Purdue Pharma in the US is being sued left and right for its contribution to the massive opioid crisis in America. The lawsuits cited that the company denied that its product Oxycontin has addictive effects, lied about it, knew all along that users are using it the wrong way, etc.
The opioid crisis has drained billions of dollars of taxpayers' monies on life-saving care, prevention, and management. Hundreds died and thousands of lives were affected. Here in Canada, it had the same effect. The legacies will continue for a number of years until this is really over.
Last week, it is reported that Johnson and Johnson is also being held accountable for the situation. There might be many more companies complicit with this set-up Time and time again, these things do not happen by accident or some sort of a fluke from the universe.
This is not just the case of profit over people, this is greed, immorality, and depravation.
Where are the watchdogs when you need them?
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