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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and her sordid investigation!

 

Senators Claire McCaskill and Orrin Hatch

Claire McCaskill and Orrin Hatch

Orrin Hatch is working for the wrong side…

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   Someone may want to inform Senator Claire McCaskill that her recent call for an investigation into the prescription opioid epidemic was already launched by the U.S. Finance Committee in 2012 and as of 2017 there is still no report.  So why would McCaskill demand action on an epidemic killing in the thousands every year when she is aware the waters are not unchartered?  Let me try to enlighten those people, including McCaskill, why not everyone is buying what she is selling.

Is the U.S. Senate responsible for thousands of deaths in sealing their fact finding report on drug epidemic?

Leahy.senate.gov

Leahy.senate.gov

How many lives could have been saved — especially our young people if in 2007 Patrick Leahy had replied to me “We are taking this epidemic seriously and are launching an investigation to stem the loss of life to addiction and death.”

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  On May 9, 2012 the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced an investigation into the prescription opioid epidemic waging a war of addiction and death throughout the U.S.  Their investigation was to be focused on the American Pain Foundation (they closed their doors when the investigation was announced), the Center for Practical Bioethics, and five other organizations. It also targeted three leading opioid makers: Purdue Pharma (OxyContin), Endo Pharmaceuticals (Percocet), and Johnson & Johnson (Duragesic). The Senate Finance Committee demanded to see documents and get answers to their questions.

Carole Lombard’s fiery deadly plane crash happened 75 years ago

Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard died during a war bonds tour in 1942.

Tim King Global News Centre

(SALEM)  January 16th marks the 75th anniversary of the night Hollywood actress Carole Lombard lost her life in a mysterious, tragic plane crash southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. A Transcontinental Western Airlines (TWA) Douglas DC-3 slammed into a mountain about 35 miles from Vegas, taking with it, Lombard, her mother, press agent and passengers including 15 US servicemen. Nobody ever figured out what happened.

Without prevention, outrage and leadership, the Prescription Opioid/Heroin Epidemic will worsen in 2017

George Soros photo courtesy: Wikipedia

George Soros photo courtesy: Wikipedia

It will not be a good year for many in 2017 — for others, it will be very lucrative and his name is George Soros as a benefactor to “hitched stars.”

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  I recently wrote an article for Global News Centre and Salem-News.com that generated quite a flurry of concern and discussion — the evil reach of George Soros in his attempts to legalize drugs in the U.S. and also Partnership for a Drug Free Kids funded by the FDA and Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin.  Links to these articles are shown below.

George Soros, Evil Destroyer of US and his contribution to “Partnership for Drug Free Kids” and “Facing Addiction” – non-profit organizations!

partnershipwinterwishgala2016With the death toll and addiction rates soaring in every state in the country, could someone explain why a gala was held celebrating the out of control  prescription drug/heroin epidemic as the body bags of our young people mount?

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  The New York Times once described Hungarian born multi-billionaire, George Soros as the single largest donor to use his philanthropy to change or deconstruct the moral values and attitudes particularly of the American people — and legalize illegal/recreational drugs.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD recently released an almost 500 page report on the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic.  The title of the report is “Facing Addiction in America – The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.”  Find it interesting that the title would read “Facing Addiction?”  I did.

President-elect Trump and the troublesome members on his transition team

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marino.house.gov

We are fighting a Tsunami of addiction and deaths throughout the country. Any politicians giving free reign for pill mills to flourish and tie the hands of the DEA need congressional resources to investigate their ability to profit financially.

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   On October 19, 2014 I wrote an article for Global News Centre and Salem-News.com entitled “Congressman Tom Marino (PA) and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) “prescribe” Walgreens be unaccountable for errors in loss of lives …. Why?” A link to both articles regarding a bill they sponsored HR 4709 is shown below.

FDA fails to protect children from dangerous drugs

drugged-childrenFDA allows drug manufacturers to expand their market into the lives of children.

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  On September 15 and 16, I attended an FDA meeting to discuss the appropriate development plans for establishing the safety and efficacy of prescription opioid analgesics for pediatric patients.  On September 15, the day was filled with physicians giving their “expert” opinions on neonatals and newborns being given opioids for pain — after all they feel the pain of “needle sticks”.  One expert said the discussion was like “elephants in a room”.  I describe it as “egos in a room” and there were many of them.

Opioids for Pediatric Patients – “How could you get it so wrong?”

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FDA official betrays her anger when asked, “How can you get it so wrong?” Photo: Marianne Skolek-Perez

Prescriptions and sales of opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999″ – CDC

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   Last Thursday and Friday I attended an FDA meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee, the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee and the Pediatric Advisory Committee. The purpose of the two day meetings was to discuss prescription opioid analgesics for pediatric patients. The FDA experts and their egos were in plentiful supply as they fell over each other condoning opioids for pediatric patients. Unfortunately the audience in the large auditorium was sparsely attended — no Partnership for a Drug Free Kids and no advocacy organizations.

Douglas Throckmorton, MD, Deputy Director of FDA – I expect an apology!

Douglas Throckmorton, MD

Douglas Throckmorton, MD

Since the FDA has sat back and approved prescription opioids in record numbers (more than any other country in the world), we can anticipate children being used as pawns by the FDA as they are fed opioids by pharma

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  >On August 31 (with 45 minutes) notice, I was asked to participate in a “stakeholders” teleconference with Douglas Throckmorton, M.D., Deputy Director for regulatory programs in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) to discuss the “FDA’s strongest box warning on opioids”.  One of Dr. Throckmorton’s responsibilities at the FDA is ensuring that the benefits of approved drugs outweigh their known risks. >

Looking into the eyes of evil at an FDA Advisory Committee Meeting!

Webster, holding phone, Katz is on the right with his head tilted down. Photo: Marianne Skolek

Webster, holding phone, Katz is on the right with his head tilted down. Photo: Marianne Skolek

“You are responsible this year alone for 26,000 deaths and sat in the Advisory Committee meeting today and recommended the approval of yet another opioid that will kill in the thousands. How many more deaths will you be responsible for and how do you sleep at night” – Marianne Skolek’s question to Nathaniel Katz, MD

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  Thursday I attended my first FDA Advisory Committee meeting. It was for consideration of yet another dangerous extended release opioid — it will mark 7 approved this year.  This right off the FDA Agenda sheet:

“The committees will discuss new drug application (NDA) 208602, morphine sulfate extended-release tablets, submitted by Egalet U.S., Inc., with the proposed indication of the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate.  It has been formulated with the intent to provide abuse-deterrent properties.  The committees will be asked to discuss whether the data submitted by the applicant are sufficient to support labeling of the product with the properties expected to deter abuse.”

FDA — Don’t insult me!!!

 Is the death toll to these dangerous opioids not high enough

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anh-usa.org

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Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   Last month I wrote an article about the FDA’s approval of yet another dangerous extended release opioid to be unleashed on the public as we are fighting addictions and deaths in the tens of thousands. The FDA based their approval on the opioid Vantrela ER on a “cheap party study” conducted by the infamous and self-proclaimed pain champion of the country, Lynn R. Webster, MD. Webster is the vice president of scientific affairs at PRA Health Sciences in Salt Lake City.  His medical career made a detour as reports surfaced he can no longer prescribe opioids (deaths at his now closed pain clinic) to turning his “expertise” of opioids into research.  

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