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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Mon May 07, 2018 4:02 am

i never read about oxycontin until yesterday, but apparently andy was taking it? i had no idea. how's this article from two years ago: http://www.latimes.com/projects/oxycontin-part1/

Over the last 20 years, more than 7 million Americans have abused OxyContin, according to the federal government’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The drug is widely blamed for setting off the nation’s prescription opioid epidemic, which has claimed more than 190,000 lives from overdoses involving OxyContin and other painkillers since 1999.

and this one from last year: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017 ... re-of-pain

Purdue had a speakers’ bureau, and it paid several thousand clinicians to attend medical conferences and deliver presentations about the merits of the drug. Doctors were offered all-expenses-paid trips to pain-management seminars in places like Boca Raton. Such spending was worth the investment: internal Purdue records indicate that doctors who attended these seminars in 1996 wrote OxyContin prescriptions more than twice as often as those who didn’t. The company advertised in medical journals, sponsored Web sites about chronic pain, and distributed a dizzying variety of OxyContin swag: fishing hats, plush toys, luggage tags. Purdue also produced promotional videos featuring satisfied patients—like a construction worker who talked about how OxyContin had eased his chronic back pain, allowing him to return to work. The videos, which also included testimonials from pain specialists, were sent to tens of thousands of doctors.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 07, 2018 4:09 am

Oxycontin fishing hats?

.....swoon....

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Post by Lucky Al » Mon May 07, 2018 4:12 am

that second article says purdue pharma wants to bring oxycontin to the rest of the world now. i can just see my mother-in-law getting hooked on this shit!

As OxyContin spread outside the U.S., the pattern of dysfunction repeated itself: to map the geographic distribution of the drug was also to map a rash of addiction, abuse, and death. But the Sackler family has only increased its efforts abroad, and is now pushing the drug, through a Purdue-related company called Mundipharma, into Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Part of Purdue’s strategy from the beginning has been to create a market for OxyContin—to instill a perceived need by making bold claims about the existence of large numbers of people suffering from untreated chronic pain. As Purdue moves into countries like China and Brazil, where opioids may still retain the kind of stigma that the company so assiduously broke down in the United States, its marketing approach has not changed.

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Post by Lucky Al » Mon May 07, 2018 4:14 am

are you staying up watching the contest steve? i stayed up to see brazil. going to bed now. look forward to your report tomorrow. good night!

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Post by steve shearer » Mon May 07, 2018 4:20 am

I am Al, I'm very sleepy and already drank 5 cups of coffee.
I want more coffee but I'm scared I'll wake my wife up.
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Post by alakaboo » Mon May 07, 2018 6:55 am

OxyContin is a brand name, Al, it's Oxycodone that is the drug. OxyContin has been in Australia for ages, at least since 2006. We often use it under the brand name Endone.
There are different strengths and some are designed to prevent injection but it's basically the same stuff.

We have opioid and codeine problems in Australia, too.

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Post by Cranked » Mon May 07, 2018 7:11 am

Heroin (diamorphine), even though it was the best painkiller by far, was completely banned long ago because of addiction problems.

Strange that no one is talking of banning the even stronger new generation of drugs.
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Post by Trev » Mon May 07, 2018 8:02 am

alakaboo wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 6:55 am
OxyContin is a brand name, Al, it's Oxycodone that is the drug. OxyContin has been in Australia for ages, at least since 2006. We often use it under the brand name Endone.
There are different strengths and some are designed to prevent injection but it's basically the same stuff.

We have opioid and codeine problems in Australia, too.
I still have some Oxycodone (Endone) on the shelf. :-o
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Post by Legion » Mon May 07, 2018 8:25 am

I'll send you my address, Trev.

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Post by Beerfan » Mon May 07, 2018 8:55 am

alakaboo wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 6:55 am
OxyContin is a brand name, Al, it's Oxycodone that is the drug. OxyContin has been in Australia for ages, at least since 2006. We often use it under the brand name Endone.
There are different strengths and some are designed to prevent injection but it's basically the same stuff.

We have opioid and codeine problems in Australia, too.
Jesus, there must be a big difference in dosages, the oxy tablets they gave me at hospital were super mild, a pleasant light buzz. The intravenous ( i think? Haha ) endone left me paralytic, almost drooling and completely fkukked.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Mon May 07, 2018 9:11 am

Delivery method might have something to do with it ...

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Post by Cranked » Mon May 07, 2018 9:24 am

Intravenous FTW
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Trev » Mon May 07, 2018 10:05 am

Beerfan wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 8:55 am
alakaboo wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 6:55 am
OxyContin is a brand name, Al, it's Oxycodone that is the drug. OxyContin has been in Australia for ages, at least since 2006. We often use it under the brand name Endone.
There are different strengths and some are designed to prevent injection but it's basically the same stuff.

We have opioid and codeine problems in Australia, too.
Jesus, there must be a big difference in dosages, the oxy tablets they gave me at hospital were super mild, a pleasant light buzz. The intravenous ( i think? Haha ) endone left me paralytic, almost drooling and completely fkukked.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon May 07, 2018 4:48 pm

rikodeine cough suppressant. It has Dihydrocodeine in it. The chemist handed me a bottle and said, you need to cease taking it after 2-3 days, it's addictive. Fk me I can see why, couple of glasses of red and a few swigs of this stuff makes for an extremely pleasant evening. Extremely pleasant.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by marauding mullet » Mon May 07, 2018 7:56 pm

Fcuking cold this morning with a strong offshore, clean lines but the spray off the nose of the board was blinding and the wind was holding up the wave face and the board making take offs tricky. Got to my feet on one and something didn’t feel right, looked down and the toes of my front foot were folded back under my foot :o
Nine hours later the three middle toes are black and painful.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Mon May 07, 2018 8:01 pm

Are they broken?

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Post by marauding mullet » Mon May 07, 2018 8:11 pm

Missus thinks not. She also says it doesn’t hurt.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon May 07, 2018 8:20 pm

I know a bloke who knows a bloke who's got some oxys.
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