer? Perdue pretty much is saying “hm, that sucks, so sorry!” as they swim in their lakes of gold and snort their products off of the thighs of 17 year old Thai hookers with rolled up 100 dollar bills. Thats right, I went there.
I’m all for free enterprise, making money, and selling a good product. However its not cool when there is indian giving with the generics (like Plavix). I guess 10+ years of “record high profits” with Oxycontin wasn’t enough.
Perdue Pharma Execs, I hope you never get cancer and have to deal with the same assholes that you have become.