Purdue Pharma largely created the opioid crisis in the US.
Today, Purdue Pharma announced that they've received fast-track status on a new drug that claims to be the antidote to opioid overdoses.
I wish I was making this shit up.
@sungo this is like an arms dealer supplying both sides and fanning the flames of a sectarian conflict
@szbalint Yes, it's exactly like the CIA :)
How long until they recommend at-risk areas just put a prophylactic dose of the antidote in the water supply?
@nobody I'm from and have lived most of my life near the epicenter of the crisis. Folks dying so rapidly the morgues are overflowing.
Quite a few people I know carry in their purse the same anti-overdose meds that emergency personnel do. Right next to the epi-pen.
Naloxone is a great thing. VA has a training program to let the public get and carry it too although this area isn't as hard hit as southern VA. I wouldn't trust a non-generic from Purdue though. If they really want to prove good will, they shouldn't patent whatever they develop. I bet they're going to use shady sales tactics to try to get a new monopoly and push generics out of the market
@nobody That's how they created the opioid crisis so it's very on-brand for them
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.