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Fentanyl Maker Donates Big to Campaign Opposing Pot Legalization

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 BubbitoBurrito    1,191

And some swear that such corruption never happens :rodneyok:

An embattled pharmaceutical company that sells the powerful painkiller fentanyl has donated $500,000 toward defeating a ballot initiative that would make recreational use of marijuana legal under Arizona law.

It's hard to imagine a more sinister donor than Insys Therapeutics Inc. in the eyes of pot legalization proponents, who long have claimed drug companies want to keep cannabis illegal to corner the market for drugs, some addictive and dangerous, that relieve pain and other symptoms.

Insys currently markets just one product, according to an August filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission: a sublingual fentanyl spray it calls Subsys.

Two former company employees pleaded not guilty last month to federal charges related to an alleged kickback scheme to get doctors to prescribe Subsys

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit late last month against the company alleging Insys hawked the drug to doctors for off-label prescribing, saying the company's "desire for increased profits led it to disregard patients' health and push addictive opioids for non-FDA approved purposes."

Linky Here (US News & World Report)

 

These type of scumbags will do anything and everything to keep a miraculous plant from eating at their all mighty profits.

The skanks want people addicted to their trash so they keep coming back for more.

Gawd forbid someone might manage their pain with something that they should be able to "legally" grow in their own backyard.

Nah... we can't have that now can we.

To the bigharma monsters and their associated pushers I say :fkff:

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 Cygnus    112

It gets worst.  Back in march they got the DEA to approve a synthetic version of THC that they developed and had already started producing a synthetic version of CBD.  So they know that there are benefits to pot, they just don't want the version of it that they don't control legal. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/24/a-pharma-company-that-spent-500000-trying-to-keep-pot-illegal-just-got-dea-approval-for-synthetic-marijuana/

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 BubbitoBurrito    1,191
9 hours ago, Cygnus said:

they just don't want the version of it that they don't control legal.

Exactly...

Control is always the keyword when dealing with any goobermental agency. I have grown so tired of the same old nonsense.

How's that rocket coming @Ukshep - I may want to hitch a ride with ya bud :hide2:

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 Ukshep    25,442
3 minutes ago, BubbitoBurrito said:

Exactly...

Control is always the keyword when dealing with any goobermental agency. I have grown so tired of the same old nonsense.

How's that rocket coming @Ukshep - I may want to hitch a ride with ya bud :hide2:

Still refuses to launch but that's because it's made of cardboard and pretty coloring's.

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