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Rudy Giuliani succeeded in keeping Purdue Pharma out of prison resulting in thousands of deaths!

Rudy Giuliani photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, pleaded guilty in federal court in 2007 to criminal charges that they misled regulators, doctors and patients about the drug’s risk of addiction and its potential to be abused.  The disgraced privately held Purdue Pharma, owned by the billionaire Sackler family, brought in “big guns” to negotiate the monetary settlement and hired Rudy Giuliani to avoid prison time.  Judge James Jones presiding over the sentencing imposed community service hours at a drug rehabilitation center to the three CEO’s of Purdue Pharma.  They were Michael Friedman, President, Howard Udell, Chief Counsel (now deceased) and Paul Goldenheim, MD.  With Giuliani’s shrewd legal skills utilized, Purdue Pharma continued to make billions of dollars while their created prescription opioid epidemic raged out of control.

Senator Orrin Hatch needs to be named in opioid lawsuits filed nationwide!

Senator Hatch receives the American Pain Foundation's Public Service Award from Dr. Perry Fine, Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Utah. (Undated photo on Hatch's website)

Senator Hatch receives the American Pain Foundation’s Public Service Award from Dr. Perry Fine, Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Utah. (Undated photo on Hatch’s website)

This past week U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) announced his retirement from the Senate at 83 years old.

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH) Before Mr. Hatch attends his retirement party as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, maybe some vital matters should be addressed.  Hatch was a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in 2012 when an investigation into the prescription opioid epidemic was launched naming several pharmaceutical companies as well as The American Pain Foundation, The American Academy of Pain Medicine and The American Pain Society, as well as several physicians.  Two of the physicians named in the investigation were Perry Fine, MD and Lynn Webster, MD both from Utah.  I am calling for Hatch to be charged with obstruction of justice and named as a defendant in the many lawsuits filed throughout the country against pharmaceutical companies such as Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin.  My call for Orrin Hatch to be brought into legal action is based on the following information as regards the investigation into the prescription opioid epidemic addicting and killing in the tens of thousands:

Attorneys are becoming the heroes in the prescription opioid epidemic ravaging the US!

Rick Hollawell

Rick Hollawell represents a family in N.J. whose daughter Sarah Fuller died in 2016 at the age of 32 as a result of being prescribed Subsys (fentanyl).

Is it an injustice that in 2007, Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin was charged in federal court and pleaded guilty to criminally marketing their dangerous and highly addictive opioid yet there were no arrests?

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  Last month, “CBS 60 Minutes” and “The Washington Post” did an explosive expose on a former Drug Enforcement Agency official whistle blower, Joe Rannazzisi — who was brave beyond words to expose political wrongdoings fueling the prescription opioid epidemic.   Here is the link to “The Washington Post” article https://lnkd.in/dcqtrrU.  Rannazzisi wears several hats — former DEA official, pharmacist and attorney.

Why Tom Marino won’t be confirmed as Drug Czar by the U.S. Senate

Tom Marino

Tom Marino

Marino’s support of Trump in 2016 presidential election may have played into his appointment by the President as Drug Czar

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH) President Trump announced that he was nominating Rep. Tom Marino (R) of Pennsylvania to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy for the second time. Marino had cited personal reasons for turning down the prestigious position several months ago. His personal reasons “resolved” themselves and Marino was appointed for a second time by Trump. That appointment is now in the U.S. Senate for confirmation.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was not “facing addiction” in his bogus report!

Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

Photo ops with a Surgeon General exposed for a bogus report will do nothing to slow down the deaths to prescription opioid “addiction” — and yes that is the disease killing your kids.

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH) Recently President Trump relieved the Surgeon General of his prestigious position within the administration.  Many supporters of Dr. Murthy were unhappy with Trump’s decision.  After all a report had been issued entitled “Facing Addiction in America – The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health”.  Considering that the Obama administration all but ignored the massive prescription opioid epidemic in the country, Murthy actually issuing a report was monumental.  So too was the length of the report — approximately 500 pages.

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