Purdue Pharma started marketing OxyCotin in the 1990’s; that’s when the problems started. Kentucky is a poster child for the epidemic of addiction and death resulting from over prescribing this opiate. It also has the status of being a much sought after street drug. Kentucky has filed a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company for all the pain they’ve caused in their state.
The story of the painkiller epidemic can be reduced to one powerful, highly addictive drug and its ruthlessly enterprising manufacturer