"Since Tyler’s death, he’s learned that opioid addiction isn’t a moral failure," a sad story ...one of tens of thousands, but it is a moral failure, the C.E.O.'s and doctors that put this pill out by the millions failled miserablly in there duty , doctors have the hypocratic oath, that states "first do no harm" they failed this oath to the point of it being criminal, doctors knew very well what these drugs were doing but still dealt them out like street dealers themselves, and in many cases directlly to street dealers themselves, this is no secret, and they did this because the money was so easy, the golf junckets provided by the drug companys for pimping there products were just the right distraction from having to deal with so many of the pesky pill seekers.
Make no mistake, what these C.E.O.'s did was more than a moral hic up, this was a criminal enterprise to reap hundreds of millions of dollars, at the expense of the health and well being of millions of folks who trusted in there doctors and the chemical companys that make there medicines.
These same C.E.O.'s knew how addictive there products were and took measures to hide this from the public. even advertising it as being non addictive, preposterous,...anyone with half a brain could see how this stuff worked and what it was doing. And it would only take a week or two to observe this, it was so obvious.
I am very familliar with these products, and know first hand how dangerous and addictive they are, it should never have gotten on to the market in the first place, and there should be questions as to why/how it was approved, and how much cash changed hands there.
In addition to the teamsters taking action on this , there was a story recentlly about Everret Washington going after Purdue for damages related to what there product has done to devastate there communityhttp://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-oxycontin-lawsuit-20170118-story.html
These C.E.O.s' that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars and doctors that prescribed it are as guilty if not more so than the drug cartells for pushing there own brand of poison, they should be doing time.... lots of ,it for the deaths and destruction of lives they caused all in the name of proffit for themselves and shareholders, if thats not criminall, what is?