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    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    When OxyContin first hit the market in 1996, Perdue published that "delayed absorption as provided by OxyContin tablets, is believed to reduce the abuse liability of a drug.” That was literally OxyContin's tag line and a mass-marketing campaign around it began. Doctors began prescribing it for moderate, chronic pain, when before opioids were primarily used for cancer patients and post-surgical for acute pain. Unfortunately, Perdue never did any type of clinical trial to show it was less likely to be abused or less likely to become a dependence for those who were prescribed it. There was a lot of shady communication between the FDA and Perdue the first years that OxyContin hit the market. This is a wonderful article on it: https://www.marketplace.org/2017/12/13/health-care/uncertain-hour/opioid My favorite part:
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    03-15-2018, 11:47 PM
    It's sad. I am responsible for managing a program aimed at reducing opioid misuse in my area, so this hits home. Shame what OxyContin, the FDA, and a horrible campaign by Perdue Pharma based on complete lies ultimately led to.
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    03-15-2018, 11:36 PM
    People younger than 30 in the US are no more liberal on gun control than their parents or grandparents, polls show. They tend to differ by 1% or so, statistically not significant.
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    "good point" but you still -rep me?
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    why should I? The covering of the head represents submission to God , modesty and respect. It is Something that is relative to culture and time.

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    If you believe that the New Testiment is Paul's Opinion and not God's word. THen you must reject the whole bible as Man's opinion because non of it was actually written by Jesus himself. You may have read the bible, but your understanding of it is clearly limited. My intent is to present the truth of God, when i see it being misrepresented. BTW was not Jesus who said Matthew 10:34-36. "Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.For I have come to 'set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law';and 'a man's enemies will be those of his own household.'" Was that Matthew's opinion?
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    my intent was never to make anyone cry. However, I only shared what the gospel teaches. That may offend some people, but it also brings clarity to others. My hope will be that she find that clarity. As far ad me being a hate filled biggot. You are allowed to voice your opinion, but I will say how can I be hate filled I don't hate you or her or anyone else for that matter.
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    I don't hate you, so why would you call me a hate filled biggot?
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    but I have to get to TEXAS...
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