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Not Safe as Prescribed - Lawrence Golbom
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Donald Walker I lost my son Steven Walker 11 June 2018 age 33 to oxycontin and endone. I will fight the misuse where ever I can. I live in Australia and looking for anyway I can stop this scourge. 
Anonymous Our daughter had a horrible car wreck in 2002. She had to learn to walk again, Through numerous surgeries, and years of prescribed pain pills, we have lost the daughter we knew and once had.Doctor put her on these death pills for pain, but her worst pain wasn't from the car wreck, it was from taking these pills. She has battled liver damage, and numerous physical and mental health issues. (Yes, proven fact this drug does/can cause mental health issues over long period of time, and physical health issues) When Doctor's write a prescription for this drug, they are writing your death certificate. They get kick backs from pharmaceutical companies, which are all legalized drug dealers. They all need to be held accountable. My daughter was attending college, straight "A" student before this nightmare. Now she has trouble at times carrying on a normal conversation, and no this was not caused due to her wreck. Thank goodness, we are being told in time with practice, this can be reversed. This drug is nothing to test and play with on innocent patients, it needed to be destroyed years ago. The maker hung and skinned slowly, doctors and pharmaceutical companies pay for great long term, years rehabilitation for the patients. Some patients only receive state insurance, which only pays for 28 days rehab. Make prescribing doctors hold accountable for what they have done to families. Pay their rehabilitation programs, for at least up to 2 years. 
mary s connolly Sales of this drug by this manufacturer should not continue. Too much damage has been done. The blood of thousands are on the hands of Purdue Pharma/Mundi Pharma. 
DONALD GLEN RAIGER My son has been an addict for 15 years. He started by being given a prescription for OxyContin for some pain and also was given a benzo for anxiety. This was at the age of 9. Unbelieveable indeed!!! 
crystal petro kids growing up raising themselves or ending up adopted out because their parents can not handle drug over dose outcome in real life consequences. horrible.  
don garrow addiction to the drug, is so bad it is filling up the jails and costing gov money .  
betty petro has hurt so many family's 
laura g petro awful addicting drug  
Terry Leon It is a horrible, addicting drug. Take off the market. 
john primo  
Gigi steel Hate them my cousin died at 33yr given to him after a motorcycle accident became addicted to them....Please Can This Awful Ned..that has killed so many! 
Anonymous My mum died because of these pills,because people sell these pills and doctor shop and chemist shop doctors should be held accountable for people dying 
Fran Dann-Akin Please ban this drug which verifiably kills more people in the United States than automobile accidents at this point in time.  
Miranda C.  
Connie hill  
MarlaAnne Mousseau After working with addicts in a drug and alcohol treatment center and then later losing/burying friends, Craig, DeVonna, Chris and possibly more that I have not heard yet the time has come to ban the source. PS Most all addiction to street drugs began with Marijuana, so don’t kid yourself and say that Marijuana is harmless unless you have approx.$10,000-$20,000 for that persons funeral because that’s where they all end up. 
Tina Yannucci  
Altheia R Woods I Detest this medication and how it is destroying lives and families. Please BAN THIS DRUG 
vicki kirk I have seen my Son loose everything at one time this drug is responssble for countless overdoses. 
Morgan Allen  
Caitlin Brown  
Mark Taylor Going through a tough time with my wife as she has recently been prescribed these. Describing a reduced effect of the medication (not lasting 12 hours) and seeing things from the corners of her eyes, feeling as though she is being watched. Also making statements about being 'better off if she wasn't here', far more often since taking this medication. Waiting to talk to her doctor about it... 
Eva La Femina  
Blake Moore  
rob carter  
Stanley Baron Hathaway Two of my close friends have lost their children to heroin overdoses.both were prescribed oxycontin and then moved on to heroin. Oxycontin is heroin. 
Anonymous This is adversally effected individuals and communities across the country. We need to stop this now. 
Linda Renzi My sister almost died from this due to over prescribing by a doctor because she complained about pain level. She just wanted to get higher and higher. 
Brent Patterson The company and its officers that produce, market, and sell Oxycontin need to be in prison. Ban it.  
Leara Deane  
Pat Kivlahan It has been 10 months since We lost our 25 year old son to an addiction that started with Oxycontin. Our son and family struggled for many years trying to end the addiction that the greedy pharmaceutical companies, doctors and the FDA have created. We will never be the same. The drug companies and the doctors who prescribe these medications need to be held accountable. How many more lives will they allow to be destroyed before something is done to ban this drug and end this epidemic? Please stop this madness now!!! 
David Thompkins absolutely ban OxyContin! The FDA has failed to protect the public! It is the mission statement of the FDA to protect the public and they have failed!  
erica parker I had a friend who wasn't abusing this medication only took the prescribed dosage.he died of having this drug in his body.the autopsy showed nothing else can his system...this medication,even if you take it correctly will kill you. 
Tisa Kerlegon People should have a good life with few drugs to treat pain. Let's have a fighting chance to return back to life without addiction. Pain is really bad for your vitality. Let's ban these products. 
sophia jacobs  
Kasey Meyet  
Mary Holloway I have witnessed this drug cause dependence and effect the best of people in the worst ways.  
Cynthia Knutson All I can say I was so so overmedicated and delusional I made an attempt on my life because it wasn't helping my pain anymore and was literally giving me the "creepy crawlies" Oxycontin is a nasty drug that for me would wear off between 6 & 8 hours for me!!! The side affects are horrible! They KNEW what they were doing when they designed these drugs all Oxy products are nasty!!! 
Sally Colvin If patients need so many opioids, they need to be put in a nursing home. Let the Doctors take care of them. Maybe they wouldn't give so many opioids to their patients. They can be very abusive to the people that live with them. 
Alison Fehsal Fentanyl killed my niece, Tom Petty, and Now I believe another family member and she was in the hospital and they gave it to her! These DEADLY drugs MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE MARKET BEFORE MORE PEOPLE ARE KILLED!!!  
Anonymous I lost my mother, father and brother within four years to Oxycontin! Thank you for ruining my fucking life! 
Anonymous Ruined my whole family and started with legitimate surgeries. NO ONE warned us how harmful they could be. Many lives lost and the drug companies made billions. Blood money, so I hope they enjoy their riches at the cost of many many lives. Something HAS to be done to fix this problem and it’s not “drug addicts” iaa they label it. t’s ministers, blue collar workers, white collar workers, the rich, housewives, Children and many others. When seeking help though, you are treated like an addict. Something HAS to be done NOW. 
David Fox My cousin became addicted to Oxycontin at 13. Last week he killed himself after a 20 year battle with addiction. Ban this drug.  
Susan sheehan We have had several people in our family affected by oxy and almost destroyed their lives. It needs to go away 
Kent Davidson I don't even know what Oxycontin is used for, pain i believe, but there seems to be too many petitions for this problem to be taken lightly. As it is a pain killer it doesn't seem to be legitimate for injured patients to use considering the lessons we've learned from this highly addictive drug. There are other peaceful solutions. 
Shauna Ellis My mother had double knee replacement in 2003, she was 70. The doctor prescribed OxyContin after surgery. She constantly complained of pain down her legs. I spoke to her doctor several times about finding something else for pain and winging her off OxyContin. I would hear excuse after excuse as to why she needed this medication. I found her taking more than prescribed and when I would hide the medication, she would scream and call me all kinds of names. The woman that was once my best friend looked at me with such hate and discussed. This monster named OxyContin distroys emotions, common sense and the ability to care about anything that at one time held some value in their lives. I wasn’t aware of the long term effects this drug created. My mother lost over 80 pounds, slept all day , didn’t want to go anywhere or do anything. I lost my mother, long before she died. Please stop the sale of this medication and get these people help to overcome the deadly addiction. 
Elizabeth Novak  
randall scott clemons j support this bell . we do not need this 
Debra lawyer Ive had 5 surgeries, 4kids all natural, no drugs. My daughter cut her leg open, the hosp. Got her addicted 2 oxycotin. When she was cut off, a friend introduced her2 heroin. She has been an addict since 2011 and can't get any life is a living hell because of this drug.  
New Widow Oxycontin is evil. I believe Oxycontin drove my husband to pick up his gun and take his own life last week. The doctor who prescribed Oxycontin and Dilaudid monthly for years may as well have entered our bedroom and shot him in the head because I blame the doctor for turning a blind eye to my husband's declining health and cries for help.  
Denis Flood Please stop this madness.  
Debbie Crawford Please protect the people for this and other similar drugs 
Janise Kay Wood My son died of an accidental overdose of this devil drug. Age 27. Left behind a greiving mother and 2 young sons.  
John Royle Oxycontin needs to be banned, for the time being. Until and unless further studies on the additive process can determine whether or not it can be prescribed in a non-addictive manner. That is, evidently, not currently known. 
Sierra Bhatia PLEASE ban this horrifying drug.... people have died from this. Families are affected. There are other ways to relieve pain.. get this away from big pharma and CHILDREN and young adults who get a hold of it. 
Naia Kelly Worked at a rehab for 2 as a Director of Stress Elimination and saw that 70%+ of our clients were addicted to Oxy. Most of them were VERY YOUNG and had started well before their 18th birthday as well. NOT a good or necessary drug to have on the market. There are better, non-addictive, alternatives today that are legal in most states. CBD for instance is non-addictive and works better than Oxy. It's beyond comprehension that the FDA hasn't pulled this horrible drug off the market and still expects to have any credibility. 
Patricia Thompson And i am of the opinion, that pharmaceutical companies, who not only profit from these opioid products, and than profit from those products used to address addiction, should subsidize, if not foot the entire bill, for treatment CENTERS,not just programs for those lacking insurance that would provide inhouse, controlled environments needed when treating addictions. People are dying while waiting for "a bed to open up" in the few programs that are available to those without insurance,and Medicaid is not normally accepted 
Maggie Ellis I am Registered Nurse working in Psychiatry and Addictions, since 1993. This drug OxyContin is an absolute deadly poison, remove it from society!!! 
Patty Collins  
Jc walker  
Ashley C Pontius  
Dennis Faust  
Betty Faust I recently read the article written by Christopher Glazek about Purdue Pharmaceuticals and how they came to market OxyContin. It was even more disturbing to hear that this family also profited from manufacturing Valium back in the 1960's and 1970's, Valium was highly addicting and so now they are profiting again, except now OxyContin is causing an epidemic of addiction and death. I am fully aware of the need to alleviate pain for patients, I am a retired RN , worked 25 years in hospital nursing, trauma-surgical, ambulatory surgery, endoscopy. There are other narcotics available to prescribe and administer for pain. We need to shut down the source of this drug, Purdue Pharmaceuticals needs to stop making and MARKETING OxyContin. We see many times an Alert goes out about tainted food and it is pulled from the grocery stores immediately! OxyContin needs to be pulled off of every pharmacy shelf now. Thank you, Betty Faust 
Pete Jones My name is William Pete Jones II. I was "Class Representative " in a Defective Product lawsuit in West Virginia v. Perdue and Abbott Pharma. I'm am in the process of data compilation for a book about the misrepresentation by these companies in the epedemic that crippled my Appalachia! Please reply to Respectfully, Pete II 
Anonymous Since the FDA lets this happen, one wonders how they retain any credibility with anyone.  
Colleen Weidenfeller  
PAMELA DEANNE LINER My daughter DIED at 22 yrs of age due to being hooked on Oct then went to heroin. Drs prescribed her pills which she snorted in the end since 16 yrs old. Doctors created this specific along with losers who sold their pills in the streets.. 
Judith Carlow This drug is destroying lives and kiling people !  
Carrie Why is it that the US uses 90 percent of the world opioids? Is our pain much worse? The answer is no. It is the way that we started to treat pain with opioids. Ban it. 
Horacio Lozano My stepson is an addict yo this horrific drug. He became addicted while having a legal prescription for the drug. After he became addicted he committed crimes to obtain the drug. Our lawmakers must take a serious look at this crisis that is sweeping our nation. 
Misty Rodriguez I would like to say I wish that for the people who really need it to be able to afford something that will help them not this nasty drug that us addicts can snort,shoot and misuse.... 
Mandy whittenburg I was prescribed oxycodone after having 3 back surgeries in 2006 after a 2 month stay in a hospital I was released home.with a few days medicine and an appointment to see my doctor.well after my meds where gone .I was really sick couldn't hold anything down. I didn't realize I was detoxing from not having any more medicine. I was rushed to my doctor after throwing up for a week straight. and he gave me a shot in the butt and a new prescription for oxycodone I got the shot and I was feeling better.not knowing I was a full fledged addict. I needed these pills just to get up and function normally through the day.well as the years have gone by and they where getting harder and more expensive to get a hold of be now my insurance and medicade was I had to start buying them on the street,And then they started shutting down the clinics.(pillmills) on that day I looked at my friend and said something else will come on the market and the oxys will be forgotten about.well sure enough here comes the heroin overdoses. I have lost so many friends and family because of this disease and these stupid ass pills, and heroin overdoses.we need to stop this!!!pl 
Zeb Cabot These so called "pain management" clinics and physicians are unconscionably pure evil and should be eradicated along with the illicit street drug dealers. A mandatory death penalty should be imposed on all of these evil lowlifes. 
Patrick Carpenter  
Donna Atton Both this medication and those prescribing medications like this for things like "headaches" and DDD in 20-30 year olds need to be held responsible for breaking the oath to protect their patients.  
Daisy Kaminski  
Gaye J. Carlin  
Lisa E Lewis This drug has effected my family. A sports related surgery for my love one and then hooked on this horrible drug. Please ban. Thank you  
G.A. Grondin Disgusts me that this "medication" is still on the market. Even when they know what happens, doctors are still dishing it out with no checks, counts or concerns... It's all about the money...  
C.M I was hooked on Oxy's from 2006 to 2014 as a everyday must have. I started out small in a accident then was hooked. I worked my way up to finding a unlimited supply 80s then 30's . Sniffing at first then shooting an as all the other story's go went down hill from there . I put the need el an spoon first over everything. Family clild the things that matter the most. But I did it to myself no blame but myself. An I overcame it by only one God an his Mercy for me to live an Kno he was with me the whole time. I struggle everyday but I know what will happen if I go back too that Life . I lost a friend I grew up with from a child. I lost other friends also. But always know that you can recover from this with the ppl God puts in your life that helps you. So never give up on yourself or that love one. An yes fix your self first then everything else will fall into place. Don't get discouraged at the recovering person if they slip be positive an say let's try it again. U can tell if you know that person if they are b.s or trying. We all are human going from a needle in your arms everyday to falling but not going back to that lifestyle as they were live-in . But yes I have overcome my Oxy - heiron addiction Glory be too God an love ones who never gave up on me. 
Ernie H you know, people go to jail everyday because of their addiction to these corporate created drugs - why doesn't the CEO and stockholders go to jail? ? ? ? ? ? is there no justice for those criminals?  
Anonymous pure corporate GREED 
Mary K Keene  
John Marshall  
Lacie Grady My dad overdosed on Oxycontin and I remember him falling asleep everywhere. His droopy eyes and swollen face, they all made me realize he overdosed again. He died in April of 2016 from a heart attack. I still miss him to this day. 
Richard Lewis  
Anonymous My only so passed away here in Australia at home in his room from OxyContin. He tried so hard to stop taking it but was prescribed it for back pain. After being on it for 5 years an d suffering daily the side effects which my husband and I saw continuously each day the vomiting and erratic breathing, and changed his personality to the point that he became very depressed. We went with him to his doctor who had been monitoring his intake to ask for help to see if there was a way he good get off this drug as it was destroying him daily. The doctor said there was nothing he could do so We asked if he could be put in. Hospital just to get of this drug and the doctor said that he couldn't help him. So then my son asked if the doc could tell him how to dryoutat home, so with that he was handed a book called How to withdraw at home. So we came home and he tried for a week to dry out He became so weak and couldn't get out of bed as he had no energy He vfelt I'll and said to me mum I am trying but I a weak and shaky. He died in his sleep at 42 This is my story 
Felicia bustos They should ban it and make them pay for rehabilitation for all the people they said would not get hooked.  
Jack Bondue Ban oxy now! 
Troy Nelson This drug is killing thousands and ruining the lives of those who use it,not to mention the lives of those close to the users! 
Cindy Nelson My daughter is all but dead thanks to legal drug pushers aka "pain management" doctors! Hell in a pill!  
Rob Death penalty to ALL dealers. 
Dylan K A terrible drug that kills more than it helps. Those that claim they need it are drug addicts. I work in health care and also in recovery. I watched as addicts who abused this drug relapse and never to be seen again bevause they're dead 
Sarah dodd  
Anonymous Please F.D.A. ban this drug to help save lives! 
N Williams There has to be a better way. 
Christine E Olson Broken famlies, loss of lives,increased crime rates, cost of tax payers for incarnation. Come on wake up!!!!!  
Beverly Jones  
Danielle Bradley  
Maureen Occhiuto My son is in active addiction first pain meds were from a dentist. He has overdosed and rehab and can't kick thge addiction Dr and pharmaceutical should be held responsible for really writt8ng scripts like they were giving out candy. They should be fined and the money should go toward battling this epidemic.  
Kathy Hill The pill that has been killing generations everyday. It needs to be stopped 
Deborah Reginek  
Rae Irresponsible of the medical community to unleash this durg on society without our knowledge of it's true heroin connection. Everyone knows the consequences of heroin but this was hidden about Oxycontin. CORRECT YOUR MISTAKE! Ban it now!  
Anonymous what is factual??? It appears that the medical profession has a licence to create and facilitate addiction.  
Valerie Sanfilippo Boyfriend, 56, died of overdose of Seroquel et al. Brother, 17, died of overdose of Thorazine et al. Please allow CBD holistic medications, thank you. 
Anonymous I HATE THESE PILLS.DON'T LET THESE PILLS DESTROY OUR CHILDREN.ITS SICKENING!DON'T LET PEOPLE DIE!!!!! Pills are killing People.What more will it take to get these killers off the market!!! Please Help Society!!!! 
Mary Finn I plan to write and propose legislation on opiate use. The CDC has attempted to only have opiates used for end of life and end of life cancer pain. It clearly is setting a horrific example in the US to allow these drugs to be continually used for pain, non life threatening pain. The CDC this month, July 2017, stated there were more prescriptions in 2015 for opiates, than in 1999, enough to keep every American medicated 24/7 for 3 weeks. That's enough time to 
Anonymous A mother was getting oxycontin in my city and selling it to buy meth. She could not pass drug screen, her daughter could not pass, her baby grandson could not even pass and so the medical asst just said they could use her pee. Tragic what is happening expecially to those babies and children who CPS and judges don't give a rat's ass about. Speak out for those who cannot. 
Kp Typical story, i became addicted to oxies for pain, then turned to heroin. The pain of being hooked on opiates is unbearable. I used to pray for death. If doctors would not hand out opiates. There would not be so many over doses. That one pill, or shot of dope brings so much pleasure, but in the end nothing but death and pain. Its only by luck that I am alive. Get help.. 
Victoria Baker  
Jennifer Wright This drug has effected 3 out of 5 of us kids. One has then went to a easier and cheaper drug, meth. The other has turned to drinking and coke. And the last has major issues with zanax. Its amazing that this pill could change them so much. I know one shot it up, and he's the most effected. He's been homeless and in and out of jail, now prison. I used to hope that they'd ban this years ago. 
Anonymous Ban oxycon and opana 
Michelle johansen  
Lana I was addicted to oxycodone for years and I can go on and on but that drug made me a diff person some might judge so I won't go into detail. My 24year old Brother died in 2016 from a fetnyl and heroin overdose but he just like me and many others started with the OxyContin pills and now his gone. I highly doubt this will stop the production and prescription of the horrible deadly pills but I'll still sign 
Linda Veasey We need to stop Drs from prescribing this drug before it takes any more lives. Please 
Regina Roza Something HAS to be done about this! Start with the pharmaceutical companies or this will NEVER end!! Far too many lives, young lives, have been lost to this shit!! They are no better than the dope dealers by making it so readily available! This would be the 1st step, the best one, in this battle to stop opiate addiction. If the pain medications aren't being made, people wouldn't be becoming addicted at the alarming rates we're seeing! Start with the makers!! Shut them down, our government could do it ask your representatives WHY that isn't being done!! Call the FDA and ask them why this isn't happening!! Call your Senators and State Representatives that's why they're there...THEY WORK FOR US!! 
Gregory R. Keller  
Anonymous Lost my 48 year old brother to an oxy overdose this weekend. 
Altheia woods I would love to see this drug banned. So many start out using for pain and end up with a life long addiction which tears families apart 
Cristina de Jesus  
will parker These prescription medicines are killing our parents. 
Anonymous I have heard this story over and over again. Pain pills to addiction to criminal activity to overdose to death. It must stop. Stop this craziness. Ban Oxycontin 
Tammy Waite  
Anonymous So sorry for those who lost loved ones to these insane drug dealers called doctors. It is destroying families everywhere. Another 30+ year marriage down the drain here.  
Mary Liu In the last 6 years I have lost many people to addiction. It must stop. 
Anonymous yes pls ban selling this drug, as it is killing Americans especially the young 
Denise Quinn I had this drug after surgery eight years ago andI felt terrible. I was? completely off with the fairies. I nearly passed out from it so my doctor took me off it. 
No more pills Band this killer drug. I hate opiates I been on and off them for along the I hate it. Wish they get rid of all them.  
Nicole Taylor  
Angela Diaz It's killing families EVERYWHERE!! 
Anonymous i know of people who got "hooked" on this drug. Dr.'s perscribe it, knowing (or should know) the addictive if a dr refuses to perscribe it, they will move on to another dr who is reported to do it. normal decent people have turned into liars, thieves and ccheats to get their hands on this animal. I have just about every "pain" known to man,, my own dr will not perscribe the drug to me. i settle with my hydrocodone and ibuphrophin to alleviate my pain. pain management is a joke, it serves to monitor the drugs distribution anf usage, one can easily bypsass any safe guards put into place by hese "clinics". including but not limited to buying"clean" urine from a non drug user. absent oxy's people are resorting to heroine use. get the dealers off the streets and this epidemic might go away. i wish it would really quick. 
April CHECK OUT SHARON BLAIR/THE JENNIFER ACT! Legislation to get addicts compassionate/affordable help across the states. My heart goes out to all who are dealing with addiction for themself or a loved one; or have lost a loved one. My doctor switched me to this in 1995 when it 1st hit the market because it was said to be "non-habit forming and safe". After new studies, proving it actually increases most pain levels, he has come up with a comfortable way to help get off Oxy. I started by taking short release Roxi's from a Friday night to Sunday @midnight. I than stopped everything at was in his office (he opened early for us starting the program) and gave us our dose of either Suboxane or Buprenorphine/Naloxene (which I take). I was given 1/2 a pill (4 mg total) and had to stay at his office for about 5 hours. I was checked in every 30 mins, to see how I was feeling, blood pressure and pain level, etc. He gave me 2 pills and I had to go back the next morning, for same thing, but shorter time.He discussed everything and we made a decision based on my symptoms on how much I should need for a week and scheduled an appointment for the next week. To shorten this a little, in less than 4 weeks, I am taking 1/2 tablet about every 40+ hours and should be off of these totally in less than another month. I will admit that I never abused them, never overtook them, never crushed, snorted, etc. So, my addiction was purely from regular opiate use, not from abuse. But, I still would start withdrawl in 12 hours (or sometimes less) if I tried to not take one. Some people on this program have noticed major lessening of pain. My own pain level is about the same, but with him, I will find another way to work on this. I am just grateful he is so conscientious and stays abreast of current information. Sadly, I know others who are addicts that have lost everything due to this or other opiates and it is heartbreaking. Again, please help get behind the JENNIFER ACT, it is passing compassionate and helpful laws across the U.S. My thoughts are with you all and those who are undoubtedly will fall victim to this killer drug. 
Joan Jedziniak We have lost so many talented and fantastic people as a result of this drug. So many families heartbroken. Please find a way to save those that are still alive. Help them overcome the unsuspected path that they were placed on. Too many lives have been ruined through the FDA approval of this drug.  
DARLENE TROMBLY For years awareness of the addiction Oxycontin causes has been known but yet doctors are still prescribing it. Non-narcotic pain medicines should be offered instead. Time to ban it before more people become addicted.  
Linda Krell I lost my son to this horrible drug. Get it off the market. Please 
Karen Krawczyk Stopped the Oxy meds in order to know if the surgery I had worked.... I was never warned of the highly potential reprcussions that this drug would have on me. I stopped cold, after two years on it then having surgery... I was great...til PAWS started... I would have chosen pain!!!!! Rather than this nasty drug which wont let go. 
Joseph Webb If the corporations can't be responsible enough to prevent an epidemic then ban the medicine. There are alternatives.  
Cindy Dobosz My sister died from this drug. Her doctor gave her this drug like candy. She was way over medicated, she had a heart attack and died. 
Anonymous If people don't realize the negative effect this is having on our society, when one after another fall prey to the over counter medication that are given so freely at doctor's offices, then we're doomed. It's not just oxycontin, but opioids. All drug companies care about it the money flowing in and they're no better than the heroin dealer on the corner pushing the poison. THEY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. When will THE FDA man up and realize that this WRONG. How effective is it to treat pain in an individual when all your doing is creating a savage who's in pain more when they run out? This addiction creates crime, violence and a disgusting array of deadly habits in those who become addicted. It's VERY dangerous. It's a drug that robs, lies, steals, attacks and murders innocent victims. It's a serial killer that's allowed to take whomever it wants without any repercussions! IT NEEDS TO STOP. 
Helen Laurain  
Norman Zolkos Sales were $1.6 billion dollars a year Purdue Family who own it worth $14 billion Deaths this drug caused- Endless Addictions this drug caused - Still climbing This drug was so powerful it came off the market 1 month after it was approved. Only to be brought back. It has increased poeple's tollerences to such a high level all the pain killers on the market had to create higher dosage pills to keep up, This one drug has affected so many families and individuals causing addictions to death, however it has changed the pain killer industry for the worst as people need higher doses The warning on the label states "may cause people to be dependent on it" when the truth is anyone taking this drug for as short as a week has built a tolerance and dependency. We reward the owners of this drug with a #31 place on FORBES. What the Hell is wrong with this world. BAN IT 
Robert Connor I am a medical scribe and I type too many medical records that tell the story of being addicted to opiates. I have back pain myself, I have had to tell my doctor that I refuse to take narcotics, I would rather suffer! Fortunately, he agrees (he has offered nonsteroidal drugs like Advil, physical therapy, massage, and told me to look into better chairs, which should be the things people do first for pain). So if you are in pain, be sure to tell your doctor, please no OxyContin, do anything else. Meanwhile, it really must be banned and people receive treatment at no cost to them. What did they do before OxyContin? 
Sandra Stanley I'm Australian and, yes, I definitely agree Oxycontin should be banned.  
Eileen Lowe To all those families who lost a loved one to this habit forming evil drug. I am so sorry! 
Joan Iannotti Unfortunately I don't have one friend or family member, and they are spread around in numerous states, who has not been gravely affected by this monster. Two girlfriends lost their sons to overdoses. One girlfriend is raising her grand daughter because her son keeps relapsing. Another girlfriend has problems with both her daughter and son. My boy was injured in a car accident and a lawyer sent him to pain management . . . that is when hell on earth began for me. Now that he is trying to turn his life around, no one will hire him because the background check shows he has a felony for doctor shopping. Big Pharma should be held accountable. Much praise goes out to the mayor of Everett, WA who is trying to take action against them. 
MIDALIA M LEBRON Ban OxyContin, Norco, benzos, vicodin and all of the rest of the high-level pain killers please. We can't keep loosing friends and family members to these evil pills. 
Greg Drugan Less than one year ago we lost our son to an overdose. This could have been prevented if he was not prescribed this POISON which led to his addiction. These drug companies are responsible for the epidemic. They knew how addictive it was and covered it up all for a dollar. This "medication" was originally manufactured for terminally ill cancer patients but that was not profitable enough so they pushed the FDA to approve and protect from lawsuits. When greed supersedes human life something drastic must be done. My son will not die in vane!!!!  
Colette Cherchian I work in the medical field and I see the importance of finding another way to deal with pain. This medicine is a one way ticket to addiction. 
Kari kastner It truley an epedemic w young children and infants. Im an advocate for babies born addicted and this has destoyed many innocentlives while drug manfacturer continue to profit fancy luxuries in trade of innocent lives. My God bless the sick.  
Cary Detling Among new heroin users, approximately three out of four report having abused prescription opioids prior to using heroin. Ban this now. Before another person is addicted. 
Rolf It is really no better than heroin. Many long time consumers, that started off on oxys and then moved to heroin, said: it's the same thing. It is way too powerful to be prescribed, just like that. So it should go. 
Sonja Scott This drug is evil. 
Brianna martinez Know over 100 people addicted and many who's addiction had lead to heroin use. 
Rachelle Moody  
Ronald j fryar I have watch people ruin their lives with this drug.WHOLE APARTMENT COMMUNITIES.They snort it and inject it young people that end up addicts while family suffer as they sell their food stamp card to get it.This drug is toxic and does not benefit anyone.Older people take it because their doctor tell to health is worse.And when they don't have the addiction pain is there on top of the pain they had to start out.People such as police who take them after an accident become addicted. The drug company's are killing us to make money just as the tobacco companies.Wake up America.Fight back .Sign this  
Jane Amazing how the pharmaceutical communities have no conscious... as long as they're making a buck... this is appalling and you all should be ashamed of yourselves! Ban the OxyContin and legalize pot! 
Charlene Woltin This poison is killing people....why does it continue?.....doctors must take responsibility and STOP prescribing it since addiction ito this med happens in very short time, even when taken as prescribed .....time to be held accountable doctors out there and stop the greed/madness 
Sukhpreet Gill Over the past few years I have met many people who were suffering from opiate addiction. Oxycodone has ruined my relationship with my boyfriend and caused us to break up. He was so badly addicted that he could not stop taking the drug. One night he was so high on oxycodone that he didn't know what he was doing and he tried to kill me. He choked me multiple times, dragged me on the floor, beat me, and threatened to kill me. All of his friends are addicted to oxycodone as well and when it is not available they find other substitute opiate drugs. I want these banned so that they can stop ruining lives. Him and all of his friends were somehow able to make up bogus stories about fake lower back pain and have gotten prescriptions to get oxycodone from doctors. The fact that doctors are prescribing this to them when they don't even need it is not right.  
Anonymous My sister has admitted to going the extra mile when it comes to obtaining prescriptions for her pain medications. I am wondering if anyone can help me stop her from using my name, my mother's and her father's name. We all are now living at her home and we all have her birthday. She is 44 years old. Her husband is being used as well. He is David, but Advid lives in her home. There is no such person. I also notice a lot of our relatives names, including my own are being altered. The dates of birth, and her own age seems to have increased to 84 years old. I myself have a residence in West Virginia and at an age far more than I am at the moment leads me to believe she is using all of our names and important information. She also has a friend as a psychyatrist. I feel she may be either using her good friendship, or blackmailing this person. Please advise me. I called her out and she threatened to have a restraining order placed on me. She never did even when I told her to do so.  
Susan Jamison Pain can be a killer, but this drug killls more than the pain does. I suffered a terrible back injury years ago and was bed ridden for 7 weeks living from one Ozy to the next...immediately after the surgery I stopped taking them as I was fixed and the pain gone. I got so very sick and suffered so much for days with reflux and general misery but it never dawned on me what was causing it until years later. Ignorance is bliss. Ban it.  
Barbara Godwin OxyContin probably has caused more heartache and touched more families than any other drug...because it is legal. It is assinine to promote a drug that causes more pain in the long run than the original pain it was prescribed for; doctors should be held accountable if they continue to prescribe it. It has been more than a year ago a doctor prescribed this drug to my then 90-year old mother, 2 tabs every four hours. The pharmacist was horrified. This doctor was an ortho working for the hospital,and I am sure still prescribing.  
Michele Sutton My son is battling a looooongtime addiction and is now a methadone treatment.will it ever end and Begin again for my son ? 
Kathleen Jensen Marchetti Lost my husband to this terrible drug.  
SDH Lost my dad, 2 sisters, 2 cousins. 2 aunts This stuff is evil it will rob your brain of Logic. 
Paul Iacobucci  
Anonymous I am a physician and this medicine has caused more harm than good. Shame on the drug companies for pushing medicines like these for profits. 
susan mckenzie  
Ashley Doyle This drug has caused my family pain and other families in my home town. It lead to heroin and meth addictions. My sister lost her eye a month ago and it all started from this dangerous life sucking pill! My best friend is finally in a clinic for a year recovering and I also lost another who was diagnosed with cancer but he couldn't stop long enough to let his body go through treatment. What are you doing to our family and friends? Ban this now. 
rich forman  
Cathy letalien It's been 4 years since I lost my beautiful son to this horrible drug called OxyContin! I hate this drug and what it does to the brain! It robs your soul! I continue to read the comments on this page and cannot believe this is still being prescribed! It is a crime in my opinion with so many of are youth our loved ones dying! I pray for all those who have lost so dearly. I pray our new president can make a change and stop the insanity of this drug. This should only be an end of life medication and does not belong on a prescription pad! This drug started our now heroine epidemic because it is really the same drug only heroine is cheaper! So very sad! 
Jezebel Hannett Lost my only child at age 22 to an overdose. He was a bright and loving child until addiction to these pain meds stole his light and soul. He was prescribed these meds although he suffered no injury or pain. The doctor also prescribed meds that were "deadly" when used in combination of each other. Since he has died just over 2 years ago, there have been many more young lives taken by this epidemic and careless monitoring of prescribed meds. There have been countless more new addicts that now have to live through the hell of their addiction and affecting their families, their community and robbing them of their happiness, health and future  
Stephanie Roberts  
Crystal Pruitt  
Alycia Atwell  
Debora Harmon my doctor put me on the 20 milligram extended release oxycontin and it almost killed me I had such a bad reaction it left me with permanent scars ruined my teeth and my hair.  
Barbara dennis The drug is harmful and needs to be banned now. Treatment that is compassionate is needed to get those addicted to anything well again. No shame to anyone only love and prayers or good positive vibes to all 
Robert Falzon  
Anonymous I am a counselor in the addiction field and appalled at the prevalence of availability of Oxycontin. This drug is so highly addictive. It is such a money making scam by Big Pharma and is aiding in the epidemic of heroin. I'm sick to my stomach thinking that a doctor can just give a person a prescription when all they have to say is, "I have some pain." Where is the humanity. Instead, it is just plain greed.  
Ava Abbott  
Derek Benedicto I feel adamantly for banning of oxycontin@. I myself was put on this medication for chronic pain. I've had surgery on both knees and my spine. First I was prescribed Lortab for pain after my spine surgery. This went on for about 2 years. I kept having to take higher and higher doses to relieve the pain. What is bad is I was ingesting very high doses of tylenol as it is in the medication with the hydro-codone. The next step was roxicodone as my doctor said it would work better than the lortab. That's where everything went downhill. I had to take higher and higher doses to achieve pain releif, and then I found that I was taking way too much of this medication to just feel "Normal". The next step was heroin as the roxicodone didn't work anymore. All said and done; It was pure hell to quit but I did it, Amen to that. Banning this drug "oxycontin" and similar drugs is only a partial solution but it is a start. So I agree to sign this petition. If anyone out there wants to correspond with me; maybe you have a loved one, yourself, or a friend who is struggling with this addiction; feel free to contact me at I can give you hope and insight as to how I conquered this addiction. Maybe you just want to chat with somebody who's been down this dark road or just vent. Please feel free to contact me. Derek B. 
Gerard Fallon This epidemic is illustrative of the depth of corruption in our society today. The man who headed the FDA testing of OxyContin and approved it as a "safe" drug, soon thereafter took a job with Perdue Pharmaceutical, the company that developed the drug. More recently he worked at a company in Virginia that bought off the governor and his wife while trying to peddle their sham health products. Ths opioid never should have been approved by the FDA. I hope that it is still possible to strip away the billions of dollars the Sackler family has made off the death and misery of tens of thousands of Americans through the court system, and that the families of the victims can ultimately receive some real justice here, though sadly, it is unlikely. Yet, the facts couldn't be clearer. This family connived and mislead doctors about the dangers of this drug and they are still doing it today with OxyContin's latest so called safer version. It is beyond disgusting that I haven't heard of a single leading politician in either party speak out about banning this drug and completely overhauling the FDA. But I will still hope that some good can come from this petition. My thoughts are with the tens of thousands who have lost loved ones due to this scourge and the complete failure of our governing system to protect the ordinary citizen while letting one incredibly corrupt family reap billions from their agony. 
Susan Roby  
Daphne D Wallis Another lingering addiction. 
Anthony Bonvini  
Patricia Grannan My 26 yr old daughter died from an accidental drug overdose in 2014. She became addicted to oxicodone from doctors prescribing it to her. This drug needs to be banned! This drug and money and greed caused this opioid epidemic! Life matters!  
Curt Bigelow  
john I saw first hand what this horrible drug can do to someone. Doctors should be held accountable... 
Lisa Denlinger The manufacturer of this drug should have to build quality rehab centers and offer them for free to those who are still fortunate enough to be alive! This drug opens the flood gates of heroin addicts in this country. I almost lost my son to an overdose. It all started with a group of 6 high school friends getting OxyContin on the weekends. I warned all of them that they may as well be doing heroin. All of them acted like a was a crazy mother who did not know a thing about what I was saying. Well all 6 of those kids ended up addicted to heroin by the time they were 23 or 24. Two of them are no longer with us. One of them still using, one is in prison, and the other two completed a 2 year rehab is doing well the other still struggles... I can not even begin to tell you the amount of my friends, co-workers and neighbors that are also dealing with this same addiction with their child, family member, or friend, or in recovery themselves. My very best friend in this world, lost her son last year after coming back from Iraq addicted to pain pills, suffering from PTSD and turning to heroin when he could no longer get pain pills. The makers of this drug pushed the FDA to make it available quicker. Lied about it's addictive affects and once the drug was approved, flooded the industry with their high dollar sales teams and bogus marketing claims. They opened the flood gates creating the heroin and opioid epidemic this country has today! This drug needs to be taken off the market EVERYWHERE!!  
Dona LaSchiava  
Anonymous Oxycontin is too easy to become addicted to. It should not be on the market for doctors to prescribe as they use it too freely. 
Oneday Soon I am totally against any addicting drugs. Please ban all medications that people can become addicted to. 
Nicole Duval Loved ones of mine have become addicted to this horrible drug. Please take it off the market! It causes much more harm than good! 
Jodie Luker, RPh Reckless chronic prescribing of OxyContin has created thousands of addicts and the Purdue Frederick Company planned a campaign of misinformation towards prescribers to create this problem. Probably more than any other opiate, Oxycontin, in all its various strengths has financially rewarded the manufacturers,wholesalers,physicians,pharmacies financially while crippling individuals and families, causing financial ruin, lifelong addiction and death. Large fines have not deterred prescribers. Laws must. Start with OxyContin removal. 
Jessica Hope this happens soon!! 
Matthew S Peterson a.k.a. Jesus Christ Oxycodone left my life in ruins and in the past several years has left 2 of my closest friends' lives in ruins as well. It seems the only people who can obtain them legally are the ones who are severely addicted or who sell them illegally. My local "prestigious" health care system, Mayo Health Systems, repeatedly prescribed 600mg or more of Percodan per month to an elderly man who *literally could not swallow* for years and years. He was on a feeding tube because his throat was swollen shut from an infection following surgery, yet his doctor kept giving them to him. he sold every one of them, naturally. meanwhile, the DEA tries to tell us that "kratom is an opioid" when it is not, just to try and support the big pharma lobby to KEEP people addicted to THEIR drugs, rather than let people have a considerably safer and natural way to either not use opiates/opioids or relieve their pain. This whole world disgusts me sometimes. Best of luck to anyone trying to quit using oxy. I know how hard the battle can be. -mp- 
Vanessa Jones Crenshaw  
Anonymous I lost my wife to this drug,lost my daughter,and now drug still for sale in this Country,the Drug Manufacture must have strong lawyers in DC and has made money on the jailing,death of persons now on other drugs.I find it interesting how bad so many things are in this country but Drs and their Dealers march forward.Talk,Text,Hospitals cannot help not effect this and why,This Drug has Power and Money behind it,in the old America I remember this drug and drugs like it would be removed and outlawed but that's the old America I knew. 
Cheryl Santos  
Brenda Knisely  
Ashley craine I am a home health c Care side here in Anderson sc everything thing was fine until the lady I care for was prescribed oxycodone this past Monday Dec 5th 2016. My friend was someone else I didn't know due to this deadly drug she began taking sadly to say past away yesterday Dec10th 5days after being put on them.I this deadly drug to be taken off shelves and banned in all 50 states it ruins families and takes lives,our loved ones I pray t this company realizes money is not worth the lives being lost and families be devastated over something that can be prevented thank you God Bless in memory of my loved one Debra Mitchell  
Rose Votta Anyone prescribing this drug is no diffrent from a drug dealer that sells heroin on the streets. The addiction it leads to are one in the same.  
Martha P Martinez Rest in Peace 
Dumitru Ban the benzodiazepines as well. 
chris monteros I posted on this site around 3 years ago. I mentioned the greed of Big Pharma and how this drug needs to be banned. Isnt it strange that the vivitrol shot which is an opiate blocker and acts as a mental deterrent costs 1300 for one month. He tried with all he had to get the shot but med-ical would not cover it but it will cover for felons just coming out of jail....I mentioned that my son was an ncaa hockey player, that he had been injured and prescribed oxycodone and became addicted to it. There is no help for us parents, I cannot afford 30 to 40000 for a 90 day rehab, even when you find a place affordable there is not a bed. These pharma companies should be paying for these kids rehabilitation. I mentioned how my son had his degree, how beautiful he was inside and out. Well last month we all lost our battle with this drug. The first rehab center I sent him to that we could afford and that had a bed was a court appointed center. Instead of fixing him, they taught him how to use heroin. He fought that battle for a year and a half and lost on october 23rd. He leaves behind countless loved ones, friends and family and his beautiful pregnant fiance with our unborn grandson micah. The hospital was packed with all those praying for and hoping beyond hope that he could pull through. He was pronounced brain dead on the 26th. Our lives are forever changed, our hearts forever beautiful boy gone. I miss you tyler and i love you always son, you fought a brave and fearless battle and im proud of you. THESE SYNTHETIC OPIATE PILLS CANNOT BE PRESCRIBED, THERE IS A PLAUGE OF DEATH GOING ON HERE, WHEN WILL WE BAND TOGETHER AND DO SOMETHING? To view just a small sample of what was lost to this world please view tylers memorial on facebook....In Memory of Tyler Monteros.....he was gorgeous, an artist, an athlete a brother a nephew a soon to be father....a truly unique and loving man.....he had just turned 28. 
Patti ioli Ban oxycontin ! 
Luisa viviani  
Anonymous This pain medication is a destroyer of families, relationships, marriages, etc. the list goes on and on. Most people who get the drug and become addicted don't even recognize what has happened to them and the insideous addictive takeover that occurs. I hate this damn drug  
Anonymous it is a very addictive drug that has lead my son on a path of other pain meds because there was no program to wean him off it.  
Anonymous Horrible drug. Made my father ill with addiction and agressive. He was at his worst when he was taking these.  
Anonymous SWIM just scrolled down and found their post from a while back, SWIM is still sober and has not touched this drug for over 2 years. SWIM hurt their hand this past 4th of July, was prescribed Vicodin, and didn't even fill the prescription. You can beat this! You, the one suffering from the addiction, has to want it. That is the key. The motivation has to come from within yourself. SWIM is about to graduate college, engaged, and has become a functioning member of society. That being said, SWIM has a closely held resentment against these pharmaceutical companies, and is determined to help get these drugs banned. 
Denise Moeggenberg This drug devastates so many lives - not only the addict's but their family as well. My brother was 46 years old when he took his own life because of his addiction to oxycontin. He had a sense of hopelessness due to his inability to overcome his addiction which we found out through his suicide note. Like so many others, he was prescribed the drug for pain due to an accident he suffered at work. My family was unaware of his addiction. It wasn't until after his death that we realized that the signs were there all along. We are heartbroken and live with the guilt of missing the signs that he was in crisis. If we had only known of his suffering then perhaps we could have saved him. His death was senseless and tragic. I hope that one day soon no other person will become the victim of this evil drug.  
Frank Davis Terrible drug. Pharma making billions as a legal drug dealer putting innocent people's lives at risk. This epidemic is ruining millions of families. It's being prescribed by DRs getting perks to push it (the pushers)...knowing you'll need to return regularly for appointments so they can bill insurance for visits. People addicted after only 7 days. Many report coming off Oxi way worse then any pain from surgery or injury. Just never take it. Period. After just a couple of weeks on this garbage, people unrecognizable. Like a bowl of jelly.  
Gina Fluellen I was given this medication by a doctor after a bad car accident.Not too long after I was hooked.After a couple years I was fortunately able to get off them on my own,with help from my husband.I know a lot of people who died from opiates. Ban them forever! 
Adriana Get rid of this horrible drug!! 
Danielle L Sullivan Hi just wanna add I was introduce to this drug back in 2002 lost my leg and put on oxycotin,Never took pain pills but for a first timer this is the one med that nearly destroyed me for I became addicted for when ur put on this drug doctors neglect to tell u the aftermath of coming off and the physical withdrawals that are horrible I mean lost my kids for im looked upon by my family as a junky even thougj i had 10surgeys in 12month then lef was amputaed no looked at that just me as a junkie ans a bad mom go figure i was very alone But I overcame this addiction through support of the program and thank god I have 9years clean a second at a time I got my kids back after 5yrs.And For those of you out there fighting this addiction I'll pray for you and I wanna say I'm so sorry to you that have lost loved ones to this the hardest thing in my life was to fight this disease God Bless to you and ur family's a I hope you will find the help that I did and overcome the addiction. Of opiates!!  
Ramona Wilder So many lives have been ruined,and families have lived with so much pain.for what? It's just so logical that these narcotics would be banned. One person is too many to lose,but there have been so many lives lost,and we,the families are here to say "no more" but who's listening,when will this stop? It's heartbreaking. I know. . 
Jessica Cross Unless your under hospital supervision i dont feel any person should take this drug, if your in that much pain that you cant take just tylenal you should be in the hospital, and that is when they should give that kind of pain medicine, other then that they should send all patients home with tylenal because it works fine without having the drug in it. i was 15 when i have my first oxy and fell in love, that started me in a 12 year on and off addiction, i used oxy's until i couldn't afford the habit anymore and moved to heroin i will forever be fighting this all because i was prescribed my first pain med and love the way it made me feel and how i didnt care what people thought when i took it, it will kill people and it might not be on that actual oxy but it is the beginning drug that will push people to do other strong ones, we obviouslt dont know how to act with those oxys so they need to be gone unless in hospital  
Pugwah Greu I have been on this horrible drug for 18 years it killed me I'm slowly getting off it ruined my life.pure hell 
Sheila Morgan This is a dangerous drug it almost killed my husband im glad they took him off this i hate this drug 
Christi v. Linford I had a brief addiction to the drug and luckily I still have my life the withdrawals from this powerful drug are pure hell I would not wish that pain on my worst enemy. Ill never touch it again and I wish it were. Banned it is very dangerous and extremely deadly. To the family's that have lost loved ones you are forever in my prayers god bless. 
merve sipal My 22 year old brother has been hooked to oxycontin all provided by our diseased and corrupt government. I hope they ban it for good and save all the lives yet to come who will also have to deal with such a disgusting turmoil of a drug. Money and greed has crawled its way into our government, obviously they don't give a shit about giving a safe heroin to people unaware of what it does to families. This drug has been eating at my brothers life and our family for the past 4 years and still is. i'm sure if this heroin wasn't built into a pill form, easily taken my brother would have never took it. Although, i blame him in most of this, i blame the government just as much. 
Debra Bormann May your soul rest in true peace Tyler. You were such an amazing young man and a real inspiration to many. Thank you for being a best friend to many. Micah will be so lucky to have them and your family forever in his life. 
Sue Saccaro??????? This Drug should be Banned,but you know they won't do that because some one is making big bucks on this crap....It is killing our kids, wrecking lives...We have to take a stand against this Drug. 
Michelle H Trejo  
Leslie Giordano My Understanding of the FDA is they are responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of prescription drugs to ensure safety. If this is a fact; then let me ask this one question: Why is this petition still active and the drug not banned yet? With the all the objective evidence to support the epidemic of death's & the certificates confirming the cause why is this petition still active? Makes you question who is lining who's pockets? Do you job & save our children lives. Your are murdering our loved ones. 
Anonymous I will never know the complete truth of my daughter in law's passing, but this horrible drug was prescribed in hervlast months. Of life. She was only 42 when she died in her sleep. I hold her medical facility and home health nurses that come to the house to administer responsibly. They knew she had substance abuse issues and a history. Why raise the risk of overdosing by leaving a permanent iv? For billing and reimbursement in my opinion. I have also witnessed great aggression in personality in an ex spouse. I hopebthis petition is successful in passing. Good luck and best wishes tobour struggling families nationwide.  
Anonymous My son was a victim And only because he had a god job with benefits and strong supporting family did he get detoxes and rehabilitated Yes a divorce and years of financial catch-up Ban the stuff and doctors that prescribe should be deliscenced for letting it go beyond a week My son was on it for 2 years !!!  
Allen Khudaverdyan  
Kevin's Mother Its been seven months since I lost my beautiful son to an addiction that started with Oxycontin.  
Sara Baez  
CYNTHIA DODD Horrible how this drug changes a person, ruins lives, but prescribed to help.  
Rhonda Miller Lost my oldest sister out of 3 of us this Dec 2 due to script drugs for back pain. Got addicted miss her dearly. Don't think this is a safe drug at all !!! 
Beth Lost my mom to OxyContin this past May- please ban this evil drug 
Anonymous My husband is heavily addicted to Oxycotin. His Doctor gives him high doses of this medication as well as sleeping pills, pills for high colesterol, high blood pressure pills, diabetes pills and the list goes on. I am living a hell at home and there is no end in site. Every time my husband comes home it is with more pills. I need to know what can be done. How can I stop his Doctor from prescribing all of this heavy medication. Never once has his Doctor tried to use alternative means of pain control. My husband had several shoulder surgeries years ago and the pain medication do not even help. Why is he being prescribed OxyContin when it does not help with the pain. So now I am living with a maniac that uses OxyContin, sleeping pills and then adds liquor to the mix. At 56 years of GE I can honestly say he is a junkie and his Doctor is a pill pusher. My husband loves Oxycontins more than he loves his family. I can no longer take his moods, disrespect and bizarre behaviour. Where can I go for help? Does anyone care. I want to contact the College Of Physicians in Ontario or go to his Doctor but I am afraid that something bad will happen to me. If anyone can help me I would be thankful. I am desperate to save my family and my husband.  
Marcus Jackson Hi mom. I kinda want to try it, but scared. 
Nanci cicchetti  
Michael Lunos I have lost so many friends to this drug. It is a monster and needs to be stopped please someone stop this before it starts to take entire communities  
Rauchandia Robinson So sorry for everyone's heart ache so sad that this is a route we have to take in order to save a life what type of humans have we become drugs matter more than human life wake up america please rip my brother my friend my heart Germaine Robinson  
Anonymous Been on these for 4 years and cant STOP. I am surprised I am still alive. My body needs it or I cant work, cant get out of bed. I often wish I wont wait up. I hate this drug. I hate myself for every trying it. I am sure I will be buried soon. 
Ashley My father had multiple surgeries from his neck down to his hips after an accident he was in while volunteering during the Hurricane Andrew Relief Program he started called "People Helping People" in South Florida. He was on multiple prescription meds including OxyContin after this accident. 4 years ago he committed suicide after battling his addiction that started after he was prescribed OxyContin. For YEARS he was a "junkie" and got sick of it always going back to wanting to be high again. He took his life because he was tired of the endless psychical/emotional pain and fight he was enduring. Think before you start taking prescription drugs from your doctors. BIG PHARMA PLEASE STOP KILLING OUR FAMILIES WITH YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS!!!  
Anonymous This legal drug is killing loved ones and it needs to stop! This should be completely banned to any new and current patients. It's deadly and I don't want to see loved ones falling into this addiction. I've seen what this can do to loved ones and friends. Please stop it!!!! 
Anonymous I've lost too loved ones since age of 14, (now 27), due to this horrible drug. And the punches keep coming when I keep receiving those horrendous phone calls informing the loss of another. This drug needs to be banned altogether.  
Lindsay Davis Thank you for creating this petition. This drug has ruined so many lives and has opened the door to Heroin to so many good people of all walks of life. So sad to see so many beautiful lives ruined and taken away. I lost a dear family friend in April 2016 and then my ex boyfriend of 5 years in June 2016. They both started with Oxycontin and lortabs. My friend had lost her legs due to gangrene and cellulitis and my ex had a wreck in 2007 that tore half of his leg off. He had to have many reconstructive surgeries and was prescribed Oxycontin. He became extremely violent with Oxy and his moods were erratic. It became always wanting a pill before it was time for another dose. He was in great pain, but he began selling/buying them too. Both my friend and my ex then began Heroin. My friend abusing Morphine patches by eating or injecting the gel from them. They were both very smart and well accomplished people before drugs. They were trustworthy and did their jobs well. My ex became a crook and a theif and my friend was always doctor shopping for pills or trying to make deals for Heroin. My ex died from a tainted dose of Heroin at a party and his body wasn't found for 36 hours, he was 32. The other people at the party just left him, typical of them to save their own asses. My friend was found at another friend's house dead in the floor. She left behind her 9 year old son and her husband. She was 38. I see so many beautiful young people losing and ruining their lives before they've even had a chance to enjoy life. I'm so sorry to all of you for your losses and the pain you are going through. Also very sorry for the families dealing with having to watch their loved ones ruin their lives and refuse help. This shit needs to go! It's the gateway to hell. If I had a choice I'd ban all narcotic related drugs and have more intense screening on who actually needs them like Cancer patients and people in real intense pain. I'd only give them meds or patches in the doctors office to be taken or applied right in front of everyone so noone could steal their prescriptions. It's just a very hard war to fight against and I'd be glad to see this drug among many others erradicated. 
robert flannery i almost lost my son, who was in auto accident, severe back injusy and was given oxycontin, which almost destroyed his life and our family.The drug is killing our kids, it should be banned. 
Anna Smith My brother did a great deed, and donated a kidney to a boy who needed it. He was given Oxycontin as a pain killer. He became addicted, and secretly continued to use it and dug himself a huge financial hole, along with illegal activities. 8 months later, it all came out, and came to a head. My brother couldn't take it anymore, and he hung himself.  
Anonymous In memory of one of the sweetest boys I have known. 
Travis Gosnell I lost my dad to Oxycontin. I could say a lot he's my best friend I love him, I'm only 33 but I'm no stranger to death loss or love.I'm not going to go on and on about my opinions have another man I'm just saying coming from my background and watching my dad's hip pain bring him to the point where he would try oxycotton but the next day try aleve or strong ibuprofen it's bullshit that anyone can prescribe a hard-working man let me not get critical it's hard to sit back and watch from the background I come from my dad and the error of opiate abuse get prescribed something that will make him not wake up because of an accidental overdose I want a pill that carries a drug that I watch destroyed my age group and younger I warned him from the very beginning that it's a demon unmatched by any I've ever seen on the street I'm no stranger to the rain I'm far from perfect butt I have to say if I went to college to pass out drugs then I will take the time to know how it's affecting them andthere that shit I quit taking a mother fucker that you get hooked on opiates word for anything are there high as closest relatives be more responsible if you sell street drugs do you know how fucking responsible you have to be and my dad can get that shit from a pharmacist without ever checking to see if it doesn't fucking thing cartilage between the femur and the hip all the studying all the history of Medicine in all that you can do is write some shit down on a paper to pacify people fuck oxycotton good people do Die 2 thank you for your time I apologize for the language daddy don't just rest in peace I hope you know that I do everything I can like I did for you for each and every individual that comes across a Lortab or an oxy cotton I'll be that warning label until they get one thanks for your time love you  
Anonymous An all too common addiction... how is this drug still legal ?? 
V Grondin  
Anonymous I lost my brother after he did a year in prison, clean and sober. I picked him up on a Friday and he got to the doctors on Monday. Tuesday March 21,2006 he was dead. So thank you to the doctor for writing a script for 200 percit. 
Michelle R Coats  
Carol Minkovitz  
Amanda Goodrich Horrible drug that robs people's lives from them and robs them from their loved ones. 
Michelle Brown Get rid of this drug!  
Jeremy medeiros Gyyg 
Amy Plaisance  
Anonymous My son stole the copper from 4 industrial machines that valued $50K. The machines are now total junk. All for Oxy's. In all, the copper mass was near 2000lbs, with a salvage value of about $4000.00. At this point there is NOTHING a farther can do for someone that's this strung out on drugs. I did file a theft report. Yes, I will prosecute. Yes, he will do jail time. The sad part is his mother is the enabler and in total denial. I'm am financially devastated! After the investigation, It will be interesting to know who all partook of this cleaver heist behind my back. I have suspicion the mother helped.  
Patricia Wymbs  
Dana Voelzke Please ban Oxycontin. My brother became addicted to painkillers. He passed a few years back. 
Martha mcguire  
Martha mcguire  
Andrew L. Foulkes This is crazy. Pharmacies should be helping people, not looking to make profits. FDA failed to protect us. 
Barbara Lichtenberger  
Joseph Mazzei  
Sharon Pacheco-Adamec  
J DiMattia  
Edith Tella  
Mary Morgan  
Susan Salomone I lost my son Justin 
Stacey weisrl  
Deb D'Angelo  
Monica Kirk  
Donna Fusco  
Pamela Hansen  
Shannon McGregor  
Lisa Conca  
Scott Metz  
George F. Caula Jr. I have seen for my self how this drug has completely ruined a good young woman. She prostituted herself night and day, she did not buy food or supplies that she needed all her money went to buying the drug,she was pregnant and gave birth to 2 children while using, her mother and father refused to let her live with them, she would steal for her habit and is in jail now.  
Angela Hall Those lost lives can never be replaced! 
Tina Sabat  
Tanya Perry Please stop this drug, I have lost loved ones from this drug.  
Vincent C. Torraco Jr. Fortunately for me opiods make me sick and I do not take them but the losses so many of us have endured are to great to do and not say anything. Saw this written somewhere " May you be free from suffering and all its causes". 
Crystal K Maier  
jeanne moyer Would someone p;ease email me and let me know where I can get a ban oxycontin bracelet. I work in a very popular and well known store W. :) and would wear it proudly. (size small) 
Rebecca Harlan I lost my 28 year old son to oxy in 2010. He was not a drug addict, he was a fine young man who was in a auto accident and was prescribed oxy for pain.  
Anonymous I work in the medical field and have loved ones that are addicted to this pain killer now. It has to STOP 
MaryAnn Foppiano On September 1, 2016, I lost my wonderful nephew to substance abuse and he too in the 90's got involved with oxycontin. This led to cocaine and heroin. This is so sad and he could not overcome this. It overtook him, we need to do something about the dealer's. A generation of young people are being lost to this --gateway drug. It should be banned and our attitudes regarding addiction needs to change. We need to be reeducated. We need to start young with the message. Young people make a bad choice, they are not bad! They come from all walks of life and all backgrounds. Addiction does not discriminate. Tough love is not always the answer for everyone. Our children need help! 
Jacqueline Cosenza lost my brother to heroin at his young age of 33. For him it started with lower dosage of pills and he gradually used stronger ones. He started to run out of his script early and starTed the chase to look for pills on the street because he was afraid of any type of withdrawl. He eventually start to snort the damn pills and got worse. He started taking oxicotin and eventually heroin because it was cheaper. He had lost a great job, he stayed living to his family on a constant basis, he had stolen from his mother and brotherto pawn or drug trade, he and his girlfriend has stolen from stores, neglected their selves etc..etc..ect..the list goes on as everyone knows. It is mentally and physically drainingredients on the family as the family goes through the addiction with them. THIS IS AN EPIDEMIC THAT IS KILLING EVERYONE AND CAN NOT BE IGNORED ANYMORE!!!! I still and have always loved my brother and this is not who he was this is who he became because of the drug. I love you Paul and my tears still flow. R.I.Paul 5-10-2016. Love your big sister, Jacqueline 
Ryan Mullins Please ban Oxycontin.  
Kristi Anderson  
Anonymous You should be aware of something. I was at a party and a Purdue Pharma drug rep by the name of Kim Lockwood was there. Purdue being the manufacturer and proprietor of Oxycotin. Lockwood was visibly drunk and confided that they (Purdue) pay doctors to write prescriptions to push oxycotin. That’s right, they pay doctors to get people addicted to their drug. This is how it works... She would personally hold all expense paid weekly dinners at high end restaurants that a number of “select” doctors would be invited to attend. Each doctor would be paid a minimum of $1,000 for giving a 5 minute speech about pain reduction and how they fight pain with Purdue’s drug, namely oxycotin. By paying the doctors to speak every week, they (Purdue) get around the law against paying the doctors to actually write prescriptions. Now this is where it gets interesting...She said that Purdue would buy data from the drug dispensaries (Drug Stores) and that data would identify all of the names of the doctors in each region and every prescription each doctor wrote that month. They would scan the data and pick out the doctors that were writing a high amount of prescriptions for oxy. Then Lockwood would contact the ones that were writing the most oxy prescriptions, to “give them their rewards”...She pointed out that $4,000 a month over and above their existing salaries was pretty good money and guaranteed the doctors would continue to write scripts. In the event their numbers dropped, they wouldn’t be invited the next month and the doctors were quick to learn “which side their bread was buttered on”. As it turns out, Kim Lockwood’s father is Brian Lockwood, Purdue’s CFO in Canada. This is how they get around the laws and you have to agree, It doesn’t get any more corrupt than this. I don’t know if this is public information, but now it is ; )  
Anonymous My dad let me try his Oxy for a knee injury and it was the worst thing I've ever done. I was instantly hooked. I ended up stabbing a knife through my foot just to get painkillers. I'm now almost 2years clean and a completely different person. This drug needs banned or at the very least ONLY prescribed for 30 days Max (With a tapering off period in the last 2 weeks) This drug made me lie, steal and manipulate everyone around me for many years. Enough is enough! 
Anonymous Not one more! <3 
Anonymous i am a healthcare provider and it is obvious that this is the true gateway to heroin and also clogs the system w/ people faking pain to get this legal form of heroin. i will be happy to forgo this drug should i have pain in the future. 
Anonymous I was in a store recently when a mother came in with her 12 year old daughter who was in leg cast from a cheerleading fall. The mother gleefully told all who asked about the child that they just came from the doctor who gave the child oxycontin and that she was feeling just great! The morons of the world just don´t get it. This is the first petition I have seen and I hope it does work. Why bother worrying about the drugs coming across the border when our children are getting hooked by their irresponsible, greedy doctors and big pharma. Zanax and Ambien are two other drugs given out like candy and are also killing people and should be banned as well.  
Barbara Wyrick I lost my son to a Heroin overdose at the age of 30. It all started with Oxycontin, a podiatrist gave him a prescription for 240 pills a month for an ankle injury that had been surgically corrected and healed. He was only 24 years old when he became hooked on this drug. Eventually the doctor was slapped on the hand and had to take a course in pain control, she is alive and still practices today. My son then turned to Methadone and graduated up to a 280 mg dose a day, when the doctor at the pain clinic that was giving him this mega dose was forced to stop practicing, my son turned to the street and became a Heroin addict. This ocurred over a 6 year period, ruining our family relationships and the hope of any peace, also draining our bank account for drug detox centers that never worked. He has been gone 8 years, I live with the pain of his death every single day, it doesn't get any easier with time as they say. The sad thing is.......statistics have escalated 10 times to what the drug epidemic was then, and there is still not anymore help for these addicts than there was 8 years ago. Parents and Grandparents continue to carry the financial burden for any help for these addicts. How many young people have to die before our goverment realizes this is an epidemic out of control and does something to end this plaque upon the earth ?  
Patricia Parker To addictive, needs gone 
Lisa Many people I know Know got addition from prescription doctors gave them. As doctors let patients go and doctors state shut down or what ever the reason. Are addicted to heroin now many are died dying slowly and for me thank God have one that made it. Thank doctors of these people that are now addicted should have to pay for there recovery's none of them that I know or knew have insurance. Period end of story untill they are broke if that's what it takes. Doctors know what they were and are doing.  
Anonymous The most painful experience is having to watch a loved one try and overcome this addiction. My husband had been in a very bad truck accident when a 18 wheeler made a illegal pass and slammed into the driver side door of his 18 wheeler. It threw him to the passenger door and only to have a sudden jerk back from the seat belt. Cab engulfed in flames he rolled out and went u conscious for several days waking in a hospital days later. The real life long problems began after that, multiple disc slipped and multiple cracks to many vertebrates. So then began dr after dr prescribing opiate based pain killers to aid in pain relief with no reguard of the long term effects this would have on him and how much it would distort his mind. A strong,educated,hard working man fights addiction daily with lots wins and alot of losses. This disease of addiction is not only tearing him apart personally fighting these overwhelming urges to use again but a family too. Otiginally for pai. And now consumed with the need for more as a way of coping with life it seems. Ill never understand looking toward him the battle he struggles with in his mind buti know from the outside its devasting for a wife and kids to have to see a man so different before now consumed by his addiction. Any steps to prevent others from the pain of addiction and the loved ones of a addict from going thru this ongoing battle to regain normalacy in their lives is well worth its weight in gold. Its heart breaking and effects the whole home not just the addict. 
Chris Garibo  
Keith Moses  
Anonymous I agree to the fullest this pill has a very strong addiction and the only way to stop is by doing heroin. Now Heroin is our main problem, but it all startrd with thepills. I have many family members who are trying to come off them :( 
Angela Ford  
Amanda Conlon I live in the UK and if it is banned then it will never be given to pain sufferers here... I am amazed that it has been allowed to destroy so many lives in the US and other countries.. 
Gerardo Villegas Ban the distribution of this drugs  
Martha Orrego The government send money to other countries to fight drug dealers. Instead of took care inside the country of this drug dealers with name Doctors. 
Joe Mundell  
Anonymous My Dad was prescribed this horrible drug for the his breathing problems from pulmonary fibrosis. He was not the same person and had become very depressed. The doctor continued to prescribe this medication knowing how depressed my Dad had become...until my Dad took his own life. Words cannot describe the sorrow my Family is going through. Please take this poison away from the hands of physicians.  
Anonymous Opiate based drugs should have never been in the hands of doctors to prescribe and create this mainstream crap going on. Everyone knows heroin is highly addictive. Why would you make a pill deriving from heroin and then be shocked that everyone is addicted? What did they thing would happen? Stupid..... 
Michelle Morgan-Harsin Why, twenty years later and still on the market?? Because we need to make the pharm companies pay...maybe they will start to listen!!! 
Lisa j I have spent many years with a loved one being addicted to this medicine, not to mention a sibling supplying him the drug, for years I had my suspicion he was taking something and it has ruined the best years of our little family it caused awful things to happen on withdrawal times and just as I began to think it was coming to an end with his supply from them falling out, he manages to now be prescribed oxytocin I really don't think the doctor knows how bad this is and the effects can be potentially lethal, it scares me all the time I don't know where to take this and how to tell the gp with confidentiality I'm fed up I hate this medicine it's destroying everything he thinks it's brilliant been prescribed it big smiles as if it were his birthday telling me this will give him life it's so wrong please take this drug off the market 
terry donohue Sacklers should be imprisoned. 
Kim Martin Everyone I care about in my life has been affected in some way by this drug that I consider a plague across Our Nation! 
Traye Martin This drug has completely tore my family apart my wife is an addict and runs of on us too Chase pills it's so sad we have a 2 year old daughter who needs her mother  
Anonymous This drug has nearly killed the one I love, ruined his career, destroyed any lingering strings with family members, and ruined his physical appearance to the point that he is nearly unrecognizable. It must stop, this epidemic must end. 
Anonymous Thank you for starting this petition. The people need to rise up and start taking prescription abuse seriously. It is an epidemic that concerns everyone. 
Rochelle Decker  
Tracy walker  
Mike I have been taking oxycodone for 5 months and now I take 80mgs a day I can't stop where should I start ? Did any recover completely from this ?  
Walter Clark Oxycotin should be a illegal drug like cocaine. It is a dangerous drug. If caught using it, should be arrested and be sent to jail, or to prison if given to someone if someone dies from it. 
Aspen Redondo Its hard to even put into words what this drug has done to my mother... She got started on them a couple years back & hasn't been the same ever since, the drug has complete changed the woman I used to call my mother. Now everyday all she does is sit on the couch & watch the same damn TV shows all day & sleep. Its impossible to even carry on a conversation with her when she's on them & she's basically no better than a fried vegetable. My family & I have tried constantly to talk to her about it but nothing has changed & recently she even said she doesn't want to gt off of them or go to rehab so we're kind of at a dead end. I'm only 17 by the way and its like I'm living alone because its like my mother doesn't even exist. Please, help get this drug out of the world, I just want my mom back, its not only killing her, its hurting me & my family immensely too. 
mike dykhoff My wives addiction has destroyed her life and our marriage and tore the family aprat. 
Anonymous also put the doctors in jail who keep pushing this poison on people just to make more money. They are evil. 
Kasra majzoob OxyContin is a death sentence. It physically and mentally high jacks your body and mind and makes and makes people it's slave. It doesn't help pain, it distracts you from it. Instead of helping people rehabilitate it causes more problems in the end. I have lost multiple friends to the opiod OxyContin and watched it demolish the future of many others. I despise the drug and the pharmaceutical companies that get people addicted just for money. It is like having the devil high jack your soul. Please ban OxyContin as well as its partner, oxycodone.  
Diane Ambrose  
Alecia Phelps  
Anonymous my friends true love wife overdosed on this drug. the only case I know of people taking this drug is to abuse it even if they had legitimate pain when they start everyone abuses it. 
Christine Klimkowski The overprescribing of OxyContin is directly responsible for the current heroin epidemic among our young adults. My 20 year old daughter has been prescribed it for minor procedures like wisdom tooth removal. We need to begin suing these doctors who are over prescribing this drug when a direct link can be made between doctor prescribing leads to heroin addiction/overdose. Maybe they'd think twice about prescribing. 
Janice Lent Ban this legalized drug cartel from killing our children! 
Kristi When is somebody, anybody going to do something to take these pills off the market? The drug company that manufactures these and the Drs are making way too much money, they don't care about all the deaths, or all the families that are devastated and broken apart! Half my family are all addicted and it has torn my family apart! Nothing has helped no matter how many times they have been in and out of treatment, nothing is going to help until these pills are no longer available to get!!!!!  
charlie rael  
Daniel VandeRiet  
deb petullo Oxycontin is a very dangerous drug! I know people who take it for legit pain ,but I am very worried! This drug kills! Please,please,stop this drug! I also know youngvteens that have died from it! Please and thank you.Deb Petullo 
Samantha Held  
Christine Smith My family was destroyed by this drug. My husband at the time became highly addicted.He sold over 90,000 of our families assets.He was a successful hard working man. We lost everything we worked for in a 24 year marriage.  
jim miller  
S. D. It Is unconscionable that doctors actually prescribe this drug and others like it that are highly especially those given to children that are highly addictive.  
John Arthur Burriss, III While we are fortunate in our extended family, not to have been impacted directly by this drug, or to know people personally who have suffered from it, we consider it the highest form of tragedy that this drug and others that are so destructive, are not only allowed in America but in many cases actively encouraged. When Federal Government bureaucrats continue to make so many terrible decisions, it is beyond comprehension that American voters keep selecting the candidates who promise to expand the government and continue this march of ever–increasing quantities of these terrible regulatory decisions.  
chris monteros My son was an NCAA hockey player, while in boston, he was prescribed oxycontin for a broken jaw. This has changed his and our entire lives. He did graduate, but came out of college extremely has been nothing but lies, theft, wrecked cars, jail and near death. After sending him to 2 rehab centers which are unaffordable, he has now graduated to heroin. He has overdosed twice and we are left with the impossible decision of letting him reach bottom. I am frightened to the point of indecision. I just had to kick him out of our home. God help us. What will it take to get synthetic opiates OFF the market? All the corporate money in the world is not worth the loss of my son or any of our children 
michael kenny Iwas put on oxycontin and oxycodone after a very serious motorbike accident,since then it has totally wrecked my life,Family and friends are gone,it is totally crazy that such a drug be given to anyone,i live a lonelly isolated life now,it has caused unbelieveable problems in every aspect of my life.WHY is this terrible drug still getting used,it can only be to line the pockets of the company who makes it,without regard to human rights,im from the UK,and im determinned to bring this to light everyway possible,i cant believe the harm and tragic effects this drug has,they are no better than major drug crime organisations,but it is legal and so easily given out and prescribed without any health warnings.SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE NOW. 
Mike Miller Ban it. Save lives now. 
Ali caldwell Praying others will understand... we will make HUGE strides in stopping the destruction of addiction by getting rid of and/or severely reducing the amount/availability of prescribed narcotic medications. 
Emily Sattler  
Beth Guinta If I were to say what I really want to say, I'd fill up the whole internet. I have that much anger . 
joseph bramanti I've lost 3 good friends to this drug. 2 died in there sleep,another moved on to H and overdosed.there ages were 23,30,42. I have had just 1/4 of a oxy pill in 2004 and my face felt like it was melting off. I could feel how easy it would be to just eat 4or 5 and go night night forever. I knew right then this is not good for anyone unless constantly being monitered by a nurse or doctor. I flushed the rest of the pill down the toilet Where It BELONGS!  
Mary sample  
Alice Muniz  
Lynne Keller Know to many people addicted to this drug.  
Jill Bradley the drug administration officials that allowed this drug into the public should be put in jail. The Oxycontin poem I destroy homes, I tear families apart. I take your children, and that’s just the start. I’m more costly than diamonds, more precious than gold. The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold. If you need me, remember I’m easily found. I live all around you – in schools, and in town. I live with the rich, I live with the poor. I live down the street, and maybe next door. If this scar es you, it certainly should.I have many names, but there’s one you know best.I’m sure you’ve heard of me. My name is Oxycontin. My power is awesome, try me you’ll see. But if you do, you may never break free. Just try me once and I might let you go. But try me twice, and I will own your soul. When I possess you, you’ll steal and you’ll lie. You do what you have to, just to get high. The crimes you’ll commit for my narcotic charms will be be worth the pleasure you’ll feel in your arms. You’ll lie to your mother, you’ll steal from your dad. When you see their tears, you should feel sad. But you’ll forget your morals and how you were raised. I’ll be your conscience, I’ll teach you my ways. I take kids from parents, and parents from kids. I turn people from God, and separate friends. I’ll take everything from you – your looks, and your pride. I’ll be with you always, right by your side. You’ll give up everything – your family, your home, your friends, your money. Then you’ll be alone. I’ll take and take til you have nothing more to give. When I’m finished, you’ll be lucky to live. If you try me be warned – this is no game. If given the chance, I’ll drive you insane. I’ll ravish your body, I’ll control your mind. I’ll own you completely, your soul will be mine. You won’t be able to lie in your bed. The voices you’ll hear, from inside your head. The sweats, the shakes, the pain your body will feel. I want you to know, these are all gifts from me. But then it’s too late. And you’ll know in your heart that you are mine. And we shall not part. You’ll regret that you tried me. They always do. But YOU came to get me, not me to you. You knew this would happen, many times you were told. But you challenged my power, and chose to be bold. You could have said no, and just walked away. If you could live that day over, now what would you say? I’ll be your master, you will be my slave. I’ll even go with you, when you go to your grave. Now that you have met me, what will you do? Will you try me or not? It’s all up to you. I can bring you more misery than words can tell. Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell. ~ Author Unknown ~ 22 Likes15 Comments116 Shares  
Richard Neilson  
William Hodge The Sackler family (Perdue) made $10 Billion dollars in profits from their so called miracle pain medication OxyContin. That company, and their scientists lied in many of their studies to get OxyContin approved by the FDA. Our Government, should take every penny, the Sackler family received in profits, and put it in a fund to help anyone who had their lives destroyed by OxyContin. I wish there was a way for me to sue those POS. I would recommend everyone to read the book about OxyContin on this link.  
Debi Holland ?? My ex-husband was almost killed by a drunk driver and medevac this was in 1999 he was put on Percocet and within a month I could tell a change and he was addicted he is still been battling addiction since then consequently my son started getting high with him and now I'm battling addiction with my son heroin , he just got released five weeks ago from present doing seven months and a rehab and he is now back in prison he relapsed four days after coming home from prison now I'm looking into a long-term treatment facility for him far away from this area that I live in we have an epidemic on her hands and the gentleman who approved it of the FDA who retired in 1997 amended three weeks ago when nightly news that it was the biggest mistake ! One out of three make it 120 diet day we are losing a whole generation I'm sick to my stomach and I can't believe that nothing is being done about it it's affects everybody I don't care if you're a billionaire are you up for it affects you  
Sharon Smolka  
Brian Lee  
David Morata My story is long but not different. Hurt my back at work in 2001 and my journey with Pain Management began. I was blessed to find a doctor in 2012 that told me the truth about the Drug. Get Off he told me. Using pain mess for long term pain was causing my pain. He was right. have personal experience with this drug. It has effected me and my family. I have lost friends and loved ones to this drug. My 73 yr old mother 35 yr old brother are addicted to this drug. My 25 yr old son started on OxyContin but has now gone on to Herion Because of that gateway drug. Philippines does not allow that or any opioids base medication in that country. I know. I searched for 3 days. Reason why? They know it kills once it gets to the streets and its highly addictive. Please stop making it so the next generation doesn't get hooked on opiates. It's a life long battle for me now.  
Anonymous Any narcotic that was meant for the terminally ill should not be prescribed in a doctors office or a pain clinic. It should be monitored in a hospital setting if absolutely needed. This drug has taken over. My daughter will be 20 next month and I have watched her and most of her friends that she has grown up with become addicted and prisoners of their self. It's sad to watch someone completely ruin their life because of a drug. Anything that makes everything and everyone in your life not matter is a terrible thing and should not be allowed on the streets,in the pharmacies,and doctors should not be able to prescribe this out of their office to people that are not dying. It's a sad world when the all mighty dollar over rules the right thing to do. This narcotic should be BANNED before it completely ruins the future of this world. 
Jason Bartlett  
Mike Doucet  
Joshua McNellis  
Tatyana Strelkova My son is a drug addict for almost 10 years and me and my husband have no life all those years, there is no place for us where we could be happy  
Billy Ayala I have a family member who battles with opiates. It's horrible how many people it affects. This is a highly addicting drug and should, without a doubt, be removed from excistance.  
Richard Ward The government needs to remove this drug from distribution and destroy it. 
robin ganz  
Pamela french OxyCotton destroyed my family financially, physically, emotionally and my life will never be the same. It will destroy everything good if it's not stopped! :( 
traci brannon dunlap my sister is an addict she obtains it legally and illegally. it needs to be taken off the market. she will eventually kill herself on it but we have done all we can to help her. 
Dorothy Saviano  
William Bennett  
Anonymous ONLY if the manufacturers are made to foot the cost of detox and rehab. Otherwise they should be in jail. They ALWAYS know what a drug will do. 
Jared Horenstein My soon to be ex-wife became addicted to this medication 2 years ago. Since then she has lost custody of our daughter, been in numerous car accidents as a result of the medication and abuses other prescription medications. This is a horrible drug and is not a medication! This drug ruined my marriage and my ex's life.  
Rhonda irwin My brother committed suicide on this horrible drug , our government is doing nothing but creating drug addicts with all these pain killers. The doctors who dope this stuff out should have to live one of the addicts for a week. Then maybe they think twice about prescribing it. 
Linda Cook  
Joshua Gogarty My brother went to the doctor for back pain, was prescribed opioids and he died.  
Anonymous Ban all opiates! They ruin lives.  
Shirley Outlaw I hate what the drug has done to my daughter, she was sucked in by it as a teen. Its a deceitful device of the devil....i pray Jesus help for safety and strength to rid the desire for this addictive drug. Also stop the Pharma from its sale. To be replaced with Jesus restoration, love and strength every day!  
Stephen Barsky DDS I am a former Pharmacist and Dentist. We don't need this drug on the market at all.  
Cheryl George Two of my three children became addicts It has brought our family to its knees, after 7 overdoses between them ,arrests,jail,probation,hepatitis c,liver shock,shame,distress,rehab multiple times loss of wages to myself and my husband I could go on and on but the most distressing is the fact that it could have been avioded it was all because Pharma Pharmaceticels lied about the drugs addictiveness and now our country has an epidemic of heron addicts so they could line thier pockects with money. They will reap what they have sown. Our leaders will not make Pharma pay they think the minor amount they have been forced to pay is fair but it was a meager drop in thier billion dollar bucket. This medicine is now being tested on children in our country. The shame of it I am without words as to the shameless leaders we have that will not just allow it to continue but now will market it to CHILDREN.WHAT!!!  
Fiona Domergue  
Thomas Harrington I was addicted to oxycontin for years and it cost me alot... it drained me and made me feel soul less... 
Deborah Denise Moorer This killed Prince. What a scurge! Get ban it, ban it. 
Erin rank  
David J Sanford To anyone who says OxyContin arent addictive " good luck to your lives when it gets ahold of your and or a loved one. Very serious  
PATRICIA T RIVERA I am a 75 year old woman, stay off of this terrible drug because as much as you think it helps it does not help at all!!!! when you have no more left, you just pray for death! and if death does not happen, you start going crazy in the head. all you can think about is the next two pills. 
jenny monterrosa  
Gwin cantrell My husband was prescribed this due to surgery. I had a horrible headache and took one pill. Within a short period of time I felt so good. I flushed them. Anything that makes you feel that good is addictive. I'm 70 and felt young again. Dangerous drug. 
Toni Buchanan My daughter was addicted to OxyContin and heroine for over 4 years. She lost custody of both of her children and it's just a miracle that she is still alive. She finally went to Teen Challenge for 13 months after losing 2 fiancées. This drug is so addictive and so easy for them to get. The problem is that since its prescription anyone can fake injuries to get them. We have to ban this drug or we will continue to lose our loved ones and ruin many lives. The worse thing about it is the innocent children that are in having to live through all of it.  
Claudia It makes patients adictive to this medicatio not good.  
Martha Ortiz I have lost a truly beautiful human being my sister n law. It stared when it was prescribed to her for a leg injury. Please help so we won't lose anymore loved ones to this horrible epidemic that it has become.  
Tina Acree There is no good that comes from this drug!!! 
denise davenport  
Heather Feeney  
Eileen McLaughlin  
Holly Fletcher It ruined my family 
Christine Smith My son was prescribed at 16 for a shoulder injury, once dr finally took him off at which point he was addicted and it became to expensive to buy pills off the street he started heroin. 
charlene marie It needs to stop or more will die!!! 
Joanne Daley  
Mary DeMarco  
Levi A Irish  
Cynthia Wyman Please make the humane decision to save thousands of people from dying from this drug....... take it off the market. It is an addictive drug, people need to be helped and if Purdue Pharma wants to turn this around find a cure to fight the disease of addiction.  
Sheldon zayon  
Melisa Marks At the age of 19 and in our house, my son died of acute heroin intoxication. basically the cornorer said he took too much too fast. It all started with OxyContin. 
Linda Rondinome  
Meghan Carlino  
susan moratti  
Anonymous My son started with oxy and progressed to heroin until it ended his life. Something MUST be done to stop this insanity! 
michael garruto  
Claire Dunbar  
Shirley Black  
Gina Clawson  
Maureen Walther  
Carla Litolff  
Sandra Blood  
Jennifer Coccia  
Lorie fishell  
Patty Fennell My daughter, Kylie Kristine Abbott was taking oxycontin, prescribed by a Dr for pain, from years of cheerleading injuries. When the prescription ran out and she was unable to get any other pain medicine, she started using heroin, which she bought on the streets, much cheaper than $40 a pill for oxyconton. Since, she has passed away, November 6,2014. Had she never taken oxycontin and not been so desperate for help she might still be alive today. 
leona love  
Linda Lonobile This is the root to addiction. The world has lost too many loved ones due to this drug that leads to addiction. We have a Worldwide Epidemic that needs to be stopped. The companies that distribute this drug as well as the doctors and dealers should be held accountable. The FDA needs to quit filling their pockets with payoff's also and discontinue distribution in USA. 
Mary Peckham  
madeline scarano  
Lori Lochner  
Mary Roche Loftus  
Linda Pair There are other pain medications which can be prescribed and controlled. We need to take the PROBLEM, Heroin off the streets and educate and communicate. 
Bruce Walsh Big business chooses to make money without regard to our children's lives.  
Suzanne holmquest  
Tina Fratus  
Linda Ely Too many lives taken at such young ages! It needs to stop now!! 
Deborah Allen No need for more words here. Read all the other comments. Same story all around. It needs to be stopped now! 
Sandra Gallion All OxyContin is "hospital heroin". Yes it was thought to be a good thing, but all these pain meds were for cancer and very sick patients. Now we give it for a sprain, a toothache, a minor infection. A little pain is good for the soul. My son got a prescription for this drug when he was in a car accident and had over extended neck muscles. It wasn't long before he was addicted and after they got too expensive on the streets after the physicians cut him off and resorted to heroin and now my only son is gone, forever 24 !!! We need remove this drug because the CDC and the physicians take no accountability and so we as the public must!! 
Kelly Johnson  
Jennifer Small Too many, too soon too young!! 
Marylou Shoemaker  
Gina Sitaras Enough. Enough lives have been lost and/or destroyed by this drug. We can't sit by any longer and not take action to get rid of this deadly drug once and for all  
Yvonne Publicover  
Sheila cook  
Alison MacLean I am tired of seeing people die. Something must be done and substance use disorder/opiate use rarely starts with a needle in the arm, yet for so many who fight it that is how it ends. This drug was never intended to be used as it is now and banning it is the only way to stop the freight train of pain, suffering and destruction. 
Anthony Russo So sorry for everyone's loss 
Rebecca Campbell  
Mrs. Linnea Sandkuhler Ban this drug to help stop the next generation of Heroin users. No one starts off using heroin. 
Edward A Brindley  
Debi Lehti My son had a problem with substance abuse.He was taking pills what ever he could get his hands on.Eventually led to herion.I know this because I took him to get the shot vivitrol.He had to tell the doctor what pills he was taking.He didn't want me to go in with him.I was shocked and said your gonna die if you keep doing this.I told him heart problems exist in the family.I mentioned so many times how much I loved him.Love wasn't enough to save him.I know my son knew how deeply I loved him.He knows I tried everything in my power to help him.I hate herion the addict hate the disease.He passed 3 years ago.I will fight for all the survivors who have a substance abuse problem.The stigma associated with any kind of disease has got to stop.Nobody wants to have a disease or become addicted to something.We are loosing a generation. Pharmaceutical companies have alot to do with the abuse of prescription drugs. 
Zoeann Campbell  
Judy Ameigh Grover Know so many who abuse this drug. 
Pat buckley Too many people loosing thier life 
Carrie Walker My 18yr old son died from a overdose of oxycontin. My son had a baby on the way and was just beginning his life. Because of this drug there is a little girl that will never know what a great man he was. BAN OXYCONTIN! Stop the killing of our children.  
Audrey Richards Hudson  
Debra Deagle I lost my only child, my son Stephen. I was a single parent for 32 years and my son was a rising star, brilliant, gifted and caring. My and my family's world has been shattered because of this drug. I am willing to do all I can to help ban this deadly drug. Thank you! 
Lisa Garcia  
patricia Pattow Please, please, please stop manufacturing this drug, it's killing so many people! 
Maryann Marshall My son is a heroin addict from getting hooked on Oxycontin 
Anonymous I was a nurse and years ago these types of meds were only prescribed to those who were dying in pain with cancer. Now a days they prescribe them for everything. Shame on the pharmaceutical companies, the doctors and the beyond rich CEO's making a crap ton of money and turning innocent americans into addicts. WAKE UP AMERICA YOUR BEING USED TO FATTEN UP THEIR WALLETS. They want you hooked because, They want the money to keep rolling in. I have seen so many get hooked and many move onto heroin when they could no longer get the drugs. So many have died. Ban this drug and these rich companies should pay for americas rehab and the CEOs and doctors who prescribe should pay. Its all about money they don't care about nothing else. And once a person is hooked, they just want more and more and more.  
Erin Nothing good has ever come of any narcotic pain meds, there are much healthier options. Too many people are destroying their lives and dying because improper use. I personally know too many people destroying their lives and that have died because of the abuse, all stemming from being prescribed from a doctor and then getting hooked. All narcotic pain med should be banned!  
Louis J Didomenicis  
Laura Roth This drug should be banned. It will destroy young lives. 
Jeannie dangelo Please find a pain pill that does not addictive, it causes euphoria which we all enjoy, and want more, if this wasnt such a fkd up world we wouldnt try to escape so much. Regulate opiates or stop killing people, sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, nieces, nephews, cousins, famous people too!! Prince, was taken away. 
Don Richardson TA women on a cell phone rear ended me causing injuries she had minimum Liability .Then I was losing muscle mass in right leg and had a back operation to save my right leg Then 30 months of oxycodone for pain The oxycodone caused 3-heart attacks and I had heart bypass surgery ($300,000) I then needed another back operation in which they fused spine and inserted rods and screws. Now I have a weak heart on daily meds and still in a wheel chair The damned lawyer said that's the law . basically this generation is Hurray for me and raises the middle finger for everyone else Congress is corrupted and FDA is operated for drug cartel benefit The people are used to pay the freight Oxycodone is equal to heroin in formula I was never warned of side effects and death .I. Was told I died twice in heart surgery Purdue Pharma is making $1.3 Billion a year since 2005 . The country is run by gangsters in pinstripes So A warning to everyone the pill pushing doctors don't care about what happens to people Be warned not to take the pharmaceutical poisons God Bless the people Sincerely Don Richardson  
Alissa Vuola I lost my husband to Oxycoti. He was 38 and a we had two children and one on the way. This is a horrible drug who destroys lives, families, and friendships. There is no medical reason for this drug to be prescribed to anyone unless they are suffering from a terminal illness. Please ban this drug.  
courtney I was addicted to oxytocin for 3 years and it almost ruined my life, i had to get help thru my insurance to get off but if i did not have a way for help I do not know how I could have fought one of the toughest battles of my life. It so easy to other drugs because of how strong the addiction is and withdrawls. This drug has to be banned it only masks the pain not even that much better percocet or vicodin so why have something so strong RUINING peoples lives left and right on the market ,I guarantee banning will save more than a few lives! 
TROY L ABRAHAM This is an epidemic that causes death of lives amd breaks up families. It also an ingredient if not mistaken in Crystal Meth. Hopefully this address soon to help the youth that are the future. 
Brooke Almeida Please take oxy off streets it killed my mother and my aunt and almost my sister 
Daniel Genrich I think all Congress and the Senators aka 'The Peoples spokesman' are all on Drugs probably ... Oxycontin !  
vincent torraco i have grown up in a drug addicted town and hate what it has become ive fought this battle myself and have seen so many fail that cant speak now, but i know that they would want me to sign. I dont want my children to grow in a country that is addicted to opiates and oxy is the gateway. when something comes to dominate your life you become its slave and for a synthetic substance to hold this power should be recognized as a very bad thing people that were honest, hardworking, loving individuals can be prescribed and become a shell of there former selves and I cant bear loosing anyone else. People dont always see the nightmare surrounding them but look for yourself its on every street corner every town and suburb see it through there eyes because they surely wish the drug never existed whether they admit or not deep down they wish they never had access.... 
Lisa brunori I work in the medical field and all I see prescribed is OxyContin to my patients. It's a shame these doctors never prescribe anything else these days or try anything less addictive or milder for a simple ache or pain. I lost my mother and stepmother to prescription Med addiction. The fight my sisters and I endured was years long and impossible to win. Their doctors were completely uncooperative when we tried to beg them to please cut down on the meds they were giving our loved ones. I even tried to call one of the organizations that regulates physician activity with prescription drug prescribing and they were not interested in hearing my complaint. It's sad what the medical field has come to.  
Donna Cruz  
Gen agustsson BAN! 
Tonya Jackson OxyContin took my son's life on Feb 28 2014. He tried so hard to overcome the drug. It's the devil once it gets its grip on your life. I watched him battle so hard. I cannot believe he is gone. His friends uncle was given this drug in which he sold it. My son Devin was 24 years old. I worried everyday and on that morning my worst nightmare came true. So many people don't understand the danger of this drug. Please please ban OxyContin! How many more lives will be lost??  
Stanley S Butler OxyContin does far more damage than it does good. There are many other pain killer alternatives. OxyContin must be banned. 
Janice Paulson Take this CRAP OFF THE MARKET!!!!! We should all stand together and SUE the HELL out of Purdue Pharma. I lost my son from an addiction to this crap. The ER doctor gave him 60 tabs for a kidney stone and that's all it took. This Crap ass company should have to pay for all Opiate related rehabs, Suboxone Programs and Funerals. We have got to stand together This company is killing our loved ones 
Anonymous Take this crap off the market 
Joey McLean Doctors need to deal with pain and stop taking the easy way out...OxyContin was meant for cancer patients...the Americans stood up to Purdue...It's time us Canadians do the same.. and we will.  
Denise My son who had ADHD couldnt sleep for school years ago he would not take anything the DR gave him he began getting his hands on oxycontin trust me kids will find what ever he is 24 years old now has been in the street in and out of jail infact as i write this he is facing 1to3 years for theft even though he had a good job now its HEROIN !!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I BEG EVERYONE GET BAN OXYCONTIN it takes life from the user and there love ones I have been through HELL came back for a while and now going down the road to HELL again so is he my only son he is a mess but I LOVE HIM BIGGER THEN THE SKY my heart goes out to everyone who has a friend or love one may you stay strong because im sorry to say the ROAD WILL BE A LONG ONE ... 
Jon Robere Was given oxycontin as a cure for back pain. NEVER did anyone say anything about this being Heroin in a pill. Almost killed me with end stage kidney failure. Have three weeks clean today. This stuff should be banned!  
Anonymous Opiates are destroying my family as well as many others we know and care about. It's owns the addict. Takes over their lives.  
Robyn Such a dangerous drug!  
Patty lavender I am sickened by this drug. It has taken my nephew from our family 
Anonymous Pain killers are destroying lives and tearing apart families.  
Kris Clements My son was prescribed oxycontin due to a broken collar bone incurred while playing high school football. Thus began a 10 year saga of his struggle with opiate addiction which finally took his life on July 13, 2015. The Sackler family who brought the drug to the public through Purdue Pharmaceutical should be jailed, but instead they are one of the top twenty wealthiest families in the world today - all from oxycontin sales! How many more lives must be lost before this drug is banned? 
Theresa L Cruz  
Nadine tonoren Almost killed my son i hate this evil drug old people gets it and sells it to our children my son is clean for 5 years but I am very damaged for life seen him he almost died in my arms many times even he is clean but one of our talks he told me he will be recovering from it rest of his life even he is honest about it but I am very scared I pray all the time I can't survive thrue if he ever goes back to it very scary and painful having your love one addiction to this killer drugs.. 
Catherine Zdeblick  
Brooke Chismar OxyContin has ruined my husband and our marriage. It has consumed his life. The pain of walking away from our life together will forever be etched in my heart. I pray that the pharmaceutical companies take responsibility and action!  
Harrison Weikel  
Amy L. Wetmore It is time we stop letting big pharm companies use the American people as cash cows. The research is overwhelming regarding how addictive this drug is- yet that is not enough? What about the personal stories most people can tell about their own struggle, the struggle of a loved one, the pain and anguish this drug has caused. There are alternatives available for treatment of chronic pain, so that is not an argument worth hearing. I have watched this drug destroy the life of someone I hold very dear, I've seen it tear a family apart from the inside and bring them to desperate action to save our loved one. It started as a simple way to treat a chronic pain issue and spiraled into the near loss of all one holds dear. The time is now to stop this madness. Put lives first, not dollars! 
Amy Buckler Reading the comments on this petition are heartbreaking. OxyContin needs to be taken off the market immediately! There is a clear link between oxycontin and the heroin empidemic in the U.S. I have observed the heroin epidemic ravage my own community. Needles are being found everywhere. They can be found stuffed into the chairs at the local library, and a child was poked with a dirty needle that had been dropped in the wood chips at a local playground.  
Sally Vail As a dentist for almost thirty years, I was able to manage pain from wisdom teeth extraction with Tylenol with codiene. We did not have OxyContin as a choice, but now patients ask for it. My 21 year old daughter died of a heroin overdose after three weeks in a vegetative state. We withdrew her from life support after exhausting all possible options. No mother should ever have to make that call. I have great reluctance in prescribing anything more than anti-inflammatories and Tylenol. 
Joshua Phurkotm This drug has destroyed the lives of many. I understand they help people who are in pain however they also flood the streets and are highly addictive. Yes people may need help with pay how ever this drug is to easily obtained in the streets. I have close friends who started taking the drug on week ends. Eventually over time they became addicted to it. They were spending close to $90.00 a day on this drug. Yes $90.00, can you imagine. So if they made for example $1,000.00 a week $630.00 would go to the OxyContin. Crushed and sniffed up there nose. It came to a point where one of my loved ones had a child. He told me he wanted to stop soooooooo bad. He cried. He admitted he had a problem. He was addicted. He'll try to stop and lower his dose but it didn't work. He couldn't go with out a couple hours of it. He cried and told me "Josh this s&@t is stealing my life ,my money, my family, my savings. I have a son now. Josh! I have to stop." He would tell me he's going to take suboxine witch is a synthetic version of the drug that chemically resembles the OxyContin. This is another drug that would help substitute for the OxyContin. That didn't work. He now would shuffle between the two. This drug took so much of his money. The funny part is he never look like he was on a drug. He was a fully functioning addict. He was a healthy weight too. He drove a new car he had a son and a wife at this time. No one could look at him and guess that he was sniffing these OxyContin. He was my role model. Although he looked fine he was dying inside. He was a younger brother but even his older brother looked up to him. His sisters loved him and he loved them. He loved his mom. His mom loved him. He is a family man. He loves nothing more than his family. Do you get it? He IS a good man. This drug took years of his life. He latter on would say "I have a problem, I need help Josh," he cried "Josh what the fuck am I doing with my life." I asked him "why don't you stop?" He said "I tried, every time I stop its like this unbearable pain in my stomach... Do you understand Josh?" He screamed while tears rolled down his eyes, " I can't stop Josh I can't." In my head I'm just thinking, "wow, this was the guy that I looked up to?" I looked at him and told him, dude I use to look up to you, you thought me so much, how did you let it come to this,? You hustle like no other and work really hard to support your family and you use to save so much money. What happened to you? " He responded "your right Josh, I use to be the man, right?" I noticed he wasn't sure of him self anymore, this drug has taken away his confidence. I immediately cut him off "use to?" I asked him. "You still are the man. You love your son, you love your wife, your dedicated. Don't you tell me you use to!" I reminded him who he was. I continued to tell him " I use to look up to you and still do. Your still doing what you have to, the only difference is instead of saving your money your sniffing every thing. All of your retirement money, your sons college money" A week or 2 passed by and he found out about a shot that one of his friends told him about. He told him that he was on this drug long enough. He explained "this drug took a lot from me and it's taking the same, take this number, call and make an appointment and go, I'm clean now and you should be too" the person who told him was his dealer. This guy was such a good guy that his dealer didn't want him on this drug no more. Imagine that he made $90.00 a day on this guy that's $630.00 a week. Even though he was making this much money from him he still wanted him off of it. That's how good of a guy he was. Everyone loved him, (my point is even though the dealer could continue to make $630.00 a week from him the dealer rather lose that money and see him clean). So back to the shot, it basically would make him sick if he sniffed another pill, so if he made it to get the shot, the chemicals from the shot would interact with the OxyContin and would get sick basically forcing him to not want to take the drug. So he told me about it the following week, he said "yo Josh, I can this, I'm getting help, I'm getting my life back" I was so happy that he finally got the help he needed. The problem was he had to go 3 days with out the drug that he was addicted to. The drug that if he didn't have in his system he would be in so much pain. The following week he went to the doctor, he found out about everything. He told me the following week, he said "bro this weekend I'm going to be clean and Monday I'm going to take the shot" I said " you can do it bro, if you can't do this no one can" I encouraged him as much as I can. I knew that his life depended on it. He was always there for me when I needed him and I knew now was my time to be there for him. The three day BATTLE FOR HIS LIFE BEGAIN. So Friday he stayed clean and I went to spend the day with him on Saturday and he gave me his phone and told me "yo Josh, delete the numbers of the connects that I have in this phone." I replied "with pleasure" I proceeded to quickly delete every number of his dealers in his phone and I blocked everyone. I gave him back his phone he said "yo Josh, no matter what don't let me leave your sight" I knew he was fighting with everything he had, I believed in him more than ever because every other time he said he was going to stop I never believed him, I knew the pain he suffered from and the only thing that I kept throwing in his face was his son. Towards the end of the day he said he's going to be right back, I knew immediately that he was going to get something. I told him "yo bro, where the f$&k you think you going?" Although I knew I looked up to him and I didn't wanna yell at him, I knew now was the time to. He needed me more than ever so I builded up as much energy as I could and I said yelling "I know where your going, your going to get another pill. Yea you want it, huh?" He smiled and said "nah I'm just going next door" I looked at him and as much as it hurt me to say this I said "think about your son, you gunna keep sniffing these pills and then what? Your son won't be able to go to college? Bro you can do it! I believe in you!" And I did. I believed in him more than any one. His older brother is also addicted to this drug and it stole his family from him, I reminded him "do it for your brother, if you don't do it he never will. You know that dude look up to you, walla" he stayed. He didn't go no where. He got through Saturday clean. One more day to go! The next morning I went to where he was at. It's now Sunday, he got through the whole day but towards the end of the day this old man can to visit us where we was at. He looked busted, his teeth was messed up and he slurred when he talked. I wanted to tell him to leave but I couldn't Cause he knew his father and I just had to respect him. I was thought to respect my elders. He's talking to him and I'm keeping a Close eye on him cause I could tell what he was about, I watched the other guy crush 2 OxyContin pills and sniff them both and then he looked at me and said "there goes $60.00. Yeah baby!!!!" I had watched this older guy just sniff $60.00 and I remember thinking that's crazy. However we got through Sunday and at the end of the day he said he couldn't take it any more, he crushed a half a pill and said "f$&k it" and sniffed it. I know he still didn't make it, however I didn't give up on him. I told him he did good and that how he saved $270.00 within those three days. For the FIRST TIME in 7YEARS he was clean for almost 3 days. I cursed him out though. Inside I was a little proud of him though. He did 2 and a half days clean and I was proud yes I was. Cause this is a battle that he's been facing for 7YEARS and for him to go just 2days clean is an accomplishment. This drug is highly addictive. " In 2007 Purdue and three top executives of Purdue Pharma pled guilty in Virginia in relation to misleading the public about the addictive qualities and safety of OxyContin and paid fines totaling over $634 million." Just A Thought SOoooo... if the Purdue Pharma plead guilty to lying about this drug OxyContin being addictive then they should be responsible for all the people who lives have been destroyed due this drug. They should pay for all the help that these people need, well at least the ones who started this drug before 2007. Let's be honest. A smart person won't use an addictive substance or become dependent on it if they knew it was addictive. For example this guy didn't know this drug was addictive. He also has an associates degree in law. He owns his own business and he was unaware that this drug was addictive. JUST FOOD FOR THOUGHT....... So he went to the doctor that week and told them he tried but didn't make it. They gave him some other medication to help him ween of the OxyContin. This story may be long and your probably wondering why am I telling you all this? I want you to understand how this drug is addictive and how it's messing up people's life's. I hope that this drug is completely banned from the United States or from the world period. I hop in sharing this you can see how a good man got caught up in this bull S$&T. More info ------>Heroin Is illegal for a reason. Heroin is THE opiate that all synthetics are derived from and heroin is an extract of a part of a certain breed of the poppie flower. So OxyContin is essentially made with heroin. How else do you think they have opiates in it. All opiates come from heroin so any thing that has opiates are made from heroin. Back to the story. The following week he last until Sunday, we try for another 3 weeks. Still nothing... I haven't seen him in a while but he messaged me on Facebook and told me how he's clean. I said finally. I knew he could do it. It's just really hard. He had the help he needed. 7 years of sniffing his money and finally he can buy stuff for little man and finally save all that money. I call him and we go to a boxing match. He had a drink for the first time in 7 years. Because you can't drink and be on OxyContin at the same time. I felt so accomplished although he did the hard part. I some times stop and think about my purpose in life and I think maybe it was that. He's extremely religious and maybe I was the angel God sent to play the little part I did to help him through such a tough time. Ladies and gentlemen this drug destroys life's and should be banned. I took a lot of time to share this story with you so you could understand how addictive this drug can be and how it could drain the money, smiles, time and future of loved ones. OxyContin is a highly addictive drug and let me tell you again, it's highly addictive, I can't stress it enough, it destroys the life of people all around you. Although this guy that I'm talking about looked like he was fine and healthy inside he was dying. This drug should be banned strictly cause of the opiates that derived from heroin that is used to make this drug. Also if you get addicted to OxyContin and don't have it you could get your opiates from heroin. Which is way more dangerous.  
Joanne Rose  
Olga Salvatori, Esq As a criminal defense attorney, at least 90% of my clients that are addicted to heroin became such because of being given a prescription to OxyContin. Banning Oxy would be a significantly reduce the creation of these addicts. FDA has banned many other narcotics in the past and if they want to attempt to thwart the heroin epidemic then they need to concentrate on eliminating the initial source. 
Karl Murray  
Ute Hagenau  
Anonymous I lost my daughter to this horrible drug and she taking only exactly what was prescribed to her.  
Erika Wimmer  
Joan humes  
Shannon Johnston Ban OxyContin because my sister will never see her nieces and nephew grow up. I will fight with every last breath I have to stop the pushing of this drug by doctors. It's terrible.  
Audrey Holmes  
Rain Escovedo All Opioids not just Oxycontin should be banned even for medicinal use. Opioids are highly addictive and dangerous primitive treatment that must be eliminated. Opioids are killing and corrupting our country. 
Robert Perry I have lost several friends and just recently a family member.  
Stephen Serafino This drug has to be stopped. Drug companies should not be above the law. This one drug has killed more loved ones and it seems it will not stop . Prescription drugs are out of control ...The FDA was set up to protect us your job  
James H. Have an opiate addicted sister that will likely die soon from this addiction. Pain pills are nothing more than poison that have ruined millions of lives.  
rose weber this drug and many others like it, lead to death. our doctors are prescribing these drugs to our children....PLEASE speak up parents...there are many other pain relievers that do not lead to addiction.  
Anonymous Escalating dependency, unchecked refills by Doctors who don't question, suidical urges and brutal withdrawals that must be managed at the clinic detox level. Stop this now! 
Farrah Simko  
Joyce koestenblatt Big Pharma should spend its profits researching a pain med that does not use opiates. Opiates are too addictive and have led to many of our loved ones to heroin.  
Erin Hurley Please illegalize oxycontin, it's killing people.  
Anonymous this drug sucks. it's ruining my family. doctor has a gambling problem and he takes money for written prescriptions. my brother is so addicted he doesn't care for life. he is a whole nother person. he is near his grave if he continues taking this shit. I'm so scared for him. and need this drug to stop being made! 
Alex Opiate painkillers are horrible and they all should be banned 
Theressa Grieco My son Joseph Grieco died from these pills on Jan 22 2012 They need to BAN this medicine to say lives !! 
Lauren Puranen This can't happen soon enough 
Rebecca Magner  
Anonymous This medication has done so much damage and caused so many deaths because the big pharma needs more and more money. They are committing murder and getting away with it. I work everyday with people whose addiction began with this sickening drug. The Pharmaceutical companies knew the danger of the narcotics and did nothing to stop it accept to push the FDA and other Government entities to get the information to the dangers minimized and were allowed free reign to offer major kick backs to medical agencies and doctors. Maybe force feed big Pharma these meds until they are addicted and then just stop their medication and see what happens. 
Laurie Harkins My very good friend tried to commit suicide on this drug 
Amanda erbse  
Michelle Wellman This drug is horrible an should be banned!!!!! 
Angela Fetherolf  
Yvette Bernard I have seen first hand the suffering of addiction plague in my own family. From one member to the next starting out as prescribed to my daughter after a car accident, then when she was hooked the Dr let her go because she was running out. Top it off this Dr released her from his care for being addicted but never gave her the option of weaning her after 6 months in his care. That was 7 years ago and today she still struggles with addiction today. This needs to be stopped and banned from use by the FDA. In the 70's RORER was banned from making Quaalude's a drug that never had the addiction affects such as OxyContin so why is it that it's still being made and so hard to get a ban on them?  
Anonymous Thank God my son was able to get clean after years of addiction to addiction that started with OxyContin.  
Christina Phillips  
tracy love lost my husband of 26 years to the drug,my daughter lost her world when he passed. he was an amazing father and my best friend. my husband was sent to a pain clinic due to chronic pain from a horrific car cash by his family doctor.the amounts of oxycotin was unreal they prescribed. because it was his own prescription the easy acess to them soon became his addiction and our worse nightmare. this drug and many other like it should be ban and only given to terminally the ill .STOP THIS DRUG AND THE CLINICS THAT PERSCRIBE THEM. IT HAS DESTORYED THE STATE WHICH I LIVE AND MILLIONS OF FAMILIES. EDUCATE ON OTHER METHODS OF PAIN TREATMENT! 
Anonymous My daughter is hooked > shes in prison >my 2 sisters hooked lives ruined > one sister stares at the wall all day fucked up cant leave the house cant talk half the time > the other is married to a doctor > she drinks with them and crys all night for years > the doctor takes hydrocodone and drinks >> he all fucked up > most doctors do this > my brother hooked > I believe he got ALS from this drug > it fried the pontine and ruined his nerves > the drug goes to the same spot as where als is> study should be done on this >ALS and opiotes > he was taking 480 mills a day oxycontin > spent 350000.00 in 7 months > thousands before that >hes dead >my friends are hooked alot of them they chase the drug all day lives ruined > i can go on all day I hate the drug my life has been ruined from it and i dont even know what it looks like > the owners sackley family 100% owners of the company that produces the drug >> should be in PRISON life without parole !! 
Melissa Milano  
Lynn Szweda It is a death drug. Devistating many lives. Ban this drug. 
Corey Upchurch  
Theresa Powell  
Mary naffziger Unless you have experienced the utter devastation that this drug can bring on the best of souls, the greatest of families, the collapsing of communities, town, cities, and states, you do not understand the cruelty that doctors have shown when writing OxyContin scripts when simpler non-addictive meds may be used to handle pain. Shame on the medical profession.  
Tracy Beatty This is a addictive drug that is killing our youth. Please take it off the market  
Peggy Keating  
Angi Adams  
Anonymous I have seen this drug destroy a very nice middle class family  
Kim Stewart  
Sarah Weeks  
Lauren Heffernan  
Laurie Anne Ogan The addiction problem in our country is out of control and yes it starts with big pharma, dirty doctors and apathy by the public. PLEASE speak out on this LET THE HEALING BEGIN 
Rita Raftery you're killing people. STOP!! 
Paul Colterjohn Rest in peace, Little Mikey 
Alina Sandusky I believe that there is more restriction on all pain meds. I became addicted to Lortab after a back surgery. This May I will be 6 years clean and could not have done it without my family and friends. These drugs are killing people everyday and we need to stand together to get a better handle on all presciption of pain meds 
Anonymous I have seen first hand what this drug is capable of. I have seen many loved ones and friends who have never been addicted to anything before be taken down hard by OxyContin. We have lost 3 family members who died from overdose of heroin, Xanax, and methadone. They ended up that way after getting addicted to this awful drug. This drug has ruined many lives and continues to do so! Once you're addicted to OxyContin your life will never be the same again if you're lucky enough to survive it. Doctors and the drug manufactures told people it was a "miracle drug" and that it is "less addicting than Percocet". They should be in jail! Once you get addicted and the doctor decides to cut you off there is no help offered. They shove you out the door and fail to mention that you are in for a world of hurt, desperate, lost, and scared as hell not knowing where to turn. PLEASE restrict this drug to the terminally ill and make it only available in hospitals under constant supervision. One of the family members of mine who is now dead told us when asked that after being cut off by the doctor he found a cancer patient who sold her prescription every month for extra money. Come to find out it is very common. Get this drug off the streets! We cannot begin to tackle the heroin epidemic until this drug is gone. It is the gateway to hell!  
Delores G. Martinez  
Gary Atkins I agree with everything said thus far.  
Patricia Renehan Just read another obituary of a vibrant young man, who died from an overdose of oxycontin. After reading a story, published about him in the Philadelphia inquirer by his parents to raise awareness of this epidemic, I decided I needed to add my name to this petition. Shame on these pharmaceutical companies and doctors who readily prescribe this drug without looking for alternatives or other means to cope with pain!  
Anonymous My son began using heron after he could no longer legally obtain pain pills that had been prescribed to him for a back injury he suffered years ago. Last year he had back surgery for his injuries. Once we found out he was using we did a drug intervention and put him in a rehab center where he is receiving treatment and during very well. This over prescribing of pain pills and the abrupt cutting off of them with no help needs to stop. I believe any doctor that prescribes pain pills and decides that the patient no longer needs them need to help their patients get off the pills without just cutting them off. The doctors and drug manufactorers need to be held responsible. 
Mary Krista Kirk We are a family who has been affected by this "miracle drug". Our lives have been turned upside down and I want pharmas to stop. 
Wayne ellis My brother 40years old died from this shit!!! 
Anonymous We don't want our children families, and friends to lose their life for this. Addiction can occur as quickly as 1 dose-1 week.  
Heather Kennedy  
Angelina Sharp Opiates have effected my family for years. It all started when my now ex- husband hurt his back at work. He was initially prescribed percocets and graduated to oxycotin. We had no idea what this would mean for our future. That was nearly 16 years ago and what a roller coaster ride it has been!!! He has struggled with addiction since and as of yesterday he landed himself in jail now labeled as an addict and drug dealer! He has lost his wife, his children and his dignity. 
Helen Horner I have had two children effected by opiate addiction. One got hooked on recreational use as a teenager the other from being prescribed by doctor. In both cases they got hooked and it destroyed their lives and mine. I think criminal charges should be placed on the drug companies and doctors who continue to create addicts and cause so much harm.Highly addictive drugs should only be prescribed in truly controlled and monitored!None narcotic pain management should be the standard not the exception. too many of our citizens are dying from opiate overdoses! 
Anonymous We need more awareness 
Anonymous This drug killed 3..3 of my brothers.One ODed,the second was a pharmacists who shot my third brother because he thought he stole his prescription of oxy...but he was wrong, he found them in his other coat pocket when he was to going to hide at a friends house. He killed himself two days later when he ran out of the "stolen of oxys".Why can't anyone stop this? PLEASE SOMEONE HELP. 
Misty D Pressly No good  
Kimberly Drake  
Michelle Banning this drug might stop this particular drug addiction. Reality though is that if this drug didn't exist addicts will find another drug to kill themelves with. I have no sympathy for addicts, my ex husband is one. He abandoned me and our 6yo son when he was diagnosed with cancer. He did stop by to steal Bo's pain meds and even Overdosed on my son's methadone in hospital room right in front of him. No an addict is an addict because they choose to be and don't give a damn about anyone but their habit. I have no sympathy for addicts. I am sad to say my son depended on these kinds of drugs for almost two years, for those that need them, drugs like this are a blessing. I can't say banning things like this will help addicts. I can say that banning them might hurt those that actually need it. 
Natalie Ross My sister Brooke is addicted to percacet. She is so bad that she has had both of her children taken and one adopted out. She belongs to a native American tribe and receives about $8000 a month, does not have a place to live and the tribe continues to give her $ even though she has lost her children and both were born addicted. She spends at least $5500 a month on 30 ml pills. She nods out and people are contantly stealing from her. She will be dead soon I fear and I can't do anything because she is an adult. Yes this drug ruins lives and yes they should do haroin because it would be a faster disruption process for them and everyone around them. Whatever happened to hot baths and working out to ease pain?? Ban it 
Deborah Gay My daughter is a recovering addict from prescription pain pills. I agree that these pain meds need to be banned. 
Casey Farnworth  
Franca Ferrari  
Debora J Nerad This is to dangerous and my gf just died. 
Jessica M Wilbur  
pam bartlett  
Joey G If someone is prescribed ANY type of opiate for pain, it should be ONLY for those patients who are on their death bed dying, or for those in severe pain who have been absolutely verified certified authorized in an Emergency Room setting by several medical Doctors testing and signing off on a collective decision prescription. The Doctors all must totally agree upon a narcotic prescription if needed, otherwise you have every Tom, Dick, and Harry claiming "I'm in pain, gimmeee, gimmee, gimmee, I need it, my back, my leg, my A$$, or "you don't know what it's like". NO, YOU ARE WRONG, I know exactly what it is like, and I know what it is like coming down and off that stuff - I could have put a bullet in my head 10 months ago. I am FREE... COGNITIVE DISSONANCE = LYING TO ONESELF = EVIL 
Anonymous The pharmaceutical industry cares about nothing more then profit and population reduction 
Eakins April Davis This medication is killing family members and friends, stop distribution of this medication it causes heroin epidemics and physical and mental addiction. Do not prescribe this to our children and grandchildren and everyone!!!!! It must be removed immediately, you say you wanna help people then stop destroying families!!!!! 
Stephanie Wilson  
Anonymous It haves hurt my family so many times my husband that is his go to and Xanax  
Debbie Foster  
Donna Colyer  
Tracy Beatty Tracy Beatty 
Jeanie Collett My son had problems with drugs and OxyContin was a big factor in his addiction 
Leslie Stephens  
Cyndi Pack  
Lori Ard  
Jessica ward  
Jacqueline Collins  
Amy Cundiff  
Devenna Bales  
Chandra Luttrell  
Steve Landon  
Bryan new  
Cassie Marlowe My addiction was a poor and pathetic choice, I was a heavy opiate user for several years and ruined my life as well as caused a lot of heartache to loved ones. I'm 7 months clean now. I think opiate based drugs need to be absolutely and vigilantly restricted to surgeries and for terminal cases.  
Kristy Purcell  
April thannoli  
Anonymous Drugs are ruining our little community.  
Leslie Ikerd  
Joy Carroll  
Makayla Loveless The loss of a family member or friend to drugs is an unbearable pain no family should have to deal with and if the production of the drugs that cause these terrible deaths can be stopped, I want to help all that I can.  
Brittany Turner  
Kerri Brooks  
Shannon hall  
Kim Shoemaker  
Tenna Zimmerman  
Kelli Marshall In memory of my friend. 
Lisa Buis It is killing us!! 
Heather Stephens  
Shari Adams It destroys loved ones and their families. Destroys everything in its path :(. It's time to take a stand for those we love and are losing to this horrible drug and killer.... 
lisa giudici Disgusted  
Joe G. My wife did this and it led to has ruined our life together and it's hard to come back from it. Thanks to our govnmnt, they continually allow such things to happen, to keep people on this is what they want. Complacent people to not care about whats really happening  
Melinda h  
Jennifer James  
Shirley Waters  
Tammy Cargile  
Nancy Callahan My mother in law was put on OxyContin as pain control for ovarian cancer. This women never even took an asprin in her life. Oxytocin took he mind. We lost her mentally months before we lost her physically. Begged the Dr to change her meds. Had to get a new dr to make that happen. Dealing with cancer is bad enough but to watch you loved one go crazy on top of it is not anything any family should also have to do. OxyContin is a horrible drug and should be taken off the market. It does not help anyone only causes more problems. 
EDIE GRANBY This drug has destroyed our family. 
Janice Watkins  
Crystal gover  
Janet Cravens  
Ashley Warren  
Peggy J. Sewell  
Stephanie whitaker  
Sheila Skidmore  
Emily Downin For Daris. ?? 
Michelle Schackart  
Maria feo Is destroying many young people life .  
Melissa Woods  
Angie Truett  
Angie Truett Get rid of this deadly disease that is affecting so many of our families. 
Carol Conley  
Shirley Collins  
Randilyn Blankenship  
Linda Whitaker  
Elizabeth lacey  
Jeanice Conquest Please do this to save people from this epidemic!  
lori crosby For Darious Fen 
Casey Fent My stepson died of an overdose of heroin laced with Fentonal on November 12th, 2015. His addiction began with doctor prescribed OxyContin after an injury while in the Marines Corp. I dont want another family to go through what ours has gone through. 
Elaine Frye  
khari gaskins  
Debbie Dutton It is without a doubt, a fact that way too many lives have been taken prematurely due to this drug. Too many words left unspoken, too many hugs and dreams stolen, way too many unnecessary tears shed. It is time we stand up and speak out against these wrong things going on on this world and stand strong for the right things. It is right to "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Those who approve of or share in the financial gain of this drug, ask yourself, "Would it be ok if it was my loved one who was the next to be addicted to or died from this drug?" Think carefully, because it very well might be. 
Robin vaughn  
Shirley Sullivan Government put it out there to kill, it's bad it's main ingredient is heroin & people get addicted & can't get anymore then they go find other drugs such as meth & ice. It's an epidemic in my neighborhood  
Shelley Swallow  
wiliam kern  
Darci wagner For the Dye family and others affected 
Stacy bland  
Cathy Barnes  
sheila Having loved ones of my own that have fallen victim to this epidemic, I highly support this . We as the people need to stand together and see that these meds are to help and be used wisely not allowed to destroy lives. 
Matthew robertson  
Charlotte Ikerd  
Brian whitaker It's time to fight back! 
Karen williams  
Sharon Cooper  
Heather Mutscheller  
Patsy Walters-Johnson  
Leanne steiff In honor of Daris Patrick Fent 
Glenn Murray  
Judy Perry  
Wilma lowery This is one of the most dangerous drugs out there please get this off the market 
Amy Ball This stuff is causing so much suffering. Needs to be prescribed only for end of life pain control. 
Kelly Deal  
Christi Poe  
Lashanda denham  
Betty Caudill The abuse of prescribed pain meds are out of control!It needs to stop,so many of our young people get addicted  
Stacy wallace We need to ban this devils drug 
Loliter R Needs to STOP. To much destruction to lives 
Lisa Gadberry  
Christa Absher  
Kristi Bastin Too many beautiful lives have been taken due to the cause of his addiction.  
Kim Robinson  
Christina Rice  
Nicole Cassada  
Stephanie Royston  
Beth Oakwood  
Aislynn Frei  
Misty Resch  
Bobbi Sumner  
Elizabeth Herndon  
Josh Foster  
Anita Loveless  
Cathy Rippel  
Amy Roberts I have seen friends and family members, good people, prescribed this for minor injuries & surgeries, which resulted in the addiction that lead to their death or imprisonment. People who should have never taken this drug lost their lives due to its unparalleled addictive properties. It should be for terminal patients only.  
Jen Rudolph OxyContin was prescribed to a friend and Navy vet for back pain. He became addicted and turned to heroin. He died of a heroin overdose at the age of 22. So tragic. 
Fran Taylor I am a nurse and a mother. I work in the ICU... I can't begin to count the opiate overdose patients that we work on diligently to try to save their lives... most of the time, with out success... so sad to watch a mother make the most difficult decision of her life to take her child off life supporting measures after an overdose... please something has to happen... it's an epidemic no it's a pandemic. 
Kim Dick  
Cindi Phillips  
pamela williams  
Amy Wilt Nichols  
Stephanie Phelps  
Sherry Smith  
claudio alpaca  
Pamela Folenius Agree 100%... 
Marsha Ramberg I lost my 31 year old daugher to hydrocodone almost 5 years ago. She left behind 3 sons. It is heartbreaking. I still cry everyday because I miss her.  
Jim Frazier I lost my only child to Oxy.... he was only 17. I welcome the day God takes me so I can be with him for eternity and never have to say goodbye again.  
Anonymous This petition on banning Oxyconton and basically any other narcotic based medication shouldn't be banned, I do agree that its an epidemic in today's society and its causing a lot of other issues in our community's. If the government did ban this drug and narcotics in general people who are addicted will find a way to use, they might turn to herion or other drugs. It has been seen in history when the prohibition on alcohol was going on Alphonse Capone (aka Al Capone) and other mobs and gangs found a way to to get there hands on it and created a black market for it. It is even seen in today like when Colorado made Marijuana legal, there is less crime in there community's and the black market for it is completely gone. Taking the medications off the shelves will do more harm than good, this means that not only will addicts not have access to medications like these but people that are dealing with excruciating amounts of pain won't have it. What if someone is dying from cancer or just had a major surgery done or even someone who has very severe and chronic pain, what do you give those people ? Your going to make people who need it suffer because others are abuse the situation. That to me is inhuman and wrong. What should happen is restrictions, close monitoring and detailed scans and tests of the person who is getting this medication. The medical staff should be fully trained on this issue and how to deal with it, better monitoring, and detailed restrictions. My point is that they need to fix the system, the problem is the medical organization not the drug itself. I understand that everyone has there own opinions on this situation and I respect that, I am not trying to force my ideas on anyone I just wanted to add my thoughts to the post.  
Antoinette donadio I lost a son to addiction.and have another son addicted to drugs. Please stop these drugs..... 
Linda Neff I urge you to remove this highly addictive opiate that is so freely dispensed by physicians. The potential and probability of highly destructive opiate addiction is far too great. STOP it now. 
Vincent Quattrocchi The problem doesn't exist in the addict,but the corrupt addiction-seeking multi-billion dollar healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. 
Jodi Herr  
anonymous I thank that it along with methadone should be banned. Also I think pain clinics should be shut down. Sorry just how I feel or the doctors there who prescribe anything to anyone with just a slight history of pain at patients request and whatever they request before even giving a physical or doing labs. H €// they dont even pay atten to your charts and records from other doctors. They care about the money and thats it. So of course their gonna feed addicts they get paid. Thats whats wrong with the world. My brother died at 17 of methadone. He was exactly 2 months from being 18. Very good kid had everything going for him.I still miss him like he was just yesterday and its been 13 years.My mom is a stroke patient due to head trauma 12 years ago she was paralyzed able to walk now but not well but still cant move left arm. Has low blood pressure and a stint in main stomach artery leaving the other due blocked cause shes to weak to under go the procedures with that said, makig her digestive system not work properly making it hard to eat and put on weight. Weighing at 90 lbs.she also over dosed on methadone 4 years ago With all that her primary care physician has her monatored on her anxiety and depression medicine (Xanax and Celexa)and her pain medicine. (HYDROCODONE) she decided that wasnt enough so she goes to a pain clinic and request something else. So they gave her with her condition more pain medicine to take with HYDROCODONe10mg which are way to stong oxytocin and morphine. If thats not insane call me the crazy then. I lookedit up she shouldnt have those especially all three under her condition. Very dangers and tops that off they gave her roxies nearly the against it all and f everyone else who dont agree. Im not gokng to keeping my loved ones and grieve so a doctor can become rich making the pharmaceutical companies beyond multimillionaires. 
Anonymous Day after Christmas found out a young man who was friend of our family died from OxyContin addiction. Heartbreaking - he knew he had a problem but didn't want to disappoint his family so didn't get help.  
Melissa Dye My marine son was prescribed Oxycotin for a minor injury that led to heroin use and his death due to an overdose on Nov 12, 2015. He and I had many discussions and he was very verbal about the Oxycotin being the reason he became an addict!  
Anonymous One of two things about doctors who prescribe Oycontin, especially for patients who are NOT near end of life and the prescription is intended to help the patient manage pain for short, mid, or long term. 1) Perhaps doctors not trained and do not understand the addictive nature of the drug and how it affects the lives of those who take it, along with the lives of their families and loved ones. Or 2) The doctors are getting kickbacks from drug manufacturers and distributors, and enjoy the monetary benefits of prescribing the drug irregardless of it's effect on the patient. Our daughter is actually prescribed oxycontin along with Zantac and a list of about 5 other medications including anti-inflammatory. How in the hell does the doctor know she needs oxycontin, and can't use anti-inflammatory along with non-narcotic pain meds!  
Christina passon Stop the pain clinics, they are causing the heroine epidemic. It's a legal way to sell drugs, stop the doctors at these pain clinic mills. 
Tyisha I owe my cat Buddy my life. He saved it when i almost died of a heroin overdose. I never injected, but i snorted an entire gram. He was laying on my stomach and his fur fluffed up and he mustve either known i was slipping away or my father was right there trying to save my life so buddy saw his ghost, but either way, my boyfriend shook me to wake me, and he told me the story and from then i got help and have been clean for over a year!! Very scary story now me trying to think of it from a sober point of view. I still have them both and a new kitty in our lives. Im happy and grateful! Most addicts start with pills, as i did for 3 years, and only discovered heroin for 3 weeks, never ever injected it either! It can hap-pen to everyone and i think they should ban opiates all together unless you are having surgery or you are having paliative care and dying. That is is, but there are too many risks, too many life ruining ingredients, etc. There's a ton of alternative and natural care people should be seeking!!  
Dario Echeverri  
theresa Depasquale  
SCOTT POLETTI Ban it! It's terrebly addictive! And it KILLS! 
Abraham Walczak  
Anonymous I've seen too many loved one's suffer from the insanity that is oxycotin. Or heard of other's horrible experiences, life-destroying experiences,sadly. There are other options that souks be exercised & pharmaceutical companies need to stop "ruling" the Healthcare world! They want no cure, no longterm solutions, etc because where's the profit in that? Sad.  
Christina Triplett  
Brenda Jablonski This drug is the worse. My husband became addicted to it back in 2000 if not before. I intervene with his doctors to tell them he had a problem. Most of them were good and stopped subscribing oxycontin to him. However, he kept persisting and found it again. When my teenage son saw his Dad hiding the drug in a coat pocket in the closet and getting up in the middle of the night taking it, all hell broke loose. I threatened to divorce him unless he got help. We gave up our paid for vacation to help him get through this. He was on board for a very short time and then gave up. He found a local doctor, Dr. Carpenter in Charlottesville,VA that has fed his addiction for years now. I tried to intervene but was told I was written off to have no part of my husbands medical information. I spoke with Dr. Carpenter who told me to basically mind my own business and my husbands business was not mine. I told him I was worried about his health but he did not care. This doctor has taken my husband away from me and our family. I had a conversation over dinner out about a place we lived close by in MA that has a problem with heroine. He told me it was no different than alcohol addiction. Needless to say, I disagreed and told him I felt it was worse and I asked him if he ever tried it and he said yes, back in the Philippines when he was in the Air Force. I was flabbergasted since I asked this in the past and he said No. I said I asked you this before and you said no. He said that I never asked him that. I told him I found it was disgusting and if he told me yes a long time ago that I would have left him right then and there. I told him I drew blood from drug addicts and they were pitiful and weak. I truly find this all so disturbing and I just don't know where to turn? I cannot take any more of this.  
Anonymous I also am addicted to oxycontin and was a victim of a misinformed or a doctor who didn't care enough to warn me of how addictive oxycotin is. I never tried drugs nor would I even take a Tylenol for a headache until I was hospitalized with a painful illness. Oxycodone should have never been prescribed to me after a few days out of the hospital but instead my dosages and quantities kept going up and now I can say something I never thought I'd ever say after 33 years of never trying drugs, and that is that i am a drug addict and have bin taking oxy's for 7 years. And now I will always be a drug addict thanks to my drug dealing doctor. Thanks again doctor for ruining 7 years of my life and what it could have been! This needs to stop! 
Lisa Nock I have known people addicted to it, seen their lives destroyed and worse seen them destroy the lives of all the people that love them. I have heard the heartbreaking stories of others. It almost always starts with a Dr. prescribing it for pain, without ever trying another pain med or pain management method first. We need to stop the epidemic at the source. There are many other ways/meds to manage pain. Take this one off the market! The Doctors who prescribe it obviously do not really understand what they are prescribing and that some people are more easily addicted to such substances than other people and since there is no way of knowing how the patient will react to it until they take it, just don't prescribe it, take it of the market. 
Tina McBey There's a horrible heroine and methadone problem here in Central NH that seemingly began years ago when oxytocin began to become the drug of choice for addicts. Laconia, NH is now the most unsafe city in our state, littered with heroine and pull addiction. I've watched a friend of mine struggle with addiction to opiates and it is so true how it completely changes a good person into someone unrecognizable. I was glad to see this website, to see something being done about this huge problem tearing up families, relationships, friendships and people's souls.  
Anonymous I was prescribed oxycontin for months at Pain Physicians Center in st augustine, fl. I believe this center is actually a pill mill in disguise. I flushed all except one pill of the last prescription, not wanting to become addicted. 
Lisa halkett I know a lot of my friends loved ones have died from this pill and it's horrible..the doctors are turning people into addicts from writing prescriptions to people that know how to manulipate the system so please start by taking this one off the counter and prescription pads 
Maria This drug has destroyed my family. My husband who is a kind and sweet person has turned into the most decietful and evil person because of his addiction to this drug. He has sold our things, stolen, and has transformed into something I do not recognize. He would do anything to get his hands on these. This is a huge threat. 
Rachel M. McCain  
Scott They need to ban all opioids my wife died from fentanyl patches that her pain management doctor prescribed to her along with oxycodone 
Judy Vcm I want to ban this drug because it has destroyed my family. My husband takes numerous amounts of this drug on a daily basis. I have tried everything I can to help him. he is such a sweet nice kind person. This drug has got a hold of him and what's worse is that he has an addictive personality. for instance if there's a certain sandwich he likEEs he'll eat it for days and days and days etc. So this drug has been grasping at him for 8 years it's a constant struggle and a battle for him and for me..he has tried to hide it from our 3 adult children but they can see it question him about it question me about it and he just lives in total denial about it always telling them he's fine he's fine he's fine. He is the opposite of fine he is so not fine. I even wrote a song about him called you don't act like you anymore. I thought playing that for him would let him see the deep feeling that I have. He laughed he thought it was funny but its not funny it's serious very serious.He letS me give it to him because every time he has control of the bottles he takes over 200 30Mg pills in 5 or 6 days.he always says he is sorry and he generally sounds like he is. I feel so sorry for him he tells me he doesn't understand how and why it affects me too. I am just looking for any way that I can help him because I'm so afraid of losing him he is my love and my life and all of our family needs him and loves him very much. it would be okay to go through the withdrawals with him for a week or two in order to keep him for many other years with us. He has had two thirds of one lung removed to lung cancer he has had half kidney removed he has had a bicuspid aortic valve replaced and he has an aneurysm in his heart. So there are many reasons why I am extremely worried about my husband he is a wonderful man I love him so much and I just want to help him escape this destruction of life which is known as oxycodone. 
bobby collins These pills ruin lives. Tear families apart and take everything you've ever worked for away. Trust me I know. 
Marie Howard  
Chad Smith My name is chad and I was very addicted to oxycontin. I was so addicted that i made my friend Sean go to a pointless chemistry class with me on a friday. I know its crazy but I got help and can now understand that it was a terrible decision to bring him to class. :/ 
Michelle Gibson I had a loved one die from a failed back surgery, got hooked on this drug and put herself into a coma for three days by this drug. Part of the withdraw process of this drug is exactly what this drug was taken for: Pain. People need clinical support to taper off of this substance and usually don't want to nor have the financial means to properly ween themselves off of this substance. When they reach financial ruin, they are forced to go to the streets for heroin to avoid feeling sick. The only other alternative is methadone which is just a addictive. This view is only from my personal loved one's expirience and one example of how this drug perscribed by doctors can potentially ruin families.  
Sunshine Cole I myself became addicted to oxycodone, had my kids taken away bc my 3 yr old was born addicted. I've been clean 2 1/2 years but now stuck on subutex. My mom got much worse than myself. She became a junky 6 years ago, at the age of 56! She's getting worse by the day still! She's gonna die w a needle in her arm, and I have 6 kids who I won't even take to see her. I still visit my mom and I will continue to try and help her stop! I never personally shot up anything but addiction is different in everyone!  
Anonymous Please just stop! 
Mary Hurley Please ban the use of these drugs that encourage the addictions of our communities! 
Tracey McNulty T mcnulty 
Lisa deloach These drugs killed my sister and my daughter. They need to be shut down and anybody selling manufacturing or distributing this poison should be arrested. 
melissa bexell  
Pete shaves Big pharma told the pain management doctors that the awful pill would help millions of people. Around 2000 my orthopedist sent me to a pain Doctor. Soon thereafter, I was taking around the clock dose of pure evil. Fast forward to the years the fda and pharmaceutical company reformulates 2008. My life changed the first time I ingested this evil pill. My lumbar spine was bolted into place by six giant titanium screws and two ankle reconstruction surgeries. Why can't those of us who are still alive sue the people responsible for a lifetime of pain and addiction. I'm saddened by the profound loss this one pill has inflicted upon the innocent and suffering. One day I will find the peopl responsible for inventing this poison. My doctor took cash kickbacks to get people hooked. RIP all the young people who turned to street junk and ended the pain. Continue to fight and pray we endure this ongoing battle with pain and shady doctors . Namaste  
Ruth Campbell  
colin I knew some people who had serious issues with this stuff, it turned them into crazy mean spirited criminals. I think oxycodone should be discontinued or be far more regulated and controlled. Folks shouldn't be able to get their script and have them all sold or abused within a few days with the doctors none the wiser.  
Brooks Rohde All I can say is I pray this petition works. So we can stop losing people we live and care about 
Anonymous My son's father was prescribed them for his back, they made him so absent minded lazy irrational left them out so my son's friends got them my son got them they became hooked on them, it is the most horrible drug I simply cannot believe they are allowed to make them. I am trying so hard to get my son off of them and away from his father, it's sick and has destroyed our family. The drug literally makes people unable to think with any common since it's a dumbing down drug and kills more people from the age of 16 to 25 then car accidents. STOP MAKING THEM and if they are continued to be made the people that choses to take them should be made to live in facilities where they can be drugged by them by trained professionals and not allowed to have them on their person, to protect themselves and the rest of the people that are close to them.  
Stephanie Booth All pharmaceutical companies producing opiate drugs, especially Purdue Pharma should be held responsible for setting up treatment centers all over the country! Purdue is being sued in Kentucky and Chicago. We should have a National class action suit! 
Demi Why it is given to patients to make them addicts. Only business is made from patients.  
Anonymous This is the MOST DANGEROUS drug yet, we believe it is being used for POPULATION CONTROL...those who have addictive personalities should NOT use it, it killed my Brother and his wife! God bless you, if you're on it, get off of it quickly...if they offer it to you, question WHO is treating you and WHY. Blessings to all...Amen. 
Whitney wright I could write hundreds of horror stories due to this drug that I know of personally, but I believe everyone already knows. It's the same story just different people. Please ban this drug before my kids are older and exposed to it. I never want them to be trapped by this devil drug and lost or even dead.  
jennifer line  
Anonymous This needs to be banned.... it has led to a heroin epidemic. I recently saw they have approved for use in children. I think this is insanity. 
Andrea Zullo Please remove this evil drug from the market it is killing our loved ones and ripping families apart. PLEASE HELP!  
Anonymous To many lives have been lost. Drugs companies and doctors are killing our children. They are profiting for our loss. Addiction to herion which begins with precription drugs know no social status. We must talk about it and come together to ban these drug and offer clinics and rehabilitation for those who never kew that a couple of pain pills would lead to herion addiction. 
Michelle Wooten  
Lou Hebert  
Christina Day  
Tricia Lawlor Signing up in support of a friend!  
Anonymous Please pray for all those involved. 
Nichole Dailey  
mary l landress I have watched it destroy the lives of loved ones and friends. I also worked with people who have been destroyed by this DRUG IT NEEDS TO BE BANNED FROM ALL ASPECTS OF SOCIETY!!!!!! Good luck to all fighting with the battle of this DRUG. Sorry for everyone's losses of family members and loved ones. 
Angie clifton It has destroyed my life through my son. A master's degree banker. Had the world. Full honors student. Started working at 14. Saved his money worked hard. Had A 150k. Career, wife And daughter. Got into an auto accident. And there it Began when he was prescribed oxy. Took the drug for two years before back surgery. Then was so hooked was up to 12 pills a day and sometimes more. He ended up in a high speed chase out of his mind on oxy. He is now serving a 5 year sentences in prison. Life ruined. Forever altered by this legal killer  
Antoinette Conrad  
Anonymous Totally changes a person's psyche and mental / emotional state. Worst drug I have ever experienced through family members. Even the best hearted person becomes inflicted with the drugs demonic chemical holds. It is devil's candy and causes a person to not have the normal neuron connections to be able to handle pain like they used to be able to. It disconnects natural endorphins thus becoming a substitute for blocking pain. IN the name of Jesus Christ, stop this drug distribution and educate our medical professionals in other pain management remedies.  
vivian leah forehand Oxycotin has ruined not only the lives of the ones who become addicted, but the lives of their families as well. I've known people who use it to commit suicide. I've known people who have unwillingly died from using it. I know people who have never used Oxycotin and it has destroyed their lives- because their sister/brother/mother/father/son/daughter died from the use of this narcotic. This pill alone not only causes death; It causes people to kill, steal and hurt their own loved ones. PLEASE do the whole country a favor and BAN OXYCOTIN! How many people have to get killed at one intersection for you to put up a red light?  
kristina frazier  
Philip Zhang  
Mark Bartrug  
Kim Bartrug This is clearly a gateway drug and is being handed out like candy in the state of WV. When these victims can no longer get OxyContin/oxycodone, they are resorting to heroin. WV is now #1 in the Nation for overdose deaths! Take these opiates off the market!!! 
Patricia fortner Is killing our kids 
Homer Edward Price  
Augusta Nanney I am all for this. No one is in that much pain. The drug is highly addictive and what is worse is the drugs to help you wean off are even more addictive. My son started with this as our neighbor made extra money selling his pills to all the neighborhood kids. Before we knew it we were cleaned out of all metal, jewelry and anything that had a cash value. Now they have a drug that offsets the effects of opiate constipation. When does it end? The government banned Quaaludes because of this very same problem so why is it so hard to ban this drug. I further believe that any doctor prescribing this should be held to task and prosecuted as a "pusher". Again, no one is in that much pain that they have to take this drug until it kills them.  
Amanda Faglie My brother has been taking this for his condition. He has become so severely addicted he has done anything to get this, even tricking two drs into giving a prescription at the same time. Today I found out he is laying in a hospital bed on a ventilator due to his heart attack and immune system shutting down. At the moment his life hangs in the balance. His future is uncertain, and he may never fully recover from this and may never be able to handle the withdrawal symptoms. He started off on the lowest dose years ago, and his body has gotten so use to the drug, he is now on the highest strongest dose of this drug.  
Joe Bates  
Tammy Wagner  
Cathy I hate this drug! It kills period! It should be banned period!! 
Natalie Hancher  
Marsha Schorr I lost my only son, Aaron Fender, June 21, 2009, as a result of oxycontin. Existing with half of heart since that day, this six years later and the pain is still there. Every minute that passes is a minute longer that he has been gone. I hate Purdue Pharma. We lived in Cape Coral, Florida at that time. My son was my reason and my life. Love doesn't die. My heart is broken. 
Colleen Fiumara I've lost multiple family members this disheartening way. 
Mark Scardilli  
Joseph Baldassarre  
Lisa Bateman Destroys more lives than it helps. God bless all those who suffered an addiction and even desth from this killer drug.  
twyla keller  
Dawn Ross  
lorraine argenio I blame the drug companies and politicians for the heroine epidemic.  
Kevin O'Neill  
Thomas Sailor I was prescribed codeine for pain and after some time i became addicted and tried to quit 4 different times on my own and the withdrawal symptoms were HORRIBLE! I now have found gabapentin and it helps alot. I'm on day 5 with NO cravings. I do not think opiates should be administered due to a very high addiction potential and the withdrawal symptoms when you want to quit is horrible and has an extremely high relapse potential. I hope this post helps at least one person. Have a great day and you CAN do it. 
Ann Marie Kulp Killing to many! Dr had me on these and I was addicted for years. I know few that stop taking them but relapsted so many times. Turned my daughter into a herion addict. I have been clean from this drug on my own for 5 yrs now and never want to go back to the life of every day chasing that pill so I'm not sick! Just hope my daughter lives through this and is as strong as I was to become clean for her daughter. Her daughter is going to need a clean heathy mother!!! 
Linda Waugh I was prescribed oxi because of 2 surgferies Ihad on my neck.I was in a sevier truck wreck in 1994 which broke my back and altmently lead to degenerative diseases in my spine @ 57 my spine is totally gone and I need another surgery soon plus because of all the meds my whole system has slowen down to a dangerious level now..I had my pain mang Dr take me off of them 2months after taking them for 2 reasons 1)they never helped my pain at all could not tell I was taking them. 2)my husband of 18 years started stealing them from me.I am not having that in my life.I will not tolerate someone who lies to me straight to my face nor will I talk to a liar nor will I live with someone who will hurt me the drop of a pin...but even with the bad back it is not the worse of my health issues.I suffer with a rare blood disease and I have gerds from taking insaids for pain for many years and also have other problems so bad most people dont understand how I make it through each day. My Drs included. My husband steals every drug I get. He even took a whole prescription from me one time leaving me with nothing for my pain at all. I ficed him I stopped him from being able to pick up my meds now. Has that helped NO. Now he trashed my house last night broke quite a few things in my house and pushed me around. So he cares nothing about me only my pills. To top everything off he pointed his gun at me last night and all I could do was laugh and say boy howdee do me a favor please just make it quick and painless please.I feel I am dying now away so I welcome death. He takes pills like candy and now has gone to using aneedle over and over and it is so rotten he cant even get it in his vein. He finally hurt himself on purpose at his last job because I would not get the Dr to give me oxi anymore so now his pain management Dr who is mine too gives him his own monthly supply that last him about a week/a whole month prescription. Then he starts stealing mine he is a sneaky person too cause I have only caught him 2 times in 4years of this. I cant go on like this so oxi will cause yet one more marrage to end in divorce or another senseless death Mine because he loves hisself very much. THIS DDRUG DOES NO ONE AND NOT ONE ANY GOOD AT ALL GET RID OF IT NOW !!!!It maybe too late for me but please thru me help others.Please Ban OXI !!!! 
Jennifer Wharram  
Angela Quirion OxyContin has killed more people than illegal drug cartels. I watched my uncle struggle with his addicting to this pain killer prescribed to him by his doctor for 10 years! This drug is detrimental to a person's physical and mental health and needs to be used for end-of-life or hospice patients ONLY! 
tina vinluan  
Sherry Kallab The doctor told my son "we worry about the pain now and addiction later" when he prescribed Oxycontin. It was the prescription not the pain that led to his death. Ban Oxycontin, we survived before it was produced. Oxy creates more problems than solutions. 
Laura Castro These pills are killing and destroying families everyday. W 
Efrain lara  
Anonymous The makers of this pill are mass-murderers. How many signatures will it take? 
Robert L. Mitchell My son started with OxyContin and ended with Suboxone. In between, was heroin. He took his life with a .40 cal gunshot to the head while attempting to withdraw from suboxone. My Daughter was serving time in the Orange County Jail for drug related felonies. Ban this drug. Ban it! Robert L. Mitchell  
Wendy Martin  
s breton my story reads much like all the rest I do not know a family that has not been touched by this epidemic even more concerning is the fact that the FDA is fully aware and yet continues to allow this to continue statics show the # of deaths but still it continues how many more before this issue is addressed???? 
Khari Menelik My best friend died 3 days ago due to an overdose. She was prescribed OxyContin because she had cancer and she became addicted. Her addiction led her to heroin. OxyContin should not be legal. We live in a society where pharmaceutical companies can pay 634 million and be off the hook, instead of serving jail time and getting their product banned. This is appalling!!! How many more deaths is it going to take before our government bans this addictive drug? It's VERY clear what it does. It has created an epidemic. How is it still legal? We need to get some celebrities on board to promote this website. If we do this we will make a lot of noise to the point that the government can't ignore us! When they finally make it illegal one day they are going to feel so bad for all the lives they allowed to be destroyed. 
Lisa Lucchese  
irene durkin My husband started to take this horrible evil drug at 2008. The doctor prescribed it to him for his artrithis. He became addicted to it, and change to a person who didn't care about anything but the pain pills. The doctor kept giving it to him without any questions. That should have never happened!! On 2014 he became ill and everyday felt like he was poisoned.For a whole year he had horrible headaches that never went away, day and night. The doctors couldn't diagnose him and told him that there was nothing wrong with him, and that he was crazy. He started researching about this drug and found out horrific truth about it, and testimonies of people that took it and found out that its similar to the street drug called, HEROIN. He said, "If he knew that we would have never taken it"!! On January 2015 he took his life. At the end he lost all his muscle, still was having pain, and no sleep for weeks. He went crazy! Please we have to do something!!! Many, many young people are taking them. Which will lead them to street drugs. This is our future generation?  
Sandra Barber We need to reach the FDA. 
Brandon Conley My mother was addicted to OxyContin which ultimately lead to the deterioration of her body. She passed away in April 2009. This drug took my mother from me when I was 13. This drug NEEDS to be banned.  
Trisha Ortiz  
disgruntled American My poor tiny mother in law was prescribed oxytocin for a broken bone that wouldn't heal, at 87 years old. She admitted to me she was addicted when she was 92. She said, 'I can't live like this anymore. She was dead 2 weeks later. More than a few of my sons' friends and acquaintances became addicted to oxytocin prescribed for sport and work injuries. It's worse than heroin. It's insidious.  
Anonymous I do not know why towns that used to be beautiful and qaint don't get together and sue the maker of this drug for ruining there towns and making them have to literally live in fear.That is not to mention killing locals loved ones.this of course is all about money to them and it's ruining our country! 
Maria Feo  
Sean de Koekkoek I am at a loss for words at all the misery this drug has created. After reading some of these countless stories, it is clear that there is nothing than can justify its use. How can the makers sleep at night?  
Jennifer Broadwater Hello, my name is Jennifer. I lost my brother due to DOCTORS prescribing Percodan, Percocet, which then led to Oxycontin, for years. He then got on Heroin, when the addiction became out of control. He then was diagnosed with diabetes which only complicated the problem even more. He was 43 years old as a result of the drug abuse over the years from this horrible drug! I don't want to see anyone else to become addicted or overdose, or DIE FROM OXYCONTIN! He passed 10 years ago, and I miss him. He was my little brother. I was three yrs old when he was born. We grew up together, played together, shared secrets, helped each other when one was down or out. What this drug did to him was horrible. I watched him go from working full time, living life as most people without addictions. I saw the deterioration of not only of his body,and mind, but his soul! To be frank about it, I did not recognize him anymore. Not like I once knew him. He was rude to my children, family members, became clumsy, and showed a lot of aggression. Why did he die? OXYCONTIN !! Jennifer Broadwater.  
Shelly It is way to abused and very addicting which leads to overdoses families being tore apart and such o wish the stuff was never invented in pill form it should only be liquid iv used to aid in pain relief when someone is on their death bed other then that it shouldn't be given and sure shouldn't be able to obtain a prescription for it! 
Serena Paulino  
Anonymous Real pain is a problem, but once a person becomes addicted to Oxy, they are in a cycle that is impossible to break. They start taking it whether pain is there or not, just in case. Then, just saying there's pain, even if there isn't, so they can get you to leave them alone. Next thing you know they are having a nervous breakdown at just the THOUGHT of not having it available. 
james buchanan A few days ago I had a hernia operation. When the operation was over the nurse gave me a prescription of hydrocod/aceta 5-325mg. I said I did not want it and she told me I had no choice because that is what the doctor wanted.  
Destiny Martinez  
penny Lopez rivera  
Cathy Murphy  
Nancy Lee  
Chris Scarano  
Mary Karakullukcu In 2006, my husband was referred to a pain management doctor for pain in his neck and arm. Doctor prescribed OxyContin and morphine. This worked...his pain relieved. We thought, finally someone is helping! Fast forward to 2014 (8+ years of being prescribed these medications)and the doctor says "sorry, I can no longer help you"-no help given for finding help with the physical pain and far worse. no help regarding the withdrawal from dependancy! These pills have changed our whole families life, he is no longer the same man. We, mostly I, have educated ourselves regarding the Oxy family of pills. I believe this medication should ONLY be used for those whom lives have reached the end in order to provide some comfort. The only thing that it has done across our entire nation is to make addicts out of people seeking help for their pain by going to someone they believed were there to help...A Doctor! Biggest lie imaginable. 
moses larkin,jr  
Christine Medina Please get rid of this drug,it has torn family and friends apart because of death and addiction.if there was not all of the pain pills given out for 1 month to 3 months prescriptions at a time maybe they would not have been on the street and being as addictive as they are my sons would not be addicts and turned to heroin and acohol when the pills were no longer not let kids be able to get this even if perscriped. 
Anthony Stevens  
Alfred Jeremy Cepeda I wish more people cared enough to sign this petition. 
Jeff Gonring  
Julie Howard There are alternatives to this drug. It is destroying thousands of people's lives. Stop prescribing this drug and prosecute and make public which doctors over prescribe it.  
Cynthia Stewart My 21 year old son went from Zanax as an anti-depressant for his ADHD to Heroin. After year being clean from Heroin he broke his hand and had to have surgery. Drug of choice by the Dr. to give him post surgery was a few Oxycottons. He did this knowing my son was an ex- Heroin addict. My son went searching for more OXY as it brought back that familiar feeling. He ultimately in the following months used Heroin one more time and passed away in his sleep. I really believe if he hadn't been given the OXY he would not have relapsed. It was a small derivative of what Heroin is. This OXY drug is so commonly passed around between youth that even Heroin dealers are marking pills as OXY and passing them off to get our kid hooked for mor dollars for them until another child dies One of the most abused drugs ever and now you are going to make it more available for young children? smaller derivatives of the regular dose and smaller addicts? I beg you not to make this mistake and mandate that this drug can not be given to ex addicts. 
Tara Prescription drug & heroin addiction is killing all my friends back home......then the FDA expects to start prescribing this to children who are dying too!?!? If the kids have any hope of living they will end up with liver failure not to mention addiction! Why don't the start using medical marijuana & oil to treat children & adults!? 
Janet Cody  
Mandy Woods My mum has been put on this rubbish replacing the high morphine dosage she's on. So they've got her quickly addicted to this instead, she's got terminal lung cancer, so guessing we should be thankful that the Dr's won't have to try and get her off it, it was nigh on impossible getting her off the morphine as it was! 
Jan Monks  
Pamela R. Anderson You are asking for more kids to become addicted to this powerful drug. My daughter passed away from a drug overdose at the age of 25. This happens everyday to our kids, and you are wanting to make it easier. Please please re-look at the intent of this. Do not allow this to happen. 
jennifer shefield I have lost my son to heroin after a long battle with this drug. He then went to the demon that killed him. It's to easy for anyone to get this drug. They hand it out like candy.  
sandra cairns  
Mary pickens Very addictive. My son died 6-12-2015 because he could no linger afford so he got heroine which is cheaper and died.  
Leanne Dantoni OxyContin can now be prescribed to 11-year old children. I hope that as I write this, this decision will be reversed. Why on earth hasn't this drug been banned yet?  
R stein  
Shannon L. Woods I hope all highly addictive drugs will be banned at some point. Drugs are a nightmare for everyone. Makes me so sad kids are given drugs on a regular basis. Just disgusting.  
Ashley frady  
Kevin M. I was prescribed OxyContin for chronic pain over 12 years ago. After several years on the medication I ended up in rehab, fortunately I never graduated to heroin but I still deal with chronic pain on a daily basis. I was told suboxone was a safe alternative to other pain medications and have been using it for 8 years. I can honestly say suboxone has helped manage my pain but, since my introduction to oxy's my life has never been the same. I live in an exhausting struggle taking medication so that I can hold down a job and to be able to function. Aside from the fear of withdrawal is the mental struggle as well. I'd like to believe my doctor was sincerely trying to help me with my pain but I curse the day I ever took an oxy. I feel that the day I started taking oxy's I started a life sentence to pain killers.  
carol colwell I lost my nephew one year ago to an overdose of herion. Please help stop this epedmidic thats taking peoples lifes. 
michael helferich  
Raymond Isom This is a demon. I am an ex addict, and believe this drug is the door to herroin. Please stop it. Im so tired of seeing people die.  
mark blackman I was hit by a car rollerblading, some 15 years ago and someone told me to go to a pain clinic of which they gave me 10 mg of Oxycontin. It started off innocent enough. it eased the pain. then it stopped working as it was, so the doctor gave me 20 MG. I did not know at thatas many did not know, that it is synthetic heroin. this soon escalated to 40 Mg, then 80 then they came out with 150MG. It was a nightmare. I was constantly petrified I would run out, not have enough money to buy more. I tried to detox so may times to no avail. then they gave morphene to detox and became addicted to that. I tried bupinex, that did not help. For 4 years my life was a mess. IF WE ALLOW OUR CHILDREN TO TAKE THIS DRUP, IT WILL BE AN EPIDEMIC OF HORRIBLE PROPORTIONS.  
Preston Because kids have a life ahead of them. 
Lance bowen I personally know hundreds of addicts who started opiate addition with this horrible drug 
Sherri Woolbright  
Heather Gage  
Gillyan Wright So many people in my community have gotten addicted to this drug leaving children to be taken care of by family members and including much theft, jail time and overdoses leading to death. 
david j chubet I believe the legalization of this drug is at the heart of our herion problem here in the United States. Please ban this drug immediately for the sake of our people over the profits of a company. 
justin buss I have taken oxycontin and if this is what theyre going to feed these middle school aged kids, im on board 100%. This is so insane. 
Jennifer Palomba  
tina l franzen PLEASE do not allow this drug to be prescribed to childre. Too many young people have died due to addiction to opiates.It is wrong to allow children to take these dangerous drugs. I have witnessed firsthand what opiates can do to a person. My three sisters are no longer with us due to drug addiction and overdose! 
Sara Legatski Drugs are not the go to solution for children with difficulties. Ban addictive dangerous drugs !! 
Terri Loring This was the beginning of the end of my daughters life. Get it off the market immediately  
Laura phillips  
Heather Tallon  
Mary McCarron I have lost a family member to drug addiction. I have witnessed families go through the grief of burying their child,brother. Heroin has taken over as the oxycontin was made "non crush-able" and our families are torn apart! DRUG COMPANIES DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE ANY MORE MONEY ON OUR INNOCENT FAMILY MEMBERS.  
mihaela tambures  
Wendy McCoy I lost my son to prescription drugs first and then he moved to heroine because its cheaper. Stop the insanity  
Kris Clements I lost my son 4 weeks ago. He started on Oxycontin because of a broken collar bone in high school football. He went to college on a full ride scholarship where he was a pre med student. But the addiction finally took him even though he spent 10 years fighting it. His struggle actually made him one of the most caring people ever. I am proud of him and grateful for the 28 years I was blessed to be his mother.  
Don Eoll Please send helpful information for the children of OxyContin addicted parents 
Lique I got addicted to oxycontin when I was 28 after a 4 years of pain and a hystermecty. I lost my kids, home, relationship, peoples trust, my self respect, self diginity and almost died from this drug. Been clean for years now but this isnt a joke its very very addicting and dangerous. 
Michelle Sullivan  
Paul Lyman I lost my sister to this drug yesterday..... 
April Bloom My best friend lost her son to this honorific drug. It kills. 
Caroline Bernhardt I have seen what oxy can and has done. It seems to me that everyone who has done oxy has gotten addicted to it a lot of herion addicts that I know start off using Oxy and it has destroyed there life there are many other drugs and other things That can do what Oxy is prescribed for example weed (only use if legal in state.) and aspirin and Advil. Stay strong too all the families and be aware. 
Margaret M Poggi I have signed this petition before, when my daughter became addicted to prescription drugs that doctors kept giving her. My daughter has since passed away, the oxycontin and predisone pills wiped her immune system away she could not fight off any infections. What started as rheumatoid arthritis that should have been treated with a mild dose of medications and physical therapy. She was treated with this horrible drug, I cannot believe an arthritis doctor would do this to a nice young woman who never even smoked, she was a school nurse he turned her into a monster. God help us all if we cannot get this drug banned. Margaret M Poggi 
Anna Oxycontin was intended for terminally ill patients as it's highly addictive properties were well known to the manufacturer. But, this did not stop this medicine from being prescribed to anyone with pain and the manufacturer did nothing to stop this and in fact probably encouraged it to increase their profits. Now we have a country full of addicts many of whom who would never had touched illicit drugs but were duped into their drug addiction by thinking it was medicine. Our war on drugs should have been directed towards Phizer, Lilly, Merck and all the other large pharmaceutical companies, rather than the Mexican Drug Cartel as I am sure it is the pharmaceutical companies who cause more deaths every year and tear good families apart with their "legal" drugs. But since our country is ran by corporations for corporations, we go after small time illicit drug dealers and leave the CEOs to sell their poisons and rake in millions in profits while people are dying.  
Mercedes It is about time something is done about this drugs. Drs prescribe them to easy. Many people get addicted to it with devastating result!!! 
Anonymous Oxycontin nearly killed SWIM. SWIM was first prescribed the opiate painkiller at the age of 15 for shoulder pain. SWIM had a benign bone tumor with the circumference slightly larger than a US nickel. SWIM eventually needed surgery to remove it. SWIM is 22 years old now, and is happy to say SWIM has not touched this insidious substance for over 14 months. SWIM went from a near 4.0 high school student, multiple sport-athlete, and a part of the band/ music program, to being eventually kicked out of SWIM's high school. SWIM became physically addicted to this medication due to SWIM's initial usage as prescribed by SWIM's pain management physician. SWIM woke up one day, and did not take the medication as SWIM was post-op for SWIM's shoulder and the pain had finally begun to subside. Later that evening, SWIM felt as though SWIM had the stomach flu. Over the course of the next few years SWIM would come to know this predicament all too well. Anyone reading this recognizes what SWIM is referencing regarding the horrible physical/ mental withdrawals, that SWIM would in fact wish upon only SWIM's worst enemy because it is by far the harshest punishment SWIM can fathom. SWIM's oxycontin use eventually led to benzodiazepine use because the medication had SWIM "strung out" to the point where oxycontin kept SWIM awake at night while under the influence of its effects. Any medication SWIM ever took was legally prescribed by doctors and legally procured from licensed pharmacies. SWIM was in rehab when SWIM suffered a combination of petit and gran mal seizures that lasted close to four hours in total duration. SWIM stopped breathing intermittently, almost died multiple times, but survived with no lasting damage to SWIM's physical or mental being. This medication destroyed any relationships SWIM ever had in SWIM's life, any friendships, SWIM's relationships with all of SWIM's family members, delayed SWIM's college education, and as SWIM previously stated, almost killed SWIM. SWIM survived and has managed to salvage SWIM's life, however, this is not common by any account. SWIM recently read an article published on that discussed how the owners of oxycontin reached position number 14 on the US' most wealthy. Do not allow them to continue to profit from the suffering of any one person ever again. Make oxycontin illegal under US domestic law and save innumerable lives. The moment anyone honestly decides to stop justifying their use of oxycontin, is when they will be free from its hold over them. I request that you, the FDA, immediately ban the distribution of OxyContin to new patients.  
Anonymous Nearly a month ago we lost my dad to OxyContin addiction. This drug tears families apart and steals many people's lives. Once a happly, healthy, vibrant father, then drugs stole him from us and changed him for the absolute worse. My mom and I tried so hard to help him, but he never admitted he had a problem and would act out violently...and you can't help someone who doesn't want to be helped. This drug is absolutely horrific and stole the kind and sweet man who used to let me stand on his feet at father-daughter dances. Ban this drug, it ruins lives.  
Anonymous My son at 20 years old had an electrical burn 3rd degree needed. A skin graft pain killer was oxy . I had know idea what the doctor prescribed. My family is living in hell . Any doctor that prescribes this drug should be put in prison like my family is 
Savannah Luciano Its dope 
Maddy Stone  
Sabrina Clark  
karen stone Both my daughters now heroin addicts.One ,22 with2 kids in foster care. My other daughter 29 lost her husband oct 2015 heroin over dose. To date she still get s persribed 180 oxyContin. With visible track marks on her body. SHE ALSO HAS TWO YOUNG CHILDEREN. PLZ HELP US STOP KILLING. JKaren Stone 
Kristen Bedrosian accident airline industrial insurance due to my moms death being from dangerous faulty drugs it requires there to be in addition to civil secondary Criminal intentional foreseeable negligence charges filed against the distributor manufacturer prescriber and provider my moms name is Karen Deitman she passed a way 6/16/2012 
brenda k pena  
Sarah Stone Who ever came out with this drug new well before hand what was going to happen. He is Heartless. This drug is MORE addictive than Heroin. Its all I think about... and why are they smokeable???? 
stacy avant  
richard hofer I would like to let the FDA know that doctors from the va system along with outside doctors had got me hooked on these pain killers for years and after years of taking them,I went cold turkey because the were running my life,then was put on zubsul for withdrawal symptoms and these pills were the same and I went cold turkey on these also,and went out of my mind and do not remember anybthing was in a standoff with police and sheriffs for over ninety minutes last July,and spent six months and eighteen day in the county jail,please stop putting us innocent veterans and people out there that are innocent and these doctors and all these pharmacies, and yes law officials that are making big money off of these drug companies,and killing innocent life's and these doctor's are getting rich and do not care about us. Rick Hofer sr. 
Janis McKinney The drug epidemic in this country cannot continue to be treated as a sidebar issue. We must take action. 
Melinda Orke  
John Gunter  
Kimberly DiNoia Highly addictive and dangerous. HOW MANY MORE LIVES NEED TO BE TAKEN???? 
Shane Peter Kelley  
Anita Huizing  
Nathan Gagne  
Suzanne R. Kelley, RN I am a nurse and have to deal with many who are addicted and personally know friends and their family members who have not only become addicted and have lost their quality of life and their livelihoods but have experienced friends that have lost their children from overdosing on heroin she they could no longer legally obtain oxycodone legitimately. My children have had friends overdose from heroin after being addicted to oxycodne, the most recent was this week. The FDA is now pushing a more highly addictive opiode called Zohydro even while the medical community strongly advises against it. Who is the FDA really working for? How can a business fail when people are addicted to their product? The FDA is more concerned with lining their pockets than the safety of the people using their products. 
Joe Cullinan  
donna mccorry  
Anonymous My family has experienced the sadness of OxyContin addiction of one of our sons.  
Robert desid I have had old friend relapse after 3 years and died this past Monday.. He was intelligent, thoughtful, (a biochemist created strands of marijuana for med) and would have made such a difference..unfortunately the mental aspect of going through this addiction is something I unfortunately endured myself.. I have spent the last year and a half buying them recreationally with one of my best friends.. I am certainly empathetic now that I understand looking back that this tiny pill will trick your mind into believing you are right and just as healthy and the exact same person you always were with only blurry moments realizing something is wrong! Until you progress from weekends and a half of one to having to have 3-5 30mg pills everyday.. It breaks you down mentally the physical withdrawal will subside in time but the mental aspect depression insomnia that hangs for weeks is what always had me running to perks and from WD.. It has changed my perspective on life! Only after having spent probably 20,000 in 8months and having the love of my life the most beautiful women walk out on me.. Most people lose much more so it is bitter sweet to have stopped at 26. I was never understanding and treated everyone who dabbled in pills like dirt only to have karma come back and rip me apart.. Anyways I have had 3 very intelligent people around me die from starting with percocets and I'm sure that list will grow as I have another that struggles with heroin after year in rehab half way across the world.. I'd like to think it's as easy as just a choice to stop but have since realized most of us with this issue are basically we are just passengers in train that never stops..fortunately enough I'm ready to continue my life at 26 and disregard the fact that I have wasted last year and lost quite a bit! Mentally I will tell you right now I could not handle it I was breaking down and just had crazy thoughts! Mind you I have never had issues in the past and consider myself fit, sociable and caring. After deciding I should stop I reluctantly tried a non ssri but none the less anti depressant Wellbutrin and stopped cold turkey 3 weeks into the Wellbutrin. I have taken vitamins regular animal pack daily, powder form of Thomas recipe called elimidrol, and for sleep I will take maybe a tiny piece of Xanax, or trazadone.. Let me tell you that this way was premeditated by me and a therapist and as far as I'm concerned it made it possible for me to write this sober.. I won't tell you it will stop all physical WD or mental WD but it certainly made it so much easier to bring myself back to life.. Only because I know how bad it should have been.. Might not be silver bullet for you but it was for me.. Anyway it's sad how easy it is to get this shit on the street! Obviously it's not being monitored or prescribed safely.. And being a billion dollar business and having the same creators coming out with a Solution!?!? Such as methadone or suboxon I doubt this will ever end.. There all opiates it's such a fucking joke.. Anyway I just feel bad for the people who had real pain and have such a high tolerance that it probably wouldn't be safe to ever come off and will most likely stay on for life.. The OC 80's were what started this and it's the perc 30's that will finish everyone.. I wish there was a solution more realistic.. It's very disgusting we live in a society where this vicious cycle runs right in front of us from the people we all kno to the pharma companies to the govt..I would only assume that until it affects you on a personal basis most will look at these souls dedicated to pills/heroin as scumbags who make a contious choice! I know I did sadly enough.. And yes at first you choose to do them and then soon enough there choosing you to ruin your life.. I would hope that one day society can see this is not morally right and forces the companies and govt officials to seek the path that would benefit mankind and abandoned all motives driven by money or power.. But as every bit of history has told us we are in for a long nasty ride! So what you can do for now is don't ever give up trying to trigger your friend or loved one who ever the addict maybe into stopping this.. There is always something that will trigger ones sub contious and let them see the light.! Good luck everyone who is hurting or has been hurt! I hope to see a change one day! 
Patrice Spencer  
Shari Rabenstine OxyContin must be removed from the market and swift action taken to get this drug off the streets. The drug is highly addictive and destroys lives. 
Dianne Needs to be off the market. To many have died. How many more have to die before they get the message.  
Lisa Sutton My young adult children lost their father April 30th,2012 due to overdose from injecting oxycotin 80mg ,you know the kind that was supposed to gell up,but because he lived in a small town USA,the pharmaceutical industry was still selling the deadly oxycotin that didn't gell up to all the small towns and our oldest son's wife was pregnant when he died so he never got to see our granddaughter and our daughter had just had our first ,he was 2 weeks old.Needless to say it hurt us deeply in our hearts.I will never forget seeing our kids bury their dad it is burned into my memory forever and it should be against the law to lie and say you quit making that deadly oxycotin in 2010,when along they were still selling them to every small town.How many lives do they have to steal from us before something is done about it.I pray that those responsible for all these needless deaths have to pay for it. 
La Quetta Jo Ray Oxycontin put me into a coma, when I was found I was literally dead,paramedics shocked me in my moms house,in the Ambulance,three times in the trauma room. When my little girl couldn't wake me she told my mom, who checked on me, I was ice cold,swollen,turned blue black and purple. I had only taken 1 at bedtime. La Quetta Jo Ray  
Anonymous It will tear a family apart 
Perry Seay It's funny if you'll think you can shut down a multi-billion dollar industry. Everyone in the right places is getting paid off. If you really want to get rid of oxycodone, which thats what youll should be doing thats the active opiate in the drug, just like roxicodone. But if you'll want to stop the manufacturing of this drug yuour going to hanve to act outside the law. And yes thats the only way im sorry. 
Sandy Basaraba My son has been addicted for 2 years. I know I lost the person he is to this horrible drug. He told me Mom, it's worse that the devil. There is NO help for these people. If you cannot help them, then BAN the very thing that brought them here  
Anonymous Please get this drug off of the market. It is destroying our children, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers... My son Overdosed, and luckily he survived, but it did NOT stop his addiction. He started with these horrible pills, then resorted to heroin because it was cheaper. The night he overdosed he had a cocktail of drugs in his system....opiates, benzos, cocaine...Please save our families and get these drugs off the market. 
Debbi L Lemmon  
Dina Ballas It killed my sister May 26/15 !!!!!! 
Anonymous My husband's mom and his brother give these drugs, Oxycontin as will as other opiates, to my husband who snorts them. It has destroyed my children who are teenagers now. The weird thing is, my brother-in-law recently lost a daughter to a pain pill overdose. These drugs have become recreational drugs and the policies already in place are not effective. These drugs have to be removed from the population as they are destroying families,and lives.  
Dina Ballas Sunday may ?? 31?? 20015 I lost my beautiful sister Evie to OXYS ???????????????? life will never be the same!! 
Shae Kilgore Oxycodone has shattered my heart and my world. I kicked my bf out last Thursday. He was cheating with a known oxy/methamphetamine addict. He had put us in a financial bind with his spending habits. He is in a pain clinic and also buys from the street. I hope he hits his bottom soon and can be healthy. I just couldn't ride this out with him even though I love him like no other man ever. He wouldn't admit to cheating or to abusing his oxycodone and methadone. I told him he needs help and he said no I did and called me names. I have watched him change so much in the last few months. It is absolutely heartbreaking. I don't know how this drug is legal in any sense. It destroys!!! 
Sandra Maguire  
Christine miller OxyContin, Oxycodone, Percocet. All these opiates have destroyed lives, destroyed families, destroyed anyone's ambition for a better future. These drugs are too addictive and do more harm to people than any good. When there are so many natural non addictive methods to deal with pain out there, it is disheartening that our country would allow their people to become sick, possesed, and a prisoner to a drug. I see these drugs as the downfall our society. People are working hard just to slowly kill themselves with these pills. The withdraw symptoms are worse than just dealing with the pain. I'm tired of seeing the people I love become lifeless empty people because of an addiction to opiates they can't break because a doctor gave them these pills. I'm tired of seeing them throw their lives away , hurting the people they love, just to feed their addiction. The other reason these should be banned is because they are being illegally sold everywhere. Poor kids become addicted when they are so young. They have no idea the effect of them. Their lives are ruined before it has really begun. Allowing these highly addictive OxyContin on the market is just as bad as administering heroin to patients. The affects of theses drugs to harm to more than just your health, but to your emotions, to you mentality, and to your entire life. Far too often I have heard a cry to just be normal again from the people I love that have become addicted. But they can't ever feel it because of what oxycodone has done to them.  
Levi Mckay I'm from canada and the effects of this evil drug are devistating! My little brother is only 20 years old and hes killing himself with this drug. I hate it more than anything. 
RIchard Fran My Father Commited sucide because of this drug, he could not stop and the doctors made him an addict. when he called to get an amptiment the doctor say you have to wait untill your next appt. He went threw with drawlls for three days untill he could not take it and killed him self. 
rob I am a 26 year old addict. I have been a addict for seven years. Depression and sucidal thoughts all caused by my opiate addiction. I got hooked when I was prescribed them by a doctor. I am a lost soul, a slave. Suicide is enticing because it will set me free. Godspeed you beautiful people. My fellow humans. I love all of you. -Rob 
Mary Nishimoto  
Bernadette Harris My 32 year old son, who was a healthy, vivacious man is dying because of this horrific pill. It has to go, and our medical system needs to become diligent in tracking the dispensing of medication to people as well. 
Kim Garrett My daughter started using Oxy with her boyfriend who had an accident and was prescribed them for the pain. They were both hooked and, so far it has been a 5 year battle. When he was arrested and went to jail, she sought more Oxy for her addiction. She couldn't find any and was introduced to heroin instead. One use was all it took for her. She has been to several rehabs (which are a joke, by the way), because the keep her for 10 days, then send her on her way. She goes straight back to the dealer to get more and the cycle starts again. We, her family, have spent thousands of dollars trying to get her help and stay clean. I wish she had never been introduced to Oxy or Heroin and I pray for her every day. I think the Pharma companies that make the drug and incentives the sale of them to Doctors, should also have to pay into a fund which will cover the rehab costs for people who have become addicted and attend rehab.  
Erik Lizar Let's get this going Around the world!!!  
Ashlie Whipple I saw a huge bumper sticker on a truck Here in Las Vegas Nevada and it inspired to to come to the webpage and take a look! I'm so excited that I've found this I think it's angret private protest and will Be telling everyone around about this site!! Some family member of mine were addicted to Heroin and they of course started with pills first...ha I fully they are clean now but this site is something j wish I knew about sooner!!! Will Be ordering the bracelets shortly!!!! #banoxycontin #cleanlife #notimeforheroin Thank you have a wonderful day!  
anthony williams Too addictive. 
judy I lost my son last month because of this drug. He left three children without a father but he could not come back from the dark place this medication took him. I hope this petition is put to good use and hope it works so no one else has to lose a loved one because of this. I dont want to see emails, I want to see action  
Cheryl George My son and my daughter became addicted to oxycodone (blues) Let me tell you it has ruined our lives my husband &I have spent untold amounts of money to try to help them just to live they have both overdosed my son (2x) daugther (4X)/ They now have criminal histories. They brought with not even alcohol in our home and yet are both IV drug users. My daughter is doing better but only because of subutex/suboxone. My son is really trying but is now addicted to heroin. I know they made bad choices but I feel these drugs should NEVER have been prescribed to the general public. The pharmacy company should have to do MORE. They should have to pay for rehab for these addicts at the least!  
Mayang r dent Actually it's Distory my house and my family 
Kellee Everitt Too many off our children are dying. 
Joseph Manzella My grandfather died from intentional overdose of OxyContin because he had extra around from an elbow surgery. 
Tami Sharp Reeder My 24 year old stepson overdosed and died last night after a 10 year struggle to get clean and sober after being prescribed his first Benzos and opiates. I work w opiate addicts daily and this epidimic is unnecessary and born out of pharmalogical corporate greed. They are the only ones benefiting as our families only feel loss.  
Jessica O'Neal  
Angie B  
Kenneth Franklin Holloway Jr. Oxycodone destroyed my life and I lost everything that I had worked over 20 years for. By the Grace of God, I committed a handful f Felonies in order to support my Opiate Addiction, I got caught, and ultimately spent a year in Jail. I got "Clean" while I was incarcerated and Jail saved my life!!! This drug (Oxycontin, Oxycodone, and any/all derivatives) SHOULD BE removed from the marketplace... it is a KILLER!!! 
Arthur L Dusenbury Oxycoton started my niece into drug addiction and it killed my sister. Please stop this drug. It is worst then heroine. 
Michelle Verster My mum fell ill and went to hospital at first they thought it was kidney stones but then they found out that it wasnt , my mum was in alot of pain and the doctors couldn't find out what was wrong with her so decide to put her on oxycontin without talking this over with her or explaining the effect this can have on her, and how addicted the drug can get. So my mum came home feeling better by taking this drug. But when time went on she started wanting more so the doctors gave her more without explaining how addicted this drug is at all to my mum. Then my mum started realising she needed this drug and without it she was having withdrawels really bad so shes started lying to the doctors so that she could get more saying she lost her pills , they feel down the drain whatever she could come up with to get more it even got to the point where she started to get so good at lying that she even lied to her family because she took all her pills for the day she would come up with saying she wasnt feeling well so we would go to the hospital so she would get more of it to calm her withdrawals all she could think all day about is her pills it took over her life. We couldn't even go on holiday without this addiction causing trouble she took all her pills within in 3 days and then lied to us saying she left some of her pills at home we soon realised this wasn't true when we got home. This all started when i was in primary 6 lasted for 6 years so i wasnt at school loads because i was caring for my mum and trying to help her through this when she noticed how bad it got she tried to get off it and told the doctors so that they could help her and they wouldnt help her so this is where she started trying to commit suicide she done it 7 times but three of those times she done it that bad that she was in a induced coma.The last time she done she was close to dying and thats where the doctors realised how bad it was and sent her to rehab and she got off it with suboxone within 24 hours and was out off rehab within in 2 week and this was the happiest day of our lives the family could finely get there lives back together. I am lucky my mum survived this many don't and i want this drug taken away for good it ruined so many lives and this can be stopped by this drug being gone for good!  
Tara McDonough My mother has been in the grips of a devastating OxyContin addiction for 20 years. My family has been devastated. She was my best friend, my rock and now I watch as she has no ability to have a relationship with her grandchildren. This drug should never have been approved. 
D My partner had been seeing a suboxone doctor, no health insurance, working a full time job just to pay for doctor visits at the clinic which totaled $800 a month, while fighting everyday for help with health insurance. After the state turned him down multiple times for Medicaid and constantly battling this horrible disease, He committed suicide in September of 2014. Meanwhile help from the government is being thrown out to people who don't need it and are taking advantage. And people that desperately need the help and are making an effort and trying everyday are turned down, RIP T.O. 6/28/91-9/28/14 
Anonymous This drug destroyes families and lives. This company should be fined for attempted murder for every script written. Doctor's should know better. 
cristy PLEASE,PLEASE..I have seen soooooooo much destruction to oneself and their loved ones on count of these horrible little pills,..I also believe the needle needs banning because this seems to be the most addictive form of most things,..thank God you can't Bangpot!!!Prob can though! Roxy oxy loratabs and Norcos whatsdifference and why so much more addiction to roxy,oxy???duhhhuhhh!!! You can shoot roxy,oxy..THESE PILLS HAVE TAKEN SOOOO MANY LIVES BUT PARTNERED WITH THE NEEDLE SOOOO MANY FAMILIES,COMMUNITIES, RACES, CITY'S JEEZE GET IT TOGETHER GOVERMENT,...ACCOUNTABILITY  
Anonymous I lost my baby. He was only 17. Ban this drug. Our family is broken and forever scarred. 
Anonymous I hate this drug with a passion, and I truly believe it is a tool for the devil....I'm now 19 years old, but have been on it for a few years, and it's the hardest thing I've ever had to do, to quit.... I always thought that I would never be addicted to anything, and honestly I didn't understand how someone could be addicted, it just didn't make sense to me.... It was given to me the first time for a migraine(I have really bad migraines, some of the worst pain I've experienced), at the time I didn't even know what it was(summer between 9th, and 10th grade), and as horrible as the migraine was when this tiny little pill kicked in I felt the best I ever have in my life, the epitome of euphoria.... After a while of getting it for my migraine(which I don't have very often) I figured out that migraine=pill, and started faking migraines. Went from one every now, and then to every other day, to everyday.. It got me before I even knew it.. If took my ambition, made me not care about anything, it's all I thought about, and just turned me into someone I'm not, now I wonder when I quit if I'll ever feel the same again.... With the help of Jesus I sure hope so..  
Anonymous Pure fucking nightmare except your awake Destroyed me. I would rather live in pain 
Anonymous In memory of my nephew Terry Peterson 38 years old. The devil is here and has many followers. GOD HELP US ALL! 
Christa Prinz Take it off the market. It kills lives & families. 
Suzanne Bardis  
Susan Patch  
Bonnie aavage It will be one year on april 25 th that my 31 year old son tried icy one more time after four months in rehab and two weeks home and in outpatient care. He was not the kind of person the stigma describes that would become addicted on purpose or for fun, it starts out as years of doc or prescribed and then someone stealing prescription pads and writing scripts for his "friends." How many have to die before this is banned? And now the new heroin in a bottle? What have we come to? This has to stop. It has turned our family upside down forever.  
Melanie Bareno My beautiful 21 year old daughter died from OxyContin in 2004. I would love to see this drug banned so no more people die from this drug! 
Katrina Ward My husband committed suicide on 12/3/12 after being addicted to OxyContin for only seven months. After breaking his back at work, he started a roofing contracting business so he could get off the roof, but had to keep doing the manual work, during the start-up phase. The weekend before his suicide, he told me that he was addicted and that the drug was available on every street corner for the right price. Not knowing the symptoms of this addiction, all I knew was that it was difficult to watch his personality change in those seven months as he struggled to detox on his own several times. After his death, I learned that his addiction cost him over $80,000 of his hard-earned money and because he couldn't afford to buy more, he believed suicide was his only option. He was a kind, hard-working, loving,and generous man, who left behind five children and four grandchildren.  
Gaspari Ghislaine ma fille de 39 ans vient de mourir le 26/01/2015 à cause d'une prscription d'oxycontin par son médecin traitant qui n'a pas reconnu "les effets indésirables" que cela a entrainé sur notre fille. Ce "médicament" n'est que du poison distribué par des médecins. Je porte plainte contre ce médecin, ma fille n'aurait pas dû avoir accés à cette drogue. 
Windy Harvie  
Robert I am addicted and hate it, my doctor keeps giving it to me and I feel like they also treat me like a junkie I am now aggressivly looking for a way out Stop making this crap 
Anonymous No drug that is this addictive should be legal. People are dying and losing their lives for profit of Big Pharma. 
Kyler Nunery My cousin died from Oxycontin overdose today. He was past his rebellious teenage years and wanted desperately to stop, but his body wouldn't allow it. I hope those that gave him his first pill know. 
Anonymous All opiates need to be banned, all opiates, morphines, codones, and anything outside of a hospital. If the hospital needs to prescribe it in a hospital setting, then, that is different, but all of these pill mills like many in florida need to be run out of business, doctors need to lose their licenses, offices need to close, patients need to be given all kinds of diagnostic testing such as mri's and cat scans and exrays to see where the injury is, in the head in the spine etc and if it really warrants the prescription of an opiod. These doctors are out of control and patients are addicted and need to all be placed inpatient on various drugs to detox them, these drugs have destroyed my family. I don't know how my relative is still alive with the large amounts given by idiot doctors to my relative, I can hear his slurred voice on the phone, I see his slouchy appearance. All of this makes me sick.  
Margie Borth I lost my 24-year old brilliant, beautiful son after a 5 year Oxycontin addiction. We had no idea. Why is this drug still legal? It is heroin in pill form! It should only be administered in hospitals by professionals, like it is in every other country. USA is only about money, money, money and corporate profits. YOU ARE KILLING OUR CHILDREN. 
Nicole Irwin My mothers cancer prognosis is 8-12 months. Thanks to her addiction to smoking OxyContin for the past 8 years, she has no relationship with any of her children and her body is a shell of its former self. 13 years of slow growing cancer should not warrant an endless supply of legal Heroin. 
Patty lavender This drug needs to be taken off the market. It kills people. It killed my nephew, and I am very very upset and mad.please do what's right in this world for the many that have left us because of it. 
Darlene W. I agree, this drug should be banned. This drug has destroyed my family. I have personally seen many young kids that got involved with this drug and the trouble it caused their life and their families. Most of these kids were all good kids and got caught up in a vicious circle. All this drug does is destroy peoples lives.  
Sherri Woolbright I just buried My Son a month ago he accidentally overdosed on oxycontin he was 22 yrs old. 
a mont My husband is addictive to Oxycodone and is make my life miserable. I don't know what to do. 
lisa valiquette  
Lisa picard Im in recovery now going on 3 years clean n sober and i say ban it!!! The world and people in it, dont need it!! 
Cynthia tzi  
Ryan Linton This drug has single handily caused my family to fall from what it was. My parents got divorced because of my brothers drug addiction, and slowly our family was taken because of this drug.  
Eric Staul  
Anonymous My neighbor has single-handedly brought down the healthcare system with her OxyContin addiction which required 33 bogus operations to score and feed her addiction.  
Jade Houchins I've currently been doing research over pharmaceutical companies and there large participation towards drug addiction. I've had numerous people in my family addicted to pain killers. This particular drug is a cause of it's own disease. Nothing good can come out of Oxycontin, the amount of opiates invested in the pill has no good outcome. I don't blame the people who are addicted, how couldn't you become addicted? We are being mislead by our physicians and doctors because they are mislead from the producers of the drug. It's a domino effect. I honestly feel that this drug is still on the market to control population as well as the money it brings in. I'm sure our government is one of the biggest accomplices to get Oxycontin on market. I'm only 19 years old, I have severe back pain from spinal steno-sis. The only thing my doctors can do for me is write a prescription. Believe me or not, I said no. I'd rather deal with the pain than slowly kill myself by taking pain killers. America is so corrupted it's unbelievable. We have all these drugs and most of them only mend our pain. We're are the cures? I truly believe our government only has cures for certain diseases but, if they shared with the rest of the country they would lose to much money. SELFISH IS WHAT THE GOVERNMENT IS along with multiple other terrible qualities. PLEASE BAN OXYCONTIN. FOR EVERYONE.  
Robbin Gulino In this day and advanced age of technology, we should be able to manufacture a non-addictive pain medication.  
Travis Williams I have seen way to many close friends and relatives become addicted to this horrible drug. The drug alone has caused an epidemic in our society. There has to be a safer and less addictive alternatives that doctors can prescribe to there patients for pain relief. Enough is enough!!!!!!! 
Kip Elwood I have many friends addicted to many types of pills and the worst come from oxycontin. 
Anonymous I left my husband over a year ago because he wont stop taking Oxycontin and selling it to others. He got our sons addicted to this drug after one had a quad accident and the other had a car accident. I begged him not to give them the pills and he said "they wont get addicted" I hate him for doing that to our family. I hardly see my sons at all and the last time I saw my oldest he was tweeking. It breaks my heart what happened to my family. I wish I could turn him in without getting my sons into trouble. They are in their twenties now...They were teens when he started feeding them the pills..He is a very bad man for what he's done but the pills need to be banned... 
John Prinz I am disabled 100% after 5 failed lower back surgeries. This started after work injury at a Paper Mill in 1992. I have real Pain that my Doctors did treat me with Rx Opiates. I used these Pain pills for 12 yrs. After reading History book on old medicine like HEROIN & what Doctors used to get Patients off of HEROIN in 1910. Was I an addict from my Dr, for using 1125 mgs a day? Could this other old Drug take the addiction away? I had to know, to see if I could STOP my OXYCONTIN that I HATED taking. My Doctor told me that I had to take it, so I took it with 13 other Rx Pills, from all the Side effects these Rx Drugs do have in Our lives as Patients. I am still in Real Pain, its called Intractable Pain. I use a Medicine of Old, it IS NOT an OPIATES and it is very Strong and works so well. I hate the Drug maker of Oxycontin...So I told them what I REPLACED their Drug Oxy's with my own Medicine I make. They wrote me with two letters, one of the letters they said I got off of their Oxycontin with my own form of Medicine, S_ _ _ _ & the other letter was Ca_ ______. How do I make my own medicine, because until someone else does, I have to make my own medicine, that works so well. I still have my same Doctor that once gave me Oxycontin and 13 other Rx's, for 12 yrs, to now using a Old way from Old now for 10 yrs. I live in the State of Calif and we Patients have a State Law for Real medicine that once was used to REPLACE HEROIN....I did it you can too...STOP the selling of OXYCONTIN....Ban this poison drug equal to HEROIN...with a new Name/// 
David l cross  
Pac I have lost 3 friends to opiates stop the madness  
Brenda Cross  
jason Ruined almost my whole family. Lost family and had to block out some who wouldn't own mother said i was her least favorite person in this world, cause i took her pills from her cause she almost overdosed, now ive heard that she made comments that im dead to her! And this is only weeks after losing her first born Son to Alcohol and pills. So yea ill sign this petition in hopes that she cant get no more 
Terri Loring My daughters husband was prescribed this evil drug back in 2009. They were both addicted. When they could no longer afford them they both turned to the same thing everyone does. Heroin. My son in law ended up in jail for 1.5 years, and my daughter left us December 27th 2014 to an overdose. OxyContin needs to be taken off the market immediately. 
Paul dykier  
Bob I fucken hate this drug, it is so destructive. why should anyone be able to obtain heroin in pill? 
Angela kane  
Jason Lantier How could we let these animals destroy so many lives? We lived with pain for many years, we do not have to resort to this. What is next? Prescribing Crack in the form of a pill for chronic-tiredness? Disgusting pigs!!! 
Henry Howard  
Patricia Spruell My son died from a heroin overdose.The first drug he ever tried was an Oxycontin pill. He and several other friends made this horrible mistake and all became addicted immediately. They never planned on being addicts. They were just experimenting. Stupid....yes. But none of them ever expected to become addicted by only trying it once. This drug has caused more pain in the small community I grew up in than any other tragedy in the history of the town. Death or jail. Those are the choices offered by this drug.  
V. Davis This is a horrible drug that lies to the user. I hate what it is doing to my husband and to our marriage. 
Anthony Verster a DRUG FROM HELL! 
Anonymous I had one pill and thought I had died and went to heaven I never took any more...Since I knew aotomatically this would become habit forming for me  
Anonymous My wife almost lost her brother to Oxycontin. It has taken 10 years of methadone clinics and suboxone therapy but he is finally free.  
Joshua Kennedy never lost anyone from these but know they're pretty much legal heroin. If the gov would legalize pot it'd solve many issues like these. Good luck 
Travis Stilwell I have seen OxyContin destroy peoples lives in my hometown Juneau Alaska. I have even lost people to the addiction. The quicker this prescription drug is removed from our streets the better. 
kelly Rudd I hate this drug for what is has done to my boyfriend! I do not even recognize him anymore, I do not know what to do to help him and to make him realize what he has turned into.  
Catherine Shinn My Daughter stopped breathing and flatlined on Oxycontin after surgery to have her appendix out! they revived her however I know this should have never happened…it was in a hospital with round the clock care…We don't trust this drug and it should be taken off the market!  
Mark Simmons Well, Its me again Larry, we spoke in Dec of 2013, I addressed congress in Jan open session of 2014, was basically removed from the premises for what was on my mind...If you recall on Dec 8 radio show we discussed my mission. Folks!!!!!!! Its a good thing you sign and share your stories but the only way to make a difference is for each one of us that has loved ones that are addicted or have lost, or signed this petition is to go sit on the steps of the White House !!!!!!! REFUSE TO LET IT CONTINUE !!!!! I STILL FIGHT FOR EVERYDAY!!! For those of you out there that are addicted, you can overcome!!!!! These guys at Prescription Addiction Radio have been fighting for years for Companies, Government, and general public to listen up.....Thing is....our so called GOVERNment , is paid by the Pharmaceutical Companys to GOVERN that, we, us, and those taking, abusing, and be prescribe these meds, are GOOD COMMERCE !!!!!! Its all about the money. I pray for all the people who have lost loved ones and pray for those of you addicted, that are probably like myself and legitament patients, but I will say, If you are addicted,, YOU CAN PUT THEM DOWN its not recommended, and I died three times from putting them down, but yet here I am, still putting a voice out there. As I said earlier, If everyone that visits this site or listens to the shows would show up on the steps of congress, it would be a thorn in the side of PurduePharma!!!!!!!!MAKE A STAND!!!!!!!!!!GODSPEED to All  
Hamid jafari Hi all I was hocockt to this drog for 8 years and at last on April 2012 I had cornery artery desis and did open heart surgery. After that I quite but damage it's bin don. I like to see this drog be band in the world. Thanks hamid 
mike mallory how is it that Purdue can manufacture this opiate knock-off legally while my son is facing 5 years in prison plus 10 years probation (not one beer, in milwaukee!)for sharing his with known ringleader (od "victim", whom he stayed with & performed cpr until police arrived)? I have always told him to be truthfull and honest, but he was tricked by police to confess without Miranda rights ("Terry Stop"?). FYI- told my other children to run and lie (my only criminal charge has been for throwing "missiles"- snowballs 39 years ago). Pharma execs best stay out of Milwaukee area or you may be spit upon, tripped then peed on- arrest me and hopefully I'll get to tell my story to local then national tv. Whores! my phone number is 262-366-4298 Mike- authorities please call I'm dying to tell my family's story. By the way my son suffers from mental illness, but the court sidestepped this issue. Or ccontact me by ISIS. 
Anna R Taylor  
Anonymous Oxycontin is in the process of destroying my husband. He began taking after a fall as far as I know and became addicted. His behavior has changed so drastically we hardly know him. He has distanced himself from myself and the kids. It is devastating to watch this kind of drug destroy a life. Please ban Oxycontin. The FDA is wrong putting such an addictive drug of destruction out there.  
Diane My son is just recently "recovering" from abuse of this death pill which leads to heroin abuse and finally death! He has lost friends to this "death pill". I don't want to lose my only child! I pray every day and every night that he will not relapse and start using again. This drug is EVERYWHERE and so easy to obtain. I don't understand?! 
Christopher Kyle  
Linda fredericks My son died from this - his name was jesse 
Anonymous My step daughter started on oxycot and it has been a living nightmare for years. Her parents continue to enable her... Then she started on other drugs like heroin etc. She has been in and out of the hospital and again right now for another 6 weeks' I refuse to go to see her this time . I am exhausted from years of this...the foul verbal abuse , lying, chronic manipulation, plays parents against each to squeeze every cent she can. Why do I feel guilty when I do not own this problem and why am I blamed or yelled at because we do not get along! Also I refuse to allow my children in the car with her , endless division brought upon us. The last hospitalization from sepsis she made a b line with an iv straight to her drug source . Done Until she quits  
Sonja Verster I have been accicted to oxycontin for 6 years after being prescribed it by a doctor, having cronic kidney pain. I have tried to commit suicide 8 times, while being on oxcycontin and had to be put in a induced come x3, to save my life. I have put my family through hell. This product is definately mis represented, and should be taken of the market completely. 
Stephanie My mom started taking Oxycontin when it was released in the 90s. For the entire time I knew her, she had taken it. She quickly became addicted, even more so, after the passing of her father. For ten years, I watched as she dove deeper and deeper into her addiction. I watched her die right before my eyes, and be revived, thirteen times from this drug before I turned 12. In September, 2014, Oxycontin took my mother from me and from her other three daughters, the youngest being only 11. I now have to live with knowing that my mom will never see her first grandchild. I will never be able to call her and seek her advice when I need it most. I am stuck in a state of limbo, of loneliness, I am lost without my mother, all because of pharmaceutical medications that should not have been legal in the first place. This drug should be banned, and I stand behind the banning of it one hundred percent, for I have seen how dangerous it truly is.  
Trudy Just lost the love of my life to this horrible drug. He was in rehab twice. He really tried. Now we're all left here without him. The drug ruins more lives than it saves. This "painkiller" is the reason for my greatest pain ever, and it can never be healed. Please ban OxyContin in honour of my dear love and all the other victims of this horrendous drug. 
sarah carver im a daughter of an addict...scared to death for my dad... 
Marylynn peterman OxyContin is highly addictive and be taken off the market. My spouse became addicted and it ruined our family. Dr.'s prescribe the drug wreck lessly and should be held accountable. 
Danny Brown This is literally Big Pharma generating a profit from death. Too many people have overdosed on oxycontin and too many people are also dying in proxy wars so the U.S. Government can secure the opium they need to manufacture oxycontin. Medicinal Marijuana is a million times safer, yet the government has declared an endless drug war because they know the marijuana industry would hurt Big Pharma. Oxycontin is a brutally addictive and deadly substance, so why does our government continue to support this opium agenda? Obviously because Big Pharma has bought out the government. BAN OXYCONTIN. BAN ALL OPIATES. 
Chris Fowler My son-in-law abuses this drug regularly and my daughter has a history of abusing this drug too. It not only destroys lives but destroys families and keeps the person abusing it from living a productive life.  
Tina Finn I have a friend on oxy and it's killing him and he wont quit, we have to get rid of these pills before more and more people die. 
Anonymous Save lives. RIP RPM. 
Sarah I got hooked on this crap after a car accident. Almost killed me. I suffered a mini stroke from taking it. Horrible and should be banned. I also now have a leison on my liver from it. Lost 4 years of my life from it. Almost lost my home to foreclosure and financially ruined from it. I will never be the person I was before I started using it. Please ban this legal herion. I had no idea of the side effects. 
Kim Miller I currently am suffering from my brother abusing oxy's. He takes 110mg three times a day. He is also a raging alcoholic now. He has become so violent towards me, physically and verbally. He has already overdosed once. I have been to his doctors, told them about the alcohol, showed them my bruises and they do F_______g nothing. I have begged the police to rush him to the hospital, but because he' an adult, he's entitled to drink in his home. Oh yeh, he has Aides too. So can you imagine what I am dealing with. Nobody will believe me what this oxy is doing to him. He gets these outburst where h3 wants to kill me. I'm scared to death of him on this drug. God bless all loved ones who are suffering and not getting help from anyone. Nobody cares. Good luck.  
michael The girl I loved shattered her ankle before we met and the doctor prescribed her oxycontin. 8 Years later and she is completely hooked on it, and has picked up cocaine as well. She has basically never been able to fully quit its use since prescribed. Prior to this prescription she had no history of drug abuse whatsoever. Oxycontin has ruined her life and the prospect for us to be married with children. How can they give this to 20 year olds??? 
amanda seltzer This is a gateway drug to heroin that takes many lives.  
Kevin Scanlon Ban Oxycontin NOW! 
Jennifer Rose  
Jorge Gonzalez  
Dorcas Crosthwait  
Kaarin Phelps  
Audrey phelps  
Randall Phelps Do it before someone else "follows doctor's orders"!! 
Anonymous My husband is addicted to Oxycontin it has ruined my marriage. 
Christine Reynolds  
Michaela Pain killers are the gateway to heroin.. I've lost family members due to addiction. I have many family members and high school friends who are emotionally unavailable due to substance abuse. I am going to school to specialize in drug addiction mental health counseling. This country needs to see a change and it starts with us!!  
Terry Harris  
Jacqui Raad  
Karin Haley My son workrd for Up's, he had a package fall on his neck and they send him to the company Dr.That is where it all started.He could not get enough pain meds. And son was addicted to it.He lost his job and sought it on the streets. I lost my son to atiction to pain 2008.It all started with OxyContin? 
Deborah Cliver  
Roger Kaikko  
Valerie Moore  
April schalow  
Terry Ann Stout Oxycotin killed my son. .its to addictive..stop killing people! 
Patricia Burcham  
Cathy reed This drug killed my 27 yr old daughter she was my only child. Why would a doctor put a young girl on roxycotin 30 and perkacet 15 prescribed her a 120 roxycotins and 90 perkacet when she had early stages of degenerating bone disease. I need to understand. This drug killed my only child 
Michelle R. All pain pills are becoming dangerous. Too many people depend on them. Others depend on them to sell them. With oxy being one of the strongest, it should be done away with. It sickens me what this world has come to with drug abuse. I have seen users, abusers and sellers. Its not worth it.  
Dawn Edwards This is a killer drug! People have become so addicted to it that it causes you to need more and more easily overdosed. People are even snorting it up their noses!!! Get it off the market. This is one of the worse drugs along with heroine and METH. It will kill you. 
Caitlin Kuvalanka  
Darlene Demiraiakian I lost my 22 yr old son, Kyle, on Aug. 03, 2014, due to his organs shutting down from extended use of the painkillers he was prescribed for his broken back, one being oxy. He starred on Oxy, illegally, at 14. By 16 he was shooting heroin. We had no clue., we knew he was on something, but didn't know what. At 17 he OD'd and died three times as well as had a stroke and was in a comma for a month. He wasn't expected to make it, but by some miracle, he came out of it unfazed. A week out if the hospital he had a needle in his arm. He'd done 2 12 month rehabs as well as several detox stints and numerous times in jail and a yr in state prison. Nothing stopped him. Then he broke hisback snd the hospital misdiagnosed him and sent him home with painkillers. By the time he was finally correctly diagnosed, he had 3 broken vertabrae andca bad infection. He couldn't get clean enough to find a surgeon to do the surgery, but they had no problem handing him oxy like candy, along with norco, vicodin, percadan and flexiril, for a full yr, until his organs finally had enough and shut down. He was 2 months, to the day, shy of his 23rd birthday. Not a day goes by that I don't miss my baby and hate Oxy. BAN THEM OR THE DOCTORS THAT PERSCRIBE THEM!!! 
Eric Gurley I was addicted to oxycontin for over 6 years. It took me to the gates of hell and almost took my life! It should be taken from the public immediately!  
Alana McLean  
kristin higgins  
Anonymous I hope oxycotin gets banned my friends funeral was today he was 51  
Debbie my son started with oxys when he was 13 graduated to heroin when 16. Many detoxs, rehabs and jail. did not help I found him dead on july 30th 2014 HE was only 23 my life ended when his did. if not for the opiates he started with he never would have been introduced to heroin. it was cheaper then the pills. I have a 17YR OLD AND I WILL NOT LET HIM TAKE PAIN KILLERS AT ALL DRS WILL ACTUALLY CONTINUE TO GIVE THEM TO MINORS. IT MAKES ME SO MAD.. HE HAD HIS MOLARS TAKEN OUT. NO PAIN MEDS..HE WAS FINE.  
Colleen Weidenfeller  
Amanda Brzenk  
Blake Carmichael  
Trish My sons family has been torn apart because of this drug. He has three young boys who have never known their mother because of this drug. The children were taken from her care four years ago for abuse and neglect. When she was with my son she was in and out of jail every other year for doing other illegal things to buy drugs. The boys are now 6, 9 and 12. I have been their mother. My son never lived that way. She was ok when they met and was ok the first year, then she began going to emergency rooms, dentist and got hooked. From there she met people who knew how to work the system. She began stealing, robbing my son. It was bad, real bad. So while good came from it all and their Dad has custody, the boys will never know their mother and have scars from when she was there because she is still the same. Take this drug off the market, it destroys families! 
Tamera Doyle  
yvonne lh  
Jade W.Q  
Nicholas flores  
Ruthann This is killing our kids and young adults,including my own...why is it still available. I don't get it and the new drugs going on the market. It all sickens me 
Pamela Melrose  
Diane Speelhoffer  
klo Oxy,hydrocodone,vicodine, and now the " miracle drug", suboxone, turn good people into addicts, they think they are doing nothing wrong since this comes with a prescription. The doctors don't care, they get a steady income from the office visits and constant tests and screenings they order. Because an addict is a loyal patient. The patient will do anything to keep coming back to his dealer. PAIN KILLERS CAUSE PAIN!!! Of course the patient will keep coming back with new complaints because the drugs cause more pain, a pain killer veteran has zero tolerance for pain because of the pain killers he began taking for pain! The doctors are fully aware of this. Darvocet, then hydrocodone, then hydro with a morphine patch! The doctor gave my husband as much as he wanted for years. All for a sciatic nerve that had been corrected with surgery. Yet the doc continued to prescribe and UP the strength and quantity of pain killers for 5 years!! This is criminal. Do no harm? It has destroyed our lives and we've now been fighting this addiction for over 15 years. I am signing this because I want to make a statement about the way doctors hand this out like candy. Is there ever a need for pain meds? Of course. Someone who is truely in severe pain, but then what? For how long? Just turn them into an addict and point your finger and say, "you're just an addict" Help them manage pain, help them ween off, help them with counseling. Short term use with education on the symptoms of drug abuse and symptoms of drug withdrawal. I could go on and on since mine and my children's lives have been forever damaged from these drugs. NOTHING BUT LEGAL HEROIN!!!  
Jodi Young My cousin and her husband lost 2 kids to the state of GA 2 yrs ago. One yr ago she has the third baby that the state took straight from the hospital. They have a real bad drug problem. They have o.d mutiple times and was rushed to the e.r. Also both have been arrested numerous times. Dfcs stepped in and set certain criteria they had to meet. They did the exact opposite and failed drug tests. So it went in front of a judge, apparently that didnt sway them to stop the drugs because her husband passed out in front of the judge. Then they were allowed supervised visitation BUT STILL NO CHANGE. They would show up very messed and also passed out at visitation. So can someone please tell me how she was able to bring the 4th baby home from the hospital today. They are also feeding oxys to my 80 yr old grandma and she has had a pain pill addiction as long as I can remember but never oxys until now. Oh yea they just burned there house down 1 week agothat a aunt left to them in a will. Neither work or have any way to support there selfs. PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP EXPLAIN AND WHAT CAN I DO 
Anonymous Lost loved one to Oxycontin. 
paul iacobucci  
Mike Effren Painmaker and not painkiller 
Carol Please!! I have seen this medication destroy so many people and my family! Please look at doctors and ban this killer!  
Susan Zimmerman Deaths from prescription drug use is becoming an epidemic. There are not proper protocols in place to monitor prescription drug use. I have lost more people than I can count on one hand from overdose from Oxy and Roxy. These opiates are deadly and so so scary.  
Patricia Due to horrible car accidents a greedy Dr. Prescribed this demonic drug to my husband. It has destroyed our marriage his morals and behavior. He is not the same person BAD TEMPER ALWAYS NODDING OUT . After his back surgery in 2010 it got even worse. This drug steals families and their lives and kills. I'm praying to God that he opens his eyes to get off the drug before it's too late. Please ban this drug. It's a killer highly addictive and ruined the quality of our life. There has to be something else out there for chronic pain sufferers. Too many people and our youth have more!!! 
Hayley Lynn Harvey I lost my daughter to an overdose. Even it wasn't caused by this but she got started on oxy's. I see to many people addicted to a number of different pills including my father, sister, niece and nephew while my other sister who gets 3 prescriptions and sells them to either feed her crack addiction or to pay back my parents for robbing them. She also gives them to our family members. I too am sick of all these pills that are so freely given to ppl just so the Doctor's and pharmaceutical companies can make tons of money.  
Kathleen Ryan This drug is as deadly as Vietnam was for American lives.  
Tim Shellman  
Janna Piehuta  
Lillian Lopez Had stage 4 cancer in 2005. I was given oxycotin for about 3 months. Became a violent addict. Most of which I can't even remember. I threatened my family I would attack family members trying to stop me from taking more. I had to be instituted into a rehab center. I was so out of it. I woke up in the rehab. Not knowing what happened, The nurse had told me that when I was admitted, I was close to death. I was taking so much oxy. No one should go through that. Thank God I have a family that did what they had to save my life. It was a very horrible time in my life, aside from trying to recover from the cancer and addiction. I worry about those people who live alone and have no family. 
Sonia H. Maulsby The doctors who dispense these drugs should lose their license, they addict people who might not really have serious pain, but by the time they get addicted, they think they do. They said that my sister died of ALS but it was really her addition that killed her. 
edwina wittum I'm tired of the games. I want stricter regulations on all prescription drugs and a ban on anything used to make illegal drugs.If its somthing we can live with out then don't make it!!! So cooks can't make meth!!! Or at least do a better job of regulating products that are used for meth production. Also need to crack down on marijuana coming across the border.  
Brenna My husband's addictions to alcohol and Oxycodone/OxyContin has destroyed our marriage. He got addicted to OxyContin after a surgery last summer. He started buying them off the street when his post-op Percocet 5/325's ran out. His addictions will inevitably lead to his death. He already "died" once from mixing the two. He was lucky enough to be given a second chance and yet he continues in his bondage to drugs and alcohol. He is only 34. I am watching the man I love fade away. BAN THIS DEATH SENTENCE OF A DRUG NOW!!!!! 
Anonymous This drug needs to be taken off the market.. 
Louanne M Allison My marriage to a man who has been taking oxycodone and morphine to treat his chronic back pain lies, steals and manipulates so badly that he has very few family who will have anything to do with him. He spends every dollar of available credit then complains he has no money and begs me to give him my very hard earned cash. 
mario ortiz I have no personal history with the drug but as a first responder i know the effects ot can have on people and their families BAN OXYCOTIN 
ELayne Kincaid  
Mary Brophy-Lee I lost my only brother to this drug. We need it out lawed! I had ordered 20 bracelets and now I need to order more.You have my support 100 percent! Oxi kills our loved ones! 
Dhruva Patel I lost my soulmate because of this drug. It ruins lives, it needs to stop producing! 
James William Kincaid III A great hidden danger to society. We must get this removed. I just had three mid teen buddies struck down a week ago by OxyContin. One has passed away and the other two are still in intensive care inflicted with coma. 
Sandi Pirie I've seen way too much bad from this and all alike meds. It has to be taken off the market. 
Antoinette Jackson I lost my son to a drug overdose. Many of the kids in the neighborhood are struggling with opiate addiction. Something needs to be done.  
Shawn Parasiliti I don't want my son to be another statistic. He was introduced to Oxy's in a club and has become a heroin addict. He has battlehis for over 11 years and this has destroyed almost every aspect of his life. Not to mention the extreme toll it has taken on the fmily. He is in rehab, again and I shudder to think that this may be his last time if he doesn't get clean. This drug should be renamed the " Destoyer", because that is all it does.  
Steve Sousa Please please get this out of our country .. Opioids are slowly killing our kids, our healthcare system, our insurances, our families, parents, economy, all the while adding depression and hopelessness to the millions of addicted citizens and kids that are trying to start some kind of life in this world. Why? Guys - Afghanistan is laughing at us all the way to the bank this is America is it not. I may lose a son to this shit and I know the FDA will just turn a blind eye. Why?? 17,000 deaths (2011) and millions of lives ruined related to opioids according to SAMHSA. Why? Really WTF  
Cynthia Hanna I am a retired Nurse and Nursing home Administrator. I seen what this Oxycontin has done to Patients. It is a bad drug causing patients to get hook on this med. It need to be Ban.  
Don Richardson Long term prescription of oxycodone had caused 3-massive heart attacks, Heart arteries all blocked85-95percent Forced into heart bypass surgery($263K)and now weak heart My life has been destroyed by oxycodone and doctors not warning of adverse side effectsI need to locate a trial attorney to file a lawsuit for damages against Purdue Pharma for selling this poison and knowing about side effects ,they have made Billions with FDA negligent in no recall Any help is Appreciciated Don Richardson 
Jessica T Been sober for about 4 months and OxyContin/Oxycodone ruined my entire life and everything in it. Before this, I was extremely stable within my bipolar diagnosis and had my entire life going for me. Now my life is still on shambles and not stable at all. Nothing good comes out of this medication. Ruins many lives. I'm just lucky I didn't die, but surviving it and trying to come out of it takes a lot of work as well. Do families and loved ones a favor and ban this medicine.  
Stacy Baker  
Jinny Lee  
Mr Robert A Singleton I lost my son two days ago to and over dose of oxicottn. 
Raymond Pounds My 32 year old nephew is addicted and it is destroying him and his family, including he 3.5 month old son. 
Dan Brenn oxycontin is essentially legal heroin.It is destroying our youth and our nation. it should have been banned a long time ago. The government needs to get out of the pockets of the pharmaceutical companies. 
Bonnie Siperko My 70 year old mother in law has been addicted for 10 years. 
Donna Marie Brill  
Kelly I have witnessed this drug destroy lives. I understand the severity and the feeling of despair it causes. I hope that we can make a change!!!! 
Patricia Coleman  
Jean Maheux I'm addicted, I need help and I'm not alone! 
Lisa Baxter  
Logan Jones This drug is more of a harm than help. There are many, many other options for pain and OxyContin is NOT the right one. It is a recreational drug and has the highest potential for abuse than any other pharmaceutical drug on the US market. Purdue Pharma has had their 20 years with this killer, and it is time for another plan.  
Anonymous My mother is slowly "going" with this medication. It's very sad to see what this does to her. Get rid of it!  
Debbie Mccaw I was addicted to oxycontin at a young age. I was introduced to them by a significant other. I lost my life from those evil things. I turned into a whole different person. Please get these away from our future children. 
Krysten Barczuk Oxycontin has ruined the life of me and my family. It has also taken the life of young adults within my home town, every week there is a new person who drops dead from overdosing. Prescription medications should not be readily available, I believe that you should have to drive to your doctor in order to get your dose. If that isn't realistic, then there has to be a better way to control it. People start with popping pills at a young age because it is what all the "cool" kids are doing and then as soon as Oxycontin gets in the mix it is game over. Oxycontin without a doubt eventually will turn into a heroin addiction. My brother who is 29 has been struggling with this addiction for about 10 years. This drug has taken his life and destroyed our family and put my parents in a financial situation they may never be able to get out of. Not to mention the amount of stress and worry they deal with everyday. They are lost, feeling guilty, and I worry about them every day. My dad has always been a happy life of the party time guy, and just last year he was threatening to take his life, only to lead to him getting his own cocktail of pharmaceuticals prescribed. Not only do we have the big pharmaceutical companies jamming unnecessary medication down out throats, or law enforcement makes it virtually impossible to get out. My parents have tried plenty of times to get my brother legally removed from our home and the hoops they have to jump through to make that happen is unreal. No only is that impossible but the fear of him breaking in and doing something to hurt someone is alive and real. If you think any murder within a family that is not somehow related to drugs, you are insane. This drug is horrible, and has done nothing but cause pain and sadness for society.  
amber walter Lost to many people to this horrible addiction. How many more people have to die before something is done. 
Devon Rybacki  
Kristin Tovey  
Laura Vinje Just lost my lovely nephew ... he had repeated tooth aches and became addicted to OxyContin. He just got married and had a new baby, a beautiful life ahead of him. He was found on the couch by his wife when she came home from work. The people who continue to let this happen have lost their moral compass. 
Louise Frislid  
Noelle Frislid  
Margaret M. Poggi My daughter is addicted to Oxycodone and Hydrocodone. She was introduced to these drugs by her rheumatologist about 10 years ago for her rheumatoid arthritis. She worked as a school nurse, and all that ended in 2010. She is in and out of the hospital with infections and heart problems. And at 56, becoming a vegetable. It has ruined her life and her family's. Doctors should have to pay the price for prescribing them to patients. Please ban this drug. Please ban these drugs, also Dilaudid, which gives patients a similar effect, but even worse. Please ban this drug. Now because of hospital stays, she has no time left on her insurance, for treatments at rehab. 
Mary Korosec My 32 year old daughter was so drug sick and depressed on oxy she took a gun and shot herself in the head and died. She turned from an honest sweet beautiful girl to an evil deceptive deceitful person. I felt like I was living with a total stranger. I miss my real daughter the daughter I had before the oxycodone took control of her. Please ban this terrible drug! 
Dr. "L" After nearly 30 years of practicing urgent care medicine and seeing the effects of prescription drug abuse; I have coined the following jingle "Schedule 2, I never do; Schedule 3, infrequently; Schedule 4, a little bit more 
Neoh Yin Pheng  
Alicia Crider My significant other is addicted to this and instant release oxycodone. He is only 22 years old and a doctor prescribes it to him even if he is early on using them and changes quantity and has recently moved up the milligrams for both simultaneously. I fear for his life every time he gets the prescription and our lives are falling apart because of it. I hope that this doctor reaps her karma for doing this to someone so young. I hope and pray he finds another pain management method without narcotics. 
Alexandra This drug should be reserved for those who are terminal, because that's where it takes you. Just lost my brother, an ex-Oxy dealer, to heroin. Peace to all and let's get the awareness out there. 
S Crenshaw  
D'Var Hansbrough  
Gustavo Javier Hejtmanek  
sadie martinez  
Lisa Garcia Together we can all make a difference! 
Lorraine San Filippo  
Kelly Arana Its a killing pill! Young people call it BLUE & are smoking it! They are killing themselves by hanging themselves. It needs to be GONE!  
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Morgan McCort  
Jessica I would like to see this drug be completely gone from the world. I'm positively certain that there is something else they can take for pain, even if that patient is going to pain management clinics! They could prescribe something that isn't OxyContin! This drug is just to strong and has an extremely high mortality rate for people who abuse it or take more than the prescribed amount in a day. My heart goes out to all of the families of loved ones who are using this sinister drug. I would very much like to see a world where this dangerous drug DID NOT EXIST! It ruins the lives of those who use it and just causes despair and sadness to their families who see them suffer on this medication and what they'll do to get it. Some will try to hurt themselves on purpose because they're so addicted to this drug and that is dangerous in and of itself. 
Patricia Stephanchick Lost a good friend to it. We got him to the hospital once, where they were able to save him. The second time, we were not that lucky.  
Colin Wescott Im am a Veteran of the Iraq war opposed to both of these wars going on. 98% of the world's opium supply comes from Afghanistan which is my understanding that opium is a main ingredient needed to create oxycontin. The United States Government is profiting off of this by shipping mass amounts of opium to the United States to create oxycontin thus, in which is why it is such a big problem. So please fellow  
Robin Betle My son died at 21, early morning on October 06 from taking OxiContin while drinking to much. He was out in Alberta working with a pipeline crue, two of his friend found him and they were very disturbed by it. Now he is gone, never to come back, leaving all of us to miss him. I was always very respectful to him, and to everyone, this has proven to be my greatest help for getting to a place of peace. I went to Alberta to get my son, so that I could speak to him before he was cremated, the next day I flew home with him. I brought him to his moms, where he was supposed to be for the long thanksgiving long weekend. After I left there and came home, a peace came over me and I've been doing relatively well every since, unbearable to bearable now. 
Roxann B. White I know MANY people who are addicts. Who have been addicted for years. Entire families full of addicts! I am lucky to have thrown away all scripts for OxyContin the hospital has tried to prescribe me in the past! My boyfriend is not so lucky. He is a addict who right now is on Suboxone because when he was a kid he got into a REALLY BAD car accident and he was Prescribed OxyCotin for pain. He then turned into a heroine addict who used needles, Oxys, whatever he could use to get high. He has done a lot of time in prison over OxyCotin charges and heroine charges. Addicts are munipulative liars and thieves. The addiction takes over their bodies and minds for the worst. They lose their morals and will steal from their parents, siblings, spouse, banks, convinence stores, you name a place with money to a broke addicts and their mind will convince them it's ok or they won't get caught, they just "need" to get high. My roommate has become an addict in the past month that the hospital has been prescribing him Oxys for tooth pain. He now feels sick without it, is losing his job from calling out of work, and hasn't paid his rent in two months, (wonder where his money is going to!) about to be homeless, and the hospital told him yesterday that they can't prescribe him anymore because he is now a "drug addict" mind you he recorded this happening. He is a drug addict and so is my boyfriend because of "prescription opioids" (aka prescription addictions). I'm sick or seeing our loved ones and people I don't even know struggling because of the government using these pills to keep people addicted to drugs and keep the money rolling into their reserve. Then they arrest people and throw them in prison for next to life long sentences or more for the drugs everyone is addicted to because of you. People use their scripts of suboxone to sell to buy Oxys and heroine! It's ALL YOUR FAULT! All opioids should be ILLEGAL. You money hungry sharks. Baiting people into addiction and a lifetime of problems. YOU SUCK! Stop trying to make more money by keeping the addiction to drugs alive, the population death tolls up from oxy and opiod "prescription addiction" overdoses, disease, and jaundice, the only war on drugs is the one YOU CREATED. I believe in my heart and soul that you and your "prescriptions" are evil, made by evil people, supported by more evil people, and drug coma toasted zombie drug addicts who YOU CREATED. Get these fucking drugs off the streets of my Neighborhood, my State, my County, OUT OF MY LIFE! I did a year in prison myself for sale of Opioids, it opened my eyes to the lies and deception our government feeds people to keep them addicted to drugs. It's members of our own CIA bringing HEROINE into the USA! The real "drug dealers" are the people prescribing people these addictions and the companies making these drugs. And I'll NEVER AGAIN SUPPORT YOUR BIG SCANDLE!!! Sorry, Not Sorry! Aha... 
Connie Hess Canfield  
Jacqueline Pitre-Wilson My mother is in the ICU unit due to heart issues she was finally cleared to have surgery to have her breast removed due to cancer God was with her and she made it through the surgery, however now she is suffering due to hallucinating because the Dr's had her on Oxicodone she is hallucinating so bad it breaks our heart to see her going through this after surviving cancer surgery and inow being cancer free with a bad heart she does not even understand what she survived because this horrible medication Oxicodone left her with fear and severe hallucinations it is so unfair we are on day 7 after they stopped giving it to her and she comes in and out hallucination that the nurses and doctors are trying to kill her not knowing at times who her kids are this is heartbreaking no one in life should suffer like this. I am praying our mother does not suffer another heart attack due to this medication making her so crazy her heart rate shoots and it is affecting her badly. 
julia christensen  
Lucienne Caputo I just found out that my daughter is addicted to this drug... I am devastated! She still lives in the Bay Area but we moved back to Brasil. She doesn't have health insurance. I am willing to send her money for her to get one. Her boyfriend is helping her; he took way her cell and atm card. I am very scary ... I feel a lot of pain inside heart. 
Phyllis pollock My 45 year old son died from prescription drugs including OxyContin. It is not difficult to get your prescriptions filled from numerous doctors . I even tried talking to the doctors but they only talk to their patients.  
Lynell McClure  
john riley iam 52 years old and have suffered back problems for 30 years,i have been given my types of pain pills.recently was given ms contin by pain doctor.keep in mind I have had at least 10 heart attacks.first pill made me feel like I had the flue.i was so sick I thought I was going to die.i got on the web to see what the side effects were and could not believe an educated dr.would prescribe me such a horrible poison,in my condition.the fact that any oxy. product has been allowed is scandalous.i have come to the conclusion that there is not a pain med out there that does not have the potential to destroy you.until the corruption and greed ceases we will be prisoners to our pain.who wants to go to Washington?i do . 
Yesenia Sanchez  
Anonymous OxyContin has ruined my family because of my husband's addiction and will ultimately lose his life if it does not get under control, 
Gloria Yes, Please ban this. My son told he was using it in the past. He was away for a while and he started it again.I think. Gloria Fernandez 
j. martines Oxy needs to be banned my husband after each surgery(3 back surgeries) was given oxy and other painkillers which had him hooked caused him to go into depression. Last year he took his life. Now my daughter I found out takes them by snorting them now she has moved to herione lost custody of her child and spent time in jail. If the pills are band great but heroine needs to be addressed aggressively everyone will gravitate to it. Unfortunately when and if the pills are banned something else will step into its place. There needs to be more facilities for rehab that will not financially bankrupt families. We all can't afford the spa like rehabs and stop putting facilities right in the middle of high traffic drug areas. 
Rebecca Jordan  
Suzanne Hunter I have just recently lost my brother, Mark to Oxycontin! I am devastated that this drug is legal. About a year ago my husband finally got off of Oxycontin that he was addicted to for over ten years. My husband had several strokes before taking Suboxone to get off the Oxycontin. I almost lost my cousin to oxycontin she tried to take her life three times! One of my son's friends overdosed on Oxycontin at the age of 18 and he had a son of his own. I lost a close friend that was married to my cousin about 5 years ago she overdosed of Oxycontin. My son's friend's step dad took his life when taking Oxycontin about 14 years ago. My son's ex-girlfriend has been in rehab twice for being addicted to Oxycontin. She was in rehab for 2 years and is still there. How many more friends and family do I have to lose before Oxycontin banned!!! 
Jeannie M. Cowan This drug needs to be taken off market. I lost my beloved nephew Mark , because of this drug! 
James McMahan lost my 20 year old son to oxy,he only took one mixed with something else his friends let him die without calling for help. 
Matthew Escamilla  
Jeannie Cowan i lost my beloved nephew Mark due to this awful drug!! 
Kristina No more bad drugs.  
peggy judson-nelson Just lost my best friend due to it's effects...ban this horrid drug from the marketplace PLEASE! Enough!!!!! 
Cathy L This is a hideous drug. It takes lives. It is evil like the devil himself. How Purdue Pharma sleeps at night is beyond my imagination. Words cannot explain the pain the people addicted to this "pain medication" endure. I have seen the withdrawal of this drug before my very eyes and it crushes my heart!! Seriously!!! This hideous drug inflicts pain on everyone it touches. I cannot understand why it is still prescribed to the unknowing public! At best it should be for the terminally ill period.  
Patricio Paras  
Joe Fritz I have seen the cycle of pain that follows the (intentional as well as unintentional) abuse of prescription opiodes. I pray for those still sick and suffering, and their loved ones who are left the most hurt. 
Susan Whitney About eight years ago my son tried to take his life three times after being prescribed OxyContin. He was put on oxycodon and told that it wasn't the same drug and he committed suicide August 15, 2014.  
Beth My daughter died of oxycontin/valium od. She had alcohol/cocaine problem from teens to ~30. I told her, after 3rd dui, I would not get her out of jail if it happened again. She cleaned herself up and a different personality emerged. She acquired a good job and was happy. She was 35 when she married but unfortunately it ended in a bitter divorce. She became depressed along with physical problems...knee replacements. It was unbelievable how many drugs she was prescribed. Lyrica, Cymbalta, valium, etc She would eat a meal in slow motion and eventually started having problems at work. She told me her doctor had her on cortef and synthroid and said she would have to be on it for the rest of her life. I took her to an endocrinologist who weaned her off these drugs. I called her doctor and told him her pupils were pin points and was he aware she had addiction problems in her youth. I started going to doctor visits with her and she mentioned to doctor of addiction in past and he said maybe that's why you're having problems now, SO, he was aware. The police came to my door and I went to my daughter's house. Crime scene tapes were across her porch and I saw my only child carried out in a bag. Coroner said suicide from oxy/valium interaction and she had over 100 pills in her system. Her death certificate says suicide. She was found sitting at her computer, no vomit. If she had taken 100 pills, there would have been vomit. The police took 400 oxycontin from her house. The doctor prescribed 3 months mail order supply, after he knew there was a problem. I asked the doctor for her medical records and he charged me $250 for same. I suffer PTSD from crime scene tapes and seeing her body carried from her house. The scene never leaves my mind. I feel the doctor murdered my baby girl. There has to be a way to stop these new pushers. 
Chris Fikis "American Gangster" has nothing on the execs at Perdue Pharma. I wonder how they sleep at night knowing how many lives they helped destroy? 
tammy arns meeks please ban this drug. it destroud my marriage cause the pills come first.and ive seen a friends mom die from it.and my ex husband has several family members hook in ut how can the edoes give this to so many 
Jess Brooks  
Arturo Martinez I just found out my 15 year old boy has tried Oxycotin as a recreational drug. With all the documented abuse I see no reason why it should be on the market. 
lynn brown I have a 23 year old son who has been battling drugs for 5 years now since his father died in front of him at 15 years old. He tried to cover pain and is now an addict. It is destroying our family. Its to easy to get these drugs. Its all about money! Kids are dying!!! Get rid of them! Or make it where someone has to go in to get their meds given to them or brought to them! Monitored!!!!! PLEASE HELP!!! 
Fances Lynette Copeland, Rph  
W Haldin We believe we have a casualty  
Cathy My BF has been on oxi for 18 years! The last year his script was raised from 20mg to 80mg! He's in complete denial he's addicted because they're prescribed! He also got me addicted n gave them to me for months until one day he decided to use them to control! Now I'm at his mercy and want out of this abusive relationship n addiction! He gave up his marriage of 27 years for these pills, he got me addicted so I would stay with him even tho he's abusive! He's so violently angry n defensive about his pills and will not acknowledge he's an addict because they're "prescribed"... He says they don't affect him like other ppl... His pain is minimal n he faked a lot of it... I know cuz I was with him when he pretended he couldn't move his neck but when home, he could do anything! He mixes his oxi with loratabs n trauma doll which is not the directions for consumption but again, defends his abuse because they're prescribed! I can't take the abuse anymore, he's numb n defensive, doesn't care about anything but his pills! This drug is evil... The devil... BAN THIS FKN POISON 
Sara Baez  
Maryjo Grelle  
Donald Richardson long term use of Oxcodone caused multiple heart attacks and Heart artery blockage of 85-95 percent I had open heart / bypass surgery. Heart surgeon advised I was very close to crossing over and death Need a Ct Trial attorney to file a lawsuit Thank you Don Richardson 
Janna Hunt Ban Oxycontin and Oxycodone. Ban the pharmecuetical companies from making STRONGER drugs to replace it as well!!! 
Jeff Sanders Ban all single ingredient Oxycodone containing should be stopped from further manufacture immediatly. It is too easily obtained and is ruining our teenagers and young adults and the lives of their families...Its pandemic. All combination products should only be available through a registration and approval program and its use valid only for cancer or other debilitating and life threatening diseases (Muscular/skeletal pains are unapproved) with all 50 states sharing a centralized database that must be reviewed each time a prescription is written by an approved U.S. physician. DEA must review, trend and act upon the database as well.  
Theresa D'Anna  
Sandi Rust It is evil. 
Rachele I worked in addiction medicine for several years. All opioid drugs have the risk of addiction. Drug manufacturers, as well as prescribers, are responsible for this horrible epidemic taking the lives of our loved ones. After a person becomes addicted to prescription drugs and they are no longer available, street drugs are the next step for most. Addiction is non discriminating. It leaves heartache and broken families everywhere.  
Jon B So many lives lost for no reason.It's sad 
Charlotte Wakefield My sister Gets OxyContin & it is paid for by Medicaid, it is supposed to be for her migraine headaches, but she sells it and goes into the doctors office for a shot when she gets the headaches, she sells the OxyContin. Her boyfriend is a math teacher at Hunter junior high school in West Valley City Utah and he has admitted to taking it every day, but said He only takes half a pill each day. Besides being a teacher on drugs in the classroom he also teaches guitar lessons, and his young students are taught at the house she deals the drugs from! I went to the W. Valley City Police Department and reported her three years ago and nothing has ever done about it. I've given up on my sister because of her greed and selfishness, she does not care Who she gives this drug to, she started two of my three daughters on drugs and I have nothing to do with her, I do know what goes on because one of my daughters has told me she and her friends have gotten this drug from my sister. I've gone to the west valley city, Utah Police Department and personally given them her name address details, everything and nothing was ever done! I also let them know that one of my daughters would be willing to testify to the fact that she's bought OxyContin from my sister. Then again, The West Valley Police Department has been under scrutiny for sometime now, because of Violations & corruption within their Police Department! I believe my sister is extra evil because she's not addicted to it she sells that and she's destroyed so many lives 
Lori Pollock My daughter has been addicted to OxyContin for 4 years now it started with a perscription from a dentist after getting her wisdom teeth removed. Her life is a mess she has been in and out of jail, crashed cars, quit university and is very unhealthy down to less than 100 pounds. She is currently in jail on drug related charges and we are getting her in a dry out clinic once she is released from jail, she continues her struggle with this highly addictive drug and has been buying street versions which are a risk to her life. Two boys 20 years old just died this week in Saskatoon Canada our home town, from a tainted street version of OxyContin. Please stop this drug from being produced in any form, I want to save my daughter before it is too late for her to be saved. 
Pamela Kenner This drug kills. 
Alan I am a long term addict on oxycontin for no reason, I take a 120mg and a 40mg, twice a day. I would love to stop but I can't as I have bad withdrawel symptoms.  
Claudia Dawson  
Brooke Weddington My father has been addicted to this horrible drug due to back pain. He has lost his job and weight, inclusing he has forgotten who I am. I wish more than anything he was never prescribed such a strong addictive narcotic, it has ruined his life forever and he is now too far gone.. 
Anonymous Dr put me on that horrible drug. Made me feel odd. Have had 5 back surgeries since 2009. Finally got them to move me to something else. Withdrawals where horrible. Thank goodness my Dr listens to me and switch me quickly when I told them how I was feeling. My sister died 10yrs ago on oxycotin. Needs to be banned  
Tina gray  
William Coleman I have a guy that I thought I wanted to be with but it turned out he is an addict and I can't trust what he says the worst part is that he is so far gone at only 21. 
Meredith Loux  
Anonymous My step daughter is taken oxycontin. She keeps having to take more and more. Its ruining her life and can't get any help. I have a friend that died after taking it once with Alcohol. 
Joyce E. Dzina  
Anonymous I had neighbors who lived a daily life on that drug,and beer,they could not motivate without it,it was too bad to see the differnce in their mood swings,the weird thing was,somehow they had great jobs,and would pass the random drug tests,but would sway back and forth talking, they said when i asked them,how do you pass the drug test? they said they buy some clear,and dump it in their urine,,,,,,,,,,last time i saw them,they apeared to be breaking out ith sores,and getting their liver tested 
David Griffin  
MARCELO MOREYRA No more oxycontin!!!! 
cody Oxy killed my son daughter and wife  
Phil Castellano The time is right to file a multi billion dollar class action lawsuit against the US Govt(which I normally love) For allowing the Doctors & Drug makers to continue serving drugs to people who are addicted. Many times I contacted doctors and drug stores(like CVS,Walgrens) to tell them to stop selling her drugs because she has a problem. ALL tell me I have nothing to say because she is older than 21. Wake up America we are losing a generation of 'people. It is time we hold Low life doctors,drug companies, insurance companies accountable. AND the only people that can do this is our elected officials. Perhaps it is time to show them that we mean business.  
jeanne surrett  
Terri I have tried to nip the problem in the bud by speaking to my husband's doctor and pleading with him for a medipump which directs the painkiller to the area needed, but all he will do is give me a signed letter to keep a hold of his medicine and administer it as directed. He still steals some at the beginning of the refill to avoid a bad UI. His doctor threatens to take it away from him if he will not get a steroid injection, which causes a rare reaction of pulmonary emboli, but he takes the shot to not lose his painkillers. The police made me give him all of his medicines when I kicked two predators off of my property who were stealing drugs from my husband, because they had also been drugging his Mountain Dew rendering him unable to stand up for himself and the police said he was old enough to decide for himself. They overdosed him in their RV; but luckily I persisted in trying to get them to look for him in time to revive him. The police, the two perps, and the hospital blamed my husband for the overdose because they lied and said we had been separated after a fight. When the doctor called me the next morning to ask about his Percocet prescription, which was used to overdose him, I told her that he had not been prescribed that for months and had no money to purchase any drugs and all of his medicines were returned, because luckily I asked one of the perps to list every medicine and warned her that they had all better be returned. I still see them occasionally out on the streets ready to destroy another family because they can get as many prescription drugs they want by a Denver doctor that prescribes medicine for homeless people. I have no where to turn to but this piece of paper.  
julie rose I live in the UK. My daughter is 19 and has anorexia. Her boyfriend has been buying this drug on an underground internet site and has it delivered to her flat. In the name of 'love' he has manipulated her into taking it and I believe she is now addicted. I only found out yesterday as I had to put all the pieces of the puzzle together. She has become abusive, is always sick and has today lost her job. My heart is breaking and I am terrified after reading about the drug. Please God I can help her. 
Clayton Bigelow All oxycodone products need to be banned! They are too easy to get and are enslaving and killing our loved ones. Ban oxycodone! 
Madeline Gedeon  
Aares McCall This drug has affected many people & it should be stopped immediately. It has brought a lot of hurt to my girlfriends family as we'll as other families. 
A. M  
Molly Nason My brother passed away from a d/o from this drug about 2 years ago, and his best friend passed away from the same thing a few days ago. Disgusting drug. 
Louise Murphy Son is addicted 
Vicki Green This drug is no more than poison that the pharmaceuticals are making a fortune off of as it kills our citizens and over loads our jails and prison with addicts looking anyway to not go through withdrawal. Please stop the sale of this and similar drugs so we don't have to watch any more of our children, parents and friends either die from this drugs or ruin their lives with this government sponsored poison. Thank you, Vicki Green 
Sheila Perez I just hope someone does something pretty soon about this dangerous epidemic that is sweeping our country. I know families who have been profoundly affected by these drugs! just because they are prescribed by doctors doesn't make them any better. People are dying! I have family members who are being robbed of their lives and their quality of life because of these so-called pain relievers all they are doing is causing pain for families who have to watch their loved ones being affected by them. I pray something is done soon.  
crista 435  
Rebecca Backschies This is the most horrific method of "population control" if you will. Big money for Rx companies & probably kickbacks for Dr. TERRIBLE losses to families either by death or having Oxy steal their souls. BAN IT. My nephew just turned 32 and it will be by prayer and grace of God that he celebrates another. This drug is also BEING INJECTED WITH NEEDLES so easy to get from the pharmacy. WHY? 
Tisha Smith  
Haylie Johnson I know many people in my family who have been and still are addicted to this and similar drugs, it is so painful for me, because I am starting to lose love, respect and trust for these people. The addicts I know, do nothing but lie, cheat, steal, blame others for their dumb mistakes, and cause drama for everyone... they basically will do anything to just get their next dosage of drugs. It is sad to me that my children's own grandmother cares more about "popping" a pill, than the well being of these sweet angels. My children will never have a loving grandma just because pills are more important. 
Dustin Smith  
Teresa Scarber The drug industry in general has gotten out of hand. Its all about money and lack of caring about the American people. All you have to do anymore is complain and the doctors will wright you a prescription for anythng. Drugs are advertised on television so people know what to ask for. Doctors offices are easy to optain drugs from and Hospitals are very cautious. The drug stores are not any better, they know about all the over the counter crap kids are using to legally get high and just dont care (pass drug text and still get high). I wonder if the real zombie epedimic is really the drug culture we have now.  
Kenneth Reeves  
Reuben Russell Both my boys are flirting with death every day. I don't understand why this horrible drug is still on the streets.  
Lia Nicole I have been on oxycontin just buying of the streets at 16yrs old and at 18 yrs old i was prescribed to oxycontin ..i would go through i bottle of #90 60mg pills in 2 weeks or less, than start taking 80s till that ran out than start on 40mg... i do consider my self as well i was a pill head....but they have ruined my life and took away every single bit of my 20's! They took my happiness away my care free attitude I use to be funny lia, i have become hateful, miserable lia that hated my life!! I hate these pills with a pasion!! I am now on suboxone working my way to getting off of oxycontin!! im so excited to finally get rid of these pills that are ruining so many ppls lives!! and looking forward to whats to come in my life now!!! ok THANKYOU LIA NICOLE 
Tamara Mclean Oxycontin ruined my whole family's life. My father had to take a high dosage after a freak work accident which was about 15 years ago now and it's been hell ever since. The awesome, caring dad we once knew many years ago has been changed into a psycho zombie that lies, steals and becomes unpredictable. My parents had been together since they were 16 years old happily married with myself and 6 other siblings, because of oxycontin my dad has been kicked out many times for being a danger to my family while he's high or from withdrawals, he's tried to quit many times for our family but the drug has got the better of him now. We just want our daddy back. :( get rid of this drug! 
Philip Butterworth How is this drug still on the market? Surely the pain that it treats is preferable to a lifetime of addiction.... It's time for companies especially pill companies to start acting responsibly. This drug is the true gateway to heroin for most kids these days, it's time to get rid if it. 
jane hurley I Lost my 18 yr old son 3 yrs ago to an oxycontin overdose. He had only been out of a treatment program less than 60 days. i truly believed he was ok. What I didn't know was that the statistics told that an addict 60 days or less clean are 10 times more likely to die from a oxytocin (or herein over-dose) they are not only more apt to relpase, they no longer have the tolerance for the drug they once did. Parents as well as loved ones need to be informed and educated. Thank you Jane Hurley 
Anonymous Here's to hoping that this epidemic starts to stop! 
nathan lane I hope this petition get the ball rolling on outlawing this horrible drug. Me and my wife have been raising her nieces for almost two years now because her sister loves these pills more than her own daughters. I have seen narcotic addiction in the past but nothing I've seen compares with this. It is impossible for me understand how something known to be so addictive can be left on the market or how the CEOs of its maker can sleep at night. God bless the families hurt by this drug and bless you all creators of this petition for doing something about it. Thank you 
Anonymous I don't have a family member right now that is addicted to drugs but I have, and Thank God he quit using years ago. I hate drugs of any kind and its too bad we can't rid this world of them. 
Walter E Brock  
Cheri Pfeiffer  
Michele Fink  
shoshana Oxy's destroyed my ex husband which in turn caused me to leave him after 25 years of marriage. He has been on them since 2003. Still... Needless to say it has also destroyed my daughters boyfriend who is only 24 and went on to becoming a heroin addict. I HATE OXYCONTIN .. worse epidemic ever in south florida. dont move here and if you live here GET OUT somehow it will curse you or someone you know.  
beebe sisso  
Anonymous My disowned sister is in jail for selling oxycontin. This is not the first time. She is a repeat offender. Her main income was selling Oxycontin in black market now her life is down to the toilet. She will come out of the prison in 2015. I divorced her as brother/sister. I am writing this Oxycontin in black market ruin her life.  
David A. I signed this petition over 5 years ago....and I am happy that it did not fade away. I am signing it again with renewed hope that very soon the epidemic of addiction and death that oxycontin, oxycodone,has caused will soon be over. I had a center that helped addicts and alcoholics get clean...and in almost 12 years of operating that facility, the fact was that over 85% of everyone who walked through the door was somehow effected by oxycontin. This drug is slowly but surely breaking down the social, economic, physical, psychological, spiritual, lives of the human beings who live and die right here in our own back yard. That being the place that was once safe and secure and was called the United States of America. Its not the cause of all that is wrong with our country....but it plays a huge, huge role in our inevitable downfall. Sad situation for a place that was once free...but no longer is. I have bought over a thousand of the bracelets and gave them out for many years. I will do this again in hope of a change before its too late. 
Anonymous This is just LEGAL DRUG DEALING -- killing our people 
Cathy Montgomery I have a stepdaughter that began using this drug and became addicted to it. When no longer able to find or afford it anymore she turned to heroin which is cheaper. Since these drugs have been used she has ruined her life. She has shoplifted to get money for drugs, she's lost her baby at the hospital to cps due to both her and baby testing positive. She is most like going to be put into the child abuse registry, and in turn will no longer be able to have her dream career of an LPN which she went to school and studied so hard for. This drug needs banned. It is to highly addictive and ruins young lives.  
Debra Copeland  
Anonymous This Drug is hurting and killing people. This drug is not only sold on the streets but out doctors are prescribing this drur knowing that people can get addicted to it. please lets do something about this. 
tisha barnes Iam 35 now and proud to say I have been off of of them since 2003 I was only 24 and already had 4 kids had my 1st born at age 17 and got married at 17 and I got on them cause I had a uncle that lived with me and he got 180 80mg a month and migraines run in my family and when I was down with bad headache and couldn't get out bed cause light,smell,sound all bothered me but I had to take care of my kids and it stared with 20 mg and just like once a week after 3 months it gotten worse until in had to have it everyday or I would be sick so I waas taking them just to feel normal so depressed and disappointed in myself I took care of my kids and they had food love bathes and fun and all normal kid stuff but I knew that money we was spending on them could be going to kids and I had someone call defacs on me a family friend and seems like for 6 months someone else in there family would call with new problem least to sy I lost my 4 kids even though I got clean for 6 months not to mention my husband had gotten on them also so we were both sick if didn have it so I was one had to take care of kids well after bing with same family for so long they wanted all of them to adopt them and I wanted to go thru with program 6 more moths but foster parents that took such good care of my kids and took in all 4 I knew they was good people and I had a choice right then go 6 more months clean and I may get them bk but the family had them wasnt going to keep them anymore cause they were so attached and didn't want to get more attached and taking away.and if I did fight it they were going bk into foster care and had no one to get all of them so I done what was best for them and I will never be the same person my oldest child was 7 my only son 4 and then my 3rd baby was only 16 months and last baby 3 months and I have missed out on everything growing up and them being so young when they were taken I m sure they want remember me maybe oldest she was always older acting then her age and my son had only spent the night off 5-7 times and always will family not to mention lost a lot of friends I see no good that this drug has done only addicted and will make you lose family,friends,home,pride,and a lot more please learn from my mistakes I will never b the same 
Lexi This drug should have not been created!! There are many other ways to deal with pain without causing a horrible addiction and so many people to lose their lives!! It's sad that the people that are prescribed this drug by doctors don't know what they are getting there selves into... I have seen this first hand with loved ones and people in the area. If this drug was never created and supplied, many innocent lives would not have been taken. BAN OXYCONTIN!!! 
Brenda Morris  
Michelle keene Should ban oxy but not suboxone. Most people do not know but, suboxone works better and you take a lot less- also repairs receptors- need to come out with an herb that works. The ones I tried didnt. 
viola lower  
Gladys Ladd I lost my girlfriend Aug 26 2014 a dr choung gave them to her 2 yrs ago for her knee they should of took her off them this girl only wt# 115 she was addict to this drug they gave her 3 30mg a day way to many 
Nicole Sosa  
Mark Skeels Hello lm Mark I live in the UK I take 100mg of oxycontin as we as 10mg of oxynorm for breakthrough pain. I suffer from osteoarthritis and im an addict I have to say my gp is fantastic and is very reluctant to up my prescription and uses other things to help. Your story on 16x9 saddened me for your loss and gave me hope too. I'd like to see this drug banned as well as drug companies made more accountable. In the UK its on the dangerous drug register and is in blister packs produced by a company called Napp pharmaceutical company. I hope this information helps btw id love a wrist band please let me know how to get one. Love and blessings Mark 
jessica ogle  
Barbara My son got addicted after extensive throat surgery in 2009. He was able to get off with suboxone when he had health insurance. When that ran out of insurance he relapsed on and off. Eventually He did some stupid, non-violent, stuff and is in trouble with the law. I am hoping the judge will have some compassion and understanding of this brain disease, addiction to oxys.I too believe it should be banned. God Bless Anyone, family,and friends that have been touched by this epidemic. Would not wish it on anyone!!!!! 
Kenneth D Riera  
patricia palyshyn oxycotin destroyed my son who was healthy until he was prescribed this drug for pain in his arm and shoulder. He became addicted, depressed and lost the will to live and developed a heart problem. After 3 years he suffered from a heart attack and died.  
Jill Gardner  
Lauren McMahon  
Kayle Spoonauer  
Megan Gardner  
anonymous I live in south florida & i have seen first hand whatvoxycontin does to people. It really is the plague that should of never happened. It has become an epademic here in south florida. If i could shovel a few pills down those pharmacy companies that manufacture & o.k.the FDA to put this devil out to the public maybe they would understand what our communities & families are dealing with. They collect the big $$$ & stand by while people drop like flies to their deaths. I am so distraught about this medication. It makes me sick to my stomach & i hope all those bastards making millions of dollars off of the innocent people needing help never get to see a good life. They will all burn in hell.Sorry i am that upset & i never wish bad on anyone in my life so forgive me god for feeling such a way. 
scott badner I am completely against this drug.It might help pain but it's like heroin and needs to be banned. It does more harm than good. It destroys people's lives and makes people steal and hurt to get it. It is sad. 
Melissa Abel I hate Oxycontin. It has destroyed my Dad. 
Janis Houseal  
Christy from Florida Been hooked for almost 8 years now all because a doctor gave me a prescription of oxy following a surgery when I was only 21. Bc of oxy I am now stuck in a methadone clinic on 40 mgs per day paying $450 a month to go there. To make this all worse I am 30weeks pregnant and going to have a baby who will hopefully make it without any further problems but will have to be treated for the withdraws from the methadone too. My methadone clinic encouraged me to increase my dose my entire pregnancy saying it's just like a diabetic patient will need more incline during pregnancy, however I refused and stayed at 40mgs (as they wont allow me to decrease) saying it could cause miscarriage.  
Lisa Grajeda  
Madeleine Herzog 21, recovering addict from Chicago. My heart goes out to everyone on here and you guys will be in my prayers. I dont know why its so easy to get oxys, but it needs to stop. 
jeff bloomquist Ive been addicted 7 years of my life. These doctors need to tell people, what im about to prescribe to you is heroin. And im sure people would have a different opinion about accepting it. These pills have messed my life up far to long and am finally have the support and willpower to get off them. PLEASE BAN THESE THEY ARE NO GOOD.... PPEOPLE WILL FEEL BETTER IF THEY LET THEIR BODIES HEAL NORMALLY.  
kim green for my husband SFC Ricky W. Green. this is a horrible horrible drug, it kills and destroys families. please ban this horrible addictive drug 
Dee Neide I work in the addictions field and in Tampa, Florida. We are the Oxycontin capital here. It is a shame what the doctors are doing to people who break a leg or have back pain. Most of the people I counsel are addicted because a Doctor prescribed them oxy. 
Adrianna Vazquez  
sherry This is just horrible and as long as its out there, it will just keep being abused 
Leslie May I lost my ex-husband to oxy and heroin addiction. It shouldn't be available.  
Jamie Molloy  
Amanda Melton This is a horrible drug which helps no one and cases more pain and addiction. To many people have lost their lives because of this worthless drug.  
Kayelyn McCain  
Frank R Farello Enough already.. It's unnecessary. Ban this drug 
Anonymous This drug is disgusting. I broke my shoulder last year and I can not believe how fast this drug was given to me. Although it took away a lot of the pain it would make my stomach too upset and I hated I how I felt. I'm so lucky that my body reacted that way. Unfortunately a beautiful young lady that just graduated from high school and that I had the pleasure of teaching so many years ago was not so lucky. She lost her life last weekend and I can not stop thinking of her. I am frightened what the future holds for my two year old baby girl. I would love to say I will not raise her that way. However, I need to be realistic. She will make good and bad choices and I will love her regardless. This drug is just too available. Rest In Peace  
Stella Shiflett  
Anonymous Ban it!!!!  
Michael Nikolau  
Carla Shiflett  
Angela Mankind survived before this evil drug existed! Not only have I lost a family member to this drug but 3 friends as well! I've had to see too many heart breaking tragedies because of this horrible drug! There are other safer options of pain killers if someone HAS to take a pain killer! So PLEASE ban this stupid drug!!!!! I hope these pharmaceutical companies figure out that life is more precious than money! 
Cindy Henning  
Michelle Morton Please ban this horrific drug.  
Anonymous my father currently takes oxycontin. he abuses it and it's tearing our family apart. ban this terrible drug! 
Chelsea Campbell Please ban this horrible drug. I have seen it claim the lives of many friends and destroy the lives of others as well, including my own family. I hurts to see the people you love go through so much pain and suffering, they lose sight of theselves and become a person entirely unknown to what they were before. I believe it is an excellent idea to ban any new prescriptions of OxyContin and offer the support and resources to those currently taking it so that they can become clean and get back to living the lives they deserve with the families they love.  
Shereen Abu-arafeh It has destroyed my life with my boyfriend and turned him into a completely different person. It is slowly but surely ruining our lives 
Jeannie lapointe  
Chris Skaletsky  
Kaitlyn Breault  
Jeffrey Shurtleff This Legal Drug is ruining our youth while fattening many doctors and Big Pharma 
nicole ojeda This drug took my friends life! 
Lisa Williams I love my best friend yesterday to an overdose. This drug is dangerous, addictive and lethal.  
Vena Burgos This drug had caused me not only to lose my own father but also the father of my child and after all the years it has been plaguing or society, I am disappointed that this drug is still legal and actively being prescribed today.  
kori lee Ban! Rip lurch :( 
Mrs Marsh This drug killed my son,when it took it for pain(Oxycodone)This drug does so much harm and should be banned. How many more lifes or going to be taken by this drug? before its withdrawn  
robert morin This demon is the true gateway to the worst stuff on the planet. A woman I loved very much had issues with this and several other pills after being prescribed out of necessity for pain. She was already abusing them a bit when I met her and I helped her off for a time. Then she started up again, left me for someone , an "enabler" who fed her addiction and helped her into heroin. Up until just yesterday, I tried my damnedest to get through to the good person buried under the addiction but I couldn't. Now shes a full heroin addict, though she denies it of course saying its really not a bad drug like meth, and now shes sleeping with random men, unprotected, for heroin, methadone, loratab, etc. Shes fully engaged in the addict lifestyle buying illegal firearms, stolen property, etc. Shes so far gone and it kills me. All thanks to starting with that little blue bastard. Damn drug companies for making these things.  
Alyse Zwetsloot  
Gina Grant This drug has and is destroying too many families and this should not be allowed to continue. I pray that I will soon see the day that this drug is outlawed and that it comes before it is too late to save the life of my child.  
Anonymous It is unfortunate we live in a time where pharmaceutical companies dictate what is on the market in the name of profit. 
Thomas Abenante Lost a friend to a heroin overdose....He started with pain pills 
Rachel Hutchinson This drug hastened my father's death. He was hopelessly addicted to this drug. 
Slick Ban this crap already. It has ruined so many lives including mine. I was an addict and currently on Suboxone for 5 years now. My wife on the other hand just wont get the help she needs. I fear I am going to lose her.  
Traci Tokashiki  
Anonymous I lost my beautiful loving son June 11, 2014 as result of his addiction to OxyContin. He was 30 yrs old. This drug has to be banned so that this does not happen to anyone else. Please I beg you. His death has left such a hole in my heart. 
Anonymous I saw how dangerous the drug was when my elderly father was put on it for back pain. After taking it for awhile he was getting worse and was soon not able to walk. I researched it and was shocked to find out that a side affect is back pain! It looked like he might die within 6 months of taking the drug. I took him to the doctor and we changed to other meds and he was much better now. 
Ethan Filipic  
Anonymous I hope they do take this of the market. It is the work of the devil on earth. It has destroyed so much of my loved one's life. Something I pray no other people will have to ever understand. Please take this off the market.  
Shirley Smith  
Michael Elkins Both of my children have addition to this drug. To watch your children slowly die is torture. This Drug should be banned immediately!  
laura conner First my brother,his,wife and friends.Now i am learning not one son ,not two sons but all three of my oldest boys. Vicious cycle of crime and drugs.Prison does not stop the addictions .just passes time .When is going to stop .I am afraid of end result. 
Sandra Rogerson  
Brianna Renae Greenfield My fiance tried herion during a low point in his young life and then quit shortly after begining to date me. After that, he relied on Oxycotin to get his "fix" without me leaving him. I am currently trying to help him realize to stop taking any pharmaceutical drugs or medications, unless absolutely necessary.  
Nila Pugliese My little brother is going to die. I ask for you to stop this drug once and for all! I see first hand working in a pharmacy what this drug can do and visually see people who abuse the drug. It deteriorated one's physical self and all those around them who love and care for them. There are other Rx options. This needs to stop!!!!!!!! 
Loren Simburger The ulitmate drug leading to herion addiction. 
kyley hood  
Kathy Baughman Tired of losing my friends over this drug. Third one gone now. Two were suicides because they couldn't get off of it.  
Margo Alvarez  
William D. Iredale  
Benita Harding Please end the sells and distribution of oxycontin it is turning our youth into heroin addicts. I have counseled many adolescent who have become addicted to oxycontin and heroin. .  
Heather Whitley Too many deaths have happened as the expense of this drug. We need to take control.  
Anonymous I've lost three family members and on the verge of losing my brother over this drug. Please ban this drug, ban doctors from prescribing it, and increase the legal penalties for the criminals who provide it illegally. Thank you 
Beth Eschenfelder  
Rachel Kivlahan  
Marguerite cottone  
david shevick this drug should be off the market 
Armando alonso I lost my boy Ryan Alonso to this horrible drug ! Please ban this ! S::t  
Barbara Ziobro Please ban this! People are dying! I know too many people touched by the disease of addition and mostly all started with legal prescription drugs! This needs to stop! Alleged efforts made prescription data bases that no one has to abide by is just not enough! please ban this highly addictive drug which most often leads to heroin use! really it is the same just legal! Please help support the efforts to ban this drug and those like it!!  
Laura Martin  
Armen Zeytoonian I personally know 4-5 people who have died from this drug. That's me - one - person - and I know 4-5. How many do you know? The fact that we are counting lives taken by Oxy is insane, isn't it? And even crazier is that the list grows exponentially every day! This drug must go. Period. Find an alternative "pain management vehicle".  
Nanci Ross When I received an Oxy prescription following a dental procedure, it became evident to me, first hand, that this drug (and many others) were now widely overused and very accessible.  
Faith Masloski Hopefully this drug is banned and may nobody be harmed from it ever again i hope the people who made this drug be put away 
Kendal Adams  
Leila Allen My sister died unexpectedly from an Oxycontin overdose at age 47. Her death was an absolutely heartbreaking tragedy so I am more than happy to sign this petition.  
Troy A Hotchkiss I live in south florida. The pill mill capital. With friends in the past and a recent experience with my girlfriend I can say this drug is beyond highly addictive. The pharmaceutical company's and pain management doctors know this, they could care less if they are killing patients. The money to be made is huge and like an addict they are addicted to a quick buck. Not to mention it is an all cash business. If a doctor doesn't ask for insurance or take credit cards; run! You could walk into any of these clinics and say I have pain, and within a matter of minutes another addict is born.  
Anonymous If doctors want to use Oxycontin as a pain reliever, then they should help you manage the medicine so you do not get addicted. Since they will not do that, they should not be allowed to prescribe it!!  
nikolas sink I was addicted to oxy for a while and it completely ruined my life thanks to subutex I have finally cleaned my life up and I would love to see it banned. 
thart My husband was given oxy for back pain in the mid-90's. We had no idea it was synthetic heroin. Nor did we know that it takes only 20 consecutive days taking it to become hooked. With in 10 years, we lost everything. Job, home, family, freedom... Thanks Doc!!  
Dana Valdez  
Paula Midkiff  
Debbie Jackson  
Alec Earley Wouldn't wish oxy addiction to my worst enemy.  
Anonymous One of the worst drugs out there , lost a few people , its a terrible drug with terrible side effects that lead to heroin ... BAN oxys!!! 
Anonymous You may never think this drug will personally effect you, but nobody is invisible. I have seen it take fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, fanily and friends. There is nothing but a history of detruction and heartbreak surrounding this drug. It is true; some people may need it but ultimately they are just losing days off their life by introducing this drug into their body. Give these people a change, save a life. Dont let the epidemic spread.  
James Storms My son was prescribed Oxyicodone for a back injury. Became addicted an still after many years struggles with the addiction.  
Tim Greene  
Stephanie Thompson I will be sober 4 years in 7/14. Prescription drug addiction nearly killed me and caused me to lose almost everything.  
S Dawn Hanscom Need to ban it now too many lives and families have been and will be destroyed! 
Tony Suttile  
Crystal Schuh  
nancy bowser  
stephen menti From South Florida. You know the rest. 
Bill Foster  
Donna DeHaan  
Linda Holmes  
Sharyn Cerniglia This is a horribly insidious drug and should be banned! 
Ashley Cooperman  
Jessica b OxyContin has taken the lives of 5 of my friends. It has also turned the most amazing people into thiefs, liars, and degenerates. I would love nothing more than to see this drug gone. 
Kim Imbruglia  
Kevin Gregory  
Anne Mcginness  
Kelly Hollinger  
Erica Garwood OxyContin is available at any pharmacy, and has become the preferred substitute for heroin on our streets with many tens of thousands now addicted. OxyContin was approved by the FDA, with Purdue Pharma claiming then and continuing to infer that it's addiction potential is low. In 2007, Purdue and three top executives of Purdue Pharma pled guilty in Virginia in relation to misleading the public about the addictive qualities and safety of OxyContin and paid fines totaling over $634 million. But no Purdue Pharma executive went to jail and the FDA has allowed OxyContin to remain on the market. There are other products as effective as OxyContin at controlling pain but no other legal opioid has the history of misrepresentation, abuse, death and destruction of OxyContin. OxyContin is a "virus" that started an epidemic of addiction and death that has now infected every community in America. It is time for the FDA to remove the newest substitute for heroin, OxyContin, from the marketplace. 
Donnarae Schwartz I have to many friends that lost their children to this awful drug.What . How many lives do we have to loose.... 
Matt Falcone  
dale everett I am and a retired junky as i like to put it. This november i will celebrate 3 years with no opiates, and i know first hand how quickly a small pill can completely dominate your life. Honestly there is no need for oxy to be issued to people with such ease and without warning, that it may stop your pain but steal your soul in the process. R.I.P- B.J.L B.E. V.O. and to all the others that lost there life.  
robert warfield Ive lost a friend to heroin. I'm not sure how it started. I currently have a close friend who has been in and out of rehab twice now for pills and heroin. Pain killers lead to his current addiction and it's really taking a toll on him. 
Anonymous It starts here and leads down a faster road of harder drug use. Majority of Heroine users began as Pill users turned abusers over time.  
Alison Rosenberg I lost my best friend to a horrible incident involving this drug. I was unaware of his addiction, and the sudden loss of his life has not only affected hundreds of people, it has also created a strength in me to fight against the production and use of this drug. I refuse to lose another person in my life to oxy overdose. 
Anonymous My son committed suicide while taking OxyContin. Even though he had a history of drug abuse he was prescribed a significant amount of Oxy for an injury. Although the drug didn't specifically kill him I believe it had a hand in pushing him over the edge. No one should go through this devastation. Ban the drug!  
Shirley Good Many people I know are hooked. 
Frances Davies My husband came home with this from the GP and I hit the roof....he took it and is still taking a small dosage and does not believe me when I tell him the effects of this stuff....says he trusts his GP. Yep, sure. I was given it after a shoulder reconstruction and vomited it straight back up. Horrible drug. 
Patricia McGrenra OxyContin is a product of the devil. Save lives. Ban it forever! 
Michelle Cox As I type this my husband is in rehab for the 2nd time in 2 1/2 years. All opiates should be banned. These pills given to him after back surgery have just about destroyed our lives.  
Anonymous Please stop this horrible epidemic. Too many young lives have been the cause of so many deaths. This is a horrific epidemic that needs to be put to and end. Ban OxyContin forever. 
Stephanie B  
Marisela Sosa This drug was brought in to help but has done no good for many. We need to get this off our family pharmacy shelves at it is being misused. We need to think about the future of our society 
Anonymous This drug took away so much from me. Money, car, apartment, relationships with significant other and family, My health problems, ect...  
Mary rogers  
Stephen S Rogers Too many good kids are getting hooked on this. 
Mike Sittloh Oxy ruined my life and has taken the lives of many of my friends.  
Atasheh Demers  
chris Pill mills are population control,allowed by our government. 
Yvonne Family member was affected by this addiction...would travel to south florida to get meds... I worked with police to sucessfully close down one of these bastards.... 
Susan I have a sister who is deeply addicted to Oxys and it has destroyed her as a person emotionally and physically. It has ruined our family, her relationships and her life. I am no longer close with her and I wish that she never would have taken this drug which eliminated all her good qualities as a person. She is unrecognizable now.  
Julian Wuttke Surprisingly, it was through Macklemore's own struggle against OxyContin that lead me to look into day to day deaths regarding its abuse. Surprised to find such a drug openly legalised by the FDA, it is with all due respect to the families of the lost ones to OxyContin addiction that I sign this petition.  
Melissa Bakosh  
Chuck Philpott  
Anonymous As a physician I can attest to the fact that these opioids are drugs of abuse responsible for tens of thousands of deaths each year. The blood money profits generated to Purdue and other manufacturers came directly from irresponsible and criminal prescribers. They should be banned.  
Linda Robbins-Haney  
Beth Birli My two sons and husband became addicted. My husband and one son are using suboxone, which they are now addicted to. My other son moved on to heroin. He has many problems with the law including 3 or 4 felony charges. He cannot get his life together. This drug has ruined numerous lives while benefiting drug companies and some physicians. 
Shirley Allen My son had to have many surgeries and was in pain. When he came home from the hospital or went to the ER he was always given oxycontin . He began hospital jumping to get his candy..and then the worst came he couldn't afford oxycontin on the streets so then it became heroin. Well make a long story short.. I don't have a son.. my 2 grandchildren don't have a dad. BAN IT 
Tami P. OXYCONTIN AND ITS SIDEKICK OXYCODONE ARE FROM THE DEVIL..I've seen it suck the life out of healthy normal people, people who one minute are there and the next minute are totally out of it when they take's really sick stuff. I personally have never dealt with anyone that has done the actual street drug HEROIN and obviously ive never done the crap myself but let me tell u this stuff oxycontin is a literal nightmare!!! I think it's disgusting how these deep pocketed pos's buy themselves out of their sly ways...but guess what buddy boy(s)? When the final judgment comes (and trust me it will come)...all the $$$ you're making now off of killing people, their dreams, their families and such will all be something YOU WILL FACE....HAVE FUN....maybe I will be able to pray for you WILL NEED IT. For anyone out there contemplating this drug PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH....I'VE HAD CANCER AND NEVER WENT ON THIS....I had lymph nodes taken out, I've had drains in areas you wouldn't like....but I got through it....I hate pain trust me I have no problem with pain killers NONE give me a Vicodin or Norco I don't know I did have Percocet for 4 weeks when i went through one of my surgeries and was reading about it and did not know it was similar to Oxy....but never had it again that was 10 yrs ago...nevertheless, not take this crap...if you're worried about pain then after taking this you will have NO LIFE....think long, deep and hard about what you're doing....the battlefield is in the MIND. GOD BLESS. 
Nicole Ray My grandfather was given this horrible drug for his pain as he had hurt his back. The next day he was in the hospital fighting for his life. He took one pill and its literally killing him. He is still in the hospital w/blood and fluid in his lungs, they cannot stablize his blood pressure. He will probably die due to this drug. an otherwise healthy man now on his death bed after being perscribed this horrible horrible drug 
Muhammad Hamdan I'm losing my uncles , cousins and now my brother to this drug all to fill someone's pocket 
corina So sad breaks my heart .Seen so many life's ruined and they are so subtle get on the street makes no sense why are they still here available ??? Crazy this world is so evil and Money has taken control.I pray lord for the famliesvwho lost a son daughter etc may you give them strength to go on ...PLEASE LORD HELP THESE children  
Delores Campisi-Otness  
Anonymous I know someone who is on these and they fall asleep standing up! This person also Falls asleep in the shower, on the toilet, even while driving! It's very sad, it's like this person isn't the same anymore. This person is not who I use to know, she's a zombie now. I also lost my uncle to this drug. It needs to be banned ASAP!  
Ashley Dow  
sarah conant  
Jenna Vangraafeiland  
Ashley VanGraafeiland Please ban this dangerous drug. My mother, father & brother are all addicted to this drug and I have sadly watched their lives going further and further down the toilet. My mom even sold her dead mothers jewelry, and they lost their car, hour and all belongings to pay for their illegal prescription drug use habit. And it all started with being prescribed this drug for pain. Please remove it from the marketplace before it damages any other lives. 
Carmen Ramirez My ex/father of my son has been addicted to OxyContin for almost 5 yrs now. This drug took over his life, he is an amazing person and father but it's been so sad to see what this drug has done to him, it took over his life . He has been in and out of jail because of it, I've seen what this drug can do to a person and it's so hard breaking . It's sad to see such a great person go downhill and loose their life because of it . I really hope that they Ban this drug for good , and it stops taking over people's , 
JoAnna Esposito my brother Tony was addicted to oxy cotton and he died October 23rd 2013.the doctor has prescribed him over 600 a month! how can they do that? my brother was 41 years old. 
Edna Wren I've read the comments on this petition, they break my heart. My son became addicted to OxyContin, it started with a prescription from his dentist when he had his wisdom teeth taken out. Then he graduated to heroin use. He is currently sentenced eight years in prison for robbing several pharmacies. He is 25. His nervous system has been damaged and he struggles with coping. This effects his family as well, I had a stroke from the stress of it and his younger brother feels abandon.  
Kathryn B. Big pharma keeps getting richer and richer off the pain, misery and despair of others. This toxin needs to be banned.  
Shayna Landry  
Nicola Munroe Hello, I was an addict from my prescription meds the physician prescribed me for some 20 years! I was on Vicodin 10/500 mgs 2-prn. 8 per day, plus Methadone 10mgs, 1-four x a day, plus OxyContin and Ridelin for ADD. What a combination of drugs! I look back over the years and wonder why I am still living. I felt Toxic all the time. My 4 kids and husband were very worried about me everyday and everyday I'd go to work , drive home 30 miles each way, come home make dinner, clean house take care of the kids go to bed late get up the next morning and start routine all over again plus I help support my husbands Commercial Photography business for thirty some thirty years! These drugs over time changed the person I was into: an exhausted, none dependable, emotional, stubborn ( in denial about every thing) I rejected and hated any criticism about me from all the family and friends. My children told me they loved me so much and just wanted their old mom back! I didn't realize the drugs had changed me so much. Then I got a call from my Dr. That the prescriptions would no longer be available for me as of the next day!! I was in a panic! Cold turkey off drugs?? Help! I didn't think I could do it, BUT I did it! All alone in my bedroom over a 3 day weekend, I had no insurance to help me! Everyone! I went thru HeLL and back it was a nightmare. I had no other meds to help with the withdrawals , just my self. It took about 2 weeks to feel a bit like my old self again. I prayed hard for God to help me everyday, he did! I have been clean for one year and so glad to be off the drugs! These drugs are very very dangerous to the body and mind! We have to reach the Dr. Not to issue these prescription to the public where our children could get into them also also! I have my life back now, I deal with my extreme pain issues in other ways. I will never ever take these drugs again in my lifetime. THEY ARE TOXIC & WiLL KILL YOU!!! And the sad part is the Dr's don't have time to monitor what your taking, how long you've been on the harmfull drugs and don't really care. They just keep on re-filling your toxic meds!! To everyone out there I am so sorry for your loss and realize I could have been a statistic also! But, with strong determination and will-there is life after these toxic drugs. I know I've been there, but NEVER again! Praying for you all. Best wishes- Nicky 
Tayler Drake  
Stephanie Knapp I have seen so many peoples lives destroyed because of the addiction to these pills. Sad, we need to get them off the market. 
scott johns  
Trena Gray My husband started abusing oxy and xanax last yr. he went to rehab for a month in september of 2013. However he is bipolar and under alot of stress he refuses to get back on his meds for his bipolar and im afraid he is starting to use again. Last month we lost a friend to an overdose. I know how everyone is feeling and what theyve been through. Im soo sorry for your lost. Trena Gray 
Anonymous My husband is in rehab right now as I write this. Although he does take as prescribed it has progressively changed him for the worst. He's lazy moody still in pain and has in addition developed a serious gambling compulsion that has destroyed our marriage. Most Dr's don't want to get to the root of the problem just take a pill then next patient. Insanity.  
Cathy Letalien When is this going to end. I lost my only child my son last year when is this going to end?? When is our government going to stop this madness. I have lost faith in our government who continues to turn a blind eye to what is happening to our children our loved ones. It is wrong and needs to stop now!! 
Sara Brook I truly believe OxyContin is a horrible drug. I watched because we could not stop my ex-boyfriend from sinking into self-destruct.  
stanley arbaugh I have had too many people I know fall victim to this and im sick of it!!! 
Timothy S Parisien This drug has destroyed many people and families on Indian reservations. 
Melissa Beard OxyContin kills more people a year then drunk drivers. STOP THE SELFLESS KILLING 
keesha apurlock  
Anonymous I truly hope this goes through. God bless you all 
Kathyrn Gray My 37 year old niece has been addicted to it for years now, after being in and out of rehab in the last two years she gave up. She left her children with their father and made oxycontin her life. She died May 22nd at 38 years old. 
Kathleen Powell My son had 22 friends die from heroin overdose last year. They all started with vicodin moved to OxyContin. It is epidemic and needs to stop being prescribed so freely. My sons addiction started with a prescription. 
Jennifer Welbaum We are in the middle of a drug epidemic. It is time for the people in authority to stand up and DO SOMETHING! 
Victoria cramer My name is Victoria I was addicted to OxyContin & heroine for 12 years I'm 23 years old my 2 sisters and parents are all addicted to the OxyContin & oxycodone also. You know I always wanted to be a nurse or dr but after the 47 counts of prescription fraud & 37 counts of abstaining a c2 narcotic by fraud & the heroin charges I will never get to live my dream because of my OxyContin addiction pretty much making me feind for more so I had to steal a prescription pad to feed my addiction With that being said I did 3 1/2 years in state prison I got out Dec18th of 2013. All because of OxyContin I lost myself I have no idea who I am anymore or why my addiction won't let me be I've been struggling to stay clean since I came home. I've relapsed multiple times since December and it's only May. These pills need to be taken off the market for good! Maybe it will save my sisters lives my life & my parents life. My parents say they need it for pain my dads on OxyContin 60s 3x a day and OxyContin 80mg 2x a day & oxycondone 30mg 6x per day and my moms on oxycodone 6x a day that's enough to kill a horse. There is no need for a dr to put one person on that much medication it's not sane to take that much medication a day either but hey say there not addicts! Yea okay! But they are & this epidemic needs to be put to rest once & for all. No one deserves to wake up dope sick from OxyContin or heroin lie & steal just to get one more but one is never enough for the addict mind. I also think they should take methadone away too it's just as bad & coming off of it is a 90 day withdrawal & you get just as high on methadone as you do OxyContin or heroin it's just a daily fix so u don't do heroin or OxyContin but at the end of the day methadone is the same damn thing. Thank you for making this petition whoever you are I think it's great that your trying to save lives keep up the good work if we all stand we can make a difference in this cold cruel world. 
Dawn Pool It is addictive, can lead to heroin use and death. 
Anonymous This drug is far more dangerous than beneficial. Please stop it and ban the use of it. 
Melisa Marks My son died of a Heroin overdose. He started with OxyContin. This epidemic needs to stop. 
Carol Daniels Rominger Pharmaceutical. Companies need to be held responsible to the lack of information they give the general public. Not only are they slowly killing the old, and the young they are destroying each American citizen that either looses a family member to heroin or these drugs.. 
chris monteros Please ban this drug oxy, i find it hard to believe it is still prescribed. I sent my son to Boston to go to school and play NCAA hockey. He broke his jaw and was prescribed this drug while in Boston. He came back addicted...I have spent 16,000.00 just this year in paying off his bills, him stealing from me ect. He is a different person and our lives have been totally altered. Its a full time job trying to watch him. Ban it NOW. The company that manufactures it and the doctors who prescribe it should be sued and jailed.  
Gail DiTommaso Please ban this highly addicting drug !! Having a heroin addict who started on this drug is extremely upsetting !! Do something about this epidemic!! It falls on you . 
Traci jacobs These drugs, OxyContin and heroin r both the devil. My daughter, a beautiful, smart, intelligent young lady who had a bright future ahead of her, became a slave to these drugs. They took away the daughter I once knew, turned her into a lost soul. She has a son that I'm currently taking care of. Breaks my heart everyday as I never once imagined my daughter a drug addict and now everyday she plays Russian roulette with her life. I worry about her everyday, whether today will be the day I get the call and get told this nasty devil drug has taken my beautiful daughter from me. As of right now she is physically here but I lost her long ago, the day she took her first OxyContin which in turn led her to live the life as a heroin addict, at the young age of 18yrs young. Get this drug off the streets, one less chance of these young kids getting sucked into the world of heroin addiction, because all OxyContin is, is a pill form of heroin. Technically a legal form of heroin. It should of never ended up being FDA approved, it's not a safe drug!!!! 
lori largent  
Anonymous I lost my mom to OxyContin, she was only 49 years old. She had three daughters and 9 grandchildren, we all miss her deeply. 
Robert Keller This drug has torn families apart because too many doctors write prescriptions on demand from patients they have seen in the past and haven't seen in years. 
Anonymous I work with patients with addictions to this medication and the effects on their lives and the lives of their loved ones is profound. The patients may as well be taking heroin as their addiction is just as strong and the negative impact on their health, physical function, mental capabilities, and quality of life are one in the same. Promoting other non-addictive alternatives to pain relief including referrals to physical therapists, chiropractors, psychologists, etc. would be a much better alternative than just putting a band-aid over the problem... a band-aid that can eventually kill someone.  
miranda omelchenko  
John Maslowski Please ban Oxycontin. In addition, please ask the FDA to issue a moratorium on the approval of new opiod pain medication. Over 125,00 Americans have died over the past decade as a direct result of opiod medication. If a foreign country killed that many Americans our government woud go to war with them. Yet, we allow corporate America to get away with it. Thank you! 
Terry Otness I've not lost anyone (that I know about) to this pandora's box "gift" on the world. I'm glad to see this site, I've often wondered how something so powerful could be put and remain on the market. 
Linda Jean Halko  
Teresa Manis  
Kristine Harder I know seven young people in the town of Juneau Alaska who are now dead. Oxy TRULY is the gateway drug. I thank God my daughter was finally able to break free, but many families don't have the resources mine did to fight this terrible scourge. I urge you to please SAVE lives and take this awful drug off the market! 
Joee d edel OxyContin needs to stop taking lives! So many family members started with it and ended with heroion! Suboxon just as bad! Please take this drug out of my future children's reality!  
Carla Lindquist I know of too many lives that have been ruined because of this drug. It is time to get rid of it. There are other pain killers out there that are far less harmful. 
keith colvin  
Amy Carrano  
glenn krakoff my sons dependance on OxyContin and the urge to use more and more, which is an effect of Oxy, ultimately put him on a road trip to hell and sadly death. Signed with a broken heart, Glenn, the proud father of Carlo... 
Yazan Bawli  
Tawnya L D Kunz Thank You All For Your Heart-wrenching Honesty! You have inspired me to try to help more to ban this addictive & dangerous drug! I am in the midst of a battle for the younger generation also, so pray for a miracle for my journey as I am praying for you & yours, & To Any Higher Power Who May Help Us All! From the bottom of my heart, Thank You For Sharing Your Stories of Pain & Loss & Hope & Recovery! May the Universe & God Bless Us Who Stand Up & Fight! 
Anonymous This stuff is very powerful and very dangerous. Way too much of this class of painkillers is produced. I work as a school teacher and see first-hand how irresponsible parents and consumers allow this crap to fall into the hands of young men and women. Yet, the greatest irresponsibility is that big Pharma like Purdue are aware of this problem, yet still continue to produce amounts of product that exceed practical demand in the market. Ban it.  
Anthony P Fagga I am married 49 year old man I was diagnosed with 3 ruptured disk in my back my pcp started with vicodin in 2007 then the oxycodone Started in late 2007 from 5mg to 15mg 4 times day. I then went to desert pain and rehab in Tucson Arizona to make a very long and unpleasant story short I got up to 2 80mg oxycontin and 5 , 15mg oxycodone a day to being cut off cold turkey by Dr Arnold Farr and PA, Steven Edelman they accused me of script hoarding I don't even know what that is, I never ever got written up or disobeyed the rules. At this clinic if you are a pretty women they write you up but if you are a male they throw you out. They told me I will not be going down on my doseage and they do not prescribe medicine for withdrawals and they do not consider withdrawals an emergency. All of these clinics should be put out of business. I feel for all the loved ones who lost their lives I lost my career and almost my family I can get another career but not another family. If not for their loving support I probably would have committed suicide. Do to the horrors of withdrawal. Thanks to the brave woman who started this petition so I was able to express myself at least I know I'm not alone  
Anonymous I'm a mother of two and was married for 28 years. I worked as a healthcare worker but came down with a rare auto immune disease that literally ravage my body with pain, to make the story short, the doctor that I had kept increasing me with my meds to the point where he was writing a total of 450 qty a month within years span (combo of oxycontin and oxycodone) I probably wouldn't be here if I would have taken that amount. They don't care if you die or have seizure due to withdrawal coz they get a kicked back from Purdue!!! 
Nathaniel Robertson I have witnessed this firsthand. My mother has been perscribed this and many other pain management pills for over 10 years now. She isnt herself anymore just a zombie wanting more pills. 90% of the time shes asleep and when she isnt shes falling asleep even while standing, driving or preforming near any task. You start to try talking and she doesnt even make tell her something and 5 minutes later she forgets...its hard for a kid growing up to witness every day their mother becomes less of a person unable to even call me on holidays or birthdays because they cant even remember any of it. The sad part of this is as soon as the particular pill is banned they will simply change the formula and recreate it. I believe the pharmaceutical companys owe me for stealing away my childhood,and my family. im now 25 and shes only gotten worse. Help is no longer a option so I know this is going to kill her fairly soon and I honestly wish the most horrid punishments on these greedy pharmaceutical companies.  
Mary Lawless Studer I strongly support this endeavor. 
Kristin Triano I have seen FAR too many people's lives ruined or ended because of Oxy. How can you even question whether or not it should be banned?... it's a no brainer. Come on - wake up and stop burying your head.  
Sarah People choose to take this drug just like I did because it makes you feel good. I then went to shooting heroin because it's cheaper and pills became almost impossible to find. Now because middle class kids died instead of the poor kids that have been overdosing for years people actually give a shit. What's fucked up is that the government puts out these medications then arrests all the doctors so you have all these people now moving to heroin because they have no choice. I live in ny and can't even find heroin now it's so scarce.  
Lacey wilder Enough already...too many people have been given this for pain and ended up addicted...ending up dying 
susan wilder Lost many friends from this fucked up drug,fucked up manufacturer...what the hell is this crap still out many more people will die from 
Michelle Way  
Carole Hill I lost my youngest son to drugs, it started with a car wreck and messed up back, put on Oxy, the rest is history. This drug is to easy to get, doctors must be getting kick back, he was able to get this no matter who he saw, this drug is killing our young men, ladies, kids, teens, old people, lets stop this before some one else has their child die.  
Anonymous Please ban this drug! 
kate lawless This is a no-brainer. Take it off the market, it is killing people. 
Starla Smith  
Kristi Wagner  
Joseph Lawless Enough is enough. 
mark costello  
Jean McAndrew  
Firoozeh I will do anything in my power against any drug .no parent should burry their child of drug . 
Julie Mason  
karen walton  
Jill Curtis Either ban or mandate proper training of the flipping Dr's prescribing it. More stringent monitoring of prescriber's, pharmacies and patients should also be a must! 
Anonymous I personally know several people who get hooked on this drug and then turn to street drugs. This needs to be taken off the market! It destroys lives! 
Dan Lawless  
Roberta Larsen  
Rosario Alvarez This drug is killing our kids on the streets please help other families keep Their kinds alive  
Jorge A Rocha I have seen many of my son's friends die , please help dan this horrible drug off our streets  
Katie Barnese  
Joyce D'Ignazio Please take this drug off the market it is an addictive drug that has taken peoples lives. Please have compassion for people, don't think of the mighty dollar. 
Stacie Succa  
Stephanie watts This is a rotton,rotton drug that has ruined whole families as the addict spirils out of control. The Dr,s do not have a real grip on the true distruction these drugs are causing or they just don,t care. Death is the end for many,many addicts. I would like to see them banned forever! 
denise farhat I have a daughter who started out taking oxy's (unprescribed). Later it went to heroin. It robs these kids of their lives and their family's lives also! This insanity has got to be stopped!  
Darla R. Kairis  
M Gaffney Oxycodone is the tool by which "we, the people" are inoculated against clear and critical thinking and reasoning by our "leaders" - whose agenda it is to effect the disenfranchisement of members of the one person, one vote system, with all possible haste. A tool for the creation of someone's "new world order." 
Carole Nolan  
Julie Pursell This medication is seriously dangerous for human consumption! It destroys lives as well as families!! We need to save our children, PLEASE!!! This is synthetic heroin and we need to change the way this contributes to addiction and disease! 
Diane Gallagher  
Ruth Ashcraft  
Mirzi Hughes  
Natalie Archer  
Cynthia Krakoff This horrible drug completely changed my son from a wonderful loving human being to a drug addict!!! This drug is so horrible that after losing his health insurance, he began to rob pharmacies for this nightmare drug!!! My son was sent to prison for the first time in his life... he was never arrested before, had never even spent a night in jail before... No Criminal History!!! NONE! His addiction to this horrible drug lead my son to heroin in prison!!! Where the inmates taught my son how to shoot up and a heroin took his life only a short time later. I hate your drug!!! My son lost his life, his wife, and little son, all because of his addiction to this killer drug!!! 
Corey Nelson  
Lucy Johnston  
Marsha Schorr On this Mother's Day, I am missing my only son, Aaron Fender, who died June 21, 2009 from oxycontin. If I could only have another day with my sweet son . . . words can't even express what it would mean to me. He was only 24 years old and his whole life ahead of him. I grieve for his unborn children. . . 
Powell Stevenson Doctors give this out like candy 5 days and you are hooked 
Gigi Steel Yes My cousin died from them at the age of 33... A terrible drug that is highly addicting.. It destroyed so many lives.. 
Luz Rabah  
Alice Abellanida  
Catherine Brauer Please take this drug off the market and save our families! 
Amelia Derusso I have lost my only child to these pills  
Tom Friend  
Stewart Hanick This and other so called "legal drugs" cause nothing but pain and suffering for countless users and their families.I know this first hand , as I have seen the devastation with my son.I don't understand how this can be sold legally. 
Hollie Dustin  
REBECCA HARLAN I lost my beloved son in 2010 to oxycontin. I miss him every second of every day. 
steven Sanabria I am a recovering addict of oxycontin and let me tell you that It ruined my teenager years. I am giving my testimony at this moment for oxycontin to be banned forever to come please nobody else needs to be using that narcotic it destroys lives. 
Michael Kadel My family has been deeply affected by this infliction, and we have friends who've lost son/daughters, and this non-sense has to stop! 
denise-helene adam n.d.  
Lori Semidey Please ban oxycontin. I lost my precious daughter to this horrible drug. 
Nadine Tonoren This EVIL drug almost killed my son,10 out of 7 friend of his that he grow up with died from it..they where like my children..please please BAN OXYCONTIN for good...THANX 
Marianne O'Brien Nordon  
Karen Beggs To continue manufacturing this insidious drug should be a criminal act.  
Anonymous This is A LEGAL SUBSTITUTE FOR HEROIN--- a KILLER DRUG THAT IS TOTALLY USED, ABUSED AND CAUSING TOO MANY DEATHS OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH-- our drug companies are turning innocent people into drug addiction. 
Christie thomas I have watched the destruction of 2 Sons for 8 years from addiction to this drug 
diane hollis  
Laurie Murphy  
Judson Murphy  
Linda Weitz To many lives are ruined by being addicted because of its easy availablity 
Catherine Elverston  
Donna Ingram I'm the grandmother of a child that became addicted to OxyContin and I miss him everyday. If this signature will save one child or close one more pill mill I have made a differnce. Love you, Chad  
Ann Sasich  
ginny sharon My Grandson was addicted to oxy, then when he could not afford it any longer he went to heroin. He died of a drug overdose May 2, 2010. P lease please ban this drug it has caused more harm than good. How many people have to die before something is done. 
Tonya Hilligoss  
SharonK. Watson  
Barbara Jennes On May 17, 2013, my daughter nearly died of a heroin overdose. Had we not found her (gray and unbreathing) and resucitated her, she would not be with us today. Her heroin addiction was a direct result of previous use of oxycontin. The addiction cost us $45,000 in rehab costs. It threw her life so completely out of balance that her five years of university study was in vain. Ban this drug. It is killing young Americans. It is destroying lives. It is costly families millions and millions of dollars each year.  
Anonymous My beautiful daughter, Lindsey, died of an accidental overdose of prescription medication including oxycontin. If she had not been given such a large dose, perhaps she would be alive today. She was in pain from endometriosis. She just wanted to get better so she listened to her doctor and died in her sleep. She was 25 years old. Please ban this deadly drug. 
Bonnie Bonaccorsi The root of all evil!! Pharmaceuticals have created an era of addiction...all for the money!! So many young lives lost! So many families destroyed! Those who start their addiction with opiodes, like OxyContin, most surely will end with an addiction to Heroin. Same plant. Same addiction. Same consequences. One is not. The "legal" one causing more addiction and death, than the other, currently. Drugs need to be judged on their propensity to cause addiction, and their dangers of causing overdoses and deaths, not whether they are legal or not. We must eliminate the stigma of addiction and focus on helping those caught up in this epidemic, and most importantly, we must educate ourselves, so when that doctor offers you Vicodin, Percocet, and the worst of the worst...OXYCONTIN...not only will you say "no thanks", but you will educate HIM on the devastation opiodes are wreaking on our country. Keep up the good fight!! To those loved ones we have will never be forgotten!! Peace.  
Graham Joy  
Laurie Champion ban this addictive drug that is killing people every day and creating more addicts every minute in this country. 
Krystle wienckowski Please ban this horrible drug.  
Carlos M Yero Sr  
Pam Stephenson I nearly lost my grandson to oxy. After four years and over $50,000 spent on rehab he is finally clean and doing well. He has a good job, is active in AA and we are so proud of him. He has been clean for three years now but came so close to dieing. A friend of mine was given oxy by her dentist after a tooth extration. What is wrong with that dentist? 
joann stone sister died od. many young men around the neighborhood are losing everything to them. I hate this legal use of a of that addicts innocent people by doctors who prescribe them. its a corporate greed determination to make billions off the victims. they target the young and healthy and got customers for a very long time. joann 
Susan Gipson My Son Nathan Followill died because of this drug. You can find the details about what happened to him. Google: GIPSON v. KASEY  
Anonymous I lost my son to prescription drugs in 2011. Please take OxyContin off the market. I do not want to see any other parents suffer like I have to suffer every single day of the rest of my life.  
David Hill  
jean dellomo  
Lisa Scott  
Karen Kent This devil of a drug killed my 22 year old beautiful boy!!!! My once happy family will never be the same. I wake up sick every single day for the past two years now with the pain of losing my precious and unique son and I go to sleep with this same heartache every night, that is if I am lucky enough to get some sleep. I now have PTSD from seeing my son's blue face dead in his bedroom. This drug didn't just kill my son, it killed our entire family. This is a genocide for a group of young people who were just beginning their adult lives. It is a tragedy!!!!! I won't even go into the pain and suffering my family, but especially by son, went through before this drug finally killed him. That is a whole other story that I won't go into right now. Trust me, this drug has to be erased from this earth, before other beautiful souls are erased and families destroyed forever. Matt's mom... Karen Kent  
Joel Morris Ban Oxycontin, please. 
Tasha Brookman Please sign up to ban this prescription pill. It is Ruining families.  
David E. Jones My 15 year old son (Austin) passed away in January 2009 to ocycontin's cousin Methadone , along with several friends through out the years. All opiats should be only administered in a clinical setting.My mother in -law was an addict to Methadone due to back problems and took her life at the age of 76 , getting her pills off the street. These drugs do terrible harm but yet our Doctors are still dishing them out like candy no age group is immune or social group.  
Lisa Lewis  
Sunja Ackerman  
nick chernoff lost my son due to oxy. 
Andrew Alder  
Tiffany Wienckowski  
Barbara B Colessides Wow. Our idiotic laws criminalize marijuana - an actually BENEFICIAL substance, but synthetic heroins by the big pharma companies are OK. My cousin LOST HER SON thanks to this IDIOTIC and CRIMINAL construct. For those who continue with this LIE, hope you get your own circle of hell. You deserve it! 
Jill McCracken  
Renee West Our family affected. Our son is doing well now but it took a toll and will always always be a concern. Other friends have also had problems. We had a crime committed against us do to addiction and need to obtain funding for oxy. 
Bee Pedersen  
Jean Ruggieri I pray for more signatures and that there would be a ban on oxycontin very soon. Now there is a new drug to be released within the next few months that is supposed to be worse than oxycontin. The name is Zohydro 
Anonymous I was a addict and when heroin wasn't available Oxys were the next best thing. I have been clean for 4yrs now and am so happy. These drugs are horrible, and all OxyContin is, is a synthetic heroin.....but it's legal! I hope they stop making it all together, too many people are dying!! 
brian buono I was prescribed Oxycontin for pain in 1997 and even though I never had a vice I was addicted to it within weeks. This medication ruined my life including sending me to prison. It has taken me 9 years to get my life on the right track. In my opinion the makers of this drug (perdue) should be brought up not only on their misleading information about the drug but also attempted manslaughter and manslaughter. If this situation had been started by anyone other than a huge drug company that is exactly what would have happened. This drug and its manufacturer ruined my life for years, years I will never get back. I have not even mentioned all of the people I have hurt. They probably suffered more than I did. RIP mom and dad! 
Thomas Brown I became addicted to this drug legally from a doctor. I have been destroyed by it. As I write this I am struggling to stop using it. I am on day 3 of withdrawal. Pray for me.I am a disabled veteran and the V.A. has denied me help for this for years. 
tom baKER  
ken pollard I was prescribed OxyCottin for pain too.when I startwd hallucinating and my heart stopped. If I had not gone to the hospital I would be dead. this drug is worse then heroin 
Anonymous My daughter is just starting to feel like a human being after being addicted to pain pills for 4 years. During that time she lost a baby that lived for 23 days born at only 24 weeks. My daughter has been battling a bacterial blood infection and hepatitis c and is now on disability. This is a devastating disease and this drug has to be banned.  
Joshua Warren I want this drug banned in the US and all countries. It has ruined my life and the lives of others as well. I know my family doesn't believe me, but I love them with all my heart and while I feel like they hate me at times, most of the time, I love them, I love them so much and just wish they better understood what it means to be an addict. That's it's not just as simple as saying "no" ... God, how I wish it was. I think because of a general lack of understanding in my family about the power of this drug and it's potential for addiction they don't see the full scope of what I'm battling. I do however understand their anger, frustration and disappointment with me. While I know I'm battling something some people truly don't know the degree of difficulty it entails, I can't let that be an excuse for me not getting clean, and most importantly, staying clean. I really wish there were a happy medium somewhere with them understanding and having a little more compassion with what I'm dealing with, and also me being more understanding and considerate of their feelings as well. While sometimes I feel as if they wouldn't care if I died, and sometimes I feel as if I am treated as such, with the constant put downs, disgust, telling me they have zero sympathy for me, no excuses, I'm a coward, etc when I'm being told these things it makes me feel like there is no hope, because I'm dealing with something that I can't simply handle on my own, but honestly, I feel a part of my family feels 99.9% of the battle is me and those of us who are in this devilish cycle, the professionals who help addicts, etc they know that simply isn't true, and isn't even close. I love my family so much, I just wish they understood more. At one point yes, it was a personal choice where I simply wanted to use and abuse drugs (primarily this one) but as everyone knows over time it is no longer simply a choice, eventually it evolves into a bonafide mental and physical dependence that you simply just can't say "no" to anymore. From the bottom of my soul, I wish this drug and other opiates with a similar degree of potential abuse to be banned or administered only in a hospital under strict supervision and lock & key. I apologize to those who truly need these types of medications and have trouble getting them because of individuals such as myself who ultimately made it that way. Finally, I know my family and my long time ex girlfriend will never see or read this, but most of all, I want to apologize to them because without them, there's a possibility I would have already off'd myself (please forgive me for being graphic). In addition, sometimes I feel like because of their lack of knowledge, comprehension on the drugs and subject of addiction itself I feel trapped as if they'll never truly understand my side and that it isn't as easy and a personal choice like they think. I know it ultimately falls on me. It's primarily me and it's majority me. While I know all this, I also know it's not as easy as ABC 123 and some ridiculous "Josh, you just say no and don't do it stop being irresponsible stop being a pathetic loser and coward stop feeling sorry for yourself and not even trying." I feel trapped knowing that it's on me, but I need much more help than my family doesn't know or doesn't want to believe. Thanks for listening. Writing this has surprisingly helped me feel better in some way. 
Angelica I hope one day my bestfriend/boyfriend finds the strength to stop using drugs to be happy. My condolences to all the families who have lost loved ones because of this.  
Lindsay Gilmore My Mother's life has spiraled out of control. She is no longer a functioning part of society. She is suicidal, mentally unstable and sleeps day in and day out. I just learned her doctor has been prescribing her 180 oxycodones a month for "pain management" for the last 13 months. He prescribed this knowing she has only one kidney also. She is taking 6 per day and our journey to intervene just started 3 days ago. I pray she makes it through this addiction. I've never seen someone so high on anything in my life. She doesn't even know who I am (her daughter) when I call her on the phone.  
Michaela Kelty killed my best friend/ and other friends I'm 24. I watched my high school classmates bury our friend Mark. I went to Marks funeral with my best friend Svetlana. Exactly one year later on the same date Nov. 20th, Svetlana overdosed and died. Then we buried her. I F****ING hate heroin and oxycontin and anything related. It is a trap it should be illegal. 
jill r for all that have been affected, they are doimg more harm than good, please 
Donna Joyner This drug destroyed my daughter she was a beautiful intelligent, kind wonderful person until she was prescribed this terrible drug that took her life at the young age of 28 yrs.' old this drug needs to be banned and all other addictive drugs on the market that's destroying lives and families  
Broken Mother This weekend, I almost lost my precious little girl because she ingested a fragment of an oxycontin pill (we're not sure of the amount because she was being watched by grandparents, who have prescriptions for it). Even though my parents have a prescription for it, the doctors at the hospital think it was a fragment of a long-lasting version of the pill. That little fragment literally almost killed my child - she was completely unresponsive, breathing very heavy and shallow and her o2 saturation rate was 84% when she was admitted. Seeing my child be diagnosed with having an opiate overdose was one of the worst nightmares I could have ever imagined. My parents feel terrible and we are all doing everything we can t make sure it never happens again.... but my god, if a child can be killed by a pill fragment of this stuff, what the hell is it doing outside of a controlled environment? Things this strong that can easily kill children and animals in small doses, and kill adults quite easily as well, should NOT be readily accessible on the market in a pharmacy as if it was an antibiotics or an acid reducer. This should not be dispensed for patient at-home use. We are much luckier than many parents - she is completely fine now (she was admitted this past Saturday evening from taking the pill early evening and was discharged this afternoon). But it really was horrifying and was very, very close to being a completely different outcome. I want this stuff banned - doctors are using it to keep patients quiet instead of actually find a legitimate treatment for people's ailments. I want it off the market ! 
Anonymous Never again. It destroyed my loved one, his future, our relationship, his talent, his life. He was the sweetest boy I ever met before that. He was my best friend and lover. Everybody loved him. He was a fantastic cellist. Now he's the shadow of someone else. 
patricia Scott Government has taken oxycotin off the market because it caused the death of hundreds of innocent people, maybe thousands! Yes, they have taken it off the market and replaced this drug under another name!!!! What is the sense of this petition if drug companies still producing and selling and doctors still prescribing this deadly medication and still believe it is harmless!  
david demilio My sister just lost her son on 4/25/14. This country is all about the money. We the people need to rise up. 
Anonymous my husband had back surgery in 2005 after a few years he start taking oxy cotin which he got from a friend. It wasn't long before he found his "own" doctor. Now on oxy for over 5 years it has made our lives hell. He withdrawls every single month. Taking his month of pills in 2 weeks, sometimes less. I try to hold them for him but it becomes a big fight. I recently found out he took 3000.00 out of our back account to spend on pills on top of what he was getting from the doctor. I know one day I am going to come home and find him dead in the house. We are not kids we are 57 and 61 years old. We should be enjoying our lives right now. This drug really needs to be taken off the market. the sooner the better!!  
Anonymous This is an addictive pill. Please help us ban this dangerous pill! Thanks. 
Miranda kreiner It's destroying lives and people are hooked. Most horrible drug on the market 
Belinda My son died in 2008 at age 33 over heroin overdose. Started out with prescription drugs until they were too expensive and went to heroin. Since then, his best childhood friends mother died of RX drug overdose. 2 weeks ago, her son died of heroin overdose. No one is winning except the pharma companies. 
Dr james r maroney  
Kyle Hamblin Hi My name is Kyle Hamblin, been addicted to oxycontin for 13 years now, This crap has been so freely prescribed by so many doctors throughout my entire life that a doctor should be ashamed for himsel, but I was asking and manipulating for it also... but this drug has caused severe family problems, I have had 4 overdoses at least, I have lost my hearing in my right ear as well as many brain cells, but up untill yesterday I was takin 6-80 mg oxy a day with 10 30mg adderal forlast 6 years and 10- 80-mg a day for 3 years prior to last run THIS DRUG NEEDS TO BE PULLED FROM ALL SHELFS IMMEDIATELY!!! MY SOLE IS PAYING THE PRICE RIGHT NOW FOR ALL THE NEAR DEATH ATTEMPS I HAVE HAD, AND THANKS TO HOW GOOD GOD IS, IM BLESSED TO BE ALIVE TO WRITE ABOUT IT, THIS MEDICATION IS PURE EVIL, AND THE DEDIL IN A TABLET. MAY YOU FIND HELP PERHAPS SUBAXONE  
Denise Beem  
Ashley Burgess  
Susan Todd, LCSW-C I have seen the Damage/Disability and Heroin related Deaths. And the Effects on family and community Especially in the young adults who Were applauded for being in sports Till their injury and good hard working Adults injured on the job. " Pain Doctors" BAH 
Robert DiCerbo  
Barb Mynott I was given this horrible for several years pre operatively...threw it all out the day after surgery was done...thank goodness...but unaware of what I was facing ! Detox from this medication is horrendous and went on for weeks and was beyond ugly. No doctor worth his salt would give out this medication with out a very long consultation and investigation into what the patient really needs...and it sure is not this stuff ! Very nearly killed me. I am a 63 year old retired registered nurse, I just never knew or was informed of how devastating detoxing from this incredibly dangerous drug could be !!! 
Kasey hicks  
Art Yero Too many lives have been ruined. Those of the addicts, their families and innocent bystanders. Please end the suffering !!! 
Art Yero  
Betty Kelly Oxycontin is too addictive, and needs to be banned. 
Barbara Reed  
Michael Apostol I know first hand of the lies that our caregivers have told us. I was addicted to that drug. I also lost my brother to this medication. He was not in good health indeed. Which usually is the case. However because of the addictive nature of this medecine it is not a good choice to control pain. It should be banned!  
joshua banton this drug is one of the worst things ive ever seen in my life the only thing worse is the soul sucking methadone get these drugs out of or country stop worrying about pot and get what is killing our youth and loved ones out  
kathy I know this is a drug that needsto be banned. Not only does it ruin lives, get innocent people addicted, kill people...but for those who actually live through getting off...thier problems are different than they have ever known. Once off of them and the feeling of accomplishment has worn off..the long term effects can be devistating. Finding yourself in a world that you see now through a different outlook. While taking the medications, which if like this instance, being on and off, switched and changed etc...for over 10 years, one is left with no self confidence, weight gain, memory loss, overwhelmed with guilt, self doubt. lower than low self esteem and perhaps in some cases suicidal for unexplained reasons why. Behavior changed, personality changed and a feeling of wothlesness is what you get. The pain level although different for all, is increased with taking these to the point when off everyday aches and pains that are minor seem unbearable because the normal process of aging aches and pains are not felt over this time span. After meeting with several different Dr.'s, and attending several funerals because of this, witnessing people that once were very good doing the untinkable, family's utterly destroyed...I applaud those doctors that refuse to prescribe this and oxycodone to non terminal patients. Most today to get this medication takes about 5 minutes a month....if these are for sever pain one would think that more than merely telling a so called doctor my pain level can be measured by a number from 1-10 was needed but it is not. Please ban these as I wish no one this nightmare life you are left with while on or what is left after kicking them. It is truly a hell for those who trust and then are left with whatever is left of thier life after experincing this horrible addiction. This is written from first hand experince. 
Kathy Caldwell This drug ruins lives! This is NOT a drug for casual pain mgt, dr's that prescribe oxy for long term pain mgt are idiots.  
Ryan Caldwell  
greg my wife broke her back in 14 places, 7 broken ribs, 3 hip fractures 7 years ago and now we are both trying to get this horrible drug out of our lives. there have been several days when i've had to chew aspirin because i know i've eaten too many and my chest feels like its in a vice grip. in 18 months we spent $300k on this poison, tried maybe 10 times to quit but the withdrawal is like having your soul scooped out of your bones with a razor. If i'd known what i was getting into when my Dr switched me from Loretabs I would have just dealt with the back pain. same for my wife. Ive called 6 Doctors to help me get off this evil chit but guess what, NONE of them are taking new patients?? its easier to GET OXY than it is to GET medical help getting OFF them. I don't know whats going on with this stuff but it is NOT being controlled. it is EVERYWHERE. Evil little Blueberries  
Elena Ortega I lost my beloved 15-year old daughter to an overdose of OxyContin. The pills belonged to her paternal grandmother. The grandmother was prescribed the pills for pain but rarely used them. However, she kept them in the house "just in case." I firmly believe that if those pills had not been available, my daughter would have had a much harder time ending her own life.  
Jared Wendel This is one med that has to go, ASAP! Hospital use, only. Other than that, it needs to be made illegal before it can kill anyone else 
Stephanie Lee-Berryman O.C. Has ruined so many lives in my family. I despise this drug, along with heroin, for destroying families. Shame to the pain management doctors that prescribe and patients who sell.  
Heather Batchelder  
Kimberly Anding For my nephew, Greyson Wayne Anding. And for the mothers that believe it will be ohkaye for their newborn to spend the first few months of their life going through the opiate withdrawals she could not bring herself to endure. 
Mark Johnson Ban Oxycontin! It was the first drug I ever did, I was only 10 years old, and it led me into a drug addiction to Opiates that nearly took my life. I eventually became addicted to Heroin by age 18, and overdosed four times on it over the following four years. I am grateful that my parents committed me twice and I was able to kick the habit. I have four years clean now, but my past still haunts me. Please ban oxycontin, it ruins lives plain and simple. Big Pharma doesn't care about the lives it's ruining, they simply care about taking our money. This country is so screwed up and corrupt. The corruption goes deeper than you could ever imagine. One of the reasons why our government did 9/11 was so we could go to Afghanistan to control the Poppy trade. They are the biggest drug dealers in the world. The FDA is supposed to be protecting us. They are poisoning us and turning our children into addicts! Please Ban Oxycontin!!! 
Jessica Tedesco  
Colleen T McDonald  
Amy Sheeller I was addicted to OxyContin for 4 years. It was the worst time of my life. Thankfully I beat the addiction and have been free of that burden for 5 years now. Banning OxyContin would be the best thing possible and information and knowledge of the power of this addiction need to be well known. 
Allison Jackson  
Roze Groeneveld  
Stacy Therrien-Sebastino  
Kim DeWitt This drug sneaks up on the innocent - I sure hope this petition works. 
Caroline Junker  
Anonymous My husband has been addicted for longer than I knew. Apparently it has been 5 years. We are drowning in debt. we have a 6 month old son. I am scared. It is his priority and it is obvious. He is working on it. He has been working on it for over a year. When does it end? 
Rob Please ban this drug. I lost my best friend to this drug. It does nothing good for anyone. Too many doctors are prescribing it unprofessionally to make a quick buck. RIP bro, you are missed, rest easy. 
Diana Ruiz There's a hype about heroin being a drug used by many Americans , let's include the alternative to heroin , away with Oxy! Making the the inventors beyond rich and making our friends and families addicted to their virus! Stop! 
Anonymous This drug is not necessary. Growing up I had many surgeries. I had no pain killers just bed rest. The body needs time to heal.  
Tommy Keller  
Kiki Phukan  
Jordan Dunn Lost the last three years of my life to Opiates in general. I quit one month ago and now have the tedious journey of putting all the pieces of my life back together. But I am free, and that my friend is a blessing considering NONE of my acquaintances look like they will ever drop their shackles. People don't understand how long term use alters you brain chemistry so severely. Even after a month of sobriety my mind is still in the mud. I do have hope though, and hope is something that evaded me while on opiates. To all my brothers and sisters wishing to quit for good.... The only thing standing in your way is your own head. Good luck and i hope to see you on the other side as do the rest of anyone who means anything to you. Opiates might have run your life for some time now but us humans are resilient creatures with a remarkable spirit. Anything can be done if you want it bad enough and in return you body will show you that it can heal itself. 
Frances Coleman As a parent to an adult child, you have no rights to save your adult Childs life from this manmade poison , I will gladly sign this petition, and thanks those who made it possible. Our family has been destroyed and devastated with this manmade poison. If not a sudden overdose, then it kills the person slowly, shutting down their bodily functions if taken long term as prescribed. It first causes constipation which left untreated, and trust me, no stool softener nor medical medicine, WHILE STILL PRESCRIBING OXYCONTIN, will relieve nor completely stop the constipation. Then prolonged constipation will cause the pressure from constipation to burst the patients bile and leak poisons into their entire body, causing a host of damage, from sites breaking out all over their skin, open puss filled sores, to lover damage, rotting teeth at young ages, and body functions shutting down. Graffic but true. This is a manmade poison that destroys families and takes our loved ones lifes, whether fast or slowly, we loose them and watch them disappear, right in front of our very eyes. Long term users families can sometimes watch their child or loved one, from 115 to 86 lbs UN no time due to this poison eating away at their system, while doctors tell their parents lies, such as it's not addictive and it doesn't damage the body, and you trust the doctor, thinking surely he would do what's right thing for his patient, until bold facts hit you square in face 
Susan M Pierce  
Daniella Datskovska Please, stop this! 
Jason Bordeleau This garbage has RUINED MY LIFE!! I was a slave to this horrible drug for over 10 years. I actually suffered a stroke and was legally dead for a matter of minutes but thankfully I was brought back with CPR. When my parents found me I was completely blue and had no pulse and was not breathing. Its a miracle I am here today. I am still on methadone working hard to finally get off that and be free of opiates! You know that there is a problem when a literally kills you and the first thing you think of when you open your eyes in the hospital is how can I get some more oxycontin! I remember I was in the hospital room recovering after an angioplasty and I was trying to get my dealer to sneak in and give me some oxy's. What a truly horrible drug! Purdue pharma has no bloody idea the pain and suffering they have caused me! They destroyed me financially, they ruined my body (my left arm is all screwed up and my body overall is in horrible shape from the stroke). I cant even believe that the government allows this poison to be sold. How completely backwards is our society! How many more others need to lose their lives or health?  
Gina Milligan A few months after my youngest son was born, I awoke with a headache more painful than anything I had ever experienced (even labor!). This in and of itself wasn't the worst of it. The larger issue came when the headache didn't go away... ever. Neither my husband, family nor myself had any clue as to why this was happening, so we went to see the doctor, then others, then more and after they all hadn't been able to find the source, they put me on painkillers and began exploring remote possibilities. Many surgeries, pokes, prods and scans later, I was on the brink of death. Not from the pain, but from the medication. The doctor had me on Fentanyl, Oxycontin and Dilaudid...all at the same time. I began to plead with her at my visits, insisting that the meds were killing me. I'm 5'9" and weighed 90Lbs. She refused. I finally had to simply leave her care and with the help of a doctor who helped me taper off with Suboxone, I'm now healthy and though I still take a very low dose of Morphine as needed, I adamantly feel that Oxycodone and all other synthesized, concentrated, high-powered opiate drugs (especially Oxycontin and Fentanyl) should be illegal to manufacture, distribute, import or possess in the United States. No child should have to worry that their Mother won't wake, no Mother should have to worry that their child will die. Nobody, anywhere, should fear that someone they love will be forever lost due to a medication supposedly intended to help. Nobody. 
Mark Johnson For Jen 
Amelia Derusso My only son passed away at 22 OxyContin to blame I am forever broken.?? 
Leroy Sutliff I became VERY addicted to that crap, stopped breathing twice! A dear friend just died from it. It stopped her heart! 33 years old! 
Mary M Johnson I just lost my sister to this drug. Her doctor had her on it for years. She would detox and he would put her on other meds but would always put her back on Oxy. The Oxy and Morphine combination he had her on was deadly. She was an amputee from a birth defect. Her pain was Phantom pain and the doctors got her addicted and kept feeding them to her. She died January 22, 2014 from a Heart Attack at the age of 32. 
alej killing my husband and everytime he gets better he goes back and we dont know what to do anymore... 
Laura Garczynski It is killing my children's father... he is an addict and can't stop BAN IT! 
Anonymous I am from Canada, My son was prescribed this drug for an acchilles heel tear. He has been on it for over a year, he is drinking more with it and ruining his marriage. This product needs to be banned except for those who may be dying in pain.  
joann please ban this and all prescription opiates..all they do is ruin lives and families.  
Mary Paisley Please get this legal heroin out of our lives. It's killing our loved ones. 
JudyAnn M Porter  
John Hubbes .This drug should have never been given for more than a 4 to 6 day period. This would have saved a lot of lives from being destroyed. 
Jarka McSwain  
patricia scott My Son, who was only 53 passed away as a direct result of being prescribed Oxycontin. He was given this drug in 2010 for a shoulder injury resulting from a construction mishap. After 3 months, his shoulder healed but his doctor. My son wished to be taken off this medication but Doctor insisted he had to be withdrawn slowly using same medication and same strength - My son visited him every 30 days to have his prescription filled by this Doctor, meanwhile becoming depressed and loosing weight, but his Doctor continued prescribing this medication and assured my Son he would eventually be just fine. He passed away from a massive heart attack in July of 2012. In 2010 he weighted 235 pounds. When he died in July 2010 he weighed 140 pounds. His Doctor never gave him a full exam during this time and was not concerned about his depression or weight loss. Just kept giving him same prescription - after it was taken off the market, he continued to prescribed the replacement for oxycotin, same dose. every 30 days. Never checked him over, ignored my sons complaints about losing weight and depression. This all started with oxycotin and a lousy Doctor.  
Clayton deperna I lost an uncle,many friends and 4 years of my life to opiates, I found oxycontin on the streets after years of being prescribed hydrocodone, after finding oxycontin I lost all control the drug was more addicting than Meth!!  
greg This drug is ruining to many lifes It doesnt have a preference it affects anyone. Please stop making this highly addictive drug.  
lynne Mcbryan  
Debby Corder I am losing one now, have lost my brother and seen many struggling people dealing with this addiction 
Anonymous My neighbor's son's back was injured in a car accident when he was 17; he was prescribed oxycontin. When the Dr who prescribed it realized the young man had become addicted, he cancelled the prescription and refused to see the young man or offer any references / support for withdrawal or support. The young man turned to crime; his life and his parents' lives were hell for 7 years, including two prison sentences for theft, before his slow ascent to treatment and getting clean. If there is not a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer and Drs who prescribe this (and similar) HIGHLY addictive pain killers there needs to be. Now. 
Tanya -cassias - Rivera My husband lewis Casias has been hooked on Oxys now for 2.5 years. Those pills have seperated our family of 15 years. He snorts so much oxy even well over 300mg a day. Neither to say.. He's dying.. He so sickly skinny I'll looking. I tried to help him many times. But. He's a mamas boy. And let's his mama talk for him. Even though he's 43yesrs old... You were given a gift of life lewis gilbert Casias but how pathetically you threw that gift in the trash. And love your drugs more than your wife and kids Well I wish you peace... Love... The remaing days// months you at have left. Guess your following in your junkies family foot steps. They all died at age 43... Lewis. Your 43. And look like death is at your door. I wish you well. But the rest of those so called friends and family all can go to hell!! 
carol wilber  
Mike Giordano  
Angela Anderson  
james meadows I use to use it destroyed my entire life. 
Tatum going  
Melissa Siano I lost my brother because he became addicted to pain killers after breaking his back. His addiction escalated into a heroin addiction. We are losing way too many lives starting with this medicine. 
Shannon Piccione  
Barbara M. I've heard of more and more overdoses from this drug than any other drug ever. BAN OXY 
Ted Davis Please Ban This Drug! 
Sally Stilwell My brother, cousin, now ex-boyfriend, and former best friend are addicted to this horrible drug and have been for years now. I am 20 years old and I'm raised in a middle-class Christian family with great patents, yet I have this many loved ones and know countless others who are addicted. None of my loved ones have been able to be sober despite several rehab trips. Please help stop others from suffering, don't let money control this country. 
Dawn Chitwood How can something that sends 20,000 people to the emergency room each year, kills another 1,000 and shatters the lives of countless others even need a petition to ban it?  
Jeff Sutherland  
Julie Robinson  
Grant Normandin I sign this petition to ban Oxycontin because: This is an evil drug. My mother in law died not long ago due to brain and lung cancer. The clinic that prescribed a ridiculous amount of these pills to her had certain staff that treated her differently as if it was strange thing that she was nodding out and acting differently. I mean the basically got her addicted to them and then wondered why she needed more and more and why she would act strange when she was all messed up on what they gave her. I also believe that these may have been what caused her cancer to come back but I'm not an expert I'm just someone who cared for her for the 2 and 1/2 years that she suffered until her death. She was having trouble hearing and seeing and would get disoriented and spaced out. She would nod out while smoking ( the last 5 days of her life she mustered up the strength and will power to quit smoking without a patch to set a good example of better late than never for her family). I believe that many doctors and pharmaceutical companies know they are getting people addicted and taking them prisoner either through a secondary clinic to get them off of them or through the fact some days she could hardly move at all but when it came to the days that her prescription was due she mustered up the strength to be able to get her refill no matter how much it hurt. I feel that she would still be with us had they had prescribed alternatives to this pill form of heroin. I would love to see this pill banned and sent back to hell where it came from. Another thing I suspect is that by buying Oxycontin people are really supporting terrorist who grow the poppy plants that produce the materials needed to make these pills to begin with. I would NOT be surprised if the Taliban is the organization behind these pills if you follow the paper trails. I sign this petition and add my name to the list of people who's lives have been negatively effected by this evil pill. I will pass on this to others' hopes we will succeed in seeing it banned in the USA. Sincerely, Grant Normandin 
Joseph Nompleggi Overuse of this drug is becoming an epidemic and fueling an even worse heroin epidemic 
ann angehr i to have a son addicted to opiods which now is heroin i would love to join any group ready to fight these drs. 
Ryan Flynn This drug ruined my family. Nothing quite like a pill addict.  
james f. lee  
chad jacoby  
colleen gallagher My little brother took his own life in jan 09 bc he couldnt deal with the guilt he felt due to his actions (stealing from and lying to loved ones). He felt hopeless and alone and hung himself in my parents basement the morning after an all night binge on oxy and cocaine. :'( Rest easy lil brother. We all love you and miss you so much.  
Jillian Nelson Peace and love to all who suffer from this drug and the people whos loved ones do as well.  
Bernadette Butler I found out my 21 year old daughter is hooked on these pills! 
Dawn Nilsson Where do I start. I'm so sorry to the family's friends and children of an oxy addicted loved one. I was a lucky one who had gotten off the drug 30 days ago. It almost took me down and my husband to be. It truly is the devil drug. I have stayed up for hours tonight reading this petition crying my eyes out. It is the worst drug pit their. And was mad by the same government built to protect us fellow Americans It truly is a killer. I ha never had anything grab me so tight and abuse me the way this drug Has.i was a hair away from loosing everything. I was getting to the point that I would have done anything for this drug.150 thousand dollar in a year gone. Job gone. The lying, the empty feeling. I couldn't do anything with out it anything.not even get out of bed to brush my hair. The most smile acts of your life seem impossible. All I did was worry about when was I going to get my next pills,when can I take my next dose. It's the worst. And the withdrawals are just pure hell. I had had enough when I ran out of money and Was forded to almost do Dope. I knew then with in months I would be dead or in jail. With the strength of my mothers soul I did my resourcing and found a dr who could help me. I'm in group 3 days a week and was given suboxone. Maybe it not the answer but it was a amazing start. With the help and support of BEST I know I will be one of the lucky ones to Telly story. To help people realize their is coming around from this gel we call rosy addiction. Please I'd nbet say this but I your addicted it's ok you can turn it around. After 5 years we did at 15-20 30 mg a day !!!! That's as bad as it gets before death. So get the help you need Only you can make the choice to live !!!!! God bless all of you !!!!  
John kim America is losing the pain med pills. Please get this drug off he streets and forever banned from manufacturer. 
Melissa Auter  
Tammy Thompson Pain medication and methadone have destroyedy brother and his wife's life they are homeless and have lost there children I have tried to get them in a Christian rehab but no one will help me I think all pain medication should be banned or stricter laws on it instead of just being able to go to a clinic and get what you want that's just saying it's ok to use drugs I pray that God will make away for all of this to be ban  
Kelsey Christensen  
J.C. Timm My brother in law just came out to us about an on going addiction to this horrible drug. What the future holds for him is unknown because of the terrible addiction this drug produces. I can only hope that this junk is banned so no one else has to go through this suffering that it has caused my family.  
Belinda Lopez  
Anonymous I lost my soulmate and my two children lost their father. All our dreams and hope are gone. He's still with us but not for long. As a wife and mother I tried everything in my power. But as many of you know the person you once knew, cared and love is no longer there. I cry every night for 13 years because I felt I failed and blamed myself somehow. The worst part of it all is I could not protect my kids from the pain of it all. And I couldnt be the mom I knew I was meant to be in this life. We were middle class and looked great from the outside but now we are losing everything too. It will be a hard adjustment on my kids but even harder when their father passes on. I hate the drug companies is putting it nicely.  
Karen Marcil A Mom who wishes to prevent others from experiencing the spiraling depths of your child being prescribed this evil drug! 
John Jeffers We lost a son to OxyContin. It has to be taken off the market.  
Jill Jeffers My 27 year old son just passed away on 02/09/14 from an OxyContin overdose. Please Ban this highly addictive drug! My son struggled with it for many years. 
Lisa Sadon  
Anonymous They need to ban this terrible drug for the benefits of public health and the future of America. It is a fact that %90 of crime is drug related. Clearly it is getting into the wrong hands more often than not.  
Cynthia Tevis This is a must do. Too many lost lives. 
Daphne Surdin  
Alana Fangrad  
Debbie Irwin Thank you for doing this. I have a son in a long term rehab facility at this time. He has a pharmaceutical addiction and has experienced many overdoses followed up by many rehabilitation programs. He is currently 8 months sober living at Teen Challenge of So Cal. In Riverside. He will be the first to tell you that drugs control his life and no matter how bad he wants out of the bondage of drugs he has no control. Its time we band together and eliminate the problem and save our kids lives.  
Anonymous This drug caused me to develop an addiction, which I had never imagined of developing. I hope this drug becomes banned and the entire world population realizes the impact and the amount of harm perscription opioids in general can cause to many innocent individuals.  
Ted E. Hanson I lost my beautiful, intelligent, accomplished sister to this drug in December 2013. My sister was anti-drug her whole life and was a victim of an unscrupulous doctor that was more interested in money than my sister. She was 43 when she hurt her back (non serious injury) and was given her first oxycontin and dead by the age of 46. If you have a family member taking oxycontin or an opiate base drug do whatever you can to get them off of it and do it TODAY!!!! It took three years for the opiates to kill my sister and I figured it out 9 months before her death and could not stop it. Intervene TODAY the longer they take them the harder it will be to stop. It is exactly the same as heroin but they have a permit (subscription) to possess and use it. If there is anything I can do to help just ask. 
Chris shea I am a recovering oxy addict, and I know all to well of the struggles involved . My heart goes out to the other families affected by this. 
Danielle Hughes  
valerie arsenault My 27 yr. old sister is in jail for stealing money to buy OxyContin. Now that I've done some research I see how common it is for those addicted to do anything to obtain it, including, as in her case, losing your children (she has two babes). Of course I know that "removing" this drug will not make it impossible to get, I just hope that it will become more difficult as she seemed to have no problem. I pray that it's not too late for her... 
sam quinnell Ban this awful drug im currently in withdrawl after coming off this medecine legally prescribed within days i was hooked, its torn my mums heart out and she wants her son back! 
Monica Donnelly  
Shelley Maes There are other pain relieving options that approved and/or are being explored. This and other alike agents should be banned from the market for new patients and patients who have been on the agent for greater than 30 or 60 days. It should be banned from being used off-label under the same criteria. I believe it has caused more pain than relief- relief being it's original intent. Studies are being conducted all the time that point to the need for ban on Oycontin.  
Carolyn Burleson  
James maes  
Eileen Quijano The love of my life is seriously addicted to pain killers. I've had to let him go. He was a Marine, Paramedic, Golden Glove Boxer and later in life a drug addict. He is still alive but I do not know for how much longer. It's now grown into Dilaudid addiction along with so many other pills. When is someone going to step in and stop these pain clinics from over prescribing all of these drugs. Im so tired of these doctors getting rich off of people's lives!!!! 
John Giles  
Tracy Watson  
Leslie Filomeno  
Karen Brown  
Evan Bowen  
Jo Sammons  
Kevin Denny I am crying as I write this post. My beautiful daughter Kaylyn died from an ACCIDENTAL drug overdose on January 5, 2014. She did not want to die, but she made a mistake. It cost her her life and my joy. My baby was a wonderful and beautiful person who touched the lives of many. She 23 yrs old and had everything to live for. I am still waiting for the toxicology report from the medical examiner. Each day is a living nightmare. I do not know if I will ever be able to really function again in this life. I am so sad and heartbroken. One simple thing different and maybe she would still be alive. If you have a child on drugs as hard as it may be imagine them d3ead from an overdose. Perhaps it will give you the resolve and the strength to fight and save their life. You are fighting a battle no parent should ever have to lose. Do WHATEVER you have to to keep them save. Let them get arrested, drug test them, take their car, ground them, check their room, pawn shope mean drugs are involved, watch the money. If you see any signs of sketchy behavior immediately address it. I hope you win the battle. 
Teda Maes I wish you all the best 
Kathleen maes  
Alan Mooney  
Amy Conley  
John Sullivan Enough is enough, being prescribed this or not, I cannot tell you how many people I see addicted to this and what an awful affect on their lives. 
Kaitlin Goldgraben This is a horrible epidemic, and steps must be taken to put it to a stop. 
Melissa Rotondo  
Melisa Bishop This is highly addictive & dangerous! My very dear friend died not long ago! RIP Jojo <3 
vicki maes  
Tammy Lynch  
carol brown  
Candice Ferrari  
Nicole May  
andrew McDevitt  
Kelley Cullivan  
Maureen Keane  
chris dryden  
Judy Mooney  
Michael Maes Jr  
Al Johnson  
Judy O'Brien We can't just stand by and watch our loved ones die. But we are, because of drugs such as oxyContin which is passed around like candy. POISON candy. We don't know which 'candy' will be the last...the one you don't wake up from. And now, your life is'll never see your parents, your brothers and sisters, your grandparents, the children you'll never have. It's the people who have loved you since you were born, we will pay the price. The family will shatter in a million pieces. Each one of us will try to cope with our loss, looking for something to dull the pain But, it's over for us. If only my hero had the strength to say, "I quit", the rest of us can be saved. I LOVE YOU 
Melissa A Smerdon This prescription drug has taken too many lives. Its time to make sure no one else has to suffer. 
Dan Conroy  
Emily Febiger  
Russell key  
Alyssa Erikson  
Keri Ann Perry  
Marissa Parisi  
Lindsay Moran  
renee nicolosi  
Sabrina Wilson  
Kim Almon  
Kim O'Connell  
lisa harrison  
Bridget Johnson  
Brady Ressel  
Anonymous I have seen first hand what this drug can do to someone. It is destructive to a persons body and life. It is disgusting to see how easily people can obtain this drug both by prescription and not. It can devastate a family in just a short time. After seeing what this drug can do to someone I can guarantee I would never let my doctor give it to me and I would discourage anyone I care for from taking it also.  
Julia Johnson For my brother Peter. Rest in peace. 
Allison Smith  
Kelli Signing this in hopes it will help! So sorry to one of my best friends who had to go through losing her loving older brother. Hope we can make a difference! 
Jennie Why doesn't the FDA remove this poison? MONEY!!! Sad that their greed has caused and is continuing to cause death and heartbreak to so many families. Our grandson, who we love more than life itself, is addicted and it is the most difficult thing in the world to see. No one can do anything for him until he wants the help, but this horrific drug has a hold on him and his mind and he cannot find the strength to move forward. We pray each and every day that he finds the strength to get some much needed help in a clinical facility. I am not a believer in suboxone - in my opinion, its a false treatment that is also addictive, and helps to make the addict feel like they are receiving treatment, but they are only substituting one drug for another. No one would have ever believed that this would happen to someone in our family.........but it could happen to ANYONE. Sadly, one of my best friends daughter (22), bought oxy on the street and it was tainted and she died within hours. Unfortunately no one thinks this will happen to him/her but no one is invinceable. Please FDA - stop your greed and take these killers off the market. You have no proof that someone would have died of pain without them, but there is more than substantial proof that MANY have died taking them and others are slowly killing themselves and their families. 
Amanda Johnson  
crystal coady  
Laurie Bouchard I begged my children to NEVER EVER give into peer pressure and mess around with any of these drugs - because just once could turn into a life sentence. They assured me that they would never be that stupid. We invested $80k in our eldest son's college education (he has his own student loans in addition)- he was the first in our family to go to, and finish, college. We couldn't be any more proud of him. He was offered an amazing job right out of college, bought himself a new car, and was in the market to buy himself a condo. Later, we found out that he was introduced to oxycodone (percocets)while in college and had formed an addiction. Let me tell you - there is nothing that you can do or say to convince the addicted mind that they will lose everything if they don't stop and get help immediately. A drug that is SO powerful and that is able to take complete control over the minds (and lives) of our children, who otherwise had so much potential and would have had an amazing life if only they hadn't given into that peer pressure in college! In their minds, it wasn't like they were shooting up heroin or anything... it's a pill that is prescribed to people all the time for pain... how could that be so bad? They have absolutely NO idea just how bad these little pills can be until it's too late. These drug companies, and our government alike, know exactly how deadly this epidemic has become - it has to stop! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take these drugs off the market.  
Anonymous My beloved husband passed away in 2007 from an overdose of oxycontin. It is a highly addictive drug that is easy to access. Please ban. Rip peter... 
Debra Matheny My daughter Jessica Rae Matheny (Bailey) and her husband Greg Baily are addicted to Oxycodone as a result of the mother-in-law Colleen Marie Miller Bailey (Beissler)giving and selling them her prescription for her back.  
Nathan newell Just be because it is prescription doesn't make it right and shouldn't make it legal. Ban Oxycontin, Adderall, and all other drugs like these now. 
Marybeth Nelson  
Paul Lawless what is the need for such a strong , highly addictive pain killer? What was used before this horrible epidemic? The epidemic that leads to death. this product has ruined and devastated my wonderful family with no end in sight.  
Marirose Risbon  
Donald McClintock My daughter got hooked her senior year in high school - while we now recognized the signs, we did not at the time (or preferred to hope ?????) I feel like a failure as a father. We had to bring her home from college recently, and it has been painful and a major stress on our marrage. She is still in love with a recovering heroin addict. I think the drug affected an important part of her brain at an important development time.  
Jennifer Keogh I myself almost died from this drug. I know of a few others who did die. It ravaged my small community, and still is. I would love to join your campaign...please let me know how I can help safe lives. Millions is being made on our lives. 
James Fisher My dad OD's this every day.. it's ruined his life! 
Yvonne There are no benefits to this insanely dangerous drug than cannot be achieved through another, SAFER avenue. This drug's unusually high potency and delayed effectiveness increase the potential for a relatively minor recreational drug user to either become highly addicted to this and other drugs, or cause death. I have seen this happen many times close in my community and it needs to stop. There is no reason for ANYONE to need anyonthing this strong, especially at the risk of this medication being realeased into the community through illegal drug dealings. If you are in this level of pain that causes this strength of pain relief (or blockage) to be necessary, there is either an alternative or you are terminal. This should have NEVER been a self administered drug. What a huge fail on the part of the FDA, there are many types of hormonal and non hormonal contraceptives, as well as life saving antibiotics that the FDA has sat on and failed to pass (when other countries have used them for years) but they have no problem passing this dangerous drug. Shame.  
Carol Sonnenberg find a substitute!! This will only make your search go on for life! 
Angela smith  
Melanie Johansson This drug is deadly. Everywhere you go you hear people talking about abusing Oxycontine rather than using. Ban it. 
Joe and Chris Turner Oxycontin is a dangerous drug and must be banned. 
Anonymous Too many of our young adults are being prescribed oxy for "pain" - back pain without being told they are being sentenced to a lifetime of addiction.  
Cynthia Wolf  
Alexander Kuznetsov I know many many people who started with oxycodone and then switch to heroine because is cheaper price and same even more effect. Government just making official drug business by approving this law and let it go. Its just so simple to cut off production of this bullshit drug or prescribe them only for people who really needs them, "HOSPICE PATIENT ONLY". In today days everyone can go to the clinic, show fake MRI or just pay some money to the Doctor and they getting prescription of 60 pills for a first visit. This is ridicules.  
Deb Alva This drug destroys families and kills our youth. Please ban!! 
jenna fowler I just lost my best friend do to oxys. It is the devil and needs to be taken off the market!! We r losing our family and friends. This is not worth it. Its a pain pill for sure.. (look at the pain we r in cuz of this pill) that's Pain Pill for u. It doesn't cut pain it cuts lives. SHORT!! 
Nancy Harris I am currently fighting withdrawals from this horrible drug. If I can help one person to not go through this hell..... 
sabina redzepagic  
steve anderson start with Oxycontin= heroin = death of our children every single doctor i have talked to says they would only prescribe Oxycontin in cases of no survival i am starting a website that will be asking those of you that have lost loved one to give names of unscrupulous doctors it should be up in a 
chad senatore for shane. 
Katie my friend is currently laying on his death bed, brain dead because if this stupid drug. please make it go away for good.  
Nikki Johnson I recently lost my sister to this drug.. Why give her 80 mil pills.. Why? This drug needs to be taken off the market 
charitie hale Well it's said to see all the kids on them and robbing people for what they worked hard for and I was on them really bad but I decided one day that I wanted control of my life back and I did with help from my man friend thank god and I've been clean for three years and never felt better  
Travis Brewer in memory of the love of my life... This drug needs to be banded for far to many of are loved one's are lost due to it...  
Holly Wilk  
Anonymous Im 39 yrs old and have seen my entire generation destroyed by this drug!i have countless childhood, and adult friends who have wasted their entire lives chasing this drug....but oxycontin is not only responsible for its own abuse, but it has increased the heroin trade in the northeast usa 100 fold! every single heroin addict i know, started with oxycontin....there isnt much difference between oxycodone and street heroin...once the street price of oxys went up..everyone including myself ,who swore never to do heroin had no choice but to switch...or clean up, which coming off oxys is allmost impossible to do without professional help!this stuff is in my opinion(with heroin,meth)is one of the plagues of this nation...imagine a drug that doctors prescribe, creating the same extent of problems as street drugs!purdue pharma new what they were doing... 
kevin gregoire There is no reason to have this drug. there are plenty of other pain killers out there. No one should lose a loved one because of this medication. 
Stephanie Sutch I have had several friends struggle with this terrible addiction. I would love more than anything to get these terrible drugs off the streets.  
Sandra Arjuna  
Karen Berman There are natural, nutritious ways to treat most diseases which the doctors simply don't bother to research or prescribe. We forget that it is the body that does the healing and needs nourishment (drugs or no drugs) to accomplish this. The drug companies have taken over the medical field, and, as with most corporate takeovers, are mostly interested in the money. 
Nathan Baya It's deceptive to disguise bad intentions as something good. Let us give way to justice to someone who died of a depressant drug. Normally, drugs are intended for medical purposes. Money cannot pay a person's life. 
Chinook Daddy I just know that opiates are highly addictive and it starts with improper prescription from a medical professional and then swells over into the street when doctor and drug shopping becomes to difficult. I have seen women lie, cheat, steal and take from the very children they have bier, anything to get this drug and others. May someone educate physicians in thus properly and other drugs. The broken brain and it's body is a terrible thing to waste.  
Rick Fernandez I am for BanOxycotin, it is KILLING our AMERICAN CHILDREN. I Run a Christian Faith Base Recovery Drug Drug In South Florida Called Teen challenge. Please BANOXYCOTIN from our community, and save our children. 
Chrissie Holton BAN THIS POISON 
D. Davis BAN IT! Look at all the people sharing their horror stories. I also lost a loved one to this last year, from an overdose. 
Monica Russell I have two sons addicted to this drug. My oldest 24 who is on his 5 th time in rehab. And my youngest 20 who is still refusing help. This drug is a mothers worst nightmare watching her children slowly kill themselves!  
Grover Blackwell Worst drug ever sold/approved for use in America. 
Dakota Roy  
Ashley Gann A doctor prescribed oxycontin to my first stepdad after a surgery for his epidermolysis bullosa. He became addicted and died of a combination of a surgical staph infection and overdose. It ruined him, tore our family apart, and killed him. We need to make this drug illegal. 
Mia Anderton  
Julie M. G. in NJ These types of drugs have become so readily available on the street that people and kids who don't even need pain meds are becoming addicted to these and more drugs because when supply is low, they use other drugs seeking some sort of high. It just snowballs because they are highly addictive. They often get addicted to various substances which makes it even harder to avoid addiction which increases the likelyhood of over dosing, crime and other risks to support the habit which is increasingly ending in death. The Pharmacutical companies should be held accountable as well as Drs. who precribe ANY of these poisons to people who are becoming addicts OR selling them thus creating more addiction in society. It is out of control. It needs to end. 
Virginia Chapman  
Paula Akbar  
Kayla Haddad  
Sherakee N Thomas In December of 2010 i was put in a situation that lead to me taking half of the pill. I overdosed almost half hour after i took it. literally crawling through my house to reach the lightswitch to shut the lights off because the lights were so intense i could not handle it. I was throwing up everytime i seemed to move. its a horrible and yes very addictive drug. As a child growing up in Wesley Chapel FL. my neighbors son whom at the the time he passed was mid thirties . Eddy was his name he was a big man and a trucker. the doctors prescribed him with oxyconton after complaints of his back aches from being a trucker for all his years. well the night he.took his prescribed dosage he never woke up from his night of sleep. so not only is this drug affecting those its prescribed to by knowledgeable doctor's but also people who may like i did want to experience a different drug. Either way if its used as intended or not ... i say ban this drug. its killed so many people and has claimed more individuals lifes as they struggle with addiction. 
Cynthia Parsons  
Peggy Melfi As a mother of 2 alcoholics currently in recovery, I wish Godspeed and hope and strength to the parents of those children "under the throes:" When your child is enthralled, and there is not a thing you can do but pray, there is no more hopeless feeling in the world. Reach out to others in the same straits--you are not alone; it just feels that way. God bless you, and pray that what you instilled in them as you raised them will prevail. 
Jeremy Randall Drugs aren't the solution. Society needs to change to produce a solution.  
Anonymous Nothing good has come from this. 
Mark Hall I took Oxycontin because I got 3 teeth pulled in 1 day and the dentist gave me a receipt for some crap that didn´t work so I went to another dr and got a receipt for oxy´s. I started off doing 1 40 a night and quickly progressed to 3 40´s every evening. After 3 weeks I started waking up in the morning with no energy and my body felt weak and tired so I dumped the rest of the oxy pills into a glass of 91% alcohol watched the crap melt and dumped it down the drain. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS IN started with a fever, then a cough, then my body stopped excepting liquids and the diariah started. I did not sleep at all the first night I was sweating and vomiting and curled up in corner IN PAIN. The next day it got even worse and by the next evening I was seriously dehydrated. That night I got 3 huge bags of salin water solution injected into my blood and slowly I began to regain my strength. I ate lots of sushi and sashimi and rise the 1st few days and then moved on to protein. I was depressed for a about a week or so but inwardly I was happy already because THIS CRAP was out of my system for GOOD. I have never considered oxy´s again ever. I did have some small pain the other week and could´nt sleep so I got a few diazapans which did the trick. I will never use OXYs again they are GARBAGE....if i get serious pain I will use liquid morphine to get me through at most 1 or 2 days. 
Kristen t Enough is enough; the lack of control has caused too many lives to spin out of control!  
Sandra Coffin  
Dan Kowalski  
Joanne Chilone OxyContin has destroyed my entire family and many others I'm sure. When will the FDA act? 
Karen Dalton  
Leslie Thompson  
Larry Stull  
Daniel Haddad  
Carol Bolding My son became addicted to OxyContin which the beginning of his demise! He was trying to break the addiction of OxyContin and took one Methadone tablet which killed him. He was my only child. He was 29 years old and died on Mother's Day, 2005. 
Cathy McManus  
Marguerite Hollingsworth  
Maryellen Stratman My husband died on October 26, 2007; he'd been addicted to OxyContin for 6 years. It all started innocently enough: he injured his back golfing. Once a successful finance executive, he was a quivering shell of a man by the time he accidentally overdosed. Not only did he go through our entire life savings, including retirement, he nearly destroyed our 3 children as they watched him wither before their eyes. I had saved him twice by 911 calls & lengthy ER stays. Once, it took 5 injections of Narcan to bring him back from the brink of death. Sadly, his 3rd (and last) overdose occurred while I was out with our children. We came home to daddy dead on the couch. Purple face, blue lips, eyes open & fixed with his hands folded on his chest. I had to borrow the money for his cremation. 
melissa mensurati i lost my nephew to this epidemic. he was a promising young adult with a lot going for him. he was given this drug for shoulder pain. why? what happened to mri, therapy, xray? pinpoint the problem not just give a drug. he became addicted and life plumeted from there. he just couldn't break the habit. he died at 33. no girlfriend, no wife, no children, no life. this drug robbed him of his future. he was veteran and a college student. he served our country to make our lives and futures better and what did he get in return? a deadly addiction to something that was supposed to help him. 
Lloyd Easterling  
Mary Easterling  
Matt Henderson  
Rebecca Henderson My teenage nephew was prescribed the drug after knee surgery, without any real oversight, warning or follow up. We didn't know he was addicted until 10 years later. By the time we figured it out his life was in ruins, and we still don't know if he will ever be healthy again, This is an extremely dangerout and unnecessary drug, and it is destroying people's lives! It must be banned!! 
Joanne Henderson  
Kathryn Shaffer thank you for the oportunity to sigh this petition. Our family lost a wonderful man at the age of 33 because of this drug. Something needs to be done as soon as possible to get it off the market. It is an epidemic and ruining our country and all our lives. 
Brian I became addicted to the drug oxycodone when I was 16, I began recovery when I was 18. Getting off of oxycodone was the most difficult thing I have ever done in my entire life, and I have spent the last 7 years trying to make sense of everything and get my life on track. Don't get me wrong, it hasn't prevented me from going on to receive a college diploma or finding a job in my career, but it robbed me of basically every degree of self-confidence I had. I don't feel like I can trust myself anymore, and to lack an internal compass can be damaging to one's ability to form friendships and maintain healthy relationships. I'm not entirely sure I will ever be the same, or if I will ever be able to form healthy interpersonal relationships. When I was reading through some of the horror stories posted in this petition, I just thought it may be prudent to point out some of the more intangeable after effects that addiction to OxyContin (oxycodone) can bring about. These are the things that no one ever thinks about, as they are not as horrific or immediate, but they are nonetheless horrible aspects of the situation. Furthermore, they go to show as proof that this drug can bring about terrible problems and issues even for those who are lucky enough to seek recovery and become successful in it (such as myself). Lastly, I would like to point out that while I feel a lot of gratitude towards Suboxone treatment for saving my life, I warn those who have just recently began treatment with it. This medication IS NOT without negatives, as well. You WILL become just as addicted to Suboxone as you were to OxyContin. Granted, it is safer, cleaner, and generally speaking the withdrawal effects are less severe. That said, it is still an addiction. In other words, even though you got off Oxy, you're still an addict, and you'll feel like one until you get off of it. I actually became more addicted to it when my doctor began reduced dosages (when I requested to get off it after 5 years). Instead of taking it when needed, the addict in me had me taking it every single day, which threw me into a more dependent schedule. In addition, the drug was a contributing factor in severe back pain, tooth degradation (back of bottom teeth only), early hypertension, insomnia, and a constantly cloudy mind. After I ceased taking the medication, all of those things went away or ceased progress. And that's my story. 
Reed This is harming so many families. Please stop prescribing it like it's an antibiotic. It kills and has damaged countless families. Colorado has one of the highest rates of abuse. Please help break the cycle!  
Diana and Terrence Lynch I have been taking my daughter to Dr. Adams for her drug addiction. It was a long struggle for us after my son lock up for life. He shot two drug dealers in 2008. I tried to direct my daughter for more help. Unfortunately she died accidently with alchohol and drugs. A dangerous mixture. I never took pain killer or mental illness drugs. Life is so unfair. I worked full time and trying to raise a family. My husband is blind and deaf. I am deaf, too. Police and school have no respect to me since my children are very intelligent. It is so heartbreaking.  
Anno Oxycotin almost killed me, I smartened up and stopped with the help of family, friends, and the lord. Thank you Jesus. 
Katy Haggerty  
maria I just lost my 33year old son to this scourge, something has to be done, why is our government letting this go on. The pharmaceutical company is making billions on the death of our loved ones. We have to ban together and be heard. There is strength in numbers!  
carol Pritchard Don't need this drug on the market. To have people become addicted almost immediately what are they thinking. My very good friend lost her son as a result of this drug. His doctor prescribed it to him after an operation, being such a strong drug and what it actually is. It's stuck an extreme especially when never had any type of pain meds before..... Sad, to trust a doctor that's actually a drug dealer with a legal degree... 
maggie agnelli  
Sofia bagherdai  
maggie agnelli  
Cody Brown RIP SS 
Katelyn Farella  
Tyler Voeller  
laurel traylor you give this to people who have tooth removed and other things at dentist office and you think you have percocet then you look on goodle and its oxy codone. i have seen a neighbor who had this for pain and then they took it off her and she became really depressed and talking death . i think ban this shit , actually taking 3 ibuprophen and 1 tylenol for so mnay days wiorks way better. ive heard of a dr who became addicted to this . and a woman in indiana goes to some so called pain clinic and gets all kinds of things and her husband cant stop it . when she gets it she takes most at one time. . even giving addicts meds at menatal health i hear they crush and get high off of them . enough . actually ibuprophen and 1 tylenol for so many days for a wekk or less works fine.  
Mercedes Cruz For Shane.. my he rest in peace ... 
Carol Conti  
Julie Toth My dear friend lost her 22 year old son after Dr. Prescribe for knee sugery ...Aswell as my mother was Dr. Prescribed over 20 years ago and has been hospitalized at least five times escape death each time. She is 74 and still hooked ... Something needs to be done . 
David Clouser  
Amy gerardino My 20 yr. Old daughter lost her life with oxycotin as a big contributing factor.  
Joe LaRosa I am losing my son to this drug. He is not himself and wants no treatment other than what the doctor has prescribed - he is on his 14 month of withdrawal with totally negative results. The doctor treating him is the same doctor that prescribed Oxycontin to him in the first place. I am unable to speak with this doctor without my sons permission, which I cannot get. Frustrated and afraid, I see where my sons life is headed. I'm going the malpractice direction. Any referrals for a good Connecticut malpractice lawyer would be appreciated 
Debra Dodd An epidemic indeed. In my county oxycontin has cost many their lives, and I don't just mean by death. A personal friend of mine was prescribed these highly addictive pills after a car accident. They have taken over his life, destroyed his life. He is so dependant on these pills and now abuses them. I know of atleast 3 people who have died from overdosing on these pills as well. You can put something this bad out in the market just to make a buck and have no concern for what it is doing to peoples lives! These people trusted their doctors and look where it got them. How about some accountability? 
Kimberly LaRue Ban OxyContin 
john hunter People need to wake up. Purdue did this on purpose. These are the same people responsible for bringing down WTC 7 (47 floors in 6 1/2 seconds). Wake up and stop them. 
Joann Larson  
Estee Gritmon Oxycontin ruins lives. Please help those that are addicted and those that love them and sign this petition! 
Valerie Dowling Love ya Cheryl Barber!  
william mintz  
Corinne Price  
Michelle Foley  
Allison Parker This last July i lost my only and favorite uncle to this horrible drug. if u had asked me 10years ago if my uncle would have done what he had done i would have told u you were crazy not my uncle. Some of my fondest memorys are going to my grandma's and riding 4 wheelers with my uncle. he was always so happy until about A year ago that's when his mood drastically changed. he withdrew and wouldn't come around on the holidays. i lost my only uncle to this drug. i also battled this demon myself. when i was in high school i lost a close friend due to suicide. to try and numb the pain me and a close friend of mine were stealing her mothers oxyfast. i was hooked from the first moment i tried it. it numbed everything in my body including the pain i felt from my friend taking his life at 17. I was too young to deal with something this extreme. i had a love hate relationship with oxys for almost 2 years . i scoundered my college fund on this drug. I also wasted two yrs of my life. if it weren't for my mother finally confronting me and giving me and ultimatum of either i stop using or i could get the hell out of her house i honestly believe i wouldn't be here today. please stop thos epidemic no one else deserves this pain.  
Connie Brown  
Patricia beckstead It needs to stop! 
Cynthia Yosef  
Roman Sandoval  
Karen Millett We lost a VERY special man, Shane Sandoval on Dec. 1st 2013, he was only 22 years old. There is nothing harder to watch your son and a very dear friend go through so much pain!! It breaks my heart to know he would be with us today if it wasn't for doctors to over perscribe this drug especially to such a young man. Please but a STOP to this madness!! 
Frankie Sandoval  
Maquel Houlihan  
Charlene Solano Doctors are responsible for giving out the pills....they want to give you a pill for everything... Soma needs to be banded aswell 
Carrie Foote I see too many people daily who are addicted. It needs to stop now!!! 
Ashley Caulder  
Johnnie C. Williamson  
Ashley Harper For Todd! <3 
Carol Traini I think oxycontin is being prescribed more than it should. I have rheumatoid arthritis....been on cancer drugs...but guess longer have insurance and can't buy my meds....use for I still hurt? Yes I do...but would rather use this than risking my life using something else!!!! 
Melinda Sellers  
Janet Mintz I lost my only brother to oxycontin last year. My Mom's only son, and the baby of our family. Nothing is worth the pain his family has gone through, and continues to go through and will continue to go through for the rest of our lives.  
Jackie Brooks RIP Todd! 
Amber L. Johnson I have lived with chronic pain and am thankful this pain medication did not work for me. This past year has been a painful learning experience to what medical addiction can do to a loved one. We lost the most caring, giving, and joyful man I've ever been lucky enough to know from his addiction. The entire medical community needs to cone together to find better ways for people to manage pain, understand the long term effects that these prescriptions cause. Please be very open if you are, or know someone, using such addictive medications. The journey away from them can be long and equally painful, but will be so well worth it to your future self and the ones you care about and love.  
Christopher Johnson I have lost my Father to this Drug and countless soldiers whom i have served with who addicted to this pain killer. The side affects greatly out weigh the benifits its time to offer something better. And if you know someone who is currently taking this now is time to stand up and help them stop. 
Melissa Johnson I lost my step dad this past July because of his addiction to this drug. It has ruined my family and tore us apart. We blame ourselves because we couldn't help him fight his addiction. The doctors feed this drug to people like candy instead of offering physical therapy or other pain relief options they write out a prescription for pain killers. I don't blame his doctors for his addiction, I just wish they could have done more to help him rather than give him oxycontin. 
Kathleen Locke For the significant other that I lost to this disgusting drug. It made him lose his mind and is now beyond paranoid and very ill. 
Jerica Loucas  
Stuart Cohen  
Jess Tay  
Kristen Gowers  
Nancy Cordes This is for my dear friend Cheryl whose son passed Dec. 1 2013! 
Anonymous For Shane!!!! 
kasey kruiz For shane. All hearts can be healed with love. Love u shane no pain!  
Reesa Sandoval For my cousin Shane... 
Ruben Sandoval I support the ban of OxyContin. We can not let any more of our young adults die... 
Rebecca Sandoval  
Lynn Harrison  
Diana trahan  
Marti Shulman  
Norma Eppinger  
Alin Perez For Shane!  
Michelle Hartfield  
Kendra Golgart  
Anonymous My son would have died from his addiction to Oxy had I not gotten him arrested. He served 3 years in prison, but it saved his life. I'm his best friend and he's grateful that in effect his life was saved.  
Lindsey Stevens  
julie lamothe For an old friend, she lost her son. My heart breaks for her daily.  
Anonymous One month ago on the first of December, we lost a very special young man at the age of 22. Need I say more. Ban the monster drug:-( 
Samantha Shanahan  
Donna Sandoval This isn't medicine it's POISON! Dr.'s that prescribe this to people are no longer Dr.'s they are KILLERS. Remove it from purchase please. 
Lisa Pyle I have known too many people who have died due to the carelessness of this drug being prescribed w/o understanding the high risks involved w/addiction. Doctors do not have an emotional investment in the well being of their patients these days and are seen as disposable. This has to stop, proper training on how to gather psycho social background, understanding how genetics are handed down w/addiction, and avoiding this drug as a first option must stop. Please stop the carelessness of these doctors offering death to their patients. Too many young lives are being lost and families are destroyed.  
Justine Voeller  
Anonymous I had some discomfort & was sent to a pain doctor, first visit I was given a script for 120 OxyContin the visit , those pills were to last 29 days until the next month. The events that followed after & what I became after several year's of the misuses of this drug is to embarrassing & to painful to speak of . There is one thing I can tell you, and that is I'm very luck to be alive today . There was many nights I didn't think I would wake up the next day & many more that I don't remember, being I was in a fog. I'm not anyone you would imagine to be the junkie I turned into, it became a full time job to feed the addiction, looking back I was like a girdle on the wheel, running so fast & going no where. I'm the face of many who have fallen prey to OxyContin, I'm a upper middle class wife & mother of wonderful children . From outward appearance's it looked as if I had it all together. Know one could have imagined the hell that was going on behind the door's of my home. My family has since forgiven me, But I could never forgive myself for the horror I've caused them , the damage is already done . I could only move forward & pray that others don't fall prisoner to OxyContin. When someone tells me there going to see a doctor for there aches & pains I cringe & tell them my story & they say what I said before my addiction , Oh it's not a problem I'm NOT A ADDICTIVE PERSON! Neither was I! Please stop the cycle . There's a problem when you walk into a pain doctors office & 4 people all from one family are waiting to see the doctor for there pain script. That's correct I've seen mom & dad & there young adult children & there accusing one another of stealing each other's meds in a hope the doctor will replace them. I've also seen many sales people from pharmaceutical comp, giving incentives to use there comp, pain meds. Of course the way they go about it falls a hair short of the law. My story is all to common , but it is preventable if these drugs are handled the correct way & given only to those who truly need to have them when needed.  
John R. Lawrence This drug is being abused by our children and young adults BECAUSE the addiction factor is so off the charts.... outweighs ANY benefit for the prescibed kills the individual NOT JUST PAIN... Let's help the addicted...State & federal laws should force the drug companies that produce these synthetic opiates to clean up their "pollution release". LET'S GET THE BAN PETITION to become a law to protect our future leaders.....  
Cheryl Barber My son, Shane Sandoval, had knee surgery July 2011. The doctor prescribed OxyContin 30mg. He was 21 and 175lbs. He has been addicted ever since til Dec 1 2013....he died. He was my only child! I have to fight for my son!! I cannot let his death go unheard!! I want to get involved!! Please contact me!!  
Christa Fern I'm Glad To See There Is A Petition For This. This Drug Is An Epidemic Anf Is Killing Kids As Well As Adults Everyday. I Know PEople Struggling With Life Because Of This Drug And I Wish It Would Disappear! Its Npt Only Killing People Its Ruining Relationships And Breaking Apart Families. Please Lets Start Healing . 
thomas abrams my brother is a heroin addict and his opiate addiction began w/ taking oxy pills...these kids dont realize how bad these pills are and before they know it, theyre addicted and moving onto heroin because its cheaper...he overdosed last night but luckily survived...the worst experience of my life...i cant understand why they continue to use... 
Daniel Dekker Its a World epidemic! SMH Its sad but its tough out there! Some People dont even know. I Know of at least 10 people of the top of my head that Overdosed since i graduated. No joke out there! People start taking meds from a Doctor and that's it! Everyone is affected, not just the user anymore-SMH the world we live in- Supply And Demand - The addiction of a drug can lead you anywhere from rich and average people to poor and loosing everything fast! ADDICTION, it has no emotion. Doesn't care what you are or who you are or what class your in, It will own you in the worst way possible! STOP THE VIOLENCE!!!  
Theresa This makes me sick! I have read so many of these and I also have a son that is addicted! What is even sicker is the fact grown adults go to these pill mills and get the drug to sell to our children because they are to lazy to get a job!! They sell them to pay their bills ! The doctors and these adults that are killing our kids need to be in jail! The government should step in and help this country! Once your child is hooked there is NO help for you or the addict! Please ban this drug for the safety of our children! 
Claudette Jacques Please take action to protect our families and our society from further exploitation by doctors and pharmaceutical companies. The impact of these drugs goes beyond the horrific destruction of individual lives. Why does our government allow our country to be weakened and destroyed by chemical warfare against its citizens without using their power to take action that will prevent it? Why do so many strong minds and bodies have to be debilitated or deceased and who are the ones profiting from the legal infiltration of addictive drugs in America? Take action now to Ban Oxycontin and allow the list of broken lives and broken hearts from related deaths to finally come to an end.  
Heather Walker  
Jacqui O'Connor  
Brandy Studley  
Jennifer Tomaine  
john meeder, PhD There are plenty of other pain drugs available with less evil affects. Why are the drug companies producing so many doses when they know how many are legally required? Answer, of course, increased profit! Didn't the Supreme Court rule that the primary function of a corporation is to maximize profit? Without all this excess profit how could the drug companies pay so much for their lobbyists, FDA and Congressional supporters? Do you really expect the government to watch out for the people? Remember one of the most addictive, medically dangerous drugs known - nicotine? or the most abused drug in history - alcohol? It's about time the people demand the government respond and control corporations like prior to deregulation. john meeder, PhD  
Claire Leidig The prescription drug corporations should be held accountableas there bottom line is supported by this doctor shopping evil epidemic... I has caused my family significant heartache!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Charles M. Leidig The prescription drug corporations should be held accountableas there bottom line is supported by this doctor shopping evil epidemic... I has caused my family significant heartache!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Coreena My sister has three children she lost to DCF care, after 17 years of addiction beginning with OxyContin. 
Laura Brady Roth My family has been adversely affected by this drug. Many good people have had their lives ruined because of the wide spread use of , this medication. I belive it is most important to get this drug off the street & away from our young people.  
Rena Hoover  
Jenny Clark Please take this drug off the market. It has damaged more lives than helped! It is very addictive, and has torn many many families apart. Enough is enough!!! 
jean engelman I really feel that this drug should be banned. As a parent I saw first had what this drug did to my daughter it turned her into some one I did not know nor care to be around. She spent 4 months in jail and ever since then she has not been on them and it has been 2 1/2 yrs. She is a mother as well. I am sure that there are drugs out there that are non addicting. So it is a big fat 100% a yes for me. 
Anonymous I know the details of this drugs effects.a person being on and a person being without..the struggles of a person trying to quit. The losses the disease causes you to have because nothing else matters..and the kong term effect on the brain..and the thoughts from waking moment to passing out..its only the drug that thoughts consist of. This drug is gping to continue to be the reason for the downfall in society...and good people never knowing a real chance at life. The doctors that prescribe this are legal drug dealers that realized how much money they can make and have fallen into an addiction as well..easy money and greed.  
Dawn Riley My husband was hooked on oxys. I feel they are the devil in disguise. Please ban them. I almost lost my husband and I have lost friends to them 
Ruthann Carroll I had friends who died from drugs 
Sean Dougherty I hate THE MAN. I hate these scumbag doctors and hospitals who write prescriptions to make money for THE MAN, so they can get a kickback. Greedy lousy Americans. Fuck them. They don't care who they turn into drug-addicts because they'll make more money for THE MAN through court fines and prisons. Damn greedy American creeps. They detonated the twin towers, plus the smaller trade center tower. Let's ban Oxycontin and Percoset, and all these prescription drugs that make these fuckin CREEPS rich. Fuckin' scumbags. 
patrick kenny my childrens mother died of an oxycontin overdose on 4/9/2009. in just 2 short years she became a full blown out addict. her doctors were subramanian and iyer both located in downtown clw fl. they gave her combined a total of 700 pills a month. this consisted of oxycontin soma and valium. she paid cash because having 2 doctors she could only run insurance thru one. she stole in excess of 30000 dollars from family. subramanian was fined by the state for malpractice but continues till this day practicing. iyer the same. i could not sue because they said 2 year limit had run out. lawyers gave me the cold shoulder unlike michael jackson i didnt have the green to make it happen. but my case is precisely like michael jackson"s. doctors who gave out medicine like it was candy and had no regard for the patients life. this drug should be taken off the market. if not it will cause more tragedy. 
Dorothy This drug turned my life upside down. My husband is now an addict because of the misleading drs who prescribed this.  
Anonymous Oxycontin ruined my life and the lives of my children an myself. My husband started off taking vicodin as a recreational drug. That lead to oxycontin and that lead to heroin. Unless you are effected in someway I don't expect anyone to understand the problems that arise from it. First to go was my relationship with my husband. The only relationship he values is that with the drug. Next was our entire savings and children's future that worked so hard to save for them. Bite your tongue next time before you say "not me, not my life" No one is exempt from addiction it happens in the blink of an eye.  
Beth Wilson You are all in my prayers. 
bill rozakis This drug is bad and overprescribed. They should stop making it period. It is ruining lives and being abused on a grand scale. Whatever pain it helps relieve is not worth the lives being destroyed. 
Stacey Sullivan I lost my brother 7 years ago after he mixed OxyContin with alcohol. He was a member of the Special Forces, came home for a friend's birthday party, tried OxyContin for the first time and it killed him. This medication needs to be banned, it has senselessly hurt too many people. 
Laurie Griffith My 21 year old son began by smoking pot in high school. Soon started experimenting with hard core drugs. Told me in 10th grade everything that myself, teachers and police in the DARE program taught/told him was a LIE. He said we are all just making up lies to scare kids away from drugs. He had developed an oxy and perc habit, moved on to HEROIN and has now flunked out of college. So sad that these kids don't believe the TRUTH. 
Ellen Phillips This was the gateway drug for my son fifteen years ago. He is now a 30 year old addict struggling to recover from abusing almost every street drug known. He has lost half of his life so far, and we pray constantly that he will not lose it all to drugs. This drug is destructive and should be taken off the market. 
glenda klinger  
ashley andersen  
danielle anderson  
santa tall  
dena klinger  
Bobby L and Sonjalene Littlefield  
Kimberly K. This drug has destroyed so many lives, so many families, my brother's included. You never think it will happen to you....someone you know, someone you love, someone who has kids counting on them. It does happen, it is happening and it will continue to happen until a stop is put to the irresponsible prescription of a drug that should only be administered in the most serious cases under hospital supervision. And, what is going to do happen when our friends in pharma introduce the latest, greatest, stronger, more addictive alternative? As the pharmaceutical corporations will continue to count their dollars, we will continue to count our losses.  
wayne gardner  
Shanna carver My ex husbands addiction to OxyContin destroyed our marriage. And my fathers pain pill dependency led to suicide. It is never worth it. I've never abused this drug yet it has hurt me in several waste. Ban it!! 
Linda D Metcalf Please ban this evil evil drug Oxycontin. It does and has hurt many families, destroyed families. And it is in effect destroying the country that we so proudly live in. Our children and grandchildren are getting their hands on this "too easy" and those selling/handing this "evil drug" out should have some respect, BUT all they care about is the almighty dollar. Please BAN this drug NOW... make it disappear from our society before we lose anyone else to this terrible addiction. Please, I plead with you as a mother and a grandmother. 
Kyle Wesley I'm another oxy addict in recovery 
Allison Wesley  
Anonymous I was addicted to OxyContin the first time I took it as prescribed for migraines. 5 years later I became a young widow at the age of 25, 4 more years of trying to get off myself was horrible, I was told the worst ex:my heart could stop, death -but I did it with no rehab! I was on a very heavy dose and only kept taking it because of the withdrawals, I am sure I cheated death on more than one occasion. I have been clean for 5 years and will never take another narcotic ever! Teeth pulled, i will suffer the pain, because the pain of withdrawing is a million times worse. I truly believe I should of died while taking OxyContin and if this drug disappeared it would save so many lives and heartache. The ones left behind after this drug destroys someone are the one that live with pain the rest of their life. 
Etenia Cherokee My boyfriend is addicted to this aweful drug. Though he denies it. He says his back pain is too intense so he needs it. But when I offer to go to the doctor with him to find a different drug to help, he refuses.I'm at wits end with this addiction. I cannot take the lies that it brings. He is no longer the man I fell in love with. He is always angry except the few hours after he gets his fix. There is no talking to him. We are engaged and plan to start a family. But I refuse to marry or bring a child into this lifestyle. It's not jus a addiction. It's a lifestyle. The constant lies so he can run to find a pill. As soon as he wakes up. He starts a fight to be able to leave. The people he must associate with to find these pills are about the worse people you could ever hope to NOT meet! His company is quickly falling. I've been cheated on. Lied to. Manipulated. And even physically abused due to this. Please take this drug off the market. If there is no oxycontin to get then these addicts will have no choice but to stop.  
Tanya Havier Im a mother of kids plus a daughter inlaw who are currently useing this damn drug they are all pill smokers and one is pregnant do in one day im sick of this nasty drug and what is doing to my family ! So please take the crap of the shelfes save our families  
Cassidy Clark My mom is an addict and sells them to get more for herself. She os becoming a person i dont know and it scares me. 
melanie My fiance had a bike accident and broke his collar bone and 4 ribs he was sent home after 3 days and told to come back in 4 days once the swelling went down for a operation.He was sent home with oxycontin,endone and morphine patches,he died 2 days later and he took the meds as prescribed.He was 39 yrs old .such a dangerous drug should not be available  
george garris My son and his wife had started using oxytocin about 3 yrs. ago. They have 2 children at that time they were living with my ex wife and sharing a home that me and my ex. owned together . They soon forgot all about their responsibilities of their bills and as well as their children. I was forced to have them removed from my property so they would have to face reality . Since then they have been enrolled in a rehab.program and have moved back in to my home. I feel sometimes that they may still be doing the oxy cotin but I have not found out for sure. It seems as though they are falling back into old habits. If this product was not s readily available thing might be different. Medicine is suppose to help people not ruined their lives  
Shannon Simmons my husband stopped taking his RX and now I have him back. 
Jill Aloia My mom is addicted and got my brother addicted. My brother just died a month ago and I fear my mom is next. She needs a new drug buddy and is now trying to bring my sister into her world. My mom is I'm denial she has a problem and she wished I was the one that died and not him. People think OxyContin is ok because their doctors prescribe it. This drug has destroyed my whole family. My brother , 36 left behind 4 beautiful children. OxyContin is evil and must be banned! There must be alternatives to this highly addictive drug.  
Anon My friend lost his life from oxycontin :( 
Gayle Rowe I lost my ex husband & father to my children as a result of this drug. 
Lisa Liu My brother almost got addicted after his surgery and it scared me to death. 
Gabrielle Matijosaitis I believe that oxycontin is more harmful than helpful and I don't think it is necessary to have on the market, there are millions of other drugs out there for pain. Oxycontin doesn't need to be one of them. 
Harry I have survived the hell the DRUG but I know so many that lost there lives to it. It dose not serve a purpose for pain medication it is a death sentence. Please if you still have a chance or know someone that can be saved try try hard to help. You can do it there are ways to get the hold of drugs OC TO LET YOU LIVE I'm one that did it and I got lot of friends now that did to my email is harrydonaghy1471@ yahoo contact me if need some to talk to smile your not a lone  
Bay Area Family Very dangerous drug for our youth! 
Anonymous I had no idea my precious son was doing this awful drug until 10-16-10 when a pair of cops knocked on my door and told me my 20 year old son was dead. 
erika kennedy  
Stephanie Thompson I am a recovering addict, 4.5 years clean. Opiates and over prescribing doctors, as well as my own bad choices, nearly killed me. I would be interested in becoming involved in anything that limits the public's ability to get their hands on these dangerous drugs. 
Kevin It killed my fiancé, a medical professional. 2011. It doesn't seem it matters.  
Ruth Sarnago  
Ryan Sarnago  
Steve Sarnago jr  
Steve Sarnago  
Cathy sarnago  
Donald McClintock Ban it. My daughter is addicted 
Tara DeSane  
Brandie Schnobrich Very scary that drugs like these are legal . Roxy Codon is another bad prescription drug. Hillbilly heroine they call it. I don't understand why they have pain management Doctors. They specialize in prescribing pain medication. I don't get it. How could a Dr. think it's ok to purposely make people addicted to deadly drugs. The direction this Country is going scares me. 
Anonymous oxycontin should be banned along with morphine, hydrocodone Tylenol 3s, oxymorphone,demoral and any other centrally acting u or mu agonist pain medication. 
patricia fenlon  
Joseph Carchia I lost my father this year to Oxycontin. It took over his life and all he actually wanted to do is quit and he just couldn't. It wrecked his brain and his relationship with his family. I tried to take him in and clean him out but none of my efforts ever worked. All I hear is horror stories about this drug. I don't know why they even make it anymore? Thanks, Joe Carchia 
Sarah Dyer My name is Sarah Dyer. I am 20 years old and I feel as if I am a survivor of Oxycontin. Up until I was about 6 years old, my mother was quite the perfect mom. She was very successful while having her own business with my father. She was very clean, classy, smart, and basically normal. My mom was prescribed Oxycontin after a horrible car accident to help with her pain. However, the pain, suffering, and hurt that came along with the drug is almost unbearable to this very day. She was prescribed this drug around 1995 and has been a harsh drug addict ever since. She is now into anything she can get her hands on, whether it is alcohol, weed, pills, crack, meth, etc, which has lead her to not even have teeth. After she had been on this horrific drug for about 9 years or so, my father has left and never returned, she has been in and out of jail numerous times, my sister and I were in foster care for about four years because of this drug!! Not to mention I was raped while being in foster care. I could go on and on for days and tell you how this tiny, but strong, little pill has ruined my entire family and ruined our future. Luckily, I am wise enough to have a good head on my shoulder and I know right from wrong. However, my sister has coped with this in a different way and is now a daily alcoholic and has also lost custody of her children. I really don't even have the words to say how this drug has just changed everything. So drastically, so fast. I fully believe I deserve some type of SOMETHING for all the HELL I have been through over the years with not even being prescribed the pill. It put me in a severe depression where I have even attempted suicide myself when I was younger and didn't know how to cope with the pain. I'm going to end it on that note because I'm not sure if anyone even reads these things and if anyone even really gives a crap. If ANYONE can help me get justice for myself after everything I have been through it would be really appreciated! I'm honestly a normal girl! I'm proud to say that I was on homecoming court in highschool 3 years in a row, I am in the best sorority in the world, (ZTA) I have a 3.7 GPA in college as I will be finishing my third year, I have an amazing boyfriend that I have dated since I was in 9th grade and he has been a blessing helping me in so many ways I could never thank him enough for. Please someone, help me!! 
Janet Roberts Ban Oxycontin before it takes more lives needlessly. 
Leann Chevalier  
Nicole Wright  
Danielle Cafferty  
shayla hamblin  
Mark Simmons WOW.... Glad I found this site !!!!! I have been a victim of these horrible drugs for four years. When I reached out for help, I was denied any detox or any help getting off these drugs. I quit cold turkey... It just about killed me, literally. Im so convicted in the reform of these dangerous narcotics I have contacted my senator to address Congress concerning the many deaths surrounded by these drugs. The problem is there are way to many so called DOCTORS prescribing these drugs.The manufactorer of these narcotics and the doctors prescribing them must be held accountable. If I have anything to do with it, with the help of God, they all will be. If anyone has any interest in attending a meeting with Congress, please email me at Should be the first congressional meeting of 2014. 
Duane Belcher I have friends that are now addicted to heroin because this drug is not always readily available for street purchase. Ban all opiates. If this ever gets to lawmaker's eyes, congratulate yourselves for the wonderful war you've waged on drugs. 
Patricia White  
Andrea Kovach  
Maryellen Stratman My dear husband overdosed on Oxycontin on 10/26/07. He was in 'pain management' which turned into a HUGE addiction. Before he finally died (on our family room couch in the middle of the day) at the age of 49, he managed to wipe out all savings, retirement, etc. in order to fund his doctor shopping & ordering over the internet. My 3 children (who were 8, 9 & 16 at the time) & I are still recovering from the massive damage caused by Oxycontin. Bankruptcy, home loss, emotional turmoil: May the makers of this insipid drug someday know the pain you have put all of us through. 
Anonymous My boyfriend is in prison because of this drug. Prison saved his life! When he went for pain management, they looked the other way and kept giving it to him...My father takes it for headaches...dentists perscribe it also! Please take it off the market! 
Anonymous I struggle as I write this. We are dealing with our 28 year olds son's on going battle to stay off of pain meds. He has been addicted and continues to this day to struggle with the addiction. He has stolen from us and others in the past and has not been able to keep a job. He was the brightest young boy in school and so kind and caring and he has, ever since the age of 22, been struggling with an addiction since he fell & injured himself at work. I have just called 2 of the Dr.'s I found that he is currently seeing to obtain pain meds. to tell them he is a pill seeker and i do not want to see him die! I do not know if they will do anything, but I felt I had to do something! My fear is that he will die. He is depressed and his mood changes are like night and day. We just do not know what to do any more. He had gone to counseling but soon gave that up and was on Suboxone but it was too strong for him and he said he had quit all drugs. He started to do better and seemed to be back to himself until lately after losing his girlfriend and his job and it seems he went right back to the pills. I wish these pills were never anyone, ever! 
Sarah Collias  
Janet Ivinson  
Tony Richardsf Ban all hard drugs make drug testing harder 
Melissa Torres  
rene mace  
Tija Martin  
Pamela Hoffmaster Our community is losing Young kids every week. It is a major epidemic. There is no excuse for our government to continue to allow the drug manufacturers to continue to make money off of our children and loved ones. I lost my 30 year old son July 31st 2013 to a heroin overdose. and many more that were friends of my children. I feel like im living in the twilight zone. How can this be happening in this country I once loved. Our community has started a group called Heroin epidemic in Waterford. As I drive through our neighborhood and watch the little kids playing I cant help but cry for them knowing they too will be a victim of the prescription drug world that is out of control.  
Michele Schwartz  
Mary jones Please ban this drug!! It kills!!! 
Jeffery This medication is killing me!!!! 
Alicia Edwards  
jennifer aliaga  
Michael Titov  
Tina Lapointe  
Michelle Fortin  
Irina Parpulanskaya  
Taylor Catterson RIP to those who have lost or destroyed their lives due to this "medication" 
Alexandra Moore Please ban this awful drug, so many people I know have become addicted to it, including my fiancé and father of our child. Everyone I know who does this or any form of it is absolutely nuts after becoming addicted, and they all start stealing from people and pawning their things so they can buy more. Doctors don't care how addictive these pills are, and in fact I feel as though they rely on the addictive qualities to make them more money in turn.  
Cladia Ban this drug now and pull Purdue Pharma license to conduct business for good! My daughter was near death when we discovered her addiction. This drug is legal genocide on the nations people. 
Leola Laroche Stop this drug now!  
Yelly Garcia My husband is addicted to this monster drug. He was in a cabad r accident 5 years ago. Doctors prescribed Oxycodone, Oxycotin and Methadone. His addiction has become a major problem for our family. The charming, honest person he was does not exist anymore. Our life is now full of lies and mistrust, financial problems, anger, hopelessness. It ruined our lives, . 
Ed Due to an accident many years ago, my wife got addicted to oxycontin and oxycodone. She now says she can't live without it due to pain. These drugs are highly addictive and needs to be ban by the FDA. Both drugs will ruin a person's life. All opiates should be ban. I hate these medication. 
Jim My child with a terrible addiction to this stuff. Ban this drug immediately before it takes anymore lives.  
Eric Miller  
Diane supino My 23 yr old son is addicted to oxyccodone. He would have his whole life ahead of him and should be a carefree happy young adult but now has problems with the law, motor vehicle problems, lack of goals and direction in his life and of course a lack of money and the finer things in life because every dime goes to buy the drug. He began taking the drug because of back pain. Ive never seen him high. Other people may not even realize his addiction. But those that love and know him know hat it is ikeeping him from the millions of other wonderful things in life because he cannot stop taking this drug and is preoccupied with getting it. I've noticed a needle mark in his arm and that is because heroin it appears is cheaper to get then oxycodone. He has been on methadone also which is like a rat trap for theses kids being as addictive as the oxycontin. I pray my son does not overdose. I pray my son gets to have a normal life. He deserves it. There is a beautiful boy inside of this addicted person that oxycontin is hiding. The physicians who are prescribing it need to begin to care about our youth. I guess their children are away at elite colleges. I hope they never have to see their child in line at a methadone clinic or be surprised to see a needle track on their arm. I hope they never have to watch them wreck cars because of falling asleep at the wheel,. The unreliability, the lying, causes dysfunction of the entire family. And i hope they never have to feel the sickening sadness that descends upon a parent when they think of their child llost out there in that world. What an ugly world it is the world of addiction. Please take oxycontin off the market!!!! 
Stuart Schwartz I am thankful that I caught my 22 year old son smoking this for about a year. This crap is worse than heroin because it's so pure and they scrape off the time release - and it controls your life after the first time you 'chase the dragon'. Through a successful intervention we delivered him to a great rehab center. Just see your kid during withdrawal and any good parent would do the same thing. This is the worst of all possible drugs to be involved with. I hope the damage that he has done to his body will eventually be repaired and he can once again be the great man I always knew he would be. Please pray for all of our kids! 
Oshea My girlfriend (25) recently started smoking Oxy's several months ago. She started with 1 15mg (given to her by a friend) which quickly led to a 3-5 a day thing, with binges lasting up to 2 weeks. Her first withdrawal was the worst! For days she genuinely felt like death was better, than what her body was going through. Since then she's tapered down gradually, having switched to 5's and smoking a handful of times a month (hopefully that's all.) I miss who she was as a person. She doesnt realize it, but I see it. From day .0001 it just clicked. People say it all the time, but for me- She influenced a better side of me. I have fought for this girl, changed, all that stuff women want us to do. I have no idea how to win this time. I'm losing her to Oxy's. A few months back I lost a friend to an overdose on Oxy's. His family came home n found him. His sister found him. His neice was sitting in the rm watching t.v., while her uncle is laying there lifeless. At the least to say, they're scarred for life from this drug. The day my boy died, my girl was with me. I got all deep into a rant about how much I hate this drug, not knowing she's currently tipping her halfway mark through a 2wk binge herself. I gave her the ultimatum. She detoxed for a month maybe, but she cant stay away from it. Dont get me wrong, she a great girl. She's cute and tempting, smart (with her blonde moments), successfully driven, with a damn good career for a woman her age, but she risks losing it all by tip-toeing on temptations fences, with an addictive personality. Well, she insists she's not addicted, but she admits being weak to it. I know she loves me deep down, and she just cant control it. After everything we've been through (from both sides), it is clear to me that she tries. Her habit is something she cant control. Her mind, along with probably millions not thousands of people are warped around this chemical reality that Purdue puts out like candy. doctors write scripts like they don't give a $*!*. Our loved ones, family, friends, people's kids, people's lives.... for greedy pigs to please their spoiled herd. They pharmaceutical companies are doing population control with people we love! Spread the word about this petition. Don't let this stuff ruin another persons life/family. What if it was your daughter? What if your son never woke up and your grandchildren witnessed? What if you were in my shoes, fighting to pull the love of your lifetime out of an simple mistake that can't be undone? Sign it please.  
Dave Fact: These drugs were used exclusive for cancer patients. Fact: These doctors and little nurses that write these scripts should go to jail promptly Fact: The police that are involved and allow these dealers to run all over town making there deliveries should be hung Fact: I believe things will change only when the FDLE and media decides to publish the names of doctors and put them and the sellers in jail and keep them there instead of letting them out to continually perpetuate this nightmare on society/  
Brandy I just lost my baby brother, 8-8-2013, to this drug. It is strait from the pits of hell and as destroyed our family, his family, and left us all morning the loss of a wonderful amazing, happy, loving son, brother, husband, father, and friend. He was seriously my best friend and could make anyone smile no matter how hard ur day was or what u were going thru. He wanted help from opioids and went to a clinc for help. The dr at this clinic gave him subsodone ( I think that's the name of it) and OxyContin on top of that. Along with that combination he was given antidepressants and who knows what else. I don't understand how someone goes to a dr for help to get off opioids ( his was hydrocodine ) and leave the dr with a script for OxyContin . What the hell..... Myself and my family now pick up the pieces of our broken hearts, but our hearts can't be put together because ithey have been shattered and without him we can not fix our hearts or heal them completely . I want OxyContin Banned!!!!!! It does no good and it destroys lives , families, and anyone this drug comes in contact with is doomed. Doctors know this and this dr should be ashamed of himself. With a ban of this drug we can help other family's and patients not have to live thru a shattered heart or help make that person suffering an addiction to OxyContin not become a statistic , like my brother, my best friend nw sadly has become..  
Erica Abelquist It's not right that this drug is getting out. There needs to be a better way of watching who gets these prescriptions. It's ridiculous how addicting roxy's are. Once someone trys it for the first time well that is all it takes. No access to this drug will save lives and give people the life they deserve. I'm not a mother yet but I have imagined it many times. Never once did it cross my mind my child would try this drug. I can't have that happen. I'm 20 years old and I pray this drug has disappeared in the very, very near future. This is America "land of opportunities" don't let this drug get out anymore America. This isn't the opportunity our children and children's children should be haunted with.  
Anonymous I loss the man I loved through this drug. It started with a bad back and since he was a Vet, he was given an endless supply. He stopped caring about his appearance, yells at everyone, cranky and moody. He can not feel Love or intimacy. He is a Zombie. I never see him smile. He might as well be dead to me. We broke up 5 years ago. We need to ban together and raise money to televise during these election commercials who is receiving fund raising from these ass wipes that make these drugs.  
Patrick Kivlahan  
Paula Kivlahan  
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Jeanne Turner I have lost my only two children to this drug. They haven't killed themselves yet but I know the chance of that happening is very high. Over the past two years our entire family has been affected by this drug. My oldest child is the mother of a precious 4 year old girl and she isn't willing to stop her drug addiction for her child. Both my children will steel from anyone to get the money they need to buy this drug. I'm not sure when this will end but I know it will not be a happy ending. 
nick Hankins  
Bobby Monaco My beautiful fiancé and best friend has been hooked on these for over 5 years. This is the most horrible product to ever hit the market. It kills people and makes them life long addicts. The goverment allows this because it's pretty much population control to a small percent. Fortunately my fiancé sought help and revived a controversial new treatment called a Naltrexone Pellet. Which is implanted and blocks withdrawl symptoms. I am happy to report that I have my partner back and she is getting better every day but it will be a life long struggle thanks to Perdue Pharma and the US Gov. These should be outlawed now! 
Kirsten Kelln I lost the love of my life to substance abuse. He always complained of shoulder pain from his physical labor job. One day he stopped complaining. I had no idea what had started. Soon it became impossible to determine who was walking in our door each time he arrived- when he bothered to come home- would it be the raging psychopath? The thief fencing out stolen goods? The lethargic glassy-eyed phantom who floated in and out of consciousness? The criminal activity , threats, emotional batterings and physical brutality were too much to bear and we left. To this very day I am finding evidence that I and my childrens' health information was compromised by this person and his co-addicts to rape his big fat union health insurance plan and obtain illegal prescriptions.  
Debora Tucker I have been a pharmacist for 32 years. I believe OxyContin is one of the worst drugs ever made . I was robbed at gunpoint 1 month ago OxyContin was his drug of choice.  
Vicki Mitzel I lost my daughter, January 16, 2012, due to the many years of continued prescription drug use, she was 32. This drug and many others that doctors prescribe to young people are addictive and misused. This drug should be ban or stricter, enforced laws for distribution of this and other drugs like it, should be in place. The word 'Chronic' is being misused. This drug should only be used on patients who are dying or those sick with illnesses such as Cancer, HIV, or other illnesses with no cure which cause unbearable pain. I have arthritis and have pain 24/7, and some days the pain is unbearable, but I take nothing but over-the-counter Aleve or aspirin. Illegal drugs are a big, big problem in this country... But, in my opinion, prescription drugs are now becoming a bigger one...  
Stephanie Witt  
Bonnie McDonald  
Niomi Wright  
nancy hodges I lost my son to this horrible drug. God help us all to ban these highly addictive drugs and bring to justice those that are prescribing these drugs to those that by no means need them. They get to our innocent children by those writing these prescriptions!  
Sherry Song I have watched this drug destroy, and in some cases, end lives.I fully support the endeavor to ban this drug. 
Lacey LaRochelle  
Anonymous My son and I have seen his father through this nightmare addiction. It still continues, we are keeping faith that he will overcome this!!  
Anonymous I had a major back surgery last year and was prescribed oxycontin andoxycodone, which I heard is basically the same thing. I am not a drug addict, I have never drank, but I will never forget the feeling I got when I was in the Intensive Care Unit and not recognizing my own parents and siblings because of the high dose of oxycontin. That was the only time I had been "high" in my life. I went through a phase when I felt like I needed it, and would force myself to stay in one room alone so that I don't go downstairs and take it. I couldn't sleep without it, and was so depressed. I am signing this petition because if I could prevent this feeling from any other 15 year old girl(at the time), I would. I would do anything in my power to ban oxycontin.  
Mike Craycraft "...passed away unexpectedly in their sleep." From my close family and friends all the way up to the world of celebrities, everyone is becoming affected by this monster. "The War On Drugs" rages on, yet not one single pharmaceutical company employee has been held criminally responsible for their actions. Purdue Pharma is continuing to comfortably fly over all federal scrutiny (and they do their flying in multi-million dollar luxury learjets). Why? Big business. To all our friends that have shown up in the obituaries, having "passed away unexpectedly in their sleep", let's finally be honest to the general public. "VICTIM DIED OF OXYCONTIN OVERDOSE". Stop the legal genocide against our citizens. Drug pushers are supposed to go to jail, right? Let's halt the financially fueled business of legal drug distribution and start holding the providers of such, accountable.  
Sara Kenny I was addicted to oxys and Roxie's they ruined my life I am proud to say I have been clean n sober for 4 years off them in 2009 they killed my mom 
Elizabeth McLoughlin  
Linda Keep the Faith, My son was addicted after about a long 4 years of us all suffering, All of you who have been affected by this serious and deadly addiction understand. He ended up in jail for violation for 3 months..I can prowdly say as a mother that was the best thing that could have happened to him...Just about killed me though..Anyway, There is hope..Keep praying and praying There is Hope! God Bless everyone that is affected by this...Our government sucks!!!! 
Nancy Daghighian My husband is addicted to Oxycodone and he can't stop.  
Danielle P seen to many affected by this drug. There is other way to deal with pain. There was a day before oxycontin and no one died of pain.  
Chris mcandress Please ban this addictive drug. So many people are losing their lives due to this.  
Ann Marie Lasinski  
nicole rosebach My husband was addicted for over five years, I watched as it turned him into a zombie with no emotion or moral code. He was missing days at a time, all of his high school friends were addicted too. It stole years of his life, and our trust. He did things he would never do. I strongly believe that drug is evil and given only for financial gain, it must be banned. 
John Owens A vital step to save children, adults, and families. 
susan ahlstrom The over-prescribing of a drug this addictive is criminal. We must find an alternative to this destructive menace. 
Charles Jennes This drug is to 2013 what heroin was to 1913. Perdue Pharma's website says nothing about how many lives they are destroying, it only states that they are "committed to improving patients’ lives in meaningful ways." They are committed to making money. The company and three of its executives have already pleaded guilty to misleading the public about the drug's risk of addictiveness - for which crime they paid a $634 million penalty. They were willing to pay that fine because they make so much more through their prescriptions. And still addiction rates, overdoses and deaths continue to skyrocket. This narcotic MUST be removed from the market. Based on the its history of abuse, and the various law suits brought against it (google 'lawsuits against Perdue Pharma'), the FDA should already know this.  
Brian Smargiassi  
Anonymous Terrible drug that fuels addiction. No need to prescribe it. Find alternatives. 
Barbara Jennes OxyContin has created a generation of young heroin addicts. There is no reason for this drug to continue to exist - except to fuel the profits of Purdue Pharma. Get this poison off the market. We have already lost enough of our young people. 
Carlos and Margie We now grieve the loss of our beautiful daughter who was prescribed oxycontin by her doctor, while he yelled at her that there was "nothing wrong with you". It was a few years before the doctors did find out why she didn't feel well, but by then, the oxycontin had a grip on her, and she, her daughter, and our whole family suffered greatly because of this oxycontin. Years of problems! It was careless of the "smart people" to give this to a young mom in her 20's, I can only think that these doctors don't realize the devastation this causes, but I hope they will hear this and everyone here. Our precious daughter, our forever love, and so many others are gone due to this. Please wake up medical people, 2+2=4, and taking oxycontin=devastation. Obviously pain medication has it's place, but for a young person who has "nothing wrong with you", it absolutely has NO PLACE! God bless our daughter and help all who suffer this. 
Lindsay Dunham  
Dawn Reynolds  
Linda Simpkins  
Bob Reynolds OxyContin is a dangerous drug, and should only be given to cancer patients that are dying .... Just goes to show you what the system thinks about the people  
Joyce Reynolds I almost lost my son to this drug had we not busted the bathroom door down ... he had quit breathing before he went under the water in the tub.... but we called 911 and did cpr until they got here... And that isn't even the end of it , .... bad enough that we will always see this when we inter the bath room, even my husbands and my life has changed for ever , because now we have to worry about him od ing again and not making it .... God how can they let a demon drug as bad as this out there .... Pleas , please take it off the market all together ..... Start giving people asprin for pain, at lease they wont die  
Jamie Lovett I lost my mother recently from an overdose of oxys as well. 
Dera Veinot My partner almost lost his life due to a serious Oxycontin addiction... I fully believe this world would be a better place if this drug never existed. 
Erik Schroen My Brother Donnie , died because he was prescribed this stupid drug after suffering and injury on a parachute jump in North Carolina , 82nd Airborne , he became addicted and died at the age of 37 brother was not raised to take drugs ,but he assumed the doctor was right when he got them . And It has destroyed my Family ....please if anyone can stop someone from starting down this dark path or prevent the biggest loss I've ever suffered , do so ... 
Margaret Harrison  
Maya .johnson 13000 petitions and they will never ban it.are you kidding , it's there money in their pockets. It's sad. These pills are ruining my life as we speak. And I want out so bad. It's a fight every single day. I wish I could go back in time and never take that first pill.  
Tricia DeTroia  
Marge Weiland Our son passed away on May 12, 2013 (Mothers Day)he was 36 years old. He had a accidental overdose of Oxycontin was released in the death certificate. How many times we related to the Doctor's about this prescription and its potential dangerous reactions. This is a horrible nightmares situation for us parents and the family to deal with. I agree this drug should be band. 
Tom Caverly  
Morgan Charterina  
Brian T Weir Stop The Epidemic NOW! 
Jill Gohr  
Gail Gruning  
laurel white I have watched friends worry themselves sick, not being able to help their own children.  
Kathleen Weir The fact is that oxycontin has created an epidemic of drug addicts. There is no reason for anyone to need synthetic heroin for any illness, when it became available they said it was good for treating cancer patients but many people before it got through cancer without it and now they not only have cancer but are now addicted to this medication. Its seem to me that Doctors are just handing it out to anyone who complains of back pain and its so readily available that its now on the streets and killing our youth or making them addicts who cant afford the price on the street so they are turning to heroin. Perdue Pharma should be held accountable for this epidemic.PLEASE STOP THE MADNESS AND END THE PRODUCTION OF THIS DRUG AND STOP KILLING OUR CHILDREN. 
Anonymous My daughter and son didn't lose their lives thank goodness but they both used this drug and it wasn't that difficult to obtain. I am grateful they are both off the heroin and the Oxycontin. There are too many quack doctors out there that prescribe these drugs like candy.  
Ruth Uveges Back in the '70's Quaaludes were at epidemic proportions. ONE MAN managed to get the ball rolling and banned the making of this drug everywhere in the world. We need to do this again. We NEED to put our humanity ahead of our wallet God bless those lost to this evil drug and their families.  
michael weyandt  
Dan Dabal Our oldest son (23) has been addicted to OxyContin for about 3-4 years, he recently moved on to heroin ( we were unaware) and on July 5th of 2013 he overdosed. We are very fortunate as he did not die that night. He is in treatment and doing well at the moment . We had years of living hell because of his pill( OxyContin) abuse and almost lost him when he graduated to Heroin as soooo many other young people do. We know of other fine young people and some older people as well who have gotten hooked on those terrible pain pills. We have been touched personally prior to my sons overdose, my cousin's son had the same horrible addiction , it ultimately progressed to a heroin overdose which resulted in the death of his 19 year old son . The pattern is undeniable , OxyContin , heroin , then overdose and possible death . these pills need to go !!!!!  
William Wilkins  
Cathy Letalien I read this petition daily and see the destruction this drug has on thousands of families. My family has been devastated and we are not going to stand for this any longer? I cannot believe that our government allows this to continue when it is CLEAR that Purdu Pharma lied about the level of addiction. If this were happening to their own family maybe they would have some compassion some decensy in stopping this madness. This drug "so called miracle pain drug" is killing our loved ones and needs to be stopped. Please stop manufacturing and pushing this drug on our society.  
Anonymous A local ARNP moved into our small community and within 4 years the crime and devastation began!! Numerous overdoses, murders, burglaries etc have followed. After many years and complaints the DOH and DEA have finally stepped in to shut her down. I hope they prosecute and find her guilty of manslaughter for all of the deaths and heart aches that she has caused. 
Amanda Peters  
Caroline Woolley-Laughlin Oxycontin has been over prescribed and is killing people, need to be banned ASAP. 
Anonymous I have lost many friends to this drug. 
Krissy McAfee On March 23, 2010, I walked out my front to warm up my car for work and I found my son (Trae Allen) laying on my driveway dead from a heroin overdose. He was only 24 years old. Trae had graduated with honors from high school but then became addicted to Oxycontin. Oxycontin destroyed his life. It led to starting and stopping college twice because of the addiction, he was to go into the Navy but the night before swearing in to leave for bootcamp he left, had 3 arrests for stealing to support his habit, 3 stays in rehab and eventually his death from heroin because the oxycontin cost so much more than heroin that he, as many others, switched to heroin. I truly hope the FDA will ban this horrible drug! 
Hollie Keohane  
Anonymous I lost 2 brothers-in-law to OxyContin overdose. They were both hooked for years. 
Cathy j Gonzales I'm a nurse and the use or distribution is in the hands of our doctors, it is misused and it floods our streets by our doctors and the people that are making tons of money off of it.If it was one of your children they would be on board with us. Stand out, take a stand ! 
James Stephen Lumpkin Our son was given Oxycondone for pain after a accident at work,he found that when he used up his presciption, he still needed the drug to keep from getting sick. But it was the brain that he had problems with. He went into a Methadone clinic, and won his battle after 3 years of hard work. He said it was in un-bearable pain after he left the program. He started on the pain killer that lead to the other drug, to get him off the Oxycondone. He re-lapsed after taking a friends half dose of Methadone, because he would still have serious pain. Because he had been off the Meth, but was still in his system, and he passed in his sleep on Jan,4,2013. Since then we have studied this and other drug's. And we now see so many people that went into a Methadone program, but the methadone is as hard to kick then the Oxycodone. If he had not been injured at work this would not have happened. He hated these drugs. Thank you for reading this. Our live's will never be the same again, and my life is now spent on trying to stop this drug and other's.  
Rose Hanks  
Loretta Di Lustro My precious son, became a complete dope fiend, after infecting himself with this terrible drug, Oxycontin. Purchased from a late physician in our North Hollywood, CA, many young boys and girls became addicted and the all went to IV drug use, with heroin. My son stopped breathing, the morning of January 3, 2011 at 27 years of age, and his whole life in front of him. Oxy stole my son from me, like a thief in the night. Please, cease and desist all manufacturing of this drug- it causes more harm tha good, is so highly addictive! Thanks you. John's Mom- Rest in Peace, John Travis Forever 27 
Monika Anderson Oxycontin has the same molecular make up as heroin and is the cause for countless lives lost. Purdue Pharmaceutical lied about it's addictive nature when it was brought into the market place in 1995 they were successful sued and admitted they lied yet the drug is still marketing. I think it is a disgrace to the American people and to our government and agencies like the FDA and Congress that this medication is still allowed to be prescribed.  
Amy Ingalls My husband was prescribed oxycodone is progressively higher doses for the past 7 years for back and leg pain. After years of poor sleep, difficulty thinking, trouble remembering, etc. he is now on day 2 of a cold-turkey withdrawal, and the dr. has never done more in our 10 minute a month visit than prescribe pills. It is irresponsible on the part of these drs. No one should have to go through this. My husband doesn't even drink a drop of alcohol nor does he smoke but yet he is going through this horrible withdrawal. 
Rebecca Arab  
Grace Dowdle  
Dean Dauphinais  
Anonymous This is a dangerous narcotic that lures the unsuspecting and then kills them (mostly young adults). Cheap and easy to get. The drug company is rolling in the blood of our lost youth and leaving a path of physical, mental and financial ruins for the families. 
Jacki Russo A horrible drug that ruins the lives of many. It should be gone 
karen Pierce  
Rosemary Vaccaro I lost my nephew. Please stop distributing this drug before more have to die. 
Kayla S.  
Anonymous Lost my son to accidental overdose. 
Jessica Boahn It's a huge epidemic reaching across all corners of the world; even the rural area of eastern NC. I have worked for a local detention facility for almost 6 years and the revolving door of substance abusers of this drug is astounding. Its like a terrible disease. I have witnessed, my own family members, addicted to this horrible drug and loose their own children because it. The vibrant people that once lived in this small town have been taken over by Oxycontin. Its so sad. I agree 100% its a drug that truly has to be removed from market. 
Susan Challen This drug has all the physical effects as well as the withdrawal effects of heroin. A prescription for this drug is easily gotten in South Florida. People of all ages and walks of life are addicted...heavily addicted to this horrible drug. Scores of people have died from overdosing on this drug. Thousands of people, especially young people have been incarcerated because of this drug. The pill mill doctors who prescribe this drug should be arrested on felony drug trafficking charges! They keep the addicted individuals addicted and up there doses to keep them coming back in to their offices. Our family has suffered personally from the horrible effects of this drug. Not only should there be a ban on this drug, there should be a class action lawsuit for all those affected by it!!! Is anyone else interested? 
Semone Simmons  
Nicholas Hall Oxycontin has ruined the lives of many of my friends, family and acquaintances. It is completely unnecessary for dealing with most kinds of pain. 
zach My wife has struggled with oxycontin addiction for years and has recently relapsed after being clean for several months. This stuff always turns her into someone I don't know and I hate the feeling powerlessness I feel when my love for her isn't as strong as her desire to get high. Everything becomes my fault instead of communicating and working through the challenges of being married with children. No matter what I do or say, the negativity and criticism is accentuated, and I feel like my feelings for her no longer have value. We don't do anything fun or intimate together, she is either too tired, sick, or cranky to be around me. These are the attributes that are created when her mind and spirit is poisoned by this scourge of society. I abhor this garbage in ways I cannot even describe and it never makes sense to me why the FDA would be apt to ban e-cigarettes instead of an opiate based narcotic that has killed thousands and thousands of people. I want my wife back and this poison purged from existence so no one else has to expirience the pain of watching someone they love degenerate into a shadow of their former selves. 
Beth Litteral Oxy and other prescription pills have ruined many lives in my family. I would support a ban on this drug happily. It should not exist, curse the day it was created. 
Anonymous Living in S. Florida where the pill mills were in effect has ruined countless families. My daughter and fiance are addicted, and yesterday I had to go to their house and take my 2 yr old grandson from them. They're finally going to get help. But when will the government step in and do something about this?!?!? Maybe when the politicians stop getting money from these scumbags as campaign donations.... This is a disgrace. 
mar chapman The abuse of these drugs is rampant, and because of their high cost, users turn to heroin-- my daughter's friend died of an overdose last Tuesday.... So sad! And countless diseases, crimes, and more damage caused daily b/c of OXYCONTIN.... Ban this killer now! 
Delvona Atteberry The family MD that my 86 year old mother trusted with her life, put her on Oxycotin for a fractured back/w pinched nerve and referred her to a pain management doctor who's only goal was to keep her on the medication for long term. We had enough sense to realize this was not quality life when she started having all kinds of problems on the drugs. By the time we found a doctor that actually cared and did the procedure that he said should have been done the first few days she went in with back pain, she would never have had the need for these terrible drugs. This procedure is where they inject cement into the back. The surgery took care of all the pain that she continued to have while on the Oxycotin,Hydrodon, Morphine (No thanks to 3 different doctors who would take her off one and TRY another until the next doctor decided to go back with one of the others). Needless to say, the withdrawals are almost unbearable to watch on someone her age. The severe depression, unable to sleep, nightmares, never ending restless legs, anxiety. Pretty hard to take when your mother tells you every single day she wants to die because she tries so hard and never moves forward. We are talking about a women that was completely independent in every way and loved life until that one dreaded day her back started hurting. Please stop the use of Oxycotin. We continue to pray daily that she can hang on until the day this passes.  
Anonymous This drug is very addictive and needs to be banned. There needs to be a program to get help that is cost free because this drug takes away the ability to keep a job and have any way to pay for treatment The company that has greedily profited from selling it should pay for treatment. They caused the problem and need to be accountable to all those they have hurt by creating it in the first place. 
Peggy Maria Wickline I lost my husband to suicide 10 years ago. He was addicted to his pain meds, including oxy and hydrocodone. One day he ran out (weeks before the refill date) and decided he couldn't go through withdrawal again and hung himself. My 3 young songs found their father's body. Now 10 years later, I'm going through the same thing with my 21 year old son. After going to jail because of his heroin addiction, he came home. He stayed clean for 2 months. Now he is injecting oxy. When I confronted him he said to me, " I have it under control. It's not as bad as heroin." My heart is absolutely broken because I'm terrified I'm going to lose 2 loved ones to this drug. I hate this drug and everything and everyone that supports its use.  
Shauna Egan  
Kelly Guarnaccia Teenagers are taking these to school. Theses should pay be used in a hospital without home use prescriptions! 
Linda Capobianco  
Irene Preuss-Meyer  
jenny phillips lost my son nov2,2012. methadone overdose trying to kick oxycontin. we need to ban both of these drugs. I miss my son desparately. 
Anonymous I have a son and daughter n law that are having issues with this drug and it cause so much confusion in our family. I just wish there was some way for them to come off this drug before it destroys them and their children.  
Anonymous This is written in sorrow. A wonderful father, husband, son, brother and friend was lost 2 weeks ago. If he hadn't been prescribed Oxycontin 13 years ago our family would be whole. Our marriage would not have ended, even though I still loved him dearly and always will, our son would be enjoying life with his Dad instead of handling funeral arrangements at the age of 21. His sister would not have found him dead on her bathroom floor, his mother would not have endured the death of her son just months after losing her brother and husband. The extrodinary man that he was, intelligent, kind, happy, loving and irreplaceable would be with us today. Oxycontin took this man from us years ago. Our pain is unbearable but our memories will last forever.  
Anonymous We must stop having this drug so available and easily abused. 8/6/2013 
Bill Hunt  
Jerimiah Peterson I have had several friends die from this drug. I have seen plenty of destruction caused by Oxycontin. Where are our morals? The fact that this drug is still legal, is sickening! Oxycontin and other drugs purchased legally at any pharmacy are destroying our country. Millions in taxpayer's money is wasted so that large companies can profit while killing this world with Heroin. We must fight the drug war from the inside, our corrupt doctors and legislature must be replaced. 
Amber Mueller  
Elizabeth Griffin My 33 year old son recently died from an oxycontin overdose. There was nothing wrong with him the doctor had no reason to prescribe it to him. He went from having a great job and life to losing evrything. He left behind a 5 month old daughter. 
Matthew T. Dunn  
shatara moore  
William Liantonio OxyContin is destroying Families, Loved Ones and Friends. Need to take action against Purdue Pharmaceuticals who manufactures & Misrepresents the Dangers of this drug. also Doctors who over prescribe OxyContin. 
jen Esposito  
Anonymous After going through an addiction to these pills with my husband and it breaking up my marriage I have seen first hand how incredibly addictive these are. Luckily my husband got clean and sober before it was too late. Too many doctors prescribe these freely and don't think of how easily it is to get addicted and how quickly it can happen and ruin lives.  
Susan Sessoms I have been in chronic severe pain for the last 12 years from multiple injures. I have had multiple family members addicted to OxyContin, a brother, three nieces, and two nephews. I have seen the horrible lives they live. I would much rather be in pain than have drugs out there that turn the kids of today into drug addicts!  
Anonymous Never knew how bad this could be until my son became addicted. I was amazed how many people actually get prescriptions and then sell them for money. This drug has totally changed my son. His addition has been the hardest thing I have every experienced. Feeling helpless! 
Kelly Crites  
Massimo Cavalieri d'Oro  
June Enos we really have a silent war going on with pills there making our strong weak and killing them, pills are breaking up family's, leaving are young untaken care of and family's homeless. its really scary come on doctors get a grip on it quit killing and giving people drugs to take to the streets. 
Jon Kesty My beautiful 23 year old daughter died from a heroin overdose on October 19, 2012. Percoset and OxyContin both played significant roles in her "graduating" to heroin which ultimately took her life. The evidence supporting the removal of this highly addictive drug is overwhelming. Remove this drug from the market not. 
Tiffany Jacobson  
Holly sledzinski  
Anonymous U have to stop this killer drug it's killing my son , destroying my family to see my only son drug abusing this medicine  
Joshua Masalko This medication is used for all the wrong reasons. It's time to stop the opiate epidemic that is ruining lives all across the country. This drug kills more people then it help and turns normal everyday people into monsters, that they never new they could be. 
hannah k  
Anonymous I'm loosing my son's life , I'm loosing my family life because if this horro drug Oxyconten , stop making this killer drug , teens r dying in my area because of this drug , I think my son will be next and I cant even help him . This license to kill drug has to be stopped, The doctors who prescribe this drug has to go to jail for killing our kids , STOP MAKING AND SUBSCRIBING THIS KILLER DRUGGGGGGGGGGGG  
Anonymous This medication destroyed teen agers in my area , I attended funeral of some of them because of OxyContin , really u have to stop making this medication , Put the doctor who prescribe this medication in jail for killing teens  
Anonymous Please ban this demon before it rips my life apart!!!!!!! 
Aileen O'Catherine  
Colton Roggatz I am currently a senior at north Tahoe high school and i know many, including myself who are abusing this drug. a week ago to day i had foot surgery to give me arches which i badly needed. i was walking on my ankles since i was a child. but anyway i was prescribed oxycodone and just three days later i have been snorting the shit. right now its 3:30 in the morning and im high on 15mg and buzzed off at least 10 shots of alcohol. im not bragging, and i believe this shit should be illegal. and im finding it harder and harder to breathe right now. and remaining awake. if i die tonight i hope this petition i signed will do something. 
Lori Nichole Woodson I know too many lives and loved ones lost to this terrible drug. 
k nande obviously MONEY is the ONLY reason why the damn goverment will not ban...forrest gump can figure out that it is all about profit, i wish the doctors/pharmacy which are all in the same devious boat would sink...i hate all of you for knowingly destroying lives,families with the dispensing of this damn drug that is nothing short of heroin. ..once upon a time i had a beautiful,witty,mentally alert close family she is a pill junkie 
Charlie speck Right now I am taking OxyContin (oxyneo) for RLS and pain. I have abused this drug for a long time and have severely suffered it's suicidal wishing withdrawals. I can go on and on about my horrible story of this drug but I am only interested right now of getting it off the market. I am willing to suffer withdrawals and go on to something else other than oxy because to me this is the worst drug ever and the proof is overwhelming. It has destroyed so many lives in more ways than one and others are suffering terribly every day. Here is my signature. 
David This is a terrible drug. It killed my gf's brother and is destroying my older brothers life as we speak and will end him sooner or later.  
steve wells My friend is the hospital right now. He is not the Steve I new before he took this drug. I was a drug and alcohol counselor in the past but have not seen any drug as devastating as this one. Please take this drug of the shelf it has more negatives than it does positives! 
brad belfield  
Anonymous Have a close family member who is addicted to oxycontin. This drug is a nightmare and makes one's life a nightmare overnight. there is no turning back from this drug. Why can't the FDA find something to help people get off this drug that was approved by them? It needs to be banned and the government should come up with something to help people get off this drug.  
Anonymous My little sister just passed away from oxycontin,not knowing it would take her life, Found her dead at her house on 7/14/13. She was onyly 49 years of age with no apparent health problems. We are devastated. 
Anonymous Oxycontin will cause more suffering than relief. For those still suffering from addiction you need to know that there IS a way out. I've been clean and sober for 1 year and 7 months. My old using buddy has over 3 years. You need to go to rehab for as long as you can then probly sober living.  
AnneMarie Lorenzini I love and miss you Lindsey M. Cannon. 02.08.2013 
nazanin abtahi  
Melita Jensen  
isis In loving memory of jd an amazing friend family member and son 
chris connolly it left me completely addicted now i take methadone just to feel normal. when will it stop? 
Sarah Wish this wasn't around. Ruins so many lives... 
Aili McKeen This is just like heroin and has no place in pain management outside of an IV drip. 
Hollie Dustin My son is 19 years old, and faces this addiction for the rest of his life, however long that may be. please, please???? As parents we beg you. 
Gary J. Seevers I feel like this is the right thing to do. 
Gail DeLucia I will never forget the horror this demonic drug from the pit of hell wreaked on my son's life for 5 yrs. ONLY by the grace of GOD is he alive and doing well today. In Wallingford, CT we lost 5 young people in 2011 to opiate overdose. Here in the suburbs, it ALWAYS starts with Oxycontin- often a local senior selling their medication for extra cash (!!!!!!). Then it quickly progresses to heroin because it's so much cheaper. PLEASE STOP THE MADNESS!!! BAN OXYCONTIN NOW!!! SAVE OUR CHILDREN AND OUR FUTURE!!!!  
John Verrier It is an Epidemic, stop it.  
swag fresh ban this demon drug. 
Kelley Costello This is one petition I can really get behind. Much love and respect to those lost, their loved ones, and those still effected by this monstrous & insidious addiction. 
Anonymous Oxy addiction has stolen my husband for many years now. I wonder each day if this is the day I will find him in a state where I need to call 911. 
Michael Steinberg Member of my family was prescribed this stuff and now he is drug addict that can not live without it. He tried everything to get off it be he can't. Our family is destroyed now because of this and there is no help available besides the prison. We have to pay 10 grands or more for one week of treatment with no guarantee of success. But if he goes to jail they will pay 50000 a year to keep him there with other criminals. This does not make sense at all but I guess it makes perfect sense for drug companies and for jails that are privatized now and are making profits from each prisoner. And nobody seems to be able to break this system of evil. 
Michelle Kennedy  
Anonymous Just because a doctor writes my daughter a prescription she thinks it is ok. I have lost the person she was. Over 10 years of taking pain meds and she is not addicted. Yeah..right. 
carol I have lost everything because of these pills, My son is now addicted and is trapped for a long period of time. I have been clean for 3 years from oxycontin and can say i've never felt better, all i need now is my son to be clean and these pills to be gone for good 
John Miles Galli  
Deena Onufer  
Madelyn Vega I am addicted to oxycontin. I wish I never took that first pill! I need help getting off this drug! Please help us on this drug to be able to live a normal life without it. 
Amber Cartieri Lost another good one today. We are only 25! When will this end?  
Belinda Mackey OxyContin KILLED my son in 2003. It is shameful that Purdue profits off of the sale of this poison and the total disregard to the havoc and trauma that it has caused so many families is shameful.  
Danna Rutherford  
Carol I lost my only child (son) in 2005 who was addicted to Oxycontin.  
myrna prince doctors should be ashamed for writing these pills( i call it a death sentence)26 or more people in our community died because of this monster all within a year. people are still managing to get the prescription.  
Larry Hiltz  
Daphne Surdin  
Sheila My son will be 22 and has been addicted for 4 years. This is not just a Dr shopping issue here in Florida ( Tampa area) most addicts never had a medical need, like my son they were given it at a party. He has been in rehab once, multiple times in jail and we moved him to another state. The craving was so bad he came back to Florida and is now injecting (blues) and living on the street. I have a treatment center ready but at 22 you cant force him to go, and the Marchman Act is a waste as they can check themselves out. He is in crisis now stealing and using more and more every day......I pray we find him and can get him into treatment.....I brought him to detox a week ago and they could not admit for 4 hours!!! So he ran. The system in Florida needs to change this is not just a prescribed problem...75% is bought as street drugs. 
Lorraine Semidey In memory of my beautiful 28 year old daughter, Kristin Schryver... Died of a OxyContin overdose on 2/23/2009. No parent should ever have to bury their child. 
lynn niehaus As a victim of the lies concocted by the drug companies, please stop the manufacture and distribution of this highly addicting drug! 
Robin and Vince Cesario Joseph Vincent Cesario 09/09/1978-11/12/11. His twin brother Daniel Jon Cesario 09/09/1978-11/29/11 both died from overdose of prescription drugs forever in our heats. Mother and daddy 
Rose Hanks  
Ann Burlock  
Dale Jollota  
Jessica Ginson  
leslie schumacher I have watched my boyfriend change before my eyes over the past year taking oxycontin. Its destruction of deciet and denial are overwhelming.please take stop making this horrific drug. Save all the lives and countless innocent loved ones that go though the tortur. es of this pill thank you. And my prayers go to all of you that this one pill has destoyed your lives.  
Valerie Loveys As an advocate I believe if I can save one child I can save the world..In the war against Drugs ~Valerie 
Debbie E. I lost my Son to this drug. It was prescribed to him and killed him. It needs to be taken off the market!!!! 
Gerri Scott  
Anonymous Ban if all... The most evil drug I've ever seen. I support the banning of ALL opiates unless administered by a healthcare professional  
Kelly R My brother has made life for my parents hell and after several rehabs he won't stop using. I hope this drug goes away because he's killing everyone around him 
John Stitz Sick of The Zombies... 
Donna Bell So heartbroken over this and I've lost a child due to this substance. 
Joy Miller  
Jenny graham  
Diane My son of 27 years old was prescribe these pills, and no drug tests were done too see if he was taking too many.. I lost him at a young age. A very intelligent man who worked full time and ot all the time. His life was cut short because of Dr's who go ahead and prescribe these pills but really do not monitor their patients.. I feel he died at the hands of a Dr please stop giving these out like they are candy.. 
Karen Adams My husband and I are watching our very much loved adult child who was always witty, fun loving, good natured and a loving family member change to an apathetic, no personality, isolated, gloomy, not caring about himself adult. After years of taking care of himself, working out at the gym everyday he tore his bicep. After insurance screw-ups, he was told he was too late for surgery to help him. Dr. started prescribing oxycontin for a prolonged period of time. The rest of the story is clear. Addiction has taken over his life. We want our son back!! We want this drug banned!!!! Our son is just one of many victims from this horrendous life taking drug. Family members become victims too!!!! GET RID OF OXYCONTIN!!!!!!!!!  
vivian zambus I would love to speak to other victims of this drug.Is there any support system for this other than NA or AA ? Please feel free to contact me at any time.7 years ago my life was drastically changed forever because of this drug! 
Alyssa Moran  
kim kellam I HATE all pills honestly. BUT...this one is killing my husband. He takes it for fibromyalgia, injuries from car accidents, and a torn rotator cuff. I worry all the time and I swear his personality has changed. My opinion??? Doctors are just legal drug dealers with all these meds. I know there are more natural treatments out there, but doctors nowadays just whip out that rx pad all too quickly. Ban this drug! (and all of them if I had my way!) 
Jennifer moberley  
CDM Ban the evil drug, does not help pain it only causes more pain for the whole family... 
Linda Get this garbage out of our country..96 percent of heroin comes from Afgainistan..Imagine that??? Greedy sick demented doctors..How do they sleep at nite..Our government is aware of the war on drugs too..disgusting,,,Just lost my x husband from this garbage..My heart goes out to everyone who lost someone they loved By this awful soul stealer..There is not a single person you talk to that has not been affected by this drug one way or another..sickens me. 
Alison Small Families destroyed, Lives destroyed. Enough is enough!! 
Kathleen Baswell On June 23rd 2006 my world stopped when I found my precious 24yr old son dead. He had overdosed on heroin and Oxycontin. After being clean for almost a year he relapsed for the final time and left a devastated family that loved him with all our hearts. Three other young men that all my children grew up with are also gone now due to these horrific drugs. As an RN i cannot imagine how Physicians can still prescribe oxcy. As I went through my sons room after his passing I found an empty rx bottle for oxcy in his pocket, an rx that he had gotten two days before his death from a physician that he had never seen before. This physician gave him oxcy on his first visit because he said he had a backache! No x-rays no nothing!! Please this has got to stop!  
Samuel griffin  
stephanie please ban this drug :( it is far too dangerous and takes lives too easily 
Tony Gerardi God bless to all the familys and friends who lost a loved one from this!!! I feel it is insane to have this drug on the market or any opiate that doctors or dentist can dole out. I am amazed to see how close this is to heroin!!! How in the world was this allowed? Why hasn't it been stopped already? Is it money and politics? How many more people have to die before something is done? Where r the attorneys to stop this? God guide us through this and give us the courage and knowledge to end this.  
Keith Oppelt Pain killers should be handed out each dose by a doctor... It's caused hell in my life, luckily I got away from it in time. I'm over one year now without taking a pain pill. 
Gina Keffer oxycontin is a nasty drug. Thank the lord above i am allergic to it or any morphine based products. i believe it should only be given in hospitals for serious injurys. under supervision. 
Stephanie Powell It hurts more than it helps. It doesn't save lives, only takes them. The risk is NOT worth it!  
Anonymous It's the devil and I no from experience and lucky enought for me I'm 27 days off after a 5 year addiction that started from an injury. I got so addicted and only needed more and more. I'm sorry for all those who have lost loved ones and my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I no how hard it is to kick COLD TURKEY with no help and you feel as if you can't tell your family BC you are so embarrassed about what this drug had done to your body. It is a daily thing I will have to live with and every day feels hard for me I only hope and pray I will be myself again soon but after all I'm still going thru I will NEVER go back to that evil side.  
Anonymous This drug has turned my intelligent, friendly, goal oriented, athletic son into every typical description of a serious drug addict. Heartbreaking. 
Anonymous Sometimes the remedy is worst than the illness 
marion Breg I lost my 23 year old Grandson from addiction to this horrible killer- originally prescribed for pain from a serious surgery and sent home from the hospital with a prescription - and became addicted to this killer drug. Why does a drug manufacturer have a licence to kill so many good innocent people?? Stop this legal murdering. 
Jan Paradiso My niece was first prescribed oxy when she went into her dr. with a back injury, that was 8 yrs. ago. My niece has been abusing this narcotic for the past 7 years, she was forced to find a dr. in a different county due to the fact that she has been black balled in her own county. She recently had an operation repairing a hernia that was strangling her intestines, an operation that has been repeatedly scheduled for the past two years that they were unable to do due to her drug consumption. She was taken back to the hospital by ambulance last night after getting high and passing out on the floor breaking open her stitches, her son went to her house to check on her and found her on the floor. I have tried to call her "DRUG DOCTOR" to plead with him to stop refilling that prescription as I am afraid she will not back the rest of the year. The Dr.????? has not answered or returned my call, you have to contact him by his cell phone.  
Katrina Coville I have seen good people, turn into zombies. Falling asleep holding a cigarette, falling down, over dosing, etc. I didn't see it this bad until I came down to Florida from New Hampshire. Its sad. I have had way too many friends go to their graves way too early. I don't want to see anymore. Doctors need to stop giving out these drugs. Its all about money, that's the reason they don't. They get people on pills, then you need more and more because your tolerance becomes so high. Then they start buying them so they don't get sick and die. We need to put a stop to this! Our children are at risk! 
Ross Davies Good luck - you have a LOT of signatures already. Sorry to the ppl who have lost loved ones. 
Becca Mehlin I buried my 23 year old nephew May 10, 2013. He died of an OxyContin overdose. He was a recent honors college graduate, scored 31 on the ACT, was fluent in English and Spanish. He was kind, smart, funny. He was addicted to OxyContin. Please get this lethal drug off the prescription drug list approved by the FDA. 
marsha favors I think the Dr. should be responsible for so many lives dying because of this drug. i had lung surgery and they keep giving them to me like candy. its nuts they should be more educated. it is taking over all ages. let all put a stop to this drug. 
Anonymous It is a horrible drug that take control and priority of the persons life, they don't care anymore about anything or anyone all they care is getting medicine. 
Kimberly Nikirk My daughter is 24 and we have been battling this demon for over 2 years. We are watching her kill herself with this drug. 
Susan Lamberton Please remove this horribly dangerous drug from the market. I lost my only son, 32 years old, four years ago in Orlando, Florida.. He would be here today if had it not been for this drug and his irresponsible doctor for giving him high dosages along with other medications. 
Hailey Alberger I, myself, have an addiction. removing this from the market, or limiting the distribution, would help people like me more than you know. and save millions of lives. 
Devan McFadden My brother and father were/are addicted to this drug because the doctor kept prescribing OxyContin to them even when they didn't need it anymore .. My father is no longer here and my brother is still addicted to this horrible drug in a different stay .. Somebody please get this drug off the market once and for all .. 
Kimberly Battease I would like to give a shout out to OxyContin for feeding the worst mental illness in the United States, costing the lives of countless youth, and most importantly, killing my best friend. Glad to hear you accept blood money. 
Don Lanier My Cousin Jimmy was murdered for his 20 pills he was given after Back surgery, if a drug is that powerful over people to make them want to kill others to get it, we dont need it, BAN IT,  
Anonymous Epidemic, epidemic, epidemic.... criminal prosecution for the Doctor's who prescribe like candy,..... get the Responsible Doctors on our side to agree and lobby for a ban..... 
Rebecca Yarborough I am a social worker and have seen my fair share of people fighting addition. This med is the worst I have dealt with. These are normal people who have accidents of health issues with so much pain that they are treated with this junk. I have watched good mothers and fathers turn on their families due to withdrwawl from this stuff. Why doctors still hand it out is beyond my thinking. I pray that all that have been affected get treatment asap. Please keep in mind that if you are going to try to get clean... dont sign up for the suboxone program or you will still have serious side effects. This is another LIFE SENTANCE!! You will NEVER be able to go without Suboxone or you will become violently ill! Same goes for methadone! If you want to get clean... GO SOBER! 
Trudy Please take this drug off the market. 
james emery  
Jamie Leuthauser My 34 year old sister was addicted to opiates. She passed away July 16, 2012 after being prescribed a toxic combination of benzodiazepines & opiates following a motorcycle accident. She was taking Klonopin for years due to anxiety & was prescribed Oxycodine & Valuim by one doctor & a day later was prescribed OxyCotin by another doctor in the same medical facility. First script was filled on 7/10, the second script filled on 7/11 & she was found lifeless 7/12. RIP sis! We all love you & miss you Mother, daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter goddaughter cousin and friend!!!  
Zachery Thomas Please ban this and ALL OPIATES 
Robert Ajiul Oxycontin ruined my life. 
Desiree my grandpa Dalton taylor was my hero and a damn good man that never touched drugs. and when he was perscribed oxycontin he was imedently hooked and he died in 2005 for overdose . 
RadioLUCKY7 Here at radioLUCKY 7, we have not one buy 2 employees. Our head technician and one of our broadcasters that have lost members of family, and are themselves recovered addicts. This needs to stop.  
Marie Gertsch Dear Mrs. Thompson, I just watched the 16x9 episode on Canada's Oxycontin issue, including the tragic death of your son, Michael. I lost my only child 25 years ago, albeit not to a drug overdose, but rather she was hit by a car. I know first hand the way a child's death affects a parent, and my heart goes out to you. I had requested a stoplight be put at that intersection, and after another child was killed a year after my daughter, finally a stoplight was put in. So to a degree, I also see those two deaths as ones that could have - should have, been avoided - just as your son's could have been avoided. So I also know the frustration that goes with the grief. Five years ago I was put on oxycodone. As my tolerance built up I was offered oxycontin, but I'd heard of how addictive it was and declined. Unfortunately my body did develop a dependence on the oxycodone. Also, like your son, I withdrew from my life, isolated myself from family and friends. Last year I decided to wean myself off of the pain meds and have now been opiate free for several months. However, two weeks ago I had to go to the ER for severe dehydration. The nurse gave me morphine for my leg/stomach cramps without my permission and I was furious, as I feared it would cause me to go through the withdrawal again. Turns out I didn't get withdrawal symptoms, but I also did not get any pain relief. For those of us that have been on pain meds for a long time are in a horrible position, in that if we are injured or require surgery - what are we do to for the pain? If we do get pain meds, we will need a high dose to handle the pain, and then we risk becoming addicted again, and have to go through the withdrawal again. My point being that people who decide to accept pain meds for chronic pain need to realize that becoming dependent on those pain meds have long reaching consequences - such as what to do when you are injured or require surgery? I am very impressed by your determination to bring awareness of the dangerous drug, Oxycontin, to the public. You have honored your son Michael's life and death in the best way possible, trying to help stop another parent from having to suffer the horrific pain and loss of a child's death. In my eyes you are a true hero. I hope you are doing well, although, like me, I am sure you think of Michael every day, miss him, and think of what he'd be doing now if he were still alive. One NEVER 'gets over' the death of their child. We learn how to live on without them, but with a huge hole in our heart and a void in our lives where they and they potential spouse and children (our grandchildren) should be. Warmest regards, Marie 
Cathy Letalien I have been reading the many comments about oxycontin and Purdue Pharma should be ashamed of themselves for continuing to market such an evil drug!!! This drug took my son who was an upstanding young man full of life and a bright future. I am so angry this drug continues to be pushed out to our communities and killing our loved ones!!! This has to be stopped!!! What will it take Purdue Pharma before you discontinue this evil evil drug!!! How can you in good conscious continue manufacturing and marketing this horrible drug!!! Please please stop this madness!!! 
JoAnna Poteet  
Anonymous Oxycontin is a horrible drug that changes people into zombies that only care about getting a fix. Ive had several friends die of it and it took my life away for five years! I did things i never thought and am still struggling to feel normal again. 
David Greco  
Bradley Lynam Prescription drugs have effected my life in the following ways: #1 - 10 Years ago. My Teena, the love of my life, became addicted to prescription pain medication. She is no longer the healthy, athletic, joyful and pretty girl she once was. She OD'd and now lays in a bed. She has brain damage due to opiate induced stroke. Teena was prescribed pain medication by the bottles and bottles from Doctors. This was a slow development. Teena's addiction(behavior)negatively affected her family's and my life for years. She initially only went to see a doctor for a back ache. That doctor effected all our lives forever because he thought best to prescribe Oxycontin. #2 - Just 3 Months ago: My awesome next door neighbors, Paul and Cathy. Their son Jeremy took his life in a sad way. He got addicted to pain medications. Prescription drugs radically had an effect on his life in a negative way. In all respects he was super cool guy: great family, life, job, college educated, had money, good looking, friends...... no physical pain, but Oxycontin found a way into his life and in effect took his life. It took hold so quickly. I feel so bad about it all. 
Jennifer Yoon  
Anonymous I have never heard of:"Oxycontin". The only sugesttion a can make is to Have: "O'RIELLY" from FOXNEWS get involved with.He has done womder about thing s of this order. I am sure he may be able to HEPL.  
Sergio M DiLorenzo  
Laura Bongiovanni  
Debbie Please stop this insanity which is happening to our country, young & old !!! 
Lucy My best friend is lost to this drug now. It is the saddest thing I have ever known.  
Douchie Getant To all the Families, I can only imagine this pain and lost, but truly we are in this together. May God turn his face towards us Kind Regards, 
Bill covington  
Zachary Dronet Ive lost so many family members to this drug, it needs to be off of the market now ! 
Anonymous My husband had a back surgery and was perceived oxys and he ended up so addicted he has lost several jobs ...the horrific withdrawal sent him to the street drugs where his life ..and our pets were in danger he is living in a trailer ...list ...friends . total personality change...and sadly we r divorcing after three failed treatment centers in 4 I am husband less....childless ..and financial on my own .oxy affects everyone in terrible ...negative ways ....thank you for banning it  
Anonymous when will it stop....we should not have to say goodbye to you children.  
Elisabeth English My sweet young (23)daughter was prescribed this drug for a year & a half when she OverDosed & got severe brain damage from the overdose. Now a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic she will never have a normal life. She even got pregnant & her baby was taken out of her arms by CPS before she left the hospital & is now in foster care. CPS "educated" shrink insists she take Another psychotic drug (Risperidone) to "manage" the Oxy damage. So she did --three weeks of it & now she is far worse & threaten every day--to throw herself off of a local bridge so she "can see God". These dam drugs are Not the Answer. Can anyone help us? If I don't get her around the clock care she will have to be locked up the rest of her life in a mental hospital. They took my kind hearted, sweet, friend to all, daughter who never did a drug in her life & destroyed her with their legal addictive drugs Never telling her or her family the danger ahead. These pharmaceutical company executives should all go to jail for the damage they are doing to our kids & our society!! God bless the families who have had to endure the loss of their loved ones because of these drugs. There is no way to bring back the brain damaged or those who actually died from these drugs. Shame on the FDA for allowing these drugs in our society. They are permanently brain altering & highly addictive & can & will change a person's (& their families) lives FOREVER. Thank you for any advice or help you can give us -- we live every day trying to somehow save our daughter :( 
Jim Reed Thank you for creating this petition, I fully support a ban on Oxycontin and other pure forms of oxycodone. The destruction that this drug causes far out ways the benefits. Nearly everyone in American knows someone who has been negatively affect by this drug while few know anyone who actually benefits. A dear friend of mine took his own life 4 years after being prescribed the medication for a back injury he had never used drugs or alcohol prior to this, he left behind a wife and 3 children. Shame on Purdue Pharma and the FDA for trying to band aid the situation rather than invest in discovering an alternative medication. It is time to end the heartache.  
Tamara taylor Ive lost friends and family from overdosing on perscription drugs. These drugs need to be banned im tired of all the ones i care about dying off these dangerous drugs this epidemic needs to end..... 
Carla LaStella  
Vicki Fyles I have a daughter who had everything, including a wonderful fiancé. Since both of them became addicted to Oxycontin their world has crumbled down around them. I dont want to lose my daughter. Please STOP PRODUCING and DISTRIBUTING this drug before this already too long list of addictions and deaths of a petition gets any longer.  
Anonymous There were people who lived thru having amputations and severe pain without products like Oxycontin. I think oxycontin use for any reason is worse than the pain it prevents and maybe it would be better to live through the bodies healing job pain and it's own desensitization applied to pain. Oxycontin is heroin in synthetic form but synthetic or natural, who cares? Same end results. It primes the pump to substitute with heroin which is cheap allowing drug dealers to continue to feed the fire while the imprisoned die. It is not even a gateway drug. It is the drug heroin. Pain goes away from broken bones and surgery. The pain and destruction to nation's, friends and families doesn't. It just becomes a historic collapse that gets marked as an occurrence in time like the opium dens of China's past. Ban it and don't let something like this happen again! 
Anonymous Please stop the addiction 
Pam Fodor It's a horrible epidemic in the midwest, taken the toll on my family and many others, unfortunate to lead into even more dangerous heroine use and awful law breaking acts in order to get it. I don't know how many signatures we need to get this recognized, but, please, not another life lost to this awful addiction/ 
Anonymous I know more than one family member who is hopelessly addicted to these evil pills. I think it's a ploy to just suck peoples insurance money! They get them addicted to this legal DRUG and then they have no choice but to keep getting it and getting it. GET RID OF THIS CRAP! My family members who are addicted can barely function because of it! 
john haines  
Anonymous I am hopelessly addicted to this god awful drug. I was prescribed after my second operation to my spine. I was given tramadol thru my first surgery and was VERY uncomfortable but survived. My life is a living hell now and those who have not been thru this can ever comment of how one should be able to walk away from it. After stopping (I have gone 30 days with no avail) Diarrhea, vomiting absolutely NO SLEEP for 21days straight due to shooting pain and spasms in arms and legs. How do you get up work, care for kids, etc without sleeping. Drs have been handing these drugs out like candy for years now for the smallest pain ailments and only now for fear of loss of license and incarceration are they starting to look away from there wallets not caring about the trail of misery left of death and anguish.  
traci stickel I am just glad this is one thing I hadn't tried and never plan too  
Charles Reeves  
Anonymous We need to get these pills off the market i had a terrible past with these pills and they haunt me everyday, living in fear is no way to live, lets get rid of it!  
Dan McPhail I'm Dan McPhail, a 65 year old broken hearted dad. On November 19th 2012 my beloved first son Todd said good night to us the evening before at 8 pm. By 3am the next morning he was dead in his sleep from taking Purdue Pharmaceuticals Oxycontin and mixing it with alcohol. 19 men age 20-40 a DAY die from this legal garbage, which SHOULD only be prescribed for TERMINAL extreme pain no hope cancer patients or severe burn cases. Purdue executives KNOW it and continue to supply bogus pill mills in Florida as detailed in a factual tv documentary months ago. Todd's death has left me beyond devastated. He leaves a 4 year old daughter who will never know her dad and over 200 of his friends co workers and family numb with grief. Todd was one of the NATION'S top MRI technicians and his patients are denied his skills and although he's at peace not even knowing he's gone one TWO MINUTE lapse in judgement to use this synthetic heroin cost him his life. There is NO valid medical reason for this garbage to be sold. Ironically one Derrick Hoffman whom we called to BE A PALL BEARER AT MY SONS funeral DIED in a Rite Aide Pharmacy after taking a Purdue Oxycontin BEFORE WE BURIED TODD. Ironically Todd had a friend here in Flint Michigan named Luis who ALSO od'd on this crap. At his friends FUNERAL 4 years ago Todd said to me "don't worry dad, i won't wind up like Louie. I'm smarter than that". I think of that statement when i tend to Todd's grave in Davison Michigan's Cemetery.  
amy lott i belive that oxycontin should be banned i live in ga and have watched may people die over the last 5 years ranging from 20 to 50 because of this drug it is out of hand and once it gets it grip on someone it wont let go i have seen repectable hard working people turn in to addicts this is really sad and something needs to be done 
Lesley-Anne Goodfellow I'm in Canada. Same suffering up here. It's horrible to watch someone you care about struggle with this terrible, terrible drug. 
Declan Devlin  
Kayla Reilly  
Anonymous Oxy has successfully turned almost every 18 - 25 in my neighborhood into a toothless zombies in a 3 year period. This company is a total disgrace.  
Alanna Reilly my boyfriend of 6 years is highly addicted to Oxycontin. everyday i worry about what will happen to him. He was my best friend and my everything and the drug has taken over his life, he is a different person now all that matters is how is he going to get his next high. i have seen the effects of this pill and i can not believe it is still on the market today. How many people have to lose their lives before people realize the devastating effects of this pills and take them completely off the market.  
Kelsey Walsh  
Kristin Lawrence  
miriam rowland Time to get this "demon drug" off the market. It is addictive when taken as prescribed.  
Matthew Habecker After being diagnosed with bone cancer, I was prescribed OxyContin and Opana for pain management. Fortunately, my cancer went into remission within two years, however at that time I was addicted to the pain killers. I did all that I could to get as many pills as possible, No matter the cost to myself or my family and friends. I lost my job, I lost friends, and I lost my motivation to live. All I cared about was if I would have enough pills to get through the day. Because of my previous cancer diagnosis, my general practitioner willingly dispensed hundreds of OxyContin and Opana pills post cancer per my request. Twice during the course of one year, I stopped breathing from taking an overdose of pills unintentionally. I finally had a wake up call when I was no longer able to obtain pills and went through severe withdrawals for two weeks. That experience left me feeling disgusted with myself and my actions, and I promised to turn my life around and no longer make obtaining narcotic prescription pain medicine my number one goal. It's been a long and rough journey, but I'm happy to say I am healthy and thriving now. There is no reason for this truck to be on the market. It is so highly addictive that It destroyed my former life as an MBA educated executive who never previously had any desire to engage in drug use. This drug destroys lives and kills, yet it is legal! People need to band together to ban this drug immediately. 
Anonymous Has anyone checked out the OVERDOSE & SUICIDE RATE in Graham County, Arizona associated with O X Y C O N T I N??????? Those of you who do NOT agree with this petition shouldn't be here in the first place, and should be redirecting your browser to a DRUG ABUSE REHABILITATION SITE, admitting you have a problem is the first step to taking accountability for your Chemical Dependency. DO IT for yourself, children, relatives, friends etc. That is, if there is any CARE left within your cold-hearted damaged emotions. I FULLY SUPPORT THE BAN OF THIS CRAP AMONG MANY OTHERS SUCH AS: XANAX, PERCOCET, VICODIN, MORPHINE, METHADONE, SABOXIN................ 
Anonymous This BULLSH*T has been handed out like candy by doctors ALL OVER Arizona and completely ruined my sister's life! Her brains have gone to mush and the whole town of Safford/Thatcher, AZ is filled with ZOMBIES that steal whatever, whenever they can to sell for money to buy this BS off the street from people who have been prescribed Oxycontin. So for all of this, I cannot sleep at night but instead..I sit outside all night and guard my yard. 
Meagan Montanari My life is a testimony to the devastating effects of Oxycontin. I became addicted when i was only 16 years old to the drug, which seemed like a "classier" substitute for heroin. Now, with my college degree in pharmacology behind me and rendered useless because of my addiction, I know that Oxycontin is the SAME as heroin? How can this drug be legal? I almost died from this drug, and i remember thinking, how is it that heroin is illegal and this "pharmaceutical heroin" is legal?! You can get it from a doctor and then from a pharmacy! How can this be? Now, in lifelong recovery from opiates (Oxycontin started my addiction and I ended up being an IV Heroin user) my life has gotten a lot better. However, now my little brother is suffering the horrific effects of Oxycontin. My dad lives in Panama and in that country, ALL OPIATES ARE ILLEGAL! They are on to something! Oxycontin should be made illegal and these evil pharmaceutical devils should be put in prison for a long, long time! They lied to us and because of their greed, a lot of our american families are broken or torn apart. This drug MUST BE MADE COMPLETELY 100 PERCENT ILLEGAL!  
Chance Miles I am still a recovering addict from this drug,i used to help with my 3 shoulder surgeries, but 1 pill was never enough and when i ran out, i looked on the streets, and it almost made me lose everything! how can a drug like this be legal. 
JoAnn Harley Shame on pain management that prescribes this without having withdrawal programs.  
Jessica May  
Carol Pedersen  
susan koontz Please take this horrible drug out of public's hands.People are dying and families are being ruined by this drug.There are other less harmful methods of pain relief than addiction and death. 
Samantha Jones  
Brad Leblanc  
Tracey The person I considered my adopted mother got hooked on this wicked drug after an accident. She was in NA, but couldn't shake her addiction. She overdosed and was in a coma for over a week. She made it out of the coma, swore she would do whatever it took to quit, but this evil drug rode her down the path to her own death. A few months later she suicided. Devistating to say the least.... 
Anonymous as an insurance professional, i see oxycontin as a problem for anyone that uses it.. it should only be allowed for someone who is terminally ill... someone on hospice.  
Rebecca Urda  
Anonymous My father has been addicted to oxycotin for the past 8 years and has torn us apart. He is not the man who he used to be. I just want my dad back.  
justin fraser it kills way too many people addicts are everywhere  
Anonymous A friend just lost his son.  
Cheryl Ketcham It is sad that has come to the point that we are at that we have to ban a drug that has brought comfort to so many with life threatening illness's. However, as a recovering addict I know how dangerous and at what lengths and lies these drugs take people to just to get through a day. And it is ugly. In these days and times we make phones that are at times smarter then we are, why can we not make a medication that can prevent pain without making you feel like Oxycontin makes you feel ?????  
Laurie Marchetti I firmly believe Oxycontin/Oxycodone should be banned! I hear all too often of people becoming addicted to it, which is increasing at alarming rates. Crimes committed and needless deaths because of it have also skyrocketed. Doctors are prescribing it like candy, giving it to those who could most definitely find less harmful ways to reduce pain. As I see it, it's legal cocaine. Every prescribed medication has side effects (which is why I stay clear of any), we all hear the commercials for a medicine that fixes one thing, but can cause a number of fatal effects. The addicts this medicine creates are from all walks of and poor, young and old, etc., which in turn affects us all. Purdue Pharma L.P., the maker of Oxycontin has already been ordered to pay $634.5 million dollars for misleading the public about the painkillers risk of when will we get a law to ban it? 
Johnny S my mother used to be a great person. she used to be so talented, she was a singer at church, she even had original albums she was going to get on the market. she used to have a well paying job and a stable family life, but then oxycontin came into her life. it all started when she went to a crooked doctor who wrote her that first prescription, it all went downhill from their. she cheated on my father, and left me and him for the guy (who ended up backing out of the affair to be with his family). she came back into my life and was using every day. she would pick me up from elementary school at least an hour late every day, and she would often drive me home under the influence of alcohol, oxycontin, and xanax. she would hallucinate and swerve to avoid animals and people that didnt exist. she even burned our house down while under the influence of oxycontin. shortly after, she started having the shakes, which ended up costing her her job. she then started dating a very bad man, a very abusive controlling man. he beats her and abuses her regularly and even threatened my life at one point, he is the main reason me and my mother no longer see eachother. she has prescriptions for xanax, oxycontin, various blood pressure medications, and antidepressants. she has not been herself since i was about 5 years old, i am now 18. along with crooked "doctors" and oxycontin, the life of a very talented successful woman was turned upside down, which in turn has ruined the life of her ex-husband and my childhood. this "medication" has no medicinal value, it cures no ailments and prevents no diseases. all it does is line the pockets of corrupt doctors and pharmaceutical companies. ban this DRUG and make the doctors and companies capitalising on peoples addictions pay for what they have done. 
Adam Williams I lost my wife to this horrible drug 5 months ago. This drug needs to be outlawed and doctor's need to recognize the signs of someone becoming an addict. Tried countless times to get her help from doctors to law enforcement but no one would listen. Now I have to live with guilt and emotional pain everyday. Ban this drug! 
Anonymous I would never sign and support this initiative as this medicine has changed my life and allows me to be close to my old self once again. I've been on 7 other medications and none has helped me nearly as much as this. Unfortunately some abuse it and some become severely addicted but there is a difference between addiction and dependence. If dependent so be it, at least I can live in a more productive life that leads now to my entire happiness. I say thanks to this medicine as I am ever so thankful for my life back. Daryl ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTE: Daryl is "a soldier" for the drug companies until the slow deterioration of mind and soul fully takes hold. Family members of this individual are welcome to share their observation of Daryl after a longer period of time on OxyContin. I allowed this comment in order to emphasize the typical personal testimonials that keep the misrepresentation of OxyContin alive. These testimonials, without more information, have fooled the media for years. This person is beneficial to Purdue until the mental dysfunction moves beyond control. Daryl is a "legitimate patient" until the psychological damage becomes more fully evident. His comment was written during the "heroin euphoria" OxyContin brings.  
Gene Frank I am almost 60 years old and I find that I need to rebuild my life in order to get by. Lost my son recently to an insanely wicked vise. The grip that this drug can have on some people is pathetic - and it seems that certain people are more at risk. My other children and myself can take this drug for pain and have no other interest in using it - It does not make us feel high. My boy popped his 1st Oxy at age 15 and thereafter became an occasional user. As he got older and hit certain stress points in life he went through binges until he got to the point of no control - like a train coming down the trac and I am standing there holding him and only I can get out of the way - can you believe it - I had to leave him there. We all saw it coming while I prayed to God that he would not discover the cheaper alternative. He was my occupation - I was so wrapped up in him and had such beautiful visions of our future. The 1st time I caught him using heroin he cried his eyes out in shame and guilt - and I thought that this meant he was cured because how can he ever repeat something that made him cry in utter sadness? So the drug fooled both of us in different ways. After 3 months of in patient rehab he tried to get normal and had 6 weeks of beautiful clean fun life with many straight friends that supported him. One nite he broke away from their care and on a sneak did his final deed. The train is still rolling - if you can't get off the trac please please ask for help if you cannot do it alone. 
Cliff Brulotte  
Darlene Bond  
Kimberly Kasonic My best friend is a recovering OxyContin addict, and she's been clean for almost seven months now. OxyContin should be banned because I know firsthand what it does and how it changes the ones we love and care about. No one should have to go through that pain, and OxyContin is not the answer. I almost lost my best friend, and my heart breaks for anyone who has lost a loved one because of OxyContin, and I wish it would never happen again because of this evil drug. 
Madison Hynes  
Erica Henderson This drug has ruined many lives close to my including my aunt sister first cousin and multiple friends. Its beyond out of control. Crime is occurring over obtaining this drug and people are getting hurt. The doctors of America are responsible. More regulations on them must be demanded! 
Ansley Choate  
Deborah S. Reid  
Joann Brooks This drug problem across the country is ruining alot of peoples lives.Here in our own county being made on a daily basis.We have to do something to save our children. 
Mercedez Calleros  
Caitlin Eberly I personally have encountered first hand the destruction that oxycontin can cause, it helped to ruin my life and made me loose myself for awhile. I know how extremely fortunate I am to have come out on the other side of this battle alive. I have lost loved ones and seen others family members be taken by this drug. I have been clean for over a year now, and strongly feel that oxycontin should be off the market, it is far to easily accessible. It is an epidemic in America and needs to be stopped. 
Trudy Vermehren  
Athena Rokas  
Michelle Hicks  
Stephanie Stavrou  
Nico Knigt Will suck every last ounce of life out of you. Will make you rob from your family. Will make you feel like you have nothing good to live for. Will RUIN your life and the lifes of the ones around you. I have been clean off this drug since March 5, 2011. Please get this garbage off the streets and PLEASE put these doctors in jail supplying it. Will do anyhting to help promote this!!!!!!  
Annaleigh Lizana  
Anonymous Save our families. Take this drug off the streets.  
Peter Sells  
Mark McDonald  
Ramse Kfoury  
Tiffany Clark  
Jo Simon I got my loved one back from the greatest hell I ever experienced and I'm a lucky one! 
Lory Manibog Please please please put a stop to manufacturing of Oxycontins its killing our children and murderring our families.  
michael flannery I think it is appalling that our government would sit back and let big buisness for the pharmaceutical companies take presidents over the lives of our loved ones I think it is time for action and if Purdue won't do whats right and And pull this dangerous drug from the market then the FDA should by all means avalible ban this drug. 
Hugh McCann Good cause 
deborah steele my mom is on oxycontin 95 mg a day and she has a few symptoms like yours im worried and dnt know wat to do so I agree with the ban Deborah steele 
Apres mclaughlin  
viola cain The city I live in has so many People young ,and old, all walks of life. Several Drs. have lost their lives because of oxycontin. It should ban yes. I have a grandson on drugs . we are at wits end on how to help him.treatment center don't help ....".WHAT IS THE ANSWER""Please help viola cain 
Carol McAdam my family has been through so much because of this pill I have never seen any thing like it My 23 Year old son has battled the addiction but before kicking the problem it caused a lot of pain for the whole family would go down to his room in the morning and listen at his door to see if he was still breathing because i would be locked out of his room. Yes I am blessed he is still here with us. I went to every place I could with him looking for help. He even had Insurance and if he tested postive for opdids he would be refused .I Pray they take it off the market I want to start a chapter called MAPP mothers agaisnt pill pushers 
Anonymous it is destroying my daughters life. I see her every day getting worse, and addicted more on this crab. Me and her husband tried the impossible to make her stop, but we failed. she has a two and a half old daughter and she is only twenty years old. It is so sad. this medication is destroying so many people's lives. 
Mark I am an GAD (anxiety disorder) patient, and I suffer from periods of depression. It is medically known that GAD patients are susceptible to substance abuse. Recently, I was diagnosed with stage one tumors on both kidneys. I am writing today because I also had a MAJOR negative personality shift when taking this drug after the kidney operations. Within days after my second operation, I found myself yelling at a guy at a local drive in because he was confused over what I had ordered. A day or so later I had to admit myself to the hospital, since I couldn't sleep, had itchy skin, extreme irritability and confusion. Fairly typical allergic reaction in my non-doctor opinion. The doctor told me in his opinion it was the drug. I readily handed him the whole bottle, and even tho' I believed I would be in horrible pain, went home. Imagine my surprise when I had no pain the next day! I have too many other pain issues to list, but I would like to point out that even tho' I have been on Oxycodine aka Vicodin many times over the years, and I am prescribed it to treat chronic pain. I do not have these issues with Vicodin. I can take them or not depending on my pain level, I don't take them to get "high." I do not have that addictive need. A counselor once told me that the cigarette was "the perfectly designed addictive drug because it was easily obtained, clean, and all that you need to administer it is a match. How much more so then this cousin of heroin, Oxycontin? Simply pop it in your mouth and off you go! It does not surprise me that the politicians of this land have done nothing to ban this drug. It's about money folks. There ARE older substitutes that work just as well. I realize that all these drugs are all based on the same drug, but there is something about Oxycontin that makes it far worse. I believe that in the coming years we will see how the big drug companies had hidden the truth from the public about this horrible, mind altering, life destroying menace, OXYCONTIN. 
Dustin Goss Because of this pill, I lost my best friend im so sick of this drug it comes with addicition and and itll take over your life. Why is this even a option to take when weve lost so many. I will do anything I need to do to get this drug off the streets.It disgust me. 
Carolyn Durbin  
sheila walker My sin was addicted to roxys. Thank God he is now clean. The stuff he done while taking those thingswill affect him for the rest of his life.but im do glad that he is alive! 
Ethan davis  
Patty Butler This is for myself and you Jeremy Letalien... I love and miss you soooo much. Life will never be the same. 
anita d crawford  
Kim Everett  
Kim Cooper  
Dina Heym  
Amber Rector I am signing this petition in honor of my friend Jeremy Letalien. We never knew how strong this drug was, that it could take such a brilliant man away from us. I love you and may you rest in peace.  
Vanessa Cabanas I am signing this petition in honor of my friend Jeremy Letalien, I pray that his life will help change lives of others struggling with this terrible addiction! We miss you Jeremy!!!!! 
Matt Everett OxyContin you ruined my young adult life!! I have spent years in prison and lost countless memories and several friends due to you. Your the worst thing that I ever experienced!  
Scott Aukerman I am signing this petition for Cathy L, who lost her son who was taking this drug. 
Kathleen Williams  
Minh Tran  
Allison Callender  
David Hill This couldn't be a more serious issue. This drug has an impact on "everyone." 
samantha belasco This drug needs to be taken off the market its ruining lives, destroying families, and killing our loved ones. How long can we sit back and allow this narcotic to take those that we hold so dear to our hearts away from us it needs to stop now. 
Gina Kane  
angie cozz  
Nicole May I have lost few people in the past but never knew how these drugs could be so addictive until I was prescribed them after a broken shoulder.Yes i said a broken shoulder which should have never been prescribed such a strong drug. I learned quickly how addictive it could be and stopped use immediately, of coarse not everyone is a strong as I was. I had a dear friend pass recently and this time it hit home hard. Her addiction was so powerful. She left behind all her family and her two beautiful children people who cared for her and it hurt o see her hurt.. Dr are just handing these pills out like they are Tylenol and something needs to be done about it. There has to be a better way to give this medication to the ones that actually really need it without ones that don't getting their hands on it.  
Anonymous This drug must be stopped. We have warnings everywhere regarding the use of illegall drugs and our prison and court systems are being tied up by petty drug use ie. marijuana and yet the politicians etc are turning a blind eye because we all know who fills there pockets come election time. These "legal" manufacturers are know better than the people making/dealing illegal drugs. Furthermore I pass on my sincere thoughts and condolences to those on here who have lost loved ones or those who are in the process of watching a loved one fighting the addiction as I am myself battling the addiction of what I first thought was a harmless drug.Please remember, You are not alone..  
Stephanie A. Patterson  
Dani Craft  
Renee Street  
Elizabeth Reed  
J R Kennedy I've seen this stuff do more than enough damage. Friends and relatives personalities change. Devious behavior. Prison. Enough. 
Maggie Curtindale  
annette allizzo We recently lost our 26 year daughter to an overdose, and I know it's only been a week since her death, however, I'm so angry at these people, scum of the earth people that call themselves doctors. I will do everything I can to stop this madness that is poisoning our society!! I vow not to stop.. 
norman nunly  
Kayli Taplin  
Roslyn Bain  
Hannah Kikcup  
Louise Bédard  
jo ann stone i have family members who are being prescribed oxycontin monthly by pill mill doctors in Florida. They have lost everything but continue to go to the doctor each month. They are legal and the doctors give 90 mg. a day to each of them. That is 90 30 mg pills a month. When each of them tried to quit the withdrawl was horrible. They are violent, in pain and out of control. I am in "the waiting room " hoping they will survive. How can this be happening? I had 3 hip replacements , one that failed caving into my pelvic bone and I was on a fentenol patch until the 3rd revision. They are healthy otherwise and now they are not due to the doctors. I think the doctors should cure not create disease. This is not right. They actually addict people , young healthy adults without any problems. It is an epidemic caused by doctors and drug company's for profit, while killing people? I don't get it.NO laws against this is evidence and proof that killing for profit is OK in Florida. Why can't this issue be resolved? MONEY. This will go down in history as a sort of plague caused by humans, not rats or flees. Century's from now this will be told. Sad.People from all walks of life are wondering , praying,and shocked that nothing is being done about this. It is like a twilight zone saga. When will it be addressed and will those suffering from the addiction be blamed? I'm sure those getting filthy and i do me filthy rich will prey on people-victims some other way to stay filthy rich. sad. 
j antonelli  
Teresa Lee I live with chronic pain everyday because I refuse to use painkillers. People are getting it to get high. Most people who are not terminally ill, can deal with the pain. It will not kill them! However the painkillers will. Please ban all opiods please please it is destryoing our society. 
Stephanie DeAngelis In memory go my little brother, Dennis Maddolo, who died at the age of 26 due to this horrific drug. Our lives are forever changed, and Mommy "died" the minute we walked away from your gravesite. I love and miss you aby brother. 
Rose Pirrone oxycontin is very dangerous and has the same hear me the same addictive qualities of heroin that being that it is synthetic heroin. Please do not turn you back or be blinded to that fact. I am sure you know it as well as we do. This drug has killed millions of people because the doctors that give it to these people and to the ones that sell it get big time money for doing this. Its a black market drug cartel and I really would like some action done to assure that this drug and other drugs that potentionally kill people will be baned. As a mother who has lost her son due to substance passing I am irate at the alarming rate these drugs hit the streets and the govenment that allow it to happen because they make millions of dollars doing so. James Harry McGowan 1-12-88 to 11-16-10 Rose Pirrone grieving mother  
Jacob P. please understand that this stuff is destroying a NOW x-friend of mine and with it her family. she fortunately has found someone who is helping her with her addiction by giving her other pills. her addiction seems to have ruined who she is sa person and it truly breaks my heart. please stop this stuff from being so available and instead of looking at how much money you can make, why not think about the people and families you can help save. please please please 
Landon Pryor  
Traci kaye Maddux I lost the love of my a life Emiliano Obiedo AKA Myloekoe, Milli Bug, Myloe, and Dewey. What an amazing person to have left us so early. Before its to late, and you have to live with the pain from the loss of someone so beautiful , talented and amazing. Just get rid of this stuff , its Heroine . The only difference its prescribed by doctors , they should know better . God bless you Emiliano , i will take care of Chili so good and try to get jubi back for you . My heart belongs to you forever . God , i miss you .  
michelle m All painkillers should be banned. 
Sabrina johns So hard to watch people's lives being ripped apart because of this drug!!!! 
Rachelle N. I forgot to add in my last post to the petition that a year after my husband decided to get help that we lost 2 friends to an overdose of Oxy and both were in within 3 days of each other. Both talented individuals in their fields. PLEASE stop this practice of just writing scripts for the sake of making money. 
Rachelle N. My husband was addicted to prescription pain medications including OxyContin for years. He called it "drug handcuffs" because he said that he felt like he couldn't get through the day without it--hence being handcuffed to it. He said alot of it was a mental thing--like if he didn't take a pill he would be sick or unable to function like a normal human being. Then he finally came to the realization that it wasn't "feeling normal" that made him want to stop the cycle of addiction--it was the fact that it wasn't who he really was. He went to a doctor that told him that he wouldn't support his addiction and if he "REALLY" wanted to stop--he could help.The doctor also warned him that if it worked he would be a 5% percent. He also said to remove himself from any friends or family that would be influence him to return to drugs. He did the Suboxone program the correct way , we moved 65 miles away from Largo/St. Pete and now he has been drug free for over 2 years. It was an injury that made him addicted in the first place. Now that my husband is clean and sober he also questions--if they banned Quaaludes back in the 1980's WHY haven't they banned a drug that is WAY more addictive and WAY more accessible than that was? Why are they allowing doctors and "pill mills" to continue to operate under the same laws? They have said they are going to control it but REALLY not much has been done. Kinda like they are going to control texting while driving RIGHT???? 
Carter H Yee Jr I was addicted to OxyContin for a long time and then I found out heroine was cheaper and that was it. I was stealing everything that wasn't nailed down just to get my next fix. It all started when I went to a doctor for my back and he prescribed me roxy's. after a while the roxy's didn't work for the pain so he put me on Oxys. Before too long I was going through a months script in 1 1/2 - 2 weeks. Then when my script ran out and I couldn't buy any off the streets the withdrawal hit. Man that was like pure hell. 
Anonymous hate it 
Megan marks  
Kenny Walters  
Leeann My dad took it to help with pain from a knee injury hes having a hard time coming off hes not himself i feel for all who have lost love ones through this it is so important this drug gets banned 
angela eberhart  
Amanda Rector Because of this addicting drug. I have lost a wonderful friend. He was smart and kind and so motivated to do great things in this world. Unfortunately this drug got a hold of him and was so powerful even he could not over come it. R.I.P. Jeremy Letalien 
john como  
Tina Belanger  
Anonymous I have witnessed first hand the downfalls of Oxy abuse. It takes the ones we love from us, whether it's who they are or pass on. In reality you feel like death either way. When you try to help they push you away. I lost my best friend and lover to drugs... It is time Dr's take a stand and help people instead of ruining their lives. 
Carter R. Pryor Jr was given this for neck pain, I had no pain but, after about 3 months on 200mg a day into HELL I went. Three years later I was up to 600mgs a day. Thank God I was able to get off this medications but it took a year and a half. I would rather deal with the neck pain.  
Paul Donald Letalien My wife and I lost our son this year to this drug at the age of 25. He was unable to beat the addiction and took his own life. For anyone that has family members that are in the clutch of this evil drug, I pray for you. My son Jeremy was a great kid and my wife and I were very proud of him. This drug robbed him of his future. I have never seen someone who was on the ball and the right track in life change so quickly. Moving forward after this great loss is very difficult. How many more have to pass away before something changes?  
Lori Rollins My loved one is completely on a downhill spiral over this drug he was prescribed. I suspect he'll be losing his awsome job soon. He is only a shell of himself now. It has filled me with dispair and hopelessness daily to watch what it does to him.  
Sean Hoban The statistics speak for themselves. There is no need for such a dangerous drug to be easily accessible to the public. Especially, if there are safer alternatives available for people in actual pain. 
caroline kerrigan  
Cheyenne Boatwright  
summer gorman  
Don Fenner I was addicted to OxyContin I have bad back pain but if I can quit from400 mgs then it's a miracle this drug is the most evil prescription out there, also had a friend die from heroin, Oxys lead him to heroin his exact words!  
Beverly Hennings How many ruined lives and deaths will it take before you ban this drug?  
Emily Stuppy  
Andrea Bowen  
Angela Wright This is such a horrible drug that does nothing but rob you of everything in your life and everyone around you. This drug must be banned!!!!!!!!!!!! I will help in any and every way possible to see that it is banned.  
Anonymous Ban websites like blue and hip they claim harm reduction but really shoe kids how to abuse OxyContin how to shoot it insufflate plug and stack w other Rx meds. Go on these sites and just read. Something must be done about these websites 
Kayla urie  
Rebecca Taylor My sister became addicted at the age of 28, she started off just taking the pills and ended up shooting them up. They turned her into a different person, someone I didn't even recognize. After 3-4 years her addiction became so bad, she ended up breaking the law to pay for her drugs. luckily she was arrested before the drugs killed her. She was just released from prison after serving 1 1/2 year sentence. She never had a prior record before.  
r moran  
Tiffany L Pieper  
Dan McPhail Ban this legal heroin now! My beautiful first born brilliant son Todd took one of those hideous Roxycontin along with 2 drinks of Vodka at am Nov. 12 '2012 and died within 10 minutes peacefully thank God in his sleep. A "friend" Derek who gave it to him DIED THE NEXT DAY AFTER BEING ASKED TO BE A PALL BEARER IN MY SON'S FUNERAL OF OXY CONTIN IRONICALLY WHILE INSIDE A RITE AID! Purdue has NO CONSCIENCE. tHE only LEGITIMATE medical use for this is terminal cancer and hideous burn patients who are ALREADY DYING. My son doesn't even know he's gone but FOUR HUNDRED PEOPLE....HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS, MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, LITTLE DAUGHTER, HUNDREDS OF FRIENDS IN SEVEN STATES AND COUNTRIES are forever denied his love and affection and positive fun personality CAUSE HE DIDN'T KNOW THE DANGER OF THIS LEGAL POISON. HOW ANYONE AT PURDUE CAN SLEEP NIGHTS IS BEYOND ME. AND THAT RAT POIN ROXYCONTIN IS EVEN WORSE AS SOLD IN INDIANA, WHERE TODD GOT HIS, rarely tell people it's INSTANTANEOUS DEATH unless you take a small dose with food under a doctor's care and ONLY ONLY ONLY for small doses in a short time for LEGITIMATE EXCRUICIATING PAIN. I am sick to my stomach throw up with grief cry myself to sleep hideously ruined as a parent and human being that this POISON is allowed to be sold. IF YOU'RE A PARENT OR LOVED ONE GET ANYONE YOU KNOW OFF THIS GARBAGE RIGHT NOW OR YOU WILL BURY THEM JUST AS I BURIED MY BEST FRIEND AND SON TODD. They have the right to do it to themselves BUT AS THE GREAT COUNTRY SINGER WAYLON JENNINGS ONCE SAID "YOU DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO HURT OTHERS WHILE ENDING YOUR OWN LIFE AND PAIN". A heartbroken 65 year old Radio dj from Burton Michigan, Dan McPhail 
Krystina Heaney I lost my cousin to this drug one sad day. Sense then our family hasn't been the same. I see his face in strangers, and I find myself lecturing people about pills frequently. It's not something to take lightly. We ALL love you Chad Taylor Phillips, you will be remembered for eternity.  
Judy Cannon My beautiful 25 year old daughter, Lindsey, died on February 8, 2013 after an accidental overdose of OxyContin. This is a dangerous drug. 
Denise St John  
johnmcdonald To whom it may concern. My name is John McDonald and I lost my beloved nephew Jeremy Letalien to this horrible drug. My nephew was such a bright talented young man with a promising future ahead of him, it is shocking as to what this drug does to people. Jeremy was not only a college graduate he was a CEO of a company that he helped build from the ground up. What I'm trying to say is, if this drug took control of a person's life like him it can take control over anyone's as he was the one person in this world I thought this could not happen to. This tragedy has devastated my family and my work place, and I will gladly do whatever I can to put an end to this drug. I am thankful that Jeremy new the Lord as I know that is where he is now. God bless you my friend my nephew Jeremy Letalien. Until we meet again. In his grip I remain John McDonald 
Howard Burket After losing my son to suicide after years of oxycontin use, in 2008. I continue to come back and read the posts as a way not to forget or let the pain fade. I'm sorry for all the loss of life, and sorry that my country does nothing to stop the injustice. I speak out on the subject locally every chance I get and hope one day doing right will out weight the greed. I hope everyone in their community speaks out every chance they get in local papers and to their local congressman. God Bless!  
John Bauer Oxycontin is an awful addictive substance and for it to be discussed as a good pain reliever is extremely deceiving. The nature of the drug and how the brain interprets the feeling from taking the drug does not make it safe for people to take unless in a controlled atmosphere where there is no way for it to be abused, used, or misused. Prescribing it alone is not enough control. To say they are not liable for the problems one encounters once the person is addicted to it is nothing short of a lie. Anyone who takes percocet, vicodin, oxycodone, oxycontin and finally heroin is addicted after a very short period of time. It is in no way debatable that a person becomes addicted. If the person takes a prescribed amount only as prescribed they are still addicted to it. Once a person is addicted to it they will do whatever it takes to keep taking it to prevent the seriously un[pleasant withdrawal symptoms. I hope one day there is a lawyer who can put a case together so many others like me can sue Purdue for the damage it has caused in our lives. I finally was able to get my health provider to get me into treatment to get off of it but there are so many out there who do not have the avenue to get themselves into treatment. I am so grateful that I was able to get help. I burned through all my assets trying to keep myself from going into withdrawals. I can only imagine what others who did not have any assets did to accomplish that. It should be banned...period. Not controlled better but banned! 
Shane Champine I have seen Oxycontin ruin and/or dramatically set back the lives of everyone I knew who has taken them. I have had several friends and family members die. I have seen family and food friends turn otherwise productive full lives into useless, apathetic, miserable, wasted versions of their former selves. I know even if oxycontin were gone, the fight would not be finished - addiction usually becomes a lifelong battle - but it would be a step in the right direction.  
Ron Kellenberger Jr I have a sibling who is trying to kick an OxyContin addiction. It is a shame to see how her life made a turn for the worse by taking it. 
Vera Horiuchi  
Anonymous My husband has been addicted to oxycontin for some time now. It is not prescribed to him. He buys it off the street. If you don't ban it you should at least have the Dr who prescribe it to watch the patience more closely to make sure that they aren't selling it. And in my opinion if the patient is selling it they don't really need it in the first place.  
Theresa Pontello This stupid drug has my daughter now an addict. I support this ban to prevent others from falling victim.  
Shanna Michelsen This drug needs to be banned immediately!!!!! The companies making millions on this medication really need to do the right thing and stop producing it. For once do something because its the right thing to do and not let it be about the money.  
Carol Lindsey  
Renae Lemon Cathy and Paul, We are here for you both and we will help you in your fight to ban this drug! 
Matthew David Lemon We love you Cathy! 
Elijah Biggers My best friend, Dylan died from over-dosing on oxycontin, and i feel guilt and tradegy from the loss, because of this, i wanted to sign this petition to ban oxycontin  
Courtney Harris  
melanie rife In 2009 I lost my handsome brother(34)to oxycontin and signed this petition. This drug has taken away family and friends . Unfortunately now my 30 year old sister is now fighting her addiction with oxycodone basically the same thing. She just had a daughter a year ago (her first child)and shortly there after decided to do it with her byfriend (the baby daddy). I do not understand why drugs like these are so easy to get a hold of. It seems to be a loosing battle to get these off the streets. Awareness is truly the only thing that will work.I live in Florida and they bust people everyday here. Pharmacies,doctors,clinics and people on the streets sell oxycontin and oxycodone by the thousands. I have seen this drug destroy so many close families to me. I have seen normal hard working people turn into homeless additics.I have seen children loose their parents in death. I have seen my friends kids go into foster care and some never get them back. I have seen marriages and or relationships split. I have been to funerals and cried for them and the people they left to pick up the pieces. Now seeing that it is affecting my family again I am sickened!!!! I'm praying that any of you that are struggling with the addiction can stay away and sober. I pray that all of you that have lost can recover and premote sober living to everyone you run across. I have hung up posters at my doctors office, stores , and talked on a radio show to ban oxycontin. I wish all you the best in the world and thank-you for signing this petition. 
Candice Vickers Both of my brothers are oxy addicts alon with cousins and other family members...  
Deb Duxbury My best friend just lost her 25 yr old son to OxyContin addiction. He was a very smart and loving person who would go out of his way to make other people feel better. It is so hard for me to see my friend suffer over the loss of her child. Not only do we need to ban this drug, but we need to crack down on the pill mills and the people who sell this drug on the street. Too many young lives have been ruined and are over before they have had a chance to live! 
Cathy Letalien I lost my only child my son only 25 years old to this demon drug!!!! He was so tired of fighting his addiction of over 2 years and took his life. My son was a college graduate and worked in our family business. He was sensitive and kind and always a giver. He was always in control of his life until introduced to this horrible drug in college. This drug should not beon the market and is nothing but a pharmaceutical heroine. He was addicted immediately and fought so hard to get off but could not. I am heart broken and angry at the makers of this insane drug....I do not know how to move forward without my son but I have to!!! I would love to help others in the fight to ban this as once your loved one is hooked they and your family will be in for the fight of their life.. This is an epidemic and continues to grow and steal our children!!! There is no antidote or help for our children and this must stop!!! 
Stephen Lee My mother suffers from lower back pain and goes to a so called "pain doctor", just another term for a legalized drug dealer. Over the last few years I have seen her life deteriorate. Some days she acts fairly normal but these days are few and far between. Her current pain doctor, in addition to prescribing the oxycontin, also prescribes her hydrocodone and valium. My mother claims she is not addicted to all of these but her actions speak much louder. My mother stays with me in my home so I see on a daily basis what her life is becoming. After writing this doctor a letter, telling him what was happening with my mother, it was diregarded by him and the same treatment continued. Her memory has been affected along with her personality. In the past, I have known people whose lives have been touched by family members with addiction problems but never felt what they were going through until several years ago when this started with my mom. The pain that family members go through watching their loved ones ruin their lives with these drugs, I feel, is far greater than the physical pain the drug addicted family member is going through. Something must be done about this. 
Samantha Faulkner  
Anonymous i came across this medication 8 years ago. It quickly developed into a full blown addiction. I became a souless person who lived every single day trying to support my oxycodone habit so I would not get deathly ill. I didn't know this would happen when i first starting using the drug years ago. It only takes 2 weeks of using this drug everyday before you can't even live without it. SUBOXONE is the ONLY think that helped! When I did this cold turkey. it was almost unbearable!! It is no way to live and TRUST ME, hardcore addicts CANNOT stop on their own!! It is IMPOSSIBLE! if the addict in question knew what these pills would do to them down the road they probably would never even touch the drug. It is ridiculousy accessible in florida. They are EVERYWHERE on the streets!! 
kim weaver Lost my brother in law to this drug almost 2 years ago. 
Deb MacGillivary  
Christine Campos Please ban oxycontin. I have lost my 23 year old son to adddiction -which included this drug. No mother should ever lose their child, especially not to addiction. 
Robert Kristoff  
Eveline Brunet  
carole gour I have seen what this medication has done to people's lives; both personally and professionally. It is deplorable. Society seems to be in conflict; manage pain of those debilitated by it and risk addiction in our population, or remove it, teach people how to manage and save society from the pain and financial burden of addiction. I am strongly supporting the latter. I don't see the pharmaceutical industry donating to addiction treatment!!! They have simply developed Methadone. And thank God for it, but better if it was not needed in the first place. Step up Pharmaceutical industry. Shame on you. 
Donelda Pocock  
tom ryan im in my fourth day of withdrawal and thanking god every day at 51 years old i dont have to die from this drug. 
Linda Shannon  
Laurie Davis  
Tanya Rutherford  
Rebecca Zehngut My son died of a heroin overdose in October 2012. His journey with heroin began with OxyContin following a severe broken leg with subsequent surgeries in September 2001.  
Joanne Vanderwel  
Sarah Cook Oxycotin has affected 2 out of my three of my children, it has ruined our family relationship, brought my daughter to her lowest point in life and is still recovering. It has almost brought my son to the point of death and is just beginning his recovery. I know personally, people who get prescriptions an sell them illegally to kids on the street. The sad part is, some of the people with sscripts and selling them are parents and grandparents. This epidemic is ruining our youth of the future and needs to be stopped. Sincerely... from a mother who has watched the lives of her children ruined and has worried, lossed sleep and stressed herself out. Sarah Cook 
Dariush Maanavi Purdue Pharma and its management has spawned this horrendous plague upon us. If Purdue management lived in Mexico we would be after them. They live in Greenewich CT off of our healthcare dollars being paid to buy thier poison. These people are disgusting and it is high time for Americans to stand up agaist these muderers for profit. 
Sarah R Rask This "pain killer" actually produces physical withdrawls (pain) when you stop taking it. As a society, we should demand pharmaceutical companies fix these kinds of side effects! No pain killer should cause pain when you stop taking it. It seems they are more interested in acquiring life-time pill poppers, than actually helping to heal.  
Richard Schmidt We lost my son-in-law to this hideous drug - he's alive in body only. This drug is creating zombies of it's victims; he got it after surgery, and can't get back to his Family, wife, children. Why, pharma companies? Even doctors see it' s "necessity"... I suggest it only be used for terminally I'll patients. Period. PLEASE hear us, politicians and those in power. Before it hits you personally. 
S Burns I know first-hand how dangerous this drug is. My wonderful boyfriend is addicted and it's destroying our lives.  
david goodin the worst drug in the world i was on them for long time and i am starting to notice some long term effects and that has me worried a little this drug should be banned it took my mental health my family every thing i ever cared about, and i took it as was prescribed by my doctors i have memories but but so many gaps took them for it had to be at least 8 to ten years as well as other prescribed pain killers just saying worst drug ever..  
Anonymous My brother, my dad and my best friend are all addicted to Oxycontin. In each case I can see the change in personality, character, looks and overall happiness. My brother and dad have taken steps to try and get off the drug, but overall have not had great results. My best friend who was one of the funniest, most loveable guys that would do anything for a friend now sleeps his life away and lies constantly to avoid seeing people. This drug is horrible and not only ruins the lives of the users, but their friends and family who care about them.  
Robert J Mannion Just hearing the name of this poison brings tears to my eyes, with the reminders of all the great people that have left my life because of it. I've been around long enough to see many things hit the streets; but I have never seen anything like this before...EVER. The way it changes people is astonishing! I wouldn't be surprised if years down the road we find out that the engineers of it purposely altered it to be extremely addictive, like we found out about the Cigarette companies in their early years. This is for the people I love, but can no longer. 
Bonnie Smith Please, please ban this nasty drug. I hate watching others destroy their lives due to this addiction. So sad that it's all about money-hungry companies and their synthetic, chemically addictive potion!! Please, please BAN this garbage ASAP!!! Let's make the world a better place starting here.  
j Pill Mills in Florida are legal and distructive. Young and old go to these doctors,( who make as much as a great surgeon) and they believe that since they get it from a doctor,its ok. It's OK to take 3 30 ml oxyContin a day. They are addicted in no time and that ensures they will return to that doctor for more. Where is the justice? We need laws. We need help to stop this legal business of addicting people. Suboxone does work! It is so expensive but it does work for the addict. It helps with the pain and suffering, but very hard to get.  
Matthew Meade  
peter bowie I just want to say something from the point of view of an ex addict this drug ruined a lot of my life I lost a lot of good friends I lost the women I should have spent the rest of my life with my family stopped trusting me and for the past three years I spent in prison for acts that I did to support my habbit this drug should never have been able to get into the hands of so many young/old people who didn't even need them please help get this drug banned its ruining to many lives and taking countless more ty... 
Harjot Toor Hi, I'm on oxyneo. I'm scared for my life that I will get addicted. I didn't know of all of these addictions. I'm only 19. I have Crohn's disease that cause a lot of pain. Im going to go to my doctor and ask for a different pain management. Thanks for letting me know. They should ban this. 
Jerry Damn the person(s) that introduced my son to this. Hes now in the Phyc ward and facing charges but thankfully alive.  
Rhonda stein  
Tabitha stowell  
Sharon Faul My 23 year old nephew died of an oxycodon overdose in June 2012  
Matthew Nelson This needs to stop. To see the people you love crumble and fade away is the hardest thing you can ever go through.. 
joan lewis I lost my son to OxyContin overdose 3 months ago he was only 25. He was first prescribed OxyContin after back surgery 6 yrs ago. Six years later my loving son is dead. We all suffer profound losses but never the loss of a child. A parent is not suppose to outlive their child...Jonathan was a college graduate with a bright future, believer in a better world and love of he universe. Always lending a helping hand to others in needbeliever in Richard Dawkins Project Reason tried several times to stop taking pain medication was in and out of rehab . Who would have thought medicine prescribed by a surgeon would be deadly. And entire family destroyed grief stricken, hearts cracked wide open. Have to honor my son and try and make some sense out of his death. I have to do something . If one person can here our story, hopefully they can be spared the tragedy of trying to live without a son who died before the age of 26. Sincerely, Joan Lewis  
Amy Sheeller I was addicted to oxys for 4yrs. They ruined my life as well as hurt my families lives. I have now been clean for 3 years and I could not be doing any better. Oxys are an awful struggle an hurt the addict as well as their families. My brother is now addicted an it hurts to see him struggle and know there's nothing I can do to make him stop. Oxys need to be banned along with all opiates. Amy Sheeller xo 
Michael A. Hampton  
Amanda VanAlphen OxyContin basically ruined my father. He was put on it over ten years ago and was addicted to it until last year. Now that he doesn't take it anymore, he's still not the same person because the drug ate up half his brain. It's rediculous that such a drug is available legally.  
Laura DiPuccio The label should read this DRUG will DESTROY your family and eventually KILL you. 
Joe My girlfriend was put on oxy for pain relief for a back injury. She was addicted to it within days and spent the following 9 months struggling to escape its clutches. This drug almost tore our relationship apart. It turned her into a completely different person, made her aggressive and borderline psychotic. When she finally managed to get off it even though the actual withdrawals took about 2-3 weeks you could notice differences immediately especially in her disposition. I hate this drug and can only hope anyone who goes through what we did is lucky enough to come out the other end as well as we did. 
Patricia Sparrow  
Emily I was addicted to oxycontin for two years. It almost ruined my entire life but luckily I got help. I have been clean for 9 months and it's imperative that this narcotic be banned. The first time I was about to abuse oxycontin, I heard someone say to me, "Oxy's ruin lives" I thought it was a joke. But it's not. It ruins and ends lives.  
Kim Cowan This drug is an absolute nightmare! I cant believe in the United States of America that we have lost so many lives for one pill. I lost my best friend from an overdose and I have watched endless amounts of people lose their jobs, families, money and most impirtantly their soul. This is a devil in a pill form. If we dont ban it there will be more and more people everyday getting addicted to it. People will eventually start killing for it, its just an amount of time. PLEASE TAKE THIS AWAY FOREVER 
amy rowe Being the oldest sibling takes a special role in its own but being the sibling of a brother addicted to prescription drugs who can't seem to fight this terrible addiction is heart breaking. Being unisured, he's very limited to treatments the family can afford which will probably be the reason I end up watching him kill himself with these pills. He's begged for treatment and knows he can't do this on his own but we continue to hit dead ends. As he was taken in by ambulance yesterday after being found face down in a pile of his own bodily fluids I still saw that little brother whom was my side kick all our childhood. Things are different now, he's 33 and I 37, why him? As I hear him ask for help in the ER and the response be the same, he will not make it if we don't get him the help he needs.  
Anonymous My husband became addicted to this medication after being prescribed it when he could have easily been prescribed a less-addictive pain medicine. It has almost completely destoyed our family. He has gone through rehab but relapsed once already. It's just awful because we have a little girl. It's heroin in a pill! People don't know that! It should only EVER be prescribed to terminal, chronic pain sufferers, or better yet, banned altogether like it is in Europe! 
Linda Labbe Epidemic here in Eastern CT. Very sad so many families have to deal with this addiction and too many young people are dying from this. Takes a toll on the whole family.  
susan wilder What the hell are you waiting for a fckn invitation to death--get rid of this has hurt too many people... 
Nicole Blake Husband is taking oxy for years and doctors, all over florida, fill prescribtions without problems. I waited for a change, but I can not deal with the oxy side effects and will not expose my children to that. Please ban ocycontin I ruined my marriage. Once so happy, now full of hate. 
Tyler Chase My good friend just died on 1-5-13 due to an accidental overdose. Now I have to go to a 38 year old, father of two's funeral tomorrow. The insanity must end. Please, if you have any conscious at all, you will stop producing this legal killer before more innocent lives are lost.  
Anonymous It's killing my friends. Please make it stop! 
Cynthia Coury  
Sean Harwood  
Craig Guerra As author of my forthcoming memoir titled "Alive and Unwell" that is being released next month, I am proud to sign this! In my book, I attack Perdue and the corrupt Florida docs who supplied me and my fellow, former traffikers with oxycontin and roxies. This is not a James Frey Sham. I say that with all due respect. PLEASE CHECK OUT LIKE MY FACEBOOK FAN PAGE: Alive and Unwell Book Please support and spread the word. Follow on Twiiter @Alive_N_Unwell. The book also circles around my fellow former addicts..some who passed my South Jersey hometown. The book is not sugar coated. The message still needs to get out there. PROCEEDS GO TO SANDY VICTIMS AND THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD REHAB Any questions or joining in promotions, please contact my publicist Thysha Shabazz at 
Mary V Keane Please report and don't support doctors that write unneeded scripts. Particularly those who prescribe them for young people. Oxycontin is highly addictive, expensive and leads to addition and often heroine use.  
steve johns horrible horrible drug killed 3 friends and counting 
Anonymous My sister died from an "accidental overdose" on June 20, 2012 and she was addicted to OxyContin and other legally prescribed opiates. I know many others who have been affected and it is ruining their lives and devastating their families and loved ones. It should not be legal; it is an addictive killer. 
Debra Jean Banta  
Cynthia Currie My son has been in and out of jail because of his abuse of OxyCotin. I just had a student die of an overdose. He was 24 and had been out of prison for only 6 months. All drug abuse destroys families and lives. This one is so scary, so addictive. 
Erica Haddad  
Monica Bossone  
Olivia Coleman No words can even cover what needs to be said. Anyone who knows someone who has or had an addition knows exactly what I mean. Ban oxycontin! 
John Albano This February (2013) will be my 3rd year in recovery, 3 years without a pill, 3 years drug free, 3 years of free living. I'm 24 years old, most 21 year olds enjoyed their first year of being able to drink legally. But 3 years ago at 21 I was trying to find ways to sober myself up without having to let my parents and family know or ask them for help. I became aware of prescription painkillers at the beginning of my sophomore year in high school, and I began selling them and self medicating by the end of that year (2004). From then on everywhere I went, I or some of my so called "friends" at the time were sure to have some, It became uncontrollable and unmanageable. The years to come and the trouble that came with them is a story itself.. To make a long story short, I come from a great family, caring and successful but that didn't stop me. It doesn't stop anyone who becomes caught up in this addiction, these pills need to be banned. I wouldn't wish this addiction on my worst enemies. As for me, 3 years free living and going on life. 
cayce seaborn  
George B. Please ban this drug. It is destroying countless lives and families. It is a particularly vile and insidious epidemic that must be stopped before it completely rips the fabric of our society to shreds! 
Tim Kenneally  
Rhonda stein It is ridiculous that Purdue pharma is still producing this drug. It is one that is ending the lives of our young people. It has to stop.  
Nick My brother has an oxycontin addiction. This drug is too addictive. I fear that even if the drug is banned, it will be found on the streets somewhere=[ 
Kim Lyons  
monika Anderson I think that oxycontin should be taken off the market. They said they lied about it addictive qualities when they introduced the drug into the market. Therefore they should take it off the market. I know many friends that have died as a result of a oxycontin overdose and also those who started their addiction by taking a oxycontin pill and then switched to heroin after they were already addicted to the morphine of heroin and died because heroin and oxycontin metabolize in the body the same.  
Anonymous My best friend just died on dec-20-2012 from a drug overdose...  
Brie Rush  
Anonymous The non-prescription addiction and abuse of Oxycontin by my son played a significant part in his downward spiral and resulting suicide almost 12 months ago. This product is more dangerous than assault weapons. 
Anonymous It's killing our future before they have a chance to learn what life should be like. I know too many people who have been in trouble with the law even spending time in prison at this very minute for this crap. 
Grace White I'm almost one year clean on pain medication. I just took my daily dose of Suboxen needed to keep me from taking pain pills. My friend Justin passed away from an overdose. Even after his death it still took a year and multiple kidney problems to finally stop; and when I wanted to stop I found I couldn't. I was now stuck on a drug that supposedly helps people when there are many other options besides heroin in a pill. I am 23 years old from 2008 to Mach 11, 2012 I was a pill addict. I lost many friends, some of which still don't trust me now that I'm clean. I wasted years of trying to go to college and never completed on semester. I overdosed once in Boise Idaho off OC 80's Now I have to start my life completely over, I wish I never knew what a pain pill was. Idaho believe it or not has a huge pain pill problem an Oxy 30 can be bought on the streets for 10 dollars simply because there is so much out there the streets are crawling with them. I hope this works and Oxycontin will be banned. It's almost comical that they allow Oxycontin it's obviously deadly and addictive and easy as cake to get. WHY would ANYONE let something like this available? 
Kim Hayes This drug was introduced to my son at 14 years old son and all his friends by one of his friends mother. I had not a clue the drug existed. Lease to say they are all heroin addicts, in jail, on the streets and or dead. It has completely changed my life in a way I never imagined. I have struggled for years to do all I can to save my son's life. At this moment, after many times in the hospital and in jail, he is clean. I thank god each day that he is clean and pray to him he stays that way. Now, my boyfriend of five years is deeply into the oxy's and I caught him using heroin. I was once again devastated and can't handle much more. This has changed our relationship completely to the point we are on our way to the end. This drug needs to known to the public, to the parents of all children. It can happen to any of them. My prayers are with all those lives affected. 
carol holbrook  
Justin Howard This drug is terrible and has ruined so many lives and continues to do so today.  
Patti Strombeck  
Ms. N. Harwood  
Scott Templeton  
Kimra Rogers  
Yan borodanski Ban this terrible drug i live in staten island ny and its an epidemic here. 
Angelo Conigliaro Throw Purdue Pharma executives in jail!  
Glen Daly I was taking oxycontin for 3 years, from 2005-2008 for chronic pancreatitis. I was started on 20mg. tid, then increased to 160 mg. tid within 1 year. Then the MD realized I had an obvious dependency on the medication, and he cut me off immediately, I was never titrated at all. I subsequently went for rehabilitation and am now taking Suboxone for the last 4+ years. I have to say that Suboxone has been a huge benefit, however, it is an opioid of sorts, with dependency issues. I'm deathly afraid of even trying to come off of it, because of the ramifications that might ensue. Thank you for your time. If you would like to contact me that would be fine, either via e-mail or my cell # is (848)222-0081. Glen Daly 
Ghetonda Mosley-Shertzer  
nancy demarco My 25 year old son tragically died due to complications due to accidental OxyContin overdose. He was a great young man with a gorilla on his back by the name of O.C. which through multiple attempts at rehab was not able to overthrow this Dragon. I miss him every moment of every day and a huge part of my heart went with him. I am an RN and DON of a Home Health Care Agency and he shared my desire to help others and demonstrated a beautiful 12th step. Please Ban this drug to prevent this tragedy from being repeated.  
Kimberlee Hayes  
Jonathan Krieg  
Scott Pond all of my friend are becoming junkies in thier mid 30's people sell thier prescriptions and just keep ruining more lives this is a very serious problem 
karen brady  
Cheyenne Cary Oxycontin took my best friend from me this week. 
Joshua Day  
Greg Parton I am disgusted to see the effects of this medication on my daughter, I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore. We have the technology to do better than this CRAP!!!! 
Kaitlyn Reading these stories is absolutely heart breaking. Unfortunately I have a similiar story. The other unfortunate fact is for the most part the only people who know how terrible this drug is are people who have already been affected by it directly or through a loved one. By then, it's just too late. Ban OxyContin.  
Angela Santos  
Alison Galloway My daughter passed away on the 30th November 2012 The meds that her Dr had her on was horrendous. She was prescribed 4 Oxycontins a day 2 x 40mg and 2 x 80mg. Amber was on 4 x Endones a day 50mg plus over another 20 meds !!!She had a heart condition. The medication wasn't necessary. The Dr is known to give any type of pill that anybody asks for. He has already been done 2 times for medicare fraud. Amber died beside her twin daughters of 7 and son of 8. I don't need to wait for the coroners report. I researched this drug and am horrified. My other daughter Tao had a head injury after an unprovoced attack. Amber gave her oxycontin for her bad headaches. She too is a oxy addict. I am mortified. This drug has deverstated my families lives and I only hope that my other daughter can be saved. Alison Galloway Qld Australia 
Bee Pedersen  
Steven sanabria Ban oxycontin  
Carol flores Please ban this drug , have family members that have ruined their lives & our whole family w / this drug ! ! ! This would s ave so much agony & pain .......... 
Rasheed Shihada Oxycontin is a horrible drug and purdue pharma should be ashamed of themselves. Ban this synthetic form of heroine and stop the death, destruction, and exploitation of Florida's youth. 
Stuart Farnsworth  
Laurel Farnsworth  
Lisa Patterson  
Gail Murdock  
Theresa Pollock Prayers for family and friends who have lost loved ones to this drug. 
Debbie Cope It has destroyed my family My children my son was shooting 50 a day but by the grace of God he survived. 
Leslie Stegall  
Katie Campbell My son recently died from an accidental overdose of heroin. He started using heroin AFTER he became addicted to oxycontin and his addiction became to expensive. He would get a prescription for oxycontin filled under his insurance, turn around and sell them or exchange them to get heroin.  
Shawn Parker  
Hilary Parker  
Eric Carrington  
Jaimie Carrington  
Rich vidin  
kyle juk  
Greg Beddor There has to be other drugs, besides oxycontin. Make it go away. 
Jair Farnsworth Ban Oxy!  
Erin hungerford  
nancy hodges My son died January 2,2012 from overdose of oxy and xanax. I pray everyday that life will become more valuable to our government than money to stop these senseless deaths.  
Jessica Needham I have some one very, very close to me that has struggled with an Oxycotin addiction for almost 4 years now. I fear that one day she will make the mistake of taking just one more to get by and her poor little body won't be able to handle it. If this drug were taking away from the public, and eventually off the street, this world would be a much better place. No more unexpected overdoses and families left to pick up the pieces, less heartache, pain and agony. It's so terribly painful to sit back and watch her suffer knowing that I can't anything to pull her out. I feel helpless... 
Paula Sellers My 32 year old son died 4/29/12 for Oxycontin overdose 
Arun Chachad  
Stacey Rae Sellers I just lost my brother a few months ago. The best tattoo artist and drummer I have ever met. He thought he was going to work the next morning but I guess he took one too many. I know he wishes more than anything he could be here now. It was pure accidental, he had a fantastic life. I wish I knew he was doing this drug so I could've talked to him first. It's crazy, my brother and I were playing words with friends from both sides of the country and hour before I got the call from my dad, saying a few words I will never forget " Stacey , your brother is dead" I want to get as much involved with this as I can. I don't want anyone else to go through this pure agony and sadness. BAN OXYCONTIN NOW!!!!!!!!! 
Laura Burklin  
Frederick Smith  
Gantt Williams My girlfriends brother, whom I never got to meet, passed away from this drug earlier this year. What could of been a good friend and future brother in law is now no longer with us...all because of this drug. I've had a few clsoe freinds who did complete 180's in college when being introduced to this drug, wether it be a sports injury or for recreation use. Regardless...It doesn't matter the use, it shouldnt be available to anyone. The fact that this drug is readily available, being it dirty doctors, pill mills, doc in a box, or sports recover clinincs, just shows how low on the priority list the American Government finds this problem as well as highlights how irresponsibly drug companies (mainly Purdue Pharma)are managed. Corprorate Greed has cost the lives of millions, and ruined even more lives by affecting those that had to watch the suffering. Please STOP 
Lauren Byrns I lost my 20 year old brother to this terrible drug on 2/11/12. He wasn't an addict, and I doubt he'd ever tried the drug before. I'm making it my life goal to fight this drug and have it banned before it ruins more families. My heart goes out to all of you. 
Camille brother who's a recovering herion addict is now addicted to oxycontin - prescribed to him for a previous back operation - he's abusing them to the extent I believe he will overdose (15-20 a day) plus on methadone - he has custody of my 7 yr old niece and my fear is she will be the one to find him.  
Christy Michele Hamrick  
Kimberly It's killing my husband and destroying our family because of the addiction and lack of regulations on dispensing. 
Lori G  
stacey shea  
Mary L Stevens  
Christined Ban this drug! It's dangerous and many ppl have died.... 
Debra west I would have been one of the statisics of this,drug but i haf the oppertunity that most dont get The doctors prescribed this narcotic pain medication to me 11 yrs ago because i had injured my back . The drug ruined my lifebecause of the high addiction levels i didnt relize i.had a problem it took more and more of the oxicotin to work in my,system till i was being prescribed 280 80 mg a month and 320 roxicodone and even that wasnt enough i was falling asleep in my doctors office and they still wrote my prescrpition every month . This drug should not be prescribed to anyone and the doctors know that it is highly addictive and still readily prescribe it to anyone with an ache or pain . Take it off the market save some lives! 
sandra I was addicted to that garbage for 5 years. I hit rock bottom a year ago and have been pulling myself up ever since. I have never done any other drugs in my life. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Please outlaw this drug! 
John al  
Ami My 32 yr old husband became addicted to OxyContin after he was prescribed it for a 20 yr old middle school football injury. He died alone on November 4, 2011, leaving behind 3 children. The doctor writing the script never even tried to give him something less potent or addictive. 
April My little sister died she was trying to get help and relapsed shot it in her arm and died alone breaks my heart so bad think of her everyday she was only 26 
Mark McCartney  
Amie Cherry It is a shame FDA does not regulate any better than this and the US can't seem to make medicine that doesn't have such harsh side effects! 
Craig Johnson Lost a friend to Oxy... Just recently had to walk away from a girl I really loved after finding out she is addicted and it hurts in a way foreign to my feelings. I feel helpless, mad, sad and confused. Do I pursue and fight for her or walk away from someone who I care about. These need to go away because they are not only killing the user, but deeply hurting those around them.  
Nicholas James Bravo I am clean now for six days ... Get rid of the junk n live a clean life !!!!!  
alexis groff  
Vincent Anglesino I've lost a few childhood friends from this drug and I found this petition by googling a friends name and I stummbled upon this! very sad.. 
Monique Medeiros  
LaShawne Kirkem I reviewed many stories of loss of sons, daughters, moms and dads and my prayers go out to all the families who lost a loved one and to the people struggling with addiction. My story is a little different, I call it Grannies on OXY. My mother in law is 68 years old and was prescribed oxy 7 yrs ago after a dx of multiple myeloma. I understood the need for the oxy during the first year but not the subsequent 6 yrs. She is beyond addiction, the pills are her only reason for living. When she runs out before its time to get her next script she borrows pills from her 68, 69 and 70 yr old friends. My mother in law used to be feisty and full of life now she's like a zombie, but does have bursts of anger and/or severe depression. She does nothing but sit in front of the tv poppin her oxy's. She has told me on more than one occasion that she would die w/o them. Naturally I spoke to her doctor who faked concerned but wrote her another script the following month. My next move is to report him to the dept. of health. DESTROY THIS DRUG or we will become a nation of zombies! 
Howard Burket I read more signatures and more pain left behind from this evil drug. God bless all and rest in peace my son Thomas the battle continues. 
megan mcelheny  
janis hearn Like everyone else my beautiful, athletic son became addicted while using recreationally. It is destroying his life and may take it.. 
Anonymous My son got hooked on OC after oral surgery and after not being able to obtain another prescription started buying them on the streets. First he got addicted and then when he saw the HUGE potential for making money selling OC because the people he bought it from could get it so easily he ended up getting busted with a large quantity, half of which was for self consumption to support his addiction. This stuff is POISON and one of the hardest substances to come clean off of. Now he is facing felony charges that will ruin the rest of his life because of it. PLEASE, this needs to be banned asap before it ruins even more lives.  
John N. Crook In 2010, I tried twice to get help for my sister who was Quad doctoring Oxycontin. Told I couldn't interfere.1month later she was admitted to hospital on Form1 on July 17 2010.The 3 doctors decided to discharge her on July 19.No rehab. She went home and having no medicine got into a old bottle of Tylenol. On July 23 she was taken back to Rouge Valley and the next time I saw her she was on Life Support. Liver Failure/Brain Swelling.This should not have happened.Now in 2012 Canadas' Minister of Health will not ban Oxycontin after the stronger time release OxyNeo is out. Its a step backwards for everyone and the wrong decision.  
Fuller, A.Sharene My husband is in the hospital right now because of a bleeding liver. He has been strung out on oxycontin, percuset and vicadin for a while. I immediately told the doctors in the hospital to not prescribe any narcotics to him because he was an addict. Wee, they are still giving him Percuset, oxycontin and another pain killer and refuse to hear my voice!! 
David Pawlowski My wife and I lost our 29 year old son to an Oxycontin overdose 7/4/2012. This horrible medicine is so deadly and there are alternative pain killers which are available. The risks outweigh the benefits of this drug. Ban it! 
Danielle Wheelwright i am a nurse in australia and see the ever increasing number of patients being prescribed this. also, it has affected my life in a personal way with some people close to me being sucked in by this drug. it has to be stopped. 
Anonymous We need to stop allowing big drug companies to profit by the creation of synthetic heroin. 
Carol Levine I lost my husband to this addiction.  
Alex Levine My father passed away from Oxycontin after being addicted to it for years. This pill is a public health danger in the same way street drugs are. 
Chris R I'm a recovered addict, and proof that we CAN heal - given time. Yet the spread of this disguised heroin is a sad indication of how the medical companies love opiates and the effects they have on people - allowing them to become greater and greater users thereof. The only difference between this stuff and street junk is that street gear is known by all. Stop the drug dealers/manufacturers from pulling off the greatest public relations stunt ever, and producing more addicts whilst maintaining a caring persona. You know who you are!!!  
Betty My daughter is not prescribed but i recently found out she is shooting these pill up her arm, please put a end to these pills !!!!!!!! 
Kathy Quinton I got married 2 1/2 years ago and thought my husband just was on pain mgmt. It's clear he married me for health insurance, does NOT have a back injury and is abusing oxycontin. He has ruined my credit and almost made me lose my house. Filing bankruptcy and filing for a divorce. 
Cynthia Supan  
Melinda Purvis  
michell leech  
Diane Shelton  
Carlos M. Yero Sr.  
yvonne christie Please stop killing our children. They trust you medical doctors and you professional pharmacists and they should be able to do so. yet, you over prescribe and continue to do. The pharmacist you are supposed to be a stop gap of sorts. Do you even look at the people you are handed these pills that seek and destroy our loved ones and anyone or anything that comes near them. You have you white lab coats and me I am only a parent, a doctor yes but when I scream these pills are the same as heroin it is opium based. My son corrects me to point out no they are not heroin they are prescribed my a medical professional they are an opinoid. Oh EXCUSE ME. TRUST ME THEY KILL AND HEROIN AND THESE PILLS ARE NOT THE SAME. THESE PILLS ARE WORSE, BECAUSE OUR CHILDREN THINKS THEY ARE MEDICINE. You professional medical personnel should hide your heads in shame and humiliation. YOU ARE KILLING OUR BABIES. Stop please making them non crushable is not working . Get a grip you have created monsters addicted monsters. look out! a sad mother from the sixties when drugs were drugs and not passed off as medicine. 
Anonymous This evil drug has ruined my life. RUINED my life, and I will never get it back. Used to call it the 'devil'. Well, that's exactly what it was. Things wil never be the same since I lost someone I love to this. I wish I never even knew it existed.  
Anonymous This drug should be taken off the market. It is ruining people's lives. 
Dana Burton We need to run pain clinics out of our cities and states!!!! These are the sources of these horrible life destroyers that are called oxycontin. 
Anonymous My daughter got hooked on oxy by her former boyfriend and is now taking suboxen to try and break the addiction. We are devastated that this could happen to our little girl and can only hope she is strong enough to beat this addiction.  
Thomas E. Noerper  
Ezell Harris I have added you to my recommended websites. Please visit my website to fight the OxyContin Addiction that has grip our nation: The main purpose of is to help expose the utter hypocrisy in the U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry in cahoots with the federal government. All across the United States thousands of individuals who are truly addicted, are being charged with drug-possession and drug-trafficking crimes and receiving minimum mandatory prison sentences of 15, 20, and 25 years while the makers of these potent and addictive painkillers who have sent countless thousands to their graves got a pat on the back. 
Ron Howard I lost my beautiful daughter Brandi on October 9, 2012. She started on Oxycontain and tried several times to get off of it. We did everything we could to help, including rehab for her. At some point she started using Fentanyl patches. I had never heard of these. The abuser freezes the patch which enables them to break the gel into pieces to smoke, shoot up, or place under their tongue. This is what she over dosed on and it too should be restricted tighter or banned. She leaves behind a 4 year old daughter who I know she truly loved. The addiction got the best of this beautiful young woman... 
Laurie Champion How many more people have to become addicted to this legal heroin? How many more people have to die? when will this drug be taken off the market. 
Lori Semidey I lost my precious 28 year old daughter, Kristin to a oxycontin overdose... My heart is shattered... I will NEVER be the same. Please take this HORRIBLE drug off the market. I pray another mother never has to lose their child from this drug... Lori Semidey 
ginny sharon If you ever watch a loved one struggle with the affects of oxy, this drug would have been banned a long time ago. My Grandson struggled with the withdrawls of oxy more times than I care to remember. When he could not afford oxy any longer he went to heroin. In May of 2010 my beloved Christopher died of a drug over dose. He was 22 years old. He will never get married he will never have children all because of oxy. Please help us ban this deadly drug,so no other family has to deal with the death of a child or grandson. Please sign the petition and hel stop this epidemic... 
Lisa Steele My son has been addicted to Oxy's for 8 years and my family has been through hell. We live in Florida where there are numerous pill mills dispensing 1000's of this destructive drug. Our children are dying and we need to put a stop to this epidemic!!! 
Tasha I am so sorry for your lose. I am hoping that my husband will decide to get help. I am offering hime the ultimatum.  
Anonymous This drug ruined my life. The doctors got my husband addicted to it and he has destroyed me family. Please ban this drug!!!!! Doctors should be responsible.  
Matthew Spencer My mother died from overdosing on Opana and Xanax... two other drugs that need to be taken off the market. It started with this horrible drug. All she wanted was the back pain to end and this drug ruined her life 
peter (stevens dad) From purdue pharma: WARNING: ABUSE POTENTIAL, LIFE-THREATENING RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION, and ACCIDENTAL EXPOSURE Abuse Potential OxyContin® contains oxycodone, an opioid agonist and Schedule II controlled substance with an abuse liability similar to other opioid agonists, legal or illicit [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].* Assess each patient’s risk for opioid abuse or addiction prior to prescribing OxyContin. The risk for opioid abuse is increased in patients with a personal or family history of substance abuse (including drug or alcohol abuse or addiction) or mental illness (e.g., major depressive disorder). Routinely monitor all patients receiving OxyContin for signs of misuse, abuse, and addiction during treatment [see Drug Abuse and Dependence (9)].* Life-Threatening Respiratory Depression Respiratory depression, including fatal cases, may occur with use of OxyContin, even when the drug has been used as recommended and not misused or abused [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].* Proper dosing and titration are essential and OxyContin should be prescribed only by healthcare professionals who are knowledgeable in the use of potent opioids for the management of chronic pain. Monitor for respiratory depression, especially during initiation of OxyContin or following a dose increase. Instruct patients to swallow OxyContin tablets intact. Crushing, dissolving, or chewing the tablet can cause rapid release and absorption of a potentially fatal dose of oxycodone. Accidental Exposure Accidental ingestion of OxyContin, especially in children, can result in a fatal overdose of oxycodone [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].* so why does the FDA allow this drug? How many times did the above mention "fatal" overdose? PLEASE BAN THIS DRUG NOW!! 
Austin Papsidero I've lost many friends and my friends moms life 
Constance Farer This drug is needs to be outlawed.... 
David nykanen My step son is hooked on this drug- were tring to win this war over his abuse,its not easy and its killing his mother. Yes plezse ban this drug. 
Sad girlfriend This drug ripped the life out of my boyfriend. It made him steal and lie and part of him has died. He finally begged for help when he became helpless and lost. This drug is a killer. It is evil and ruins relationships and lives daily. Please ban this hell on earth. 
Kathy Fitzgerald This pill must be taken off of the market. I know a lot of people who have died from overdosing on it. People before money!! 
Candida Gut Ban this horrible drug. It has taken so many lives.  
DannaSue Pruett It is vital that the government put the people before the money. Prescription drug addiction is worse now than ever before. The death toles are rising as people with the drug administration become billionaires. Very sad. 
Savannah and Lulu We're signing this petition to ban OxyContin because after doing research on it for a project, we think it's really important to diminish the problems that people have with abusing prescription drugs. We have read enough stories and seen enough videos to understand the damage that drug abuse can cause and by signing this petition, we hope to eliminate any further abuse.  
Deborah K. Nelis On Aug. 11,2009 I lost my 17 yr. old son to suicide he was addicted to Oxycontin and lost hope that he could over come his addiction. Please do not ignore this life stealing, heart breaking epidemic. Forever Nicks Mom  
Jonadine Marie Mulnix  
Tiffany Marie I ran a long dark road of this disease! I met a man who swept me off my feet he was in recovery. We spent 3 wonderful yet stressfull years together! No other person loved the way he loved, or spoke the way he spoke kissed the way he kissed did the things he did! Four days ago after being clean I woke to him passed away in bed next to me. I ALWAYS SAID IT WONT HAPPEND TO ME!!!! IM HERE TO SAY IT HAPPENDS This Killer does not chose it's victims by age nor race nor reliagion or size color or shape...... it does not descriminate!!!!! 
Hope Dahm  
Nicole. Roberts My cousin is one of the sweetest most caring individuals I know. This drug took everything from him. His mother summed it up best..this drug will steal the souls of our loved ones. Relapse is so common that he will spend his life fighting this addiction. Help him and help those that may one day be in his shoes! 
Amanda Holliman  
Angie Jolliff Please we need to something as a society to help stop this out of control epidemic. My community has lsot so many people young and old to this drug. My heart goes out to the families who have to deal with this everyday. 
Marie Elena Sodeikes My daughter had been addicted to this and no mother should have to see their child go through drug addiction. Please make this a priority. 
Lucas wood OxyContin is bad ban this drug 
Kelly Wood My brother lies in the graveyard next to my house because of doctors who give this pill (oxycotin) out like candy to anyone that has a ache or pain. He was 33 and he left behind two wonderful children that will always miss their daddy. 
Michael Safoschnik  
Anonymous My son was given OxyContin 14 yrs ago. In recent years he was hospitalized and the dosages of this and other pain drugs were reduced however for the past few years his behavior has changed negatively. On some pain sites and certain doctors state that when a patient is in severe pain he/she cannot become addicted. This is not true and they convince the patient of this. I won't go into the grief this causes for the patients/victims and those who love them. The doctors who prescribe this drug need to meet with family and/or friends who might present another picture of the patient. My son presents a normal front to the doctors. When prescribing an addictive drug privacy laws should go out the window. I hope and pray this drug and others like it will be banned. I believe we are far along enough in science to come up with a solution that is still profitable to the doctors and drug companies (of course I do not care about the profit factor however if we take that out the way things operate now there will never be another solution). PLEASE SAVE OUR SONS, DAUGHTERS, HUSBANDS AND WIVES. DRUG COMPANIES AND GOVERNMENT, PLEASE BAN OXYCONTIN.GOVERNMENT AND DRUG COMPANYS, TAKE DOWN OXYCONTIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Ken Parker This drug killed my uncle 
Stacy Blackburn The government and Pharma are breaking the law every day by selling Oxycontin. For every pill sold, they are guilty of a felony. 
Megan Smith  
Anonymous I was so badly addicted to oxycodone 30 mg for over 3 years. I became someone I never dreamed I could possibly be. I was given this pain med for management of pain from back issues. If I had known beforehand how addictive and how much of an abuse potential it had, I would have NEVER taken that first prescription to be filled. I was not told of the high risk and potential for addiction that happened to me. I finally decided in 2012 to take myself off this horrible, evil drug. I went through a "hell" on earth like I have never known coming off this medication. It was the worse thing I can ever remember experiencing. I have now been clean of oxycodone 30 mg for almost 4 months and I will NEVER take another one, EVER! I have known so many ppl who have had terrible addictions to this evil medication that has completely changed them and their families completely from happy well adjusted families to total dysfunctional. It has happened within my own family. My roommate's neice's boyfriend just went to jail for robbery of a CVS store, and 2 home invasions, one of which included a murder. ALL over the "hunt" for money to buy oxycodone. He is 22 years old, and his life will now be spent in prison for the rest of his life. We must have laws that govern these dr's writing scripts for this medication and to whom. Better still we need to just get this awful medication completley off the market. Please take into consideration the thousands of ppl, young and old alike, that are so addicted on this med that they either end up dying or destroying their lives with it. I am in favor of taking Oxycontin and Oxcodone off the market completely! 
Shawn Witthoff  
linda wandling The Drs hand it out like candy. My loving daughter is addicted it is ruining her life. Iam disabled and do not have the resources to get her help. She is slowly dying. I dont know where to turn or what to do. Get rid of this drug now!!!! Before too many become statistics. 
ken my daughter has been addicted to these pills/oxy for 3 years now.these pills should not be made.i wish i could meet ceo/president of the company that makes these pills so i can cut there fucking head off...shes been in 2 rehabs ive tried almost everything and will continue to try and be here , my love for her is unconditional so i will always be here for her.. trust me the drug companys know how addictive this drug is, but since this country is the most greedy place on the planet we will never see this drug off the market. all about the money,and not about lives... 
Anonymous My husband committed suicide this past summer and was taking OxyContin at the time. I firmly believe it was the drugs that drove him to his suicide. He became a person I no longer knew anymore. He was mean, angry and frustrated all the time. This drug totally changed his personality. I agree that this drug needs to be taken off the market - if it wasn't for OxyContin my husband would probably still be alive today.  
Anonymous This past summer my brother-in-law committed suicide while taking Oxycontin and we believe that this drug was the cause of it. There has to be another alternative for our loved ones to take to prevent this kind of tragedy. His personality changed completely while taking this drug and it must be banned. I pray for all of those who have lost a loved one from this terrible drug.  
Linda Brantley My daughter and grandaughter have both been addicted. Someone needs to step in and help before we loose a whole generation. 
Alisha Zook There has to be another pain killer with out opiates .. they ruin family and change people for the worst :( 
Anonymous We, like many, have been negatively affected by this drug. It should not be as readily accessible as it is. 
Anonymous So many sad stories due to this drug 
Tammy Eaker  
Chad Knight No one needs this. Their are true medicines out there. Oxycontin kills! 
Justine Bilski I too have lost friends and family to this drug. It should be banned and all drugs like it.  
Valorie Sessoms Oxycontin is synthetic heroin. FDA is aware of the addictive properties yet greed takes priority over saving lives, and sparing families the nightmarish events that occur when witnessing a family member in a spirallying decline to death or lifetime addiction. Big Pharma is in control.....Why does our government continue to allow this shameful exploitation of America? My friend since childhood was prescribed Oxycontin for Migraine headaches. She struggled with oxy addiction for the past ten years while living a hell on earth. Losing everything, home, job, car, self respect and valuable time with loved ones. This was an intelligent, loving, active women with many people that loved her dearly. God has taken her home, she died September 30 2012 at 54 years old. Leaving behind many devastated, tired, and angry family members and friends. Angry because of what this drug did and the helpless feelings they are left with because they couldn't stop the evil from consuming her. Please do the right thing and free America and the world of this ugly drug.  
walter kiernan hello my son died after a NP prescribed 120 oxcodone for a 30 day time period to him , these so called doctors and nurses make me sick that they give these out to kids that have no reason to be getting these except to get high , and these so called professionals need to be locked up  
Trevor C. Olson  
Cynthia Vreeland I have heard of so many who's lives have been destroyed by an addiction to OxyContin. I would like to sign this petition to ban OxyContin and it's manufacturing in the United States in order to save lives. 
Anonymous I've seen someone with severe back problems from a car accident go on a downward spiral since being prescribed OxyContin. Their whole life is a complete mess ever since the first prescription. This is on top of the many other people I've seen go down the same path. It's sad and needs to be banned because this is out of control.  
Karen Kent My beautiful 22 year old son lost his life to this terrible pill. It has been a little over four months now and my whole family is completely devastated over our loss. I thought about him 24 hours a day when he was alive with this disease and now I still think about him 24 hours a day - not believeing what has taken place to him and our family. I never thought this would be my life. Our whole family dynamics have changed since he left us. We get to pass his bedroom everyday with his door shut. His laundry, water bottles, movies he watched, hats, candy wrappers, etc. are still in his room in the same spot he left them. We get to see, everyday, the scratch marks on the wood floor coming out of his bedroom from the gurney that wheeled his lifeless body out of his bedroom and our home and taken to the morgue. All I get to do now, if I want to feel close to him, is sit in his room and smell his shirts. His sister, who is 21, and the only child I have left, will never have cousins for her own children to play with when she gets married, or be able to invite my son (if he had a family) over for the holidays. I can go on and on about how this pill has changed all our lives forever, but I will stop there, I just don't want this to happen to one more family. This pill destroys lives and families forever. My son was a wonderful person with a lot of potential and zest for life until this devil poisoned him, his life, and our lives. He tried to stop this addiction, but it had too much power over him. I am numb, my heart is broken, and part of me died that day too. We will never be the same with out him. I miss you Matt, more than you could ever know. I love you so very much! Mom  
Alicia Medeiros I agree with every 1 of the people who commented on Oxycotin..i was in a relationship with some1 who is no longer with us,cause of Oxycotins,perc 30s,vicodin,heroin,they might seem different from each other,but in reality ,they r all opiates..and it will kill u.And if it doesn't every day ,you will wish u never took the first pill....they need to ban these for all.Young people and elderly,its way to addicting..please oxycotin does not discriminate.dont even try it 1 time..cuz this is how easy it kids suffer ...their r without their a pill worth that.... 
Gail Cenik My son Christopher became addicted to OxyContin in or around 2004. He became a slave this poisonous but legal drug..well when it became to expensive for the Oxys he did what countless others have done,he turned to the cheaper but deadly poison..heroin.. He tried many many times to kick the addiction..but as we all know its not easy and help from the state is not nearly enough...he beg for help but those pleas fell on deaf ears..they put them in detox for 5 to 7days then send them packing...why not make these drug manufacturers help pay for treatment...after all they have made billions..BLOOD MONEY . After many years if suffering,Christopher lost the battle. He died if a heroin overdose on Nov18, 2011..He was a great young man...he was a compassionate,caring, loving son ,brother,grandson,nephew,cousin and friend...he was a great athlete, all star quarterback for his high school football team as well as team captain. He was the all star catcher for the baseball team as well as a captain ...he was always respectful of others. We where and still are proud if him ..he fought a courageous battle.. Please stop this man made monster from causing any more families this insurmountable heartache... 
Anonymous My father is addicted and it severely effects our family 
susan Haynes Just Help We need this horrible drug stopped  
Sandra Irvin  
Lorrie Briggs For Wendy -- two days before what would have been her 53rd birthday. I miss you. 
Yvette McNiece  
Karen williams  
Megan Goedecke  
Anonymous We have experienced crime in our neighborhood related to the illicit purchase of this drug...thefts with stolen merchandise taken to the pawn shop, to buy OxyContin (per police report...the pawn shop eventually turned this mother of one in). It's a shame a child is involved, whose mother is now in jail.  
Lois Sears  
Jill McCracken  
Rachel Gelbmann  
Deborah Hill  
Laura Hensley Get this ridiculous drug off the market ASAP! 
Angela Danyluk They argue in the states about how great the Canadian universal health care system is doesn't know any real Canadians. My wonderful brother in law injured his back while at work and his doctor set him up for an MRI as soon as possible. As soon as possible means when the next appointment is available in about a month. In the mean time he was given an unlimited supply of oxycontin to relieve his pain. His stepson, my 17 year old nephew, was the one that found him dead in the bed just days before his appointment. At autopsy they found he had over 20 in his esophagus alone. They don't exactly how many he had in his stomach but believed he had been too groggy to remember if he had taken any meds that morning. So it was probable that he was still feeling pain so he took more and that is what killed him. So it's not just about addiction, it's also about over prescribing them in place of real therapy. Back pain is excruciating and probably one of the biggest causes of addiction to this drug. So anything that can be done to encourage a therapeutic approach to pain management instead of a pharmaceutical one would be a much better model than we have today. After all, the true reason we have "pain management clinics" in the first place is so unscrupulous doctors can rake in untaxable cash to feed an unholy addiction to this legal drug. If marijuana is illegal because it's a gateway drug then how is this one legal when it just leads you to an addiction to illegal opiates like heroin when you can't get it? 
Martin Koprowski My dad was prescribed these a few weeks ago for a big kidney stone. Everytime they wear off, he becomes a huge jerk towards everyone.  
Chris Meyer I've lost every last one of my highschool friends to this drug, now all they do is mope around all day making fun of me and everyone who doesn't do drugs with them. 
Costas Themistocleous Free my house burned down this past March I started buying 30mg OxyContin pills and taking almost 8-10 a night different ways. Never injection but smoking, snorting, & slipping them in drinks. About a month and a half ago I sobered up and couldn't believe all the money I wasted. I have a bunch of friends who neglect and deny they have a problem the same at I did for all those months and I'm watching it destroy there lives. Some slower than others. Then I think back to myself wow this is the monster I was for all these months. This drug is pure evil. It's the devils candy and it should be banned and its factory's should be shut down.  
Anonymous My husbands destroying our family with oxys!! I didn't even know what oxys were until 2.5 weeks ago when everything came crashing down and his secret emerged. He drained $25.000 on illegally buying it. He's neglected our bills and loans and now I'm picking up the pieces es as he yells at me and throws temper and his iPhone. Get this off the market so otherr families don't have to go through this pain!! 
Sarah Ward  
steven gillooly fuck this shit oxies=death 
Keith Taylor Brother went to jail because of his addiction. The pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers and doctors should be held accountble. 
Sarah Hixon  
Sharon Blair My daughter, Jennifer Reynolds died Jan. 15, 2009 at age barely 29 years old from an accidental drug overdose to opiates. She suffered from a chronic and progressive disease called opiate addiction for 12 years before she died. I support banning oxycontin from the market because it is easy to get, not dispensed properly and highly addictive and deadly for those addicted to it. Support The Jennifer Act. Help save lives in Florida & Indiana. How? By improving involuntary commitment laws with The Jennifer Act. Indiana SCR No.7 and Florida Senate Bill 1744. Visit my website to sign the petition and save lives. It's too late for my daughter. She is gone. But we can do something to intervene and save lives of others who are alive today and struggling. ~ In memory of Jennifer Reynolds~ died 1.15.2009. A life cut short due to opiate addiction overdose.  
robert hesson  
Megan Rhodes  
Teresa Weber My daughter disappeared. Apparently she started fooling around with Oxycontin when she was 16 or so. I never would have known. There was no indication that she was using or taking pills. Her friends told me that she decided to try harder opiates this spring -- she replaced an expensive addiction with a less expensive but equally dangerous one. Suddenly there was a change in her behaviors, and when I asked her about it she packed an overnight case and said she was spending the night with a friend. I have not seen her in two months. She was a university student who worked so hard to get into college and successfully finished her first year. Now she will not even communicate with her family. I have no idea where she is. It is heartbreaking. BAN THIS DRUG! 
Craig yobaccio oxycontin opened doors that could not be closed 
Jill S this drug has destroyed my marriage of 33 years , hurt me and my children and even my grandchild. It costs our country millions of dollars because of rehab stays and the chance of it working are slim... please dont allow another family to be destroyed like mine :(  
Rhonda Nichols Oxycontin is ruining our younger generation. people have been given it when it wasn't needed. 
Patricia Persico My 19 year old daughter experimented with OxyContin . She died 7 years ago on September14th 2005. I live in a beautiful community with loving family and friends all around. This drug distroyed my daughter. This child of mine was a easy baby, loving daughter, wonderful sister. To describe my daughter Alicia she was hardworking , honor role student, athlete ,and a sensitive sole. This drug is like a tsunami it just wiped up a large group of kids her age in our town. Many have died any many struggle and it is all because this drug was let loose of our society. My sweet daughter was no match for this drug. Experimentation was out of the question, this drug leads straight to hard core addiction. So I hope the next genation will never be exposed to a deadly drug as this that lives under the guise of a pain KILLER how appropriate . 
Amber Tansey  
odell lindsay i can never replace my son due oxycontin. 
Michelle Oakes Telling Big Business they DON"T run this country. 
Chloe Wells I lost my husband of 10 years to this drug and I am now left alone to raise our 3 year old son. It was prescribed to him after having surgery on his knee. I know there was other options to help with the pain, I hate this drug and am devastated the doctor prescribed him something that took his life and ruined mine. My son now has to grow up without a dad. 
Debbie M.  
Nick This drug ruins lives and takes lives. It is so easy to get and doctors prescribe it so easily. It is syenthetic heroin and should be banned. Other countries are doing it, it's time to step up and ban it from our country. How many lives need to be taken for everyone to see how bad it really is? 
Eryn Bass I'm 19 years old and this drug has ruined my life and has ruined many of my friends lives also. I've been off of this horrible drug for about a month now and I know I will never touch it again. I am lucky to have the supportive family I have, some aren't. I have friends that have been addicted to this drug for over a year now and it breaks my heart. I'm getting my life back on track now but it's been the hardest thing I have ever done and every day I struggle with not using. In high school I was always a 4.0 student, I started taking college classes as a sophomore in high school, played for the variety volleyball team and was an active member of my church. I had dreams and goals, the drug took that all away. I lost my job, friends, wasted all my savings account, all that mattered was getting more of the drug and after a while I just used so I didn't have the horrible withdraws. I would never ever want my worst enemy to go through what I had to. I hate this drug, it doesn't help anything. It just masks your pain and leaves you wanting more. There are so many better options if you are suffering from pain, options that actually help and don't just mask it. I do not want anyone to go through this, it ruins lives. I am 5'9 and before doing the drug I weighed 125. Now I am down to 104 pounds and I have many health issues from just using the drug for a couple of months. It has caused internal bleeding and permanent internal damage, I will now struggle with health issues for the rest of my life. Please ban this drug, I was lucky it didn't kill me, others aren't.  
Anonymous This drug is evil. It destroys marriages, families, livelihoods, and lives.  
Beth Piasecki  
Leanne Workman  
Julie Anne Lewis please stop the manufacture of this terrible drug that it's abuse is an epidemic to our society. I know first hand the seriousness of the side effects. you may email me with any questions about the experiences. thank you  
Kathy Frias  
Anonymous Oxycontin is very popular with teenagers all over the world. I have a 15 year that was taking it and let me tell you it is an awful drug to have a child on. Ban this drug... 
Shannon Bass I live on Maui. I have watched our kids fall victim to this drug. It has taken away so many lives. Why is it needed. Please don't let these doctors hand this drug out like candy. It is a real problem.  
cheryl pokomo Far too many accidental overdose deaths. Something must be done!! 
Dave Satterly This drug has and continues to ruin my sons life and his familys , the drug company paid a 600 billion dollar fine for not warning the public of its addiction , thats right 600 BILLION !!! where is our goverment , why are they letting this continue to trash our youths lives, as well as their parents going thru a living hell trying to save them . It is a money maker for the rehab centers and drug companys and police depts. , so that makes it ok to use our youth for jobs and profits , this country is becoming a discrase , if it hasn;t affected someone in yoiur life yet , it will , Please god pull this from the market , its benefits will never out weigh its tragic results , I am so sick inside watching my sons suffering , it is taking our family down . How can all us parents pool together and stop this madness killing drug  
Michelle Williams  
Rilla Hemmingsen  
Holly Massey  
ronnie mcbryde lost a friend to this drug....see it prescribed everyday...working in the medical field...i have seen the results of the addiction 
betty martin  
Kendra Hooks  
Samantha Chadwick  
Pamela Rocco This drug almost took my life it took my house my car but God spared me clean 7 years. My prayers and sympathy to all who has lost loved ones to this terrible drug.  
Cameron Brown  
Charles Jacobs  
Abasi Chapman OxyContin has damaged many lives. I personally know of whole communities who have been and are still at the mercy of mass OxyContin addictions. I have had friends who I have witnessed turn their lives from successful to disastrous. I have seen OxyContin contribute to the death of one of my very best friends. He was in an accident and was prescribed OxyContin to deal with the pain. That prescription started him on the road to addiction and ultimately his demise. I don't see any reason why this drug should be distributed legally or otherwise.  
Vicki Ward  
Beverly Jacobs So many families are ruined and many lives are lost due to addiction and death from overdose. Dr's over prescribe and give it to people who are not in pain but just addicts. Please stop killing people!  
Jolene Harrell  
Anonymous I think Oxycontin could be a good drug, if used the way it should be used. But the problem is, SO MANY people, my son-in-law included, use and abuse it and end up addicted. Many of those who end up addicted end up dying, as my son-in-law did. If this drug is highly addictive and so many are becoming addicted to it, why even use it? There are so many other pain medications that are not as addictive as this, so it should be taken off the market. 
Tonia Shell  
k.smith so many lives lost. so many orphan children. 
elizabeth hartley I do not understand why this drug is still being is legal herion and we all know how that worked out.. this is giving only more problems to people who are already suffering it is cruel and heartless . Maybe if the Dr, who wrote the rx. for these should have to take and experencience the withdrawls before being able to prescribe...that shoud take care of the problem............  
Maria Harris My boyfriend is addicted to oxycontin after having 2 knee surgeries. We have a child together.I fear for his life every day. I fear for my child when she is in his care. It has robbed us of every value and every bit of normalcy in our life, Destroying us more and more every day.I hate u oxycontin and everything u stand for. 
Carrie Nichols I lost my 32 year old cousin after it was prescribed for a broken arm.  
Heidi Lemmon  
Julia Winter Darin "Kreet" McClintock 4/25/79-8/16/11 In honor of my son may we witness the fall of Big Pharma, ASAP. Julia Winter.  
Mark Frederick Please remove this drug from being so commonly provided by Doctors. It is ruining the lives of so many families and needs to be restricted like morphine or removed from the USA altogether. 
Devin Turner  
Ashley Laucis Lost a dear friend, an amazing man to Oxycotin. It's not safe! Please ban it 
Ashlyn ritchie  
Amanda Cossin Although I am not an addict to this poison my life has spiraled downward because of my loved one that is addicted. After rehab and countless opiate detoxes he still remains addicted. He said it calls him and it won't stop until he gets it. This is not only affecting our relationship but financially and emotionally our children suffer. Having an addict in your home especially with an opiate habit $$$ has caused my loved one to many of things that I know he is not proud of. He prays I pray that one day this drug will release the hold it has on him stop calling him. It is traumatizing to the entire family to continue to try to support the addict knowing that he'll probably run back to it. How this drug made it on the market and in the hands of doctors that hand it out like its candy is beyond me but we have to stop it NOW! I have seen more bust in the last 5 months for this drug but the mills have to be shut down! The drug has to be taken off the market for hope that we will have to detox and their isn't anyway of going back! 
Steve Shelden  
Melissa Vicuna  
Wendy Whitener  
Danae Rubenzer I want it banned for sure...could have taken my daughters life.... 
Gaylyn Leach Evil drug...... 
Darlinda Lewellen  
MaryJo F Shelden Too many children have died from this drug.  
Carla Phillips  
Sharn Lundy It has taken me a long time to get off this "non addictive" drug. I was one of the lucky ones. 
april williams loved one with this addiction it is devastaing 
JENIFER FERGUSON I was addicted to this drug for 5 years. i am ashamed at things that i have done and also what I have put my family through. This drug was so easily handed down from a doctor which by the I trusted. Please lets STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!!! 
Donna Flesher we have seen enough people die from this drug. 
rhonda poirier  
Kelly Ortlieb  
Jessica Noon  
Shannon Reynolds  
Anonymous LISTEN!  
Anonymous This drug and it's sister drug, roxycodone, is nothing but a poison. It has caused my family so much pain. One of the worst things about it is that it can be controlled. The government, dea and the manufacturers have total control of this. It's not something that can be grown or cooked. It is available only by the maker, and dr. TAKE THIS DRUG OFF THE MARKET!! I wonder if it was one of your children that died from using it, if you would still feel the greed of a dime!!! 
Dan Cost me nothing but misery! 
Garry Marshall Painkiller addiction changes people and hurts families. Doctors don't seem to notice or care. Please ban it! 
Cyndie Edwards  
Rebecca McCune  
Allison McCune  
michael capinski I know first hand what these drugs can do to people and I support this petition. 
Gigi Steel Please Please.. BAN Oxycontin.. My cousin became addicted to them once they were given to him for pain from a car wreck. That was in early 200's. He became addicted to them immediately.I found him dead in bed at the age of 33.. He was such a good guy. Had his own business,good-looking and a GREAT dad..These pills are like poison.. I have known other people as well who have become addicted.. For the safety of our youth and others ban this terrible medicine.. Doctors need to be more careful prescribing pain medicines.. They give it like candy. I know because i have been asked plenty of times if i need pain med. I simply reply no thanks i rather live with the pain...Gigi Steel 
Nicky Baker  
Stacey Please get rid of this awful drug that is destroying our country. 
K.Pelletier I've been taking oxycodone since 2006, its a poison, at first it helped but over time, the secondary effects became stronger and stronger as my doc was prescribing me higher and higher dosage stating that 'we' were not controling the pain anymore, now im sufering from the severe effects of a pain reliever that was supposed to help me, the new oxyneo is even worse, its not helping me with the pain anymore and i cant stop taking my pills, im taking such a high dosage that the doc said i could die from either cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest if i stopped, the clinic is charging me 3500$ for the detox, i have many health problems and i cant work anymore so i cant afford it, in 2006 my doc prescribed me 10 mg of oxy twice a day, at this day (2012) im taking 45 mg 3 times a day (prescribed) enuff to kill a horse they dying from this poison and all i can do is watch ! 
Anonymous Someone in my family died last night, not sure of the cause but she was an addict. Sadly, her sister begged her doctor to stop giving her vicodin sometime ago. The doctor's response was to give her Oxycontin. Doctor's are becoming more and more irresponsible with pain killers of all types. Someone else in my family recently had thyroid surgery and she came out of surgery on Dilaudid! When I became a nurse (an eon ago) we had no oxycontin or vicodin. People didnt get anything above demerol shots or darvocet for oral use unless they had severe cancer pain. The addicts these drugs have created is farther reaching than anyone truly knows. STOP the insanity. 
charlotte walker  
Deric rowles  
Suzanne Burg Oxy must go! Save our children, save our country. 
Melinda Sothern  
dave jagars  
Suzanne R. Tran My fiancé died from taking oxycodone (Percocet/ related to Oxycotin) prescribed by a doctor who incorrectly treated him for his condition. Please ban this drug and others related to it.  
Bradland Ross Oxycodone is perscribed for too many things. It should not be in ANYBODY'S medicine cabinite and the only way that it should be avabile is in the hospital. Because it is a legal drug people assume that it is safe, I have personaly witnessed people who belive that if a doctor perscribes it that no harm can come about only to end up with an addiction.  
Jamie Lindsay I lost my 32 year old husband 16 days ago to this horrible drug. Within a year he became addicted and lost his life to oxycontin due to an accidental overdose. Please take this drug off the market. 
Anonymous This drug DESTROY'S families as law enforcement and government agencies continue to remain uneducated and in denial about the addiction and devastation this drug creates upon any human life that gets in its way! Oxycontin/Oxycodone is wipping out an entire generation of young adults and wasting our tax dollars by only investing dollars in these drug abusers LIES -with no punishment, no correction and no help!! It's horrendous and sickening that no one who 'could' help will LISTEN because the nightmare seems not to have affected their own personal lives and families.. yet!! I feel this drug was created directly from Satan himself!  
Mandi longest My 22 yr old son and the friends he runs with are addicted to the drug OxyContin. I lost my mother 19 yrs ago to the drug heroin at the age of 42. We all need to stand up and recognize this is a serious issue that is growing.  
Devin Blado  
Thomas A Steiner  
Anonymous This drug nearly ruined my life. I've been clean for 5 months now. There must be another way to help people with chronic pain other then pills. 
Nadine Simonelli  
Maureen Durkin  
Anonymous My younger brother and I are less than three years apart and grew up best friends and family to 2 sets of single parents. I believe we are as close as two people can be. There are time periods when I feel I don't know and can't communicate with someone who I know in a way and who knows me in a way no one else ever will. I did not know the meaning of regret and sadness until I realized how bad this was. My brother used to carry himself in a way in which I admired in a since, once I couldn't beat him I joined him and I am so proud of many of the things he has done. This drug can begin so tamely and innocently and rob you of the most precious things you know so viciously in such a short time span. I believe it should be professionally administered only to the terminally I'll or afflicted (hard and fucking fast folks). I will not stop believing in you until there is nothing left to bet on. -mason 
diane kempski  
Maureen Hagner Take this drug off the market NOW. 
Kimberlee Davenport " I didn't think it could happen to me". The thought that kept going through my head as I sat on a plane on my way to detox from this drug that had taken over my thoughts , my finances, my ambition . It started out and I really didn't even know what it was but I tried it at a party in powder form a crushed pill. Wow I felt great! I felt confident, energized ,like the world was a wonderful place and I had all the enthusiasm and energy to accomplish anything I had ever dreamed of and more. Mundane tasks such as cleaning or studying were now actually fun. I began to notice though that now I always wanted to feel that way or I didn't want to do anything anymore. So I started using more and more ( no I never had a problem with substance abuse before) . Then I not only Wanted to feel that way if I did not have the drug I couldn't function .My body and mind just painfully Yearned for more and there was never enough . I was so afraid Of withdrawal that if I had any money I would use it to get more Instead of pay my bills. It felt like my flesh was rotting away it is the most horrible feeling I have ever had . If I could go back to being ignorant about opiate addiction I would in a heartbeat and I know that my life will never be the same . People look at you differently after you seek treatment . This drug should only be given to terminal people Because it doesn't matter who you are, how much money you make, what side of the tracks you come from . If you use this drug one day you will need this drug and that is a bad day!  
Kimberly Jagars I live in Fl. & have several loved ones who have battled this drug & still are to this day. it is out of control, the people they get these drugs from are going and getting several different drugs at the same time, oxi pills, xanax, somas...all from the same Dr, then turn around & go to a couple different Dr & do the same thing. the one lady I know who does this she makes thousands of $s a month, she does not work, just sells these drugs to her dealer that meets her at the Pharmacy every time she gets pills to give her the money. how can this happen to all these people & no one is stopping it. The place, "dr. office" these people go to you can walk in & know somethings not right, the people there are all strung out or have that pasty white sick look, that haunts me as a mother. something needs to happen to stop this drug that is killing & stealing the brain's of our kids & loved ones. if you can do something & you do nothing their blood is on your hands! 
Alan L I am losing both of my parents to this drug. They are in their late 50's , and they are not the same people I knew as a child. They are not the same people I knew 3-4 years ago. They are bankrupt, they are losing their house, their children and grandchildren, and themselves to this drug. My 5 month old will probably never know my mother thanks to this drug, and her drug dealing Doctor.  
Stephanie Astuto I dont know where to begin! Im so angery hearing these horrible storys of this demon killing drug Oxy! My husband had a wonderful life, perfect job, awesome family. He had a very detailed surgery in Nov of 2011 on his foot...Drs so quick to put him on his drug. He had been on it for 18 months. I started to see my husband change, quickly...depressed, aniexty, so miserable. He was trapped, lie after lie was told. Bank account drained, tons of debt owed to many. Robbed many times to get more pills, house broken into for drug money...I was scared for me and my two young boys. Gets worse, wrecked car, jail time, now in detox...lost Job, car home....has tons of debt, attorney fees. Broken family, hurt! Ban this demon drug! My husband is alive by grace of God! Tough rd ahead....i feel betrayed,we had everything going for us, this drug ruined his life. Now he has to rebuild it all. Humble himself and say SORRY to sooooo many hes hurt! Im sick to my stomach reading all these stories, God help us , give us favor to ban this horrible drug. 
Denise Thank you for all you do! This epidemic has to stop. I am a mom of a child struggling with addiction which began with Oxycontin. There have been way too many deaths this past year in out town.. so many friends of our children. Very sad...  
Teresa Milano It's time for this madness to stop. I almost lost my daughter to this nonsense which would have left her little eight year old girl to wonder why a simple knee injury almost killed her mother and father. Is there no end to the greed and corruption ? Is there no end to the misery that these pills cause the citizens of our Country ? It's sickening that anyone would make one red cent on this plague. It's time to stop it. Now. 
Christiane Oliva I'm a mother of an addict of Oxycontin no need to explain  
Jennifer Gilbert  
Nancy Grabarczyk My only daughter died at the age of 23 due to this drug. Canada has taken it off the market, and we should too before any more young people die. 
lynda Robinson  
Katherine Rose  
Anonymous Our 21 year old son was given Oxycontin for a shoulder injury by a DOCTOR. He became addicted to this horrible drug and died from it at age 22. This should have never happened. My son loved to work out at the gym and was very health conscious. He believed that the drug was okay because it was a prescription from a doctor. When we realized what the drug really was, it was too late. What a waste of a beautiful greedy people could make money.  
diane f. hollis  
nancy i have lost friends to this drug and its partner Roxy,and have seen so many people close to death from this drug.why wont the government do something it was easy enough for them to ban phen phen the diet pill cause it was so addictive and killed people. but they do not seem to care that thousands of people are dieing here whats the deal are they making money off these pills to or what why do they keep a blind eye to the problem as it continues to grow bigger everyday  
Arash Jalali Not only do we need to do something about this drug we need to take out doctors like Alen J Salerian, who has been brought up for charges multiple times by the DEA and the system lets him go. Maybe because he is Ex FBI who knows. But I support this cause. 
Pam Stephenson My grandson is a recovering oxycontin addict. He was close to death when we got him in to his second rehab. With the help of AA he is doing well now but it cost his family four years of emotional devastation and $50,000 to say nothing of the misery he went through. Oxycontin should be banned and only used for terminal cancer patients if allowed at all. 
Teri This is also a plague in my hometown of La Habra. People start with oxy then go right to heroin wich also runs rabid. Just found out the love of my life is addicted to both for the past year. I had no idea. Started with oxy. This prescription drug is poison in disguise.  
Will Lindsay Please prevent future deaths and heart ache. This drug is the most dangerous tablet produced. 
Anonymous Just trying to help 
Lindy preziosi I lost the love of my life to this horrible drug. He was there one week prior asking me to be his one and only and then he was gone in the blink of an eye. I don't understand how those pharmacys and drs can live with themselves.  
Joe Watson There has to be another drug that can deal with pain that does not ruin lives. 
Susan calleo This drug should be banned. It is over prescribed by doctors and then the poor patient ends up addicted and thinking they are in perhaps more pain than they are really in, if they are in pain at all! My poor husband has been prescribed it for the last 6 years, having under gone 3 back surgerys. He is now trying to detox from the oxy and it is a grueling process.. The pain doctors are only concerned about keeping the prescriptions flowing. Near impossible to find a pm doctor that would detox him- and we live in the NY metropolitan area! It's a crime what it does to those taking it. Ban it now! 
Marsha Schorr I lost my only son to oxycontin 3 years ago. This is something that I will never get over in my lifetime. Now, I found out that my sister is addicted to Lortabs (Hydrocodone)so I have tried to get her to get some help but she doesn't admit to being an addict even though she gets others to get prescriptions for her and steals it from others when possible. She has been caught several times but nobody will file charges. I fear that I will lose my little sister to drugs. This country has got to do something about the prescription drugs out there. These big drug companies and the doctors that write out the scripts like candy are killing us all. We have simply got to take a stand against these drugs or there will soon be nobody left. I miss my son everyday. He was only 24 and had such promise. Oxy got ahold of him and choked out all hope.  
Chassidy Harris  
Natalie McConnell  
Angelina Rosania This drug has destroyed so many lives and will continue to do so if it is not banned. I am in fear of my child growing up surrounded by this highly addictive drug and the many people that are hooked on it. Praying this filth is permanently removed from our communities. 
Megan Troy There is a reason this "medication" is called "hillbilly heroin." I had a very good friend of mine--former addict, but haunted with guilt for the time she spent delving into drugs as a teenager--take her life by these means at the age of 22. She was in such a horrible situation with a "psycho ex-boyfriend" (who was still an active Oxy and heroin user) harassing her and her family because of his codependency on her (on top of an unwanted pregnancy by this guy) that she saw no other way out. From all the other tragedies I've looked at, this drug is nothing but trouble in the long term, and there's even strong evidence for a link between Oxycontin use and suicidal ideation. It needs to be made illegal, just like heroin and crystal meth. 
Katie McCulley  
jennifer young One is too many 
Robin Genua My son has been addicted for almost 8 years. Our lives have been in constant turmoil. We are devastated. PLEASE PLEASE BAN Oxycontin.  
Anonymous family member is addicted i will be so relived the day this drug no longer exists  
Maxine Ollove  
Stephen Doris  
zeev greenstein  
Anonymous R.I.P Heather and Chance both were 23 when they were called home:( This drug has destroyed so many lives! THIS NEEDS TO STOP!!! 
Josephine Kramer  
Anonymous This is a terrible drug...must be monitored more closely! 
Nicholas S.  
nina kane  
jennifer venuti  
Kathryn A Lopez Our son died in 2003 at 27 years of age from an OxyContin overdose. What a painful 15 days before we consented to removing his life support. His friends that visited and saw him like this did not feel anything by seeing him in this state as their pain was numb from Oxycontin. 
Betty Smith This drug must be banned!!! It has not only effected my family but so many others that I have met. How many more have to die from this while the pill mills continue to make money!!! Please ban it!!!! Thank you! 
debi peterson  
Anonymous Good luck. I'm sure Purdue Pharma is multi-billion dollar business with lots and lots of lobyists paying off our "honest" elected officials.  
Lawrence Salovin  
Frank Mormando  
Dorothy Zarza We need to get rid of these Doctors who are giving presciptions to our Children & Adults , as it is killing the future for this generation. 
Joanne DeFrisco I have 3 boys ages from 27-37 each one has had the experience of the horrible Oxycontin prescription epidemic that we are experiencing here in Palm Beach County Florida. I cannot even put into words how this drug has changed my kids and my family. The desparation of wondering if your child would be dead or alive day after day. The money spent on rehabs, desparately trying to help get the kids straight. I was blessed so far and have not had any of them die, but it is never over once they have been addicted. It is a constant and daily fear. I know plenty of sad, sad stories of families who have lost their loved ones because of these pills. The pill mills, as we call them, are always there ready to prescribe anyone these drugs. THEY NEED TO TAKE THIS DRUG OFF THE MARKET!! I do not understand how if there is an accident where 1 person gets killed, 1 person, someone gets a product recalled, a stop sign put up,for example, but, thousands of people have lost their lives and thousands more have their lives ruined by these drugs and this has not been addressed or taken off the market. Guess too many people are making too much money. These drugs are destroying families, destroying lives, killing people daily. Palm Beach county alone 14 deaths a day from prescription drug overdoses, not including drug related deaths. When are they going to do something about it rather than sweep it under the rug and keep trying to hide it from people so these drug companies can keep raking in the big bucks. My heart goes out to all the families who have lost their loved ones and those of us who have had their lives turned upside down because of these companies and doctors who prescibe these drugs and have no remorse and do not care about who they destroy in the process of them becoming rich!! This could happen to any of us. Karma, before this happens to you think about it. If this doesn't change and this drug is not taken off the market, your kids or family member could be the next addict! A desparate plea from a concerned, and desparate mother. God Bless!!  
Vincent and Robin Cesario Let us hold accountable all doctors, drug companies and drug dealers for the problems due to opiod drug usage/overdose. Let us not ignore this problem any longer--- lives are being lost. my beautiful son passed Joseph Vincent Cesario from oxycotin and zanax accidental drug overdose..please give me justice for Joseph 11/12/11 he was what kept our heart beating...forever in our hearts my beautiful son...... 
Renee Widman Let us hold accountable all doctors, drug companies and drug dealers for the problems due to opiod drug usage/overdose. Let us not ignore this problem any longer--- lives are being lost. 
Diane Murphy This is the beginning of drug addiction and I blame the doctors as well as the pharmaceutical companies. Its like they work hand in hand. The pharmaceutical companies get rich on these drugs. The doctors have to prescribe it so they must get a percentage from the companies. They are legalized DRUG DEALERS! They all should be in prison. Whats wrong with this country??? Ban all prescription pain medicine. If you think about it...they make a " Pill' for everything these days. Its sick. 
k priest my brother is addicted and gets this from his doctor he is on 120mg a day but this is not enough he is waiting for the next does shaking feeling sick sweating something needs to be done and quick people are dying or losing any quality of life 
David Beattie Why does the addiction of people to drugs like OxyContin and all the sides effects such as , overdoses, and the violent crime associated come after the profits these companies are making, knowing full well the effects they have on society. 
Julien Remillard This is for you Brandon!! I'm going to miss you man.. I hope our voices can be heard through this petition. 
Anonymous I am the wife of an addicted oxycontin user. It is slowly destroying our lives. I am 100% for taking this drug off the market. Imagine how many lives will be saved, families not destroyed, happy marriages etc. This list is endless.  
Cindy Tribble I'm so sorry for all the loved ones lost because of this drug..It really needs to be banned. 
molly rhodes please. 
Angel Zaccaro  
Alanna Gajewski To anyone who lost a loved one, I hope this gets banned its aweful that young ones lives are being taken! 
Corey Yohemas Kill the drug before it kills us all 
Lisa M My beautiful 21 year old daughter has been struggling with opiate addiction since she was 18. She first tried oxycontin in high school and quickly became addicted. It's been a struggle of staying clean and relapsing ever since. The physical and emotional addiction are very difficult to beat but not impossible. We recently lost a 19 year old in our town who also started with oxycontin, then moved onto heroin. This is a dangerous, adductive drug that destroys lives.  
Elyse Latella Addiction destroys lives 
Debra I have a 23 year old son that has been an Oxy addict since he was 17. He stuggled here in Bradenton, trying to stay clean, but everyone he new since a small boy, was also hooked on the drug, so, he would fail. Finally, we sent him to Texas, where he had a sister; she took him in & took him to church for 3 months while he got clean.. At the 3 month mark, he had to move out & got his own apt & had a job. He appeared to be doing well for about a year, then, a series of evvents happened to him & he fell back into his addiction, not with Oxys, but anything else he could get a hold of. Long story short, he is now stuck in Texas due to legal issues & we can not get him home so he can have family support. Here is the dilemma, If he comes back home to Bradenton, the Oxy capital, I fear he will not be able to stay clean, if he stays without family support, he may die from his addiction. Our family has been in LIMBO & living in FEAR every single day for the past 6 years; we are literally in HELL, because this F$%&ing drug!! I would say every 1 out 5 people you come in contact with here in Bradenton, is on Oxys. I try so hard to get people I know to get names of Dr's off their family members RX bottles so I can turn in the PILL MILL they are getting them from, but people seem to be in denial or are afraid of their family member going to jail; I am beyond that. I would rather see my son in jail than suffering on the street with his addiction & waiting to get the call in the middle of the night we all fear with our addict children. I have anxiety from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed & can't get a grip!! We all need to join together & get this damn drug banned or better regulated.  
Sue Kaufman My son is addicted to oxycontin. He missed the birth of his son and the first 3 years of his sons life because of this horrible drug. He is currently in prison. I am trying to wage my own war against this terrible plague. Nothing will return the years my son has lost.  
patricia mcdonald I lost my beloved only child, adrianne, aged 27, in February, 2011. Not because she was prescribed oxycontin, but hydrocodone, another highly addictive opiod that has killed more people in western new york than oxycontin. Her physician prescribed it to her for three years. In late January, 2011 Dr. Mehta, a physician in our area had been arrested and charged with numerous counts of irresponsible, negligent prescribing. He prescribed more pills, than almost all doctors combined prescribed in our area. That story made headlines across the state. Within a week of Dr. Mehta's arrest, my daughter's physician cut her off lortab abruptly - i am quite sure he did this as he became frightened he might be busted as well. He made no attempts to wean her. Two days later she found some heroin and died. All opioids are a form of heroin... of course heroin is the natural alternative when pills aren't available. Why isn't the FDA doing it's job - protecting our citizens, rather than the profits of pharmaceutical companies.  
Anonymous I am all for a solution to helping those suffering addiction to this drug! 
Laura Necker So many drugs are taken off the market right away for less deaths, why not this one! 
stephanie My young cousins will soon be 6 feet under because of their addiction to this drug. They snort and inject it daily and are slowly killing themselves! They steal, fight and have even made counterfeit money to obtain this hellish drug. I have seen 13 people die since 11/11 to 6/12 and this was after they were released from our rehabs. Street value in our small community is $3000-$6000 for a script.This drug is from satan himself! It must be banned immediately and may the makers of the product be punished harshly! 
Erika D Westerlind This drug is the devil in disguise. It has possessed my sweet, loving, caring, sensitive sister (a former pediatric nurse) into a manipulating, lying, thieving, lethargic, drooling, zombie no longer able to care for herself, no less her 10 yr old daughter. She being a single parent, has now put her only child under the care of our elderly mother. That poor child has lost the only stable loving parent she has known all due to the power of that little pill. I can't even express what this has done and continues to do to our remaining family. It has put sibling against sibling, parent against child and nephews against aunt. I would do anything in my power to eliminate this product from it's existence, stop the production by the big pharmaceutical company, make every doctor held accountable for writing the exorbitant amount of prescriptions and to remove every pill pushing dealer off the streets forever. 
linda williams pure hell . My daughter was addicted to this MONSTER for 5 years. She is now in recovery rehab facility sober 60 days.  
Patricia L. Welch This drug just took my SON'S life about 3 weeks ago,He was a very special person in his mind he was mentally challenged n did not understand the danger of this drug.There are people out in the world that is handing it out like candy n it needs to be STOPPED NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! My SON is having his first child n could have had a family that he waited for 30 years to have n now his first child will grow up without his FATHER because of this drug.PLEASE GET THIS DRUG N ANY OTHER DRUG LIKE THIS ONE OFF THE STREET. 
Tonya Cobb This drug needs to ban..I know lots of ppl that has lost there dear sweet family's due to Oxycontin...This drug takes over there whole mind and body... The only thing that they care about is getting there next high, they will sell every thang that they have to get there next high...even there soul....We must stop this drug and other drugs .... 
Amber R Moore  
KATHY Because of oxycontin my fiance is gone forever ..his unborn child will never be able to know his daddy. I am disgusted by how easily these drugs are distributed around and trafficked as easy as someone going to a candy store buying bags of candy then coming out and selling them on the streets where our children play . This is an injustice to humanity to allow such a drug to even be available let alone pain clinics dispersing them in large quantities out to anyone with some medical paper work! This is taking lives! OXYCONTIN IS TAKING MOTHERS, FATHERS,SISTERS,BROTHERS, HUSBANDS ,WIVES, AND OUR CHILDREN'S LIVES! THE WAR GOING ON OVER SEAS IS NOT THE ONLY WAR GOING ON! ! THERE IS A WAR HERE ON AMERICAN SOIL ITS A DRUG WAR AND OUR GOVERNMENT DOES NOT NEED TO SIT IDLED BY AS THOUSANDS ARE DYING DAILY! PLEASE BAN OXYCONTIN PLEASE!!! 
april fawaz  
Ben Daniels  
Kristyn Silver I disapprove this drug. To say that is an intense understatement, but we will leave it at that. I have heard countless stories of close friends and relatives who were prescribed this drug and changed in to a different person. This drug controls peoples lives. It is the devil.  
Kayla Brinson I am only 11 years old and i have lost both my mom, and grandfather to this horrible drug. A few weeks ago i had a bad ear infection and my grandma took me to the hospital and they gave me a prescription of Oxycodone. my grandma was shocked and refused to let me take them. This drug has changed my life forever and I would love to see it banned because I see nothing good in it. 
Stephanie Holbert I recently lost my 30 year old sister two weeks before her 31st birthday due to this disgusting drug that's doing nothing positive for the american people except making drug co. rich. I also lost my father in 2009, he was only 52 when he passed however I lost my Father 15 years ago when the first Doctor prescribed him a bottle of what was then called a non addictive drug Oxycodone. The drug changed him as a person. I would love to help in anyway to stop this devil from continuing to grow. We as Americans need to take our country back.  
Jennifer Sarik  
Clark Hubbard I have two sons who are 20 and 23 they both have been fighting oxycontin addiction for 3 years.The state of Florida is worst in handling the problem,the federal goverment is not much better.I take my kids to a doctor in tampa once in a while when they need Suboxone, which also can be addictive, and guess what a pain management clinic opened up next door! Is this a great country or not!!! 
Alec Spier Hey ya so I basically just kinda used oxy for the first time a few days ago, and I really really like it. I was using it to get high and not for pain. I can already tell that this is WAAAAAAAYYYY to addictive to be on the market. People do not understand that this is just heroin in a pill. I think all drugs should be legalized but this is Oxycodone big pharma thing is ruining peoples lives and livers because they don't actually realize what they are ingesting and just how god damn dependent you can become. I have friends that do it everyday...Not cool. 
Mrs Christi Macy Outlaw  
Anonymous This drug has destroyed my family's life as well as my own. It powerful grip has led to the demise of my Father and continues to control every aspect of his life. I doubt if he will ever find sobriety again, and can only pray that it doesn't take his life. 
Paula Maupin Being in the medical field, I have seen far too often the effects of prescription drug use, specifically, OxyContin. Unfortunately, I have experienced it on a personal level as well, having to watch people I love destroy their lives with their addiction. I would love to see OxyContin banned because of it is extremely addictive. 
Anonymous Contact PURDUE PHARMA (MAKERS OF OXYCONTIN): Main Phone Number: 203.588.8000 Medical Inquiries / Drug Safety: 888.726.7535 Customer Service: 800.877.5666 Public Affairs / Media Relations: 203.588.8069 Licensing & Business Development: 203.588.7293 Ethics and Compliance Hotline: Call 1.877.PURDUE1 (or 1.877.787.3831) toll free, 24 hours a day, to report any suspected violations of ethics, law, or Purdue policy. Or contact Purdue’s Office of Compliance at 203.588.8288. Callers may choose to remain anonymous and will be protected from retaliation in any form  
nancy My son text message a local dealer in Mesa Az. requesting O.C. specifically The delivery was made at 11:50PM by the next Am @ 922AM he was 911 to banner desert er admitted to ICU on every form of life support humanly possible He die not pull through and I was told by the director of the ICU He waited for you to come now my advice is you have to let him GO!Anthony atteneded the Rehab who had hired my son to work there after my son completed his 60-day program Death certicicated list Complications due to accidental drug overdose. 
Cindy My daughter at the age of 17 was introduced to oxy.....oxy was being passed around in her high school. These children had no idea how their lives and that of their families would be changed forever. At 26 years of age, my daughter is now a hard core heroin addict. This has become the natural progression of oxy addicts. Heroin is cheaper and easier to get on the streets. Our family has been ripped apart from her addiction. We have gone into serious financial debt paying for rehabs, ect. My daughter shoots up in the back of her knees now because the vains in her arms no longer work. I have had to prepare myself for the reality of the outcome of her addiction....we have seen and heard of so many young people who have overdosed and died from this. This all started 9 years ago when in high school she took an oxy from a friend....  
Michael Thomas  
Hattie Acres  
Kristen Averett I have lost so many people physically mentally and emotionally to this drug. It changes your very being, for the worst. Please put a stop to this. 
jessica cardoso Find natural needs for ruined part of my life 
Mike Gordon a drug not worth keeping!  
teresa williams the worst drug in the world and needs to be taken off the market streets and out of peoples homes! it will tare apart families!!!! 
Amber Leverone  
Sean Williams This stuff is a plague!!!! 
Concerned&Worried I have watched this drug capture & destroy the lives of way too many people, young & old. So many people are using this drug around my community It's become more common & more popular than marijuana. It's an evil & life changing drug that definitely needs to be banned from distribution worldwide. It destroys not only the addicts lives but the lives of loved ones who are forced too witness the painful downfall of the addict day in & day out. Oxy Contin is nothing mire than tragedy & in a tablet. 
PCH I lost my 30 year old daughter to Oxycodone. She fell asleep on Thursday night and passed away sometime on Good Firday Morning. Her 11 year old Daughter, fiance and my parents and myself were there when she passed. The shocked was overwhelming and only second to the pain. However I had to stay strong for her daughter and sister. However I feel sad, angry and disgusted by these drug companies putting profit over people.  
Lisa Lewis  
Jessica Elhail Oxycontin in hell on earth, every doctor would love to give it to you because they know that you will get hooked and then you are their patient for life. Getting off of it is so hard, you cant eat (I could not eat for 6 days), your cant drink or feel normal and you throw up every day. Your legs kick, you cant stop moving your legs, life becomes undesiriable and you want to kill your self because of how bad you feel. When getting off of this drug I slapped my self in the face, pulled my hair as hard as I could and punched myself in the head including other items it the house, I almost lost my husband to this drug. If HERION is againt the law on the streets it shouldnt be OK in a pharmacy just because a "doctor" prescribed it. This medicine almost killed me and my family and I curse all who make it - AMERICA will LOSE if you keep on making this drug, it does nothing but bad and nothing good will EVER come out of it. PLEASE BAN THIS DRUG! Thanks 
Anonymous please ban this.. for it is a family battle they must deal with the rest of their lives. enough is enough-- time to stop! Prayers are with those who have been hit with this and are going through it. 
Lilly Vega Yes, I agree that this terrible drug should be banned.  
Alexis Kent I personally have severe chronic pain and have suffered from it for 20+ years. The first pain clinic I went to would have, more than likely, prescribed OxyContin for me. I wouldn't and didn't request at all even I'm sure it would have helped my pain. I have heard way too many very bad (and bad is putting it very lightly)things about it. I knew one person that did take it for her chronic pain and when she came close to running out - she was a physical and emotional mess. I'd like to say to those who have lost loved ones to OxyContin that I'm very sorry for your losses. I think that the only thing that should be done at this point is to ban it. Nothing else could match banning it. It would also be very important that the patients on it be detoxed in the most comfortable way possible.  
sherry song This drug has stolen and still is many wonderful people. I firmly believe action must be taken to save our society and future leaders. 
Anonymous My sister got addicted to this horrible drug eight years ago and just recently quit (hopefully for good). My sister was always my role model growing up, and she is an amazing person. She had a huge heart and was always willing to help others, made me laugh constantly, and was extremely hardworking and passionate. However, as soon as she tried this drug with her ex-boyfriend when she was eighteen years old, she got addicted. She became a person I never imagined. She lied, cheated, stole, and did anything to get more of this drug. It got so bad that my sister's most recent ex-boyfriend called the police when she stole money from him, and she was put in jail for a year. She stole $1000 to buy a ton of oxycontin because she was planning on overdosing and taking her own life. She tried taking her own life several times throughout the years she was addicted to this drug, and it hurt my heart so much to see my sister and best friend coming to this. I'm thankful that she was put in jail because it was a year she HAD to spend away from oxycontin. That is just has strong this drug is. It turns beautiful, amazing people into hardcore addicts. I pray to God this drug gets off the market. I have read so many stories about how it has ruined lives, and I have seen it first hand. I pray for anyone addicted to this drug and those affected by it to seek help and overcome this addiction. You CAN do it! This is truly the devil's drug.  
Marlis Bennett  
Holly Lane over a year and a half sober. it took a year in jail to get this 8 year addiction kicked! and know many people that has lost to it. hopefully this works!! 
Pam Holbert  
Lozano Horrific drug that contributes to the addicted individual to committing crimes that they would never imagine themselves being involved in ... I know first hand. My son is addicted and with God's help he will reach the other side to a drug-free person. Please pray for him and the others suffering from this horrible addiction! 
Anonymous Introduced:May 05, 2005Sponsor:Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA9] Bill Overview Status: Introduced May 05, 2005 This bill was introduced on May 5, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. WHY WAS IT NOT ENACTED THEN....LETS TRY AGAIN !! 
Anonymous HR 2195 IH 109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2195 To provide for the withdrawal of the drug OxyContin from the commercial market. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 5, 2005 Mr. LYNCH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A BILL To provide for the withdrawal of the drug OxyContin from the commercial market. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Act to Ban OxyContin'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. The Congress finds as follows: (1) The drug OxyContin has proven to be highly addictive. (2) The use of over-the-counter narcotics such as OxyContin has risen to as much as 9 percent among students in middle schools and high schools. (3) Overdoses of OxyContin have increased by 450 percent in recent years. (4) The abuse of the drug, which is prevalent in economically depressed areas, has been strongly linked to criminal activity and has in some cases overwhelmed local law enforcement. (5) Over 1.5 million tablets of the drug were stolen from pharmacies between 2001 and 2003. (6) The active ingredient of OxyContin, oxycodone, is twice as strong as morphine. (7) OxyContin's time-released effect, an important element of its pharmaceutical use, is easily negated by abusers to achieve a heroin-like effect. (8) The manufacturer of the drug has been cited twice for using negligent and inappropriate advertising, downplaying the potentially fatal risks of abuse. (9) OxyContin is the first brand-name product targeted for monitoring by the Drug Enforcement Administration. (10) Health care professionals, such as pharmacists and physicians, have been among those arrested and indicted for distributing the drug in a nonofficial capacity. (11) The burdens of this drug to the public health outweigh its potential therapeutic benefits, and given that alternative pain medicines and methods are widely available, OxyContin should be banned. SEC. 3. WITHDRAWAL OF DRUG OXYCONTIN FROM COMMERCIAL MARKET. Effective upon the expiration of 45 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the approved application under section 505(b) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for controlled-release oxycodone hydrochloride, which drug is marketed as OxyContin, is deemed to have been withdrawn under section 505(e) of such Act.  
Stephanie Manning I have been in Methadone treatment for addiction to pain pills for the past 5 years. I would love to see oxycotin banned it has ruined some many lives. Doctors just hand this stuff out like candy and leave millions of people stuck being addicted for the rest of their lives. I wish when I started taking the oxy's I would have taken it more seriously it seems so safe cause your doctor is giving it to you. Then next thing you know you cant function without it. My heartbreaks for EVERYONE out there addicted to this poison. BAN THIS IMMEDIATELY AND LET EVERYONE ADDICTED START THE RECOVERY PROCESS. Trust me it is no an easy process.  
Anonymous OC is NO JOKE. I am a recovering addict an now that I'm on the other side I can see how dangerous of a drug they really are. Even trying to get off of them nearly killed me so I too see how important it is that they are banned. My prayers are with anyone who is suffering from the addiction an to anyone who has lost a loved one because of them. 
Anonymous I lost my marriage and my husband to these pills. He got addicted not realizing how dramatic there effects were. Within 2 years went from oral to snorting to shooting. This from a man who was a successful engineer with three kids and never would have imagined shooting anything. These pills caused him to lie and steal from family. He lost his job and so lost his insurance turning him to the streets to keep from withdraw. He became a criminal due to the effects of these drugs. The people gaining a profit should have to face what their product is doing.  
wayne lewis please lets banned together...and fight  
carol s shepherd i have a beautiful 23 yrs old daughter who has a gorgeous 5 yr old little girl ... my heart is breaking , my daughter is addicted to oxy... i need help is there anyone out there can help me please ......  
Jude C McDonald I have seen ALL TO WELL..the effects of this drug. First hand, lost families! So sad, cocaine, heroin, name it. 
Anonymous A living breathing nightmare drug that destroys users and users families. Disgusting and vile are the end results of this garbage. 
Anonymous U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20993 Ph. 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332) LET THEM HEAR FROM YOU ! 
Brad Mcmillin I hate this "drug", heh more like beast. 666 is not the sign of the beast. OC is. I watched my best friend turn into a drug fueled careless drone. You all know the deal, compulsive lying, going to the doc for small tramadol prescription to cover up failing in ua's, stealing, sleeping whenever or wherever, its enough to drive you crazy. He recently got with a girl with the same thing on her back. She doesn't care either. I think honestly he got with her just to have another excuse for his actions, and make it available when he has none. I remember supporting him and trying my best to be understanding of his situation. Until 2 weeks ago. He was at my kitchen table, extra strung out, talking to me. I wasn't listening, I was staring into his eyes. This scared me straight, for I was on a meth n molly addiction lying to myself as well. But I was staring at his eyes, and a saw something besides him. His eyes were different, there was some creature behind them something evil. I told him stfu for a minute. "dude, your ate up from the plate up, when is enough enough"? He got mad as I expected and left. I flushed my meth n remaining mollies and haven't even thought about them since. That evil behind the totem that used to be my best friend was the final straw. I have since distanced myself from him no matter how much it hurts, but I can no longer b an enabler. I still see him around occasionally, you know driving on the wrong side of the street, stuff like that. THANK YOU PHARMA!!!!! ARE YOU FUCKING HAPPY!? YOUR MAKING YOUR MONEY, AND SOON I FEAR YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER SOUL IN YOUR POCKET!! I PRAY FOR EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU WHO HAS A LOVED ONE ADDICTED TO OPANA, OC, MORPHINE, ROXY, OR DILAUDA, I KNOW ITS WORSE THAN WATCHING THEM DIE. 
Danielle Jorgenson  
Ryan borger Keep up the great work. Your passion has positively impacted numerous lives. 
Tamara Lo I have done all a mother can do to save her son from this horrible drug CALLED PAIN MGMT IN FLA is killing our kids. My son was in a car accident at 19. The Dr's gave him this... he is now an addict 26 yrs old this month shoots snorts whatever.We crave food he craves this.. The smartest kid ever He tells me MOM when i am ready ill stop . He will save you but not himself. I would give my left arm to save these children. I walk in FAITH and hope some day Gods plan will save him. :( 
annette This drug has ruined my daughter, my family, and myself.  
Peggy I have never seen a drug more devastating and so easy for our children to get a hold of. Last June I sat crying in my chair because my youngest son (20 yrs. old) was shooting up Oxycontin and I knew I could wake up any morning and find him dead. I have never felt so helpless. On June 19th, he finally asked for help. That was the same day a friend of my boyfriend found his son (18 yrs. old) dead from this awful drug. How has such a deadly drug stayed on the market? And it is so addictive. By the grace of God my son is almost one year clean.  
anonymous My uncle previously posted on here. He killed himself on Thursday night by overdosing on OxyContin. PLEASE BAN THIS, SO SOMETHING LIKE THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN! 
Melissa Montoya This gateway drug has caused the destruction and near destruction of too many families. It was meant for terminally ill patients. Heroin and OxyContin are a plague in our communities. How many young people have to die and why do insurance companies make it so difficult to get treatment for opiate addiction!!!? 
Lorin I have not lost a loved one due to Oxycontin, however, I am now dealing with a loved one heavily addicted to this terrible drug! While I am angry with this person I am also angry that this drug even exists and that the doctors feel it's okay to prescribe this and other heavily addictive drugs to people. It ruins lives!  
Michael Quish Oxycontin steals peoples families. 
Danielle Tartaglia To many loved ones lost.  
Marsha Jarrett The last 4 years has been a nightmare, thanks to this horrible drug. I finally have my son clean for 8 months. Now I find out his younger brother is buying oxy off the street. My American Nightmare. Will it ever end? 
glenn krakoff this is America so i can say this, FUCK YOU PURDUE PHARMA.... 
Gigi Gay This horrible drug has affected the lives of people I know and love. I pray that this petition will help.  
Lindsey Burt-Hollifield I am signing this because a dear friend and sister 'prison mom' lost her son to drug addiction within the prison system. One of my biggest fears. Her pain breaks my heart. 
Sandra Wapniarski  
Hadar Bechor I lost my sister 4 months ago to Oxycontin. She was bi-polar and went to a "high class" psychiatrist in Pittsburgh, PA. He perscribed Oxy for what I consider "psychic pain" (after all, he's a psychiatrist, for other types of pain, none very serious that I know of, she could and should have gone to another kind of doctor. I tried to dissuade him from perscribing it by telling him how her life is falling apart, but he refused to do anything until six years after she started. By then it was way too late. I think he took her off the pills in question to cover his behind when he finally saw how destroyed she was. By the way, she had to pay 250-300 dollars a visit to get the perscription, and maintain health insurance that cost her in the end 1400 dollars a month. In the end she was not only physically ruined, but she was also completely depleted financially. I was not about to finance this habit (although I was willing to buy her food and hire cleaning people to overcome the disaster zone she was living in) and get ruined as well. My sister overdosed on massive amounts of some other drugs this doctor perscribed to try and overcome the irreversible addiction that he should have known could not be done. I know there are many injustices in this world, but the "care" of this sloppy and irresponsible doctor lead first to the suicide of my 23 year old son, and 6 years later to the suicide of my sister. I her case it is easy to prove his culpability, so I'm focusing on the latest tragedy in my life.  
Krista Let the souls of all the sick and suffering rest peacefully in a place where oxycontin doesn't exist. RestInPeace: MAJ, NDC, KAG, MJF, and WW. We love you. We will do anything to save those who are still stuck. 
Anonymous Our family is feeling the pain of these drugs .Havent lost a child to death over them yet Thank the Lord but very close.Our one son just committed a crime to feed his addiction and now is in jail again and my heart aches because i dont know how to help him off of them. i know jail doent help and ive seen him get sicker than sick and was told thats when he withdrawlsand was told withdrawls can kill them to go cold turkey so my heart aches not knowing how to help my child. 
Keshana Daniels I recently found out that my fiance and father of my two year old son is addicted to this drug! He has become withdrwn and emotionless. I have cried many nights trying to figure out what was causing such unusual behavior. This drug should be banned and the doctors that are prescribing it to people just for money should be too!!!!!!!!!!!  
Lydia waters Really??? But pot is legal... So many teens are hooked, this is an epidemic and the FDA knows it!!! 
Val White Signing brings tears to my eyes, too many young and old, rich and poor have lost the battle against this money making poison!!! 
lori zegarzewski i have loved ones on oxycotton and at same time percoset,valium,vicodan,zanex,and others.this woman dosent have anything wrong with her. what in gods name is her dr. doing?she drives stoned.she will be sitting there talking and her eyes start going to back of her head.its disgusting.she is going to kill someone.she is in bed at least twenty three and a half hrs. a day.showers evwery couple months.this woman is only 55 years old. 
Lynn Sorce My beloved son Andy Burr died 12/26/11 from overdose, this drug is horrible. We love him and miss him so much 
Raymond Debroisse My son is dead because of Oxycontin. A felony conviction means nothing if you are a Perdue Pharma!!!! They should be in jail. 
Stephen Stafford This drug was prescribed to my brother who was known to have a highly addictive personality. He never got off of it. He ordered it from India and Canada illegally once the "doctor" stopped giving it to him. He died within a few years of an overdose after having overdosed on it several times before. No one in the medical field helped. 
Natalie Fraer  
mary foley-david I'm currently a suffering victim of this drugs addiction due to various medical conditions. I've lost everything in my once full life & I've gained several new diagnosis ie depression, panic disorder, etc. I was NOT WARNED of the dangers of this drug when it was originally prescribed to me, nor did I learn of them until I was already addicted. Minimully doctors should have to have some type of training before they ever prescribe this poison. MFD 
Stacy Ridgeway Hello, my name is Stacy Lynn Ridgeway and I am 8 months clean and serene from oxycontin. My husband Richard Lee Ridgeway II died March 19th, 2010 of an overdose of oxycontin and oxycodone(the generic version of oxycontin). He was only 30 years old. We have 2 little girls together and now that he has passed away and is up in heaven looking down on his family, we miss him dearly and wish that he was still here but the legal pharmecutical drug took him from us. almost took me too but I put a stop to it 8 months ago. I coped with my husbands loss with using more and more of the pills, also was careless with them too because our youngest daughter, who was 19 months at the time, found one of the pills on the floor and ate it. of course i didnt know what was wrong with her so I dialed 911 and they rushed her to All Childrens Hospital i9n South St. Petersburg and she came up positive for oxycodone. Child protective services took my girls away and they are now in the custody of their paternal graqndparents until i can get my own place again and ,ake it on my own without my loving husband/father. that is a little bit of my story and it all boils down to the use and addiction of oxycontin/oxycodone. if anyone would like to speak to me my phone number is 727-712-681 
Barbara Molloy My son is alive, thank god. But that's thanks to the Doctors at the emergency room. He was in respiratory collapse when he reached the E.R. He'd ingested enough drug to "kill an elephant" according to admissions doctor. This was in 2007. I write this now because he appears to have "relapsed" after almost five years of sobriety (he's been on Suboxine for the past five years but is being tapered off that drug at this time). I know too many who have been struck by this drug, and are either in Prison or not alive today. My sister, while dying of cancer, took this drug. It made some sense in her condition, but even then, when she was "coming off" her oxy, she was "not my sister." She was a screaming drug addict, cancer or no. We gave it to her asap when she screamed, and when we did, she was almost immediately, a quiet little lamb...but only for about 4 to 6 hours, when she'd start screaming again.. It was obvious even as a cancer patient requiring pain medicine, my sister was addicted. What else is there to say? It's a failed pharmaceutical, whatever the maker's intentions. 
Savannah Polenske Oxy Cotton should deffinately be banned. 
Dawn R  
LaMarise C Reid  
Tukker Broda Please ban this. Ive seen too many people lose everything to this.  
Debbie Stopping the production will stop the destruction and deaths 
Gregory McLaughlin This drug has put way to many people in And around my life threw living hell It's makes people change when they become Addicted to it they forget about everyone who Has love them in there life and only Think about how to get more oxys And I think the doctors who dish this Drug out with no regard for public safety Are just as worse and the guy selling crack Cocaine. People but there trust in doctors Who only care about how many prescription they can write To make money off peoeple misfortunes It's really is sick how greddy these people are it make Me want to get sick. The blind could tell who really Need the medication and the people just getting high 
Alex Fuentes I just lost my son who took his life by injecting OxyContin overdosing and then strangled himself. It wss 8 days after he turned 19 years old. He was a brillant kid and set to go into the nuclear program for the U.S. Navy. He scored 96 out of 100 in his entrance exam. He was a great son who loved everyone and everyone loved him.He was very handsome and I will miss him so much as we had just spent the week together when I found him in my home. I will spend the rest of my life consouling others kids in the name of Alexander and fight against this terrible drug. God bless to all of that have lost a loved one. 
Arline Torres-Fuentes Please,help us ban this terrible drug!! 
Anonymous We need to ban this son was hooked on was very easy for him to get this drug..I called about 10 doctors in Seminole and Orange county and told them to stop giving my son this drug...150 pills at one time...these doctors need to be stopped in the state of son is passed and nothing will bring him back.....STOP THESE DOCTORS 
cindy cottone  
Cindy Robertson My precious daughter got addicted to this drug, it was given to her from a so called friend long enough for her to get addicted & get so sick she felt like dying, she tried methadone clinics only to be turned down by being given misinformation by a stupid employee, I took her to kaiser countless times, to anther methadone clinic, to a pain dr who never got her into a pain clinic, my baby girl died 9/28/10. she was found in her friends garage with cords wrapped around her neck and sitting behind a door with the cords thrown up over the door and tied to the doorknob, and committed suicide. thats what the police told me, but i have had 4 people tell me she was given a hot shot by some drug dealer, why god why? my life is hell, i dont want to live without her, i go to bed crying for her, i wake up crying for her, i go thruout my day crying for her, i miss my baby girl so bad, i dont believe she killed herself, i believe the people she was with killed her, for what? Tainted love, jealousy, but I'm left with a son that I need to be here for, i love him so much, but every day i want to die, i dont know how to live without my daughter, Roxxane Candice Robertson you are loved infinity and I know you didnt kill yourself. she wanted off, i found her journal dated july 17 2010 saying she wanted to dose off, but the cops wont listen to me, the doctors are no better than drug dealers, i had to bury my daughter...something that haunts my very core every sec of every min of every day. I dont know how to live without her, I love her so much, she was my only daughter. this drug is from the devil himself, and doctors know better and then cut you off when your needing more, its a science, how dare any doctor prescibe this shit, all for the sake of money, they are all getting rich at the cost of so many lives, my precious daughter was only 21, oh god I pray there is a ressurection as the bible says, i have to see my daughter again i just have to, I want us to be together again. 
Jena I have a 30 year old older brother who is addicted to oxys he is prescribed 30mg a day 5 times a day and the hardest part is he has no lefitimate back pain he has lied to these dr.s and they dont even care enough to check and make sure they just write a script and are on to the patient. i feel like my hands are tied on what i can help.him so that is my reasoning in signing this petition. i will make sure everyone i kno signs this as well. Thank you to the person who thought of making this. 
Kathy Mottle My daughter became very addicted to Oxycontin. It not only has effected her life, but also family and friends. Trust is no longer there and all door began to close. Nothing that came out of her mouth could be believed. She stole and lied from anyone she could. I seen her go from a beautiful college student, to soon end up on the streets... She had a choice treatment or streets. Thank GOD she chose treatment! This week she graduates from the program. All though trust is still an issue she has a chance to prove herself. This has been a 4 year battle that started with a little party fun to a major addiction. I beg the FDA to remove this drug from our system. It was done in the 80's with Qualudes and it can be done again!!!  
Carrie Turner Ban this crap! 
Robin Height Please for the LOVE og God and mankind ban this DRUG!!! IIn the Medical field I am at the front lines of a battle, the kind of which I have never seen before! There are so many mothers that have lost children just in my state alone that the shear numbers equal that of Hitlers Third Riech!!! BAN THIS DRUG! there are good alternative treatments for pain and the management thereof... 
Kam D.  
Jessica Nelson  
Felicia Hansen Seems like the whoe town I live in is hooked, thy are widely abused and killing off young kids one by one here. Stop the madness!! 
Lacie Castillo My husband has been fighting addictons to oxycontin for the past eight year and it have been devistating. I havent lost him to addition but it has had some close calls. The abuse of oxycontin in the state of florida is at an all time high and it seems the drug is around more for abuse than real help lately. This stuff needs to be banned for the safety of all as it has created such an addiction in multiple members of my family and it is so easily available. 
Hedy Porr I'ts been 6yrs.ago that we lost our Jessica to Oxycontin...Iwas her mother & I will never be the same person that I was..My heart is forever broken..The medical MD. that sold her OxyContin for $100. now in JAIL!!!y Thanks to my son Brett & his undercover work w the the Good Dr. BUSTED!!! He only got 10 a Mental Hospital..Had good Lawyer....At least he lost his Medical License....Never a day goes by that I dont greive for her... We found her Xmas Day DEAD!! Buried on her Birthday,Jan. 1.... We still have her lil dog Princes who was by her side when we found Jessica...OxyContin, no doubt, should be off the market! IT KILLS OUR KIDS!!!!  
Zach Adame  
Mike Mckinney  
Tammy Thorson  
Robin Height Please for love of God and our loved ones stop the production and sale of this narcotic not only for new patients but ones that are already addicted to it. The Docotrs that go home to there beautifully furnished homes should be made aware that what they posess was bought with the lifes of our lchildren brothers sisters mothers fathers. we have got to stop the genicide of our loved ones than equals no less than the holocaust. If we allow this to continue we do so not in ignorance but in full knowledge! 
Tara Orme My paternal grandmother is addicted, my 56 year old father is living with her jobless and addicted. My two brothers (HIS SONS) and their wives are addicted. They share each others prescriptions because, as the local sheriff says, "if they have a prescription my hands are tied." They abuse, sell, and trade their medications because they, like so many others, have found the loop hole. Find your local pain management pill-mill doc in the box pay him $300 cash and you can have what ever you want. Legally. It IS a virus and it kills just like any other disease. There are so many other ways to manage pain than with a heroin substitute...people educated in the human body KNOW this and yet continue to make and sell these highly addictive drugs because NOTHING generates as much revenue as addiction..ask any street dealer.  
Courtney Smith  
Connie Caston  
kayla hippensteel Lost my mom 03-18-12 to this horrible drug. miss you mom! 
Joanne Hall I say a pray everyday for my grandson fighting this addiction!!! 
Joe Hall  
Ryan Wegener Still Stuggling from this life long addiction, tell doctors to STOP writing prescriptions for addictions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Chris Wegener  
Adrienne Winchell  
Melyssa Zierk  
Rose A. Morris  
mollie haywood I am so glad this petition exists!!! This is by far the worst drug ever made! It has taken many of my friends and almost took me!! Recovery is possible!!!!! 
macy chiles  
michael rumolo  
desperate OUR NIGHTMARE BEGAN AT HOME ,LESS THAN TWO YEARS AGO. I had reason to believe,and OXY to blame, that my life was at its very WORST!!! The tears now shed by many others who now share my heartache. The sorrow,endless......Pain ? My pain is truley RELENTLESS!! real pain! PAIN I CANNOT BEGIN TO DESCRIBE. Empty pain! IVE NEVER TOUCHED AN OXYCONTIN IN MY LIFE...STILL,I PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE...ALONG WITH MANY,MANY OTHERS WHOS LIVES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME,WHOS HEARTS WILL ALWAYS HAVE A CRY INSIDE IT.AS FOR ME AND MY HEART...OXY MADE SURE ID NEVER SEE IT AGAIN...HE TOOK PART OF ME TO HEAVEN WITH HIM.ILL NEVER HAVE HIM BACK.ILL NEVER SEE HIS BIG OLE SMILE. His playful spirit,NEVERRRRR :( HOW DARE YOU TAKE OUR LIVES AND NEVER DO ANYTHING TO STOP THIS.If I can manage to open my eyes every mornin without a damn pill they can too. Everyone! There is NO reason for oxycontin to be taken by mouth,or at least distributed for that route!just making it easier to fall into society waiting for someone to pay with his LIFE! He belonged to US! Not PHARMA ! ! ! Please do something,do anything! Dont let this company take YOUR LAUGHTER away for good! When someone DIES....that you tend to Wake up. Dont wait for that! Please! Fyi....he passed away 4 weeks ago and in those 4 weeks ive had already 4 people who are fairly close to me confess (on thier own) that either they ARE ADDICTED to OXY or they have very recently Started treatment. Ive heard to most disgraceful and horrifying confessions immaginable. This drug is everywhere, DO SOMETHING! PlEASE. :-(  
Jamie solchenberger  
Denell Even One life lost to this is too many!!!  
Keisha Schmidt  
Diane Cavasos  
Brac bradley  
Robert Householder  
ALONE & DESTROYED Dont for a second, believe that you would KNOW! Please dont kidd yourself. You dont always see the abuse while its happening. Oxycontin is such an intense addiction that the person...REAL PEOPLE...... (boyfriend, wife,son,daughter,mother,cousin,nanny,dad,best friend,babysitter,cab drivers,bank tellers, nurses, firefighters,police,and even doctors and teachers) who are using this soul-stealing drug, often do not like who they have become,the things they have done and worse,what they are willing to do for oxycontin.they hide out.they stay away from people they love most and dont stick around as long as they maybe once did. They make excuses to for being awake too much or for needing pain meds:my back hurts,i think I pulled a muscle,toothache,headache....the list goes on...they will cover it as much or as long as they think they can. Its shamefull! To the person abusing this drug. Theres no doubt, if they dont have it, well, the consequences are ugly and awful and did I mention painful? Yeah,its no wonder they go to such extremes to get it but these people are weak and they have been attacked by something far stronger than they are(currently). THE ONLY ADVISE I WILL GIVE YOU,IS....DONT TURN YOUR BACK!! Ever! Unless you are willing to use that moment as the beginning of a lagacy! Or should I say,the END of it ! Dont ever trust someone who says "its not as bad as you think!" or "i can quit anytine I want" dont ever think it cant or that it wont happen to you or someone you love!no matter the age! And fyi....just because someone is "hooked" on this crap, does NOT make them a BAD person! They WILL do bad things but inside there somewhere just waiting for someone to save them, is his/her REAL being. YoU be the savior,the helper,the salvation for your loved one.dont wait for options or I promise...they will appear! We all should know what that means.Push and dont take no for an answer.Let them get mad or hate you.they WILL get over it! Jail isnt even soo bad if you look at it from a grave-sight! Please ban this poison! 
YING Kerbaugh For some reason it shows me anonymous on last comment but I was the one who lost my brother 1-7-2010 @ 29 short years old. This is a terrible drugs that needs to be banned.  
Anonymous This drug took my brother's life and I am glad to say that the doctor in AZ has his license revoked because of his recklessness. My brother would be here today if it wasn't for this drug.  
Kristy Cosby  
anthony cenicola EVIL  
jennifer valencia they ruin kids and families 
angel remeika My brother has overdosed three times and thank God he was saved every time he is lucky to be alive today! I pray to God every day to keep my brother alive and well as far as my other brother he and his gf where crossing a highway in the middle of the night to get some Odyssey they where both high on the drugs when they where crossing her shoe came off he made it across but she was struck by a truck her head was cracked. Open and major brain teams she was in the hospital for about six months she now has a craider in the side of her head where the doctors had to preform a major brain surgery and she now has the mentality of a six year old :( its sad how these drugs destroy lives my friend Casey Jones wrote this poem and I would really like to share it with you so please take a min to read it... Jack and Jill got hooked on pills and live in New Port Richey Jacks unemployed and Jill’s annoyed, and often is quite bitchy. Pale and skinny, teeth are rotten, dreams have long since been forgotten All for what, some Oxycontin No more holding hands or kissing, addictions found but love went missing They were warned but didn’t listen, now they haven’t a pot to piss in When they no longer can get pills, they vomit, shit, and sweat with chills. Please don’t you end up this way, and listen close to what I say. Drugs are really bad M’kay. –Casey Jones 
Anna Anderson I have a loved one that is struggling with addiction to this vicious drug. I hate it. It's ruining people. It's breaking my heart. 
Ashley Williams  
Anonymous Oxycontin is a huge problem in my town. It spreads like wildfire, and i hear of old friends who are addicted to it and there lives are ruined. I never thought something like that could happen to our family. But it did and it has forever changed life at home. My brother became the thieving drug addict that everyone now knows him to be. We have fought this addiction with him for years, he is now 18 and has no future ahead of him. I feel like we have already lost him. The government makes money off of these tragedies everyday. Something needs to be done. 
Elecia Early It needs to go except for people who are dying from cancer. I know people personally who are addicted to this medicine. Their children and families do without food and clothing and braces ect........all that is important to them is getting this drug.....sad.....and they are getting it from people who have it perscribed for back pain/ neck I said cancer patients are the only people who need this drug!!!!! 
Tara Radcliffe  
Suzanne Parr Signing this because I have witnessed first hand what this drug can do to a person .. Ending with death  
Sean O'Hearn In support of my cousin, who is like my brother, as he continues to recover from severe Oxy, Benzo, and other pill addiction which landed him in jail and almost took his life... he is in a drug court program and doing well!!  
Meshell Munoz i was once addicted an proud to say i am sober since july 2011 oxycotin is THE WORST prescription drug by far and needs to be ban'd .  
Ginni Cummings  
Diane Boyd  
Laura Pauley I know of at least 10 kids from the upper middle class suburbs here that became addicted to OxyContin. Most turned to heroin as it is cheaper and is a substitute for oxy. Their lives and those of their families have been devastated. We cannot afford to lose any more kids to opiate addiction. 
Tonya Roberts  
Jill Hochman My 45 year old brother died by suicide from taking pain pills (not the pills alone) the pills helped him down down down 
Tanya Sari Woolever  
Carole Hill A death sentence drug, highly additive. My world was turned up side down, lost a son to it another served time because of the addiction. take this off the market please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
KarenJane Wilson  
Anonymous I have witnessed several people seek help for pain, only to become increasingly addicted to this drug. They've not only lost the ability to be treated, they've lost everything they held dear. One of my son's friends was prescribed this for an injury he received fighting in Iraq. He went from being a decorated soldier with a wife and child, to being homeless and destitute. He went from having a bright future, to begging on the street for food. All of this from an injury that healed several years ago. Please ban this drug from the market before we lose more people. It has been over prescribed and under regulated for far too long.  
Tammy Colle I have lost countless friends and loved ones of all ages to this evil drug. Two of my dearest friends, men in their mid fifty's who had gotten in auto accidents,and were placed on the treadmill of pain management, only to become addicted and committing suicide within apprx. 8 months of taken the drug. I know countless parents concerned about their teenagers, and adult children obtaining these drugs, easier than beer. I have a friend who's addicted son held up a local bank. Another whose son held up a Walgreen's Pharmacy .... and the list goes on and on! Please Stop The Insanity!  
Lisa Schenke  
Cortney Bradley  
Nathan Cesal  
Megan Vaughan  
tiffanie madden  
Susan Travilla  
Carol Parker  
Laura Bruce  
Scott Lauer  
mark guidry I agree that this drug should be baned from the market. 
Shannyn E Revere Our younger neice 12 y/o...shes soft hearted and cries easy.she was HIS sweet lil angel....she could do no wrong in his eyes. WHEN SHE WAS UPSET,SHED FIND HIM AND (JUST LIKE HER NANNA) SHED BURY HER TEAR~SOAKED FACE IN HIS CHEST AND SHE WOULD HIDE FROM THE WORLD..HE WAS A BIG BROTHER TO 4 LITTLE SISTERS WHO HE ACTUALLY ENJOYED BEING AROUND. HE WORKED SIX DAYS A WEEK AND LOVED TO Wtch movies. His favorite movie had to be the little rascals. Hed sing..."i got a dollar,hey hey hey" He Was There! For everyone! He was amongst "THE BEST" in my eyes! You see....It all sounds wonderful,i bet,right? AND MOSTLY,IT WAS...UNTIL HE STARTED TO APEAR AS IF HED TAKEN SOMETHING OR SOMETHING JUST WASNT RIGHT. Id ask,he denied it.This continued until the questions would sometimes become arguments or fights.ONE DAY HE TOLD US HE WAS LEAVING.He came around every single day and he cried alot but he left us After 6 years He was gone.I guess he couldnt b comfortable doing this around me knowing that I noticed everytime he was alter 
Dain Pierce  
Matt Cameron As I read the comments people make it becomes ever so clear the chaos this drug has caused nation wide. The sad part that there are even more potent and dangerous opiates out there....particularly fentanyl. It comes as a duragesic patch that is applied to the body to allow the opiate to be absorbed through the skin. This opiate is 1000 times more potent then morphine and is dispersed in micro grams or mcg for short. To give you an would need a thousand micro grams to equal just one gram. This drug bypasses the breakdown of the opiate through the stomach which in turn allows even MORE of the opiate to be absorbed then what you would normally by taking it orally. I know all this because I was a slave to this drug for almost 5 years (have not taken nothing for 3 months)...and like many people I had never heard of opiates until I was prescribed percocet in 2007. From that point I was slowly but surely needing to increase the amount of opiates as your body builds a resistance. Then found myself using unheard of amounts of oxycontin just to get through the day. Where some misconception may lie is when people say they are "addicted" rather then understand the physical dependantcy the drug causes you to have. Whether or not your in pain you need to take the drug from becoming sick....and in even more pain....with sweating and anxiety. The withdrawl from fentanyl is so much worse because it is so much stronger then oxy's it was no wonder in my mind why people rob pharmacies or acquire this medication ANYWAY they can. I almost died once and just got out of jail which is filled with people just like me. So many problems from a drug that is suppose to relieve pain...truth be told it causes more pain and problems then you would ever have before. I've lost my wife, son, houses, cars and $500,000 as well as my sense of well being because of this drug. Hopefully there can be a better support system for those who the people who try to recover are often looked at as the typical drug addict not realizing that this drug AFFECTS EVERYONE THE SAME WAY. If you take this will get physically dependant on this drug..even if you don't use other drugs. I pray for all those who are suffering and to those who have lost. Thankfully through your stories people such as myself get saved everyday.  
June Turner  
Jill Ownley The FDA MUST recall oxycontin. Too many people have struggled with addiction to this drug and too many people have died because of its use. Please, please, please, remove this drug from the market and please, please, please help those who are currently addicted. Let Purdue Pharma pay for their rehabilitation and replacement pain medications! 
Suzanne Meals  
Rita Furtaw  
Christy Vieth  
Josh denter  
renee sprotte  
tina williams  
Dillion Becker  
Lindsey Bolden  
Cameron Coleman  
paula vierck  
autumn wilson  
michael a smithey  
Misty Wilson  
Kathy Dogs  
Diana Doering  
Kelly Asp  
Casey Northcott  
Lara Simons Praying for those who struggle with addiction <3 
T L Wilson Please save a life!! 
Megan Willard  
Melissa Dyer  
anonymous I have never experienced first hand the effects this drug has on a person. But i have seen it effect my family. Working in a pharmacy i see people all the time coming in with a prescription for this. Mostly forged/tampered prescriptions. This epidemic of people being addicted on pain medications has to come to a stop. I have family that i don't know anymore. And children that will never know them the way i once did. They aren't bad people but this addiction has sucked their soul away from them. I have had to separate myself from them because any help i provide would be enabling. Please help save the ones who have dependencies to this drug. For them and their families. My heart goes out to everyone who has signed this petition. Thank you very much.I am beyond grateful. 
Sarah milligan  
Danielle Heart Wrenching... 
Eve Elsing  
Kristopher Heintz  
angela estrada To personal to discuss 
Brittany Bleick  
Amanda Craig  
Kim Kolls  
Melody Rosier  
Danielle Doyle  
Anonymous It is pointless to ban oxycontin without also banning oxycodone. Oxycontin is the slow-release form of oxycodone. Therefor, I would like to push for a ban on oxycodone as well. There is no medical reason to keep these drugs in production and distribution when less-addictive alternative pain medications exist. 
Pam Reynolds After reading all these posting's...It is very disturbing to me. I will pray for all of you and your families, and also for the banning of this horrible drug, as well as other drugs that are so highly addictive. Bless you all.... 
NICOLE HOOKER I had a family member abusing this drug I watched it suck the life and happiness out of the man I love the most. I begged and pleaded with him to get help. But he felt there was no problem to solve he wasted away to Almost nothing he was so thin when I left his house all I could do was cry. I was terrified it would take his life and I was the only one who knew he was using. I prayed everyday for him to wake up and realize it was destroying his life, he wouldn't eat or leave his house other than to work. He kicked the habit and hasn't touched them since today he is a happy and healthy he even has a new girlfriend who is wonderful. I'm signing this petition for people out there that don't have the strength on their own to get help. It can and will take your life. MY advice to those consumed by this drug is think of all the people who love you And get help before its too late. God will give you strength in your darkest hours when you need him he will be there with you. God bless. 
Sandra Preuss  
Bethany Miranda My heart goes out to all who have lost loved ones to this drug. 
jessica brady  
Kathryn Perrine From reading every story on here people should be able to see that these pills ALWAYS result in a horrible situation. I have watched my first and most recent boyfriend (who I am no longer with, as he is in jail because of these pills) do things that are unheard of to get them. I attended a funeral with him at the start of our relationship, he had a friend overdose and die. You would think that would be enough to scare someone away from the drug, but it wasn't. I still hurt from all the lies, stealing, manipulation. He had me fooled for awhile and when I found out he was abusing the drug my attempts to help did absolutely nothing. He lost all his pride, even reduced to prostituting himself to another male for money to buy them. He is now in jail for robbing people in order to get them. That is what these pills can and will do to a person. I know that he is a good person with a great heart, these pills change you and make you not care about anyone including yourself. PLEASE BAN THEM. 
Jaime Miller  
James I had a prescription to this after a knee surgery and refused to take them. Aspirin was enough to eliminate the pain. 
Alisa Johnson  
Anonymous I have seen this drug destroy many members in my family and people in my community. And feel like an alternative should be considered and created. 
Brigid Stockner My very dear friend's daughter is addicted. She is a beautiful young woman with her entire life ahead of her. Her talents, intelligence and future is on hold while she deals with her addiction and is processed through the criminal system. HELP her and every other individual who is addicted! Life is too short to waste - please sign the petition! 
Willie Stewart It's a horrible product it grabs teenagers/adults an won't let them go. I've seen this drug take over so many people's lives its disgusting!!!! People give up everything they own for this garbage you call medicine doesn't matter the age race male/female. Something needs to be done ASAP.  
James Plowman I was addicted to Oxy it controled my life and nearly killed me from over dose over 5 times it made me into an animal and in that i hurt everone close to me and did things that i can never foegive myself for i became addicted because i was i injured and my docters perscribed my 40ml oxycodone and once i was hooked did nothing to help me instead completely cut me off from everything forcing me to find what i needed for the pain on the street ultimately resolving in a deadly addiction by the time i got into rehab i was cooking the pills down into medical grade heroin and shooting it into my veins and all u needed for that was a spoon water fire and a needle its deadly and needs to be taken off the streets and away from pharmacies 
Jason Allen I have lost both a brother and a cousin to OxyContin. While both my brother and cousin are still alive they are now just a shell of their former selves. Neither of them have any pride, feelings, or hope anymore and I have strong doubt that they will ever be the same. It's one of the saddest things I have ever witnessed watching the life slowly drained from their eyes and the last light of their childhood dreams snuffed out by this terrible drug. My brother just told me the other day that he has been dehumanized and has no feelings left in his heart. What kind of life is that? I am pleading to anyone who will listen do not take OxyContin even if it is prescribed by your licensed drug dealer (doctor). Thank you. 
Jamie hompertz  
Rebecca Rupenski  
Christine Eckert  
Amanda Lanham  
Robert Kennedy This drug has virtually ruined not only my sisters life but our entire family. Although my sister is the only one addicted, her actions from this being on this drug have ruined ours as well. Please save my sisters life as well as that of everyone else who is addicted to this horrible drug. 
Candy Schroeder  
elna sinclair  
Linda Our gov't stink's..It is all about the money... Get this devil drug off the street before it destroy's more lives..My husband got hooked after surgery and it totally took over him....This is a shame that it is still prescribed..Cmon get rid of it!! 
Candy Osborne  
Diane Wasserman How many deaths and addicts do we have to have before these companies get it ????? and shame, shame, shame on the FDA!! 
Rich Ware  
Deidre Robinson  
brian doherty  
Teresa Pusel  
Ruben Gonzalez My son was/is addicted to Oxy and it has totally changed the young man he used to be. He continues to struggle with the addiction and it has taken it's toll on him. This drug should be tbanned from worldwide markets 
kim neugebauer  
Louise Schippers  
john pierce  
Tabatha Steinbrink  
Lisa Berg  
Tammy Becker  
Peggy Welch  
Jessica Nelson  
Brooke I really hope this is done. Not just for my sister, but for all in this struggle. 
Michael Workman Time to make a change. 
Jeanne Nelson These pills are widely distributed by doctors and pain clinics and just as widely available on the streets. One month prescription of OxyContin is potentially worth $3600 on the street and often our tax $$ are paying for that prescription. My 24 year old daughter is addicted, there is no help for her. Our county offers a 10 day out patient program. She didn't intend to get addicted when she took her first pill but within a short time she was injecting it into herself because it was the only way she could keep going. She wants help, she's asked for help, she's asked the court for help. There is none, if you don't have insurance no one will take you. Yes she's been arrested, she asked the court for help, they declined and sent her to jail. Less then 12 hours after serving a 4 month sentence she was buying Oxy. Where is she now? Back in jail. Why? She was arrested robbing our house. Oxy steals the heart and soul of it's addicts. Will she get help? I pray so. It's time Purdue Pharma is forced to pay for EVERY addicts rehab just like the cigarette companies had to pay. They better get their big check book out though, a good rehab program is long term 30 days won't do it. Oxy is killing my beautiful daughter and all I can do is watch. 
Glenda Workman We must stop the distribution of this drug! Let's stop thinking about money and sales and Put people's lives first! Children are dying and families destroyed! 
Sharon Rhea I SUPPORT this petition more then anything in the world! I have lost friends to this drug and currently have people close to me battling. I think they should ban the drug period! Even though they ban new scripts being written they still have the old clients getting them and selling the pills on the streets. I STRONGLY believe the ONLY way to stop this addiction is to stop making ALL the drugs that fall into this category. Sadly enough, if the drugs are being made, people will find a way to get them, I pray that this petition gets passed! Good Luck! 
Amber Carroll  
Bobby Gatchel I want to sign this as this drug has impacted my family personally. I implore everyone to take a stand against this deadly drug. The only thing it does is transform beautiful people to people we don't know anymore.  
Vanessa R. Bautista  
James Lamont  
Linda Martain My son has recently gone to rehab to get off of pain meds and the detox is horrific. This is the third and hopefully last time he will have to go through this process. He has lost weight, lost strength and still has the pain he originally went on the medication for. Please think first before taking any pain medication. You may feel better at first but you put your very life in danger when you take this medication. 
Andrew No comment needed. 
Candace Anthony This is the most terrible epidemic of our time and must be stopped before it kills anyone else or ruins anymore lives. The medication is being wildly abused mainly because of the recklessness of physicians who prescribe it.  
Jeremy Reyer Lets get this shit off our streets and out of the hands of our loved ones!!! 
Kathleen A. Zbesko  
Andrew Lloyd I will never forget my friend JD. He will always be loved and remembered! We cant let this go on anymore. RIP James Daniel Laguna 
Donna Schink Two people I knew in less than a month gone due to this "legal" lethal drug!! It should be banned immediately!! 
Darlene Knight  
tim allen  
Vanessa Barnard This drug has taken too many of my friends and loved ones!!! 
Jason Bucklew R.I.P JD. Laguna we love and miss you very much. 
Sally Cain In memory of JD Laguna. My daughter misses you everyday and our family misses you very much. 
chip RIP JD 
karen gravina  
Brett Zickefoose  
gale siedlecki  
Crystal Knight In behalf of my beloved cousin/brother J.D. He was only 29 years old when this horrible drug took his life!  
Bonnie W In memory of JD.. 
Mike Myers  
Marissa Harding I have family and friends struggling from the addiction/abuse from such drugs as OxyContin. I hate to see beautiful people turn so ugly. And the pain they try to hide with such pills only spreads out onto friends and family. I have watched this stuff be passed around in schools. Children are becoming addicted and killing themselves! Tell me. Why would something so deadly and addicting would be so easily available? 
Delaila Laguna  
Anonymous I have lost 5 friends from oxy. 3 are dead and 2 our on their way if you don't do something. My best friend was taken from me. He just go sucked in. That drug that's a hold of your heart and soul. It changes your mind set and who you are. You will steal from your own mother to buy more, you'll leave your kids your job and your family. Nothing matters but your next "high". My friend just recently lost her kids and doesnt even care! She used to be a good mom. My husband walked in on his brother shooting them into his arm. He just bought a house. He is loosing it all along with his famiily. Why end all these lives and break all these once happy homes? Take the pills away please. What if it was your baby? Mother? Father? You have to there is no other way.  
ann nisson I just heard that the son of a friend has been "lost" to oxycontin. this available drug needs to be stopped and doctors need to be more aware of the signs and symptoms. 
Karla Lindeen  
April C.  
Holly tremper I have had 4 friends pass away in the last 3 years from these stupid pills it's not a laughing matter at all n it's about time there gone...r.i.p Steven this is for you <3 
Marie Kovanis  
Wendi Myers  
Denise Morales My son JD overdosed.He was 29 years old. As a nurse, I am convinced that there is no need to continue to make or sell this terrible drug. 
Anonymous the government profits lives are ruined. 
Kathleen Kowal  
Kelly brancato This drug has been my worst nightmare for my Family. Please ban OxyContin and give me my Husband back  
susan Kowalczyk I watched my son's life slowly end after OxyContin. He tried for years, with valiant effort to stay off of this drug. He had such dreams for his life and access to this drug ended it all for him. I hope that when you go to sleep at night, in the comfort of your home, with your family, you realize what an evil drug you have created. Lives have been dramatically ruined by your drug. I understand that people have choices and live with their consequences, however, OxyCotin and the deadly effects of it are not fully understood by all. This drug is lethal and anyone who supports its use does not have a clear picture or understanding of it. I hope that you re-consider keeping this drug on the market. Susan Kowalczyk  
rosa little My sister is in the hospital right now because of a possible overdose of this medicine. This med should be outlawed  
Michelle laliberte I lost my 25 year old sister to this monster. We have to save our people and our future. 
Christa Schenk This drug is ruining famies.  
Jamie Borromeo  
Anonymous Friend of a mom who lost her daughter to this horrible drug. Please do something.  
Lacey Rhea My 22 year old nephew is currently incarcerated for five years for a crime he committed while under the influence of Oxycontin and other drugs. His drug problem stemmed from a legal prescription for Oxycontin that he received after an injury. He became addicted to Oxycontin immediately and began taking other drugs as well. His life has forever been changed by this drug. His family has been disrupted and hurt. He will struggle with this addiction for the rest of his life. Prescription pain killers are not treated appropriately by the US Government or by the HealthCare industry. Prescriptions are handed out in most cases without any addiction history assessment done and drug addicts are created where there would not have been addicts otherwise. Oxycontin is extremely dangerous and must be regulated properly, or banned entirely.  
Narconon Florida  
Mary OGrady My only son almost died from 'oxy' two years ago and it was started due to painful swollen knee. 
Julie Huk ruining lives one day at a time. 
Todd Levow I know first hand how devastating and dangerous oxycontin addiction is. Please talk to your doctor about alternative treatments. 
Anonymous Detox is for rich people who have money to go to places that can keep them for months. Tried to do this for my child and they said your insurance does cover that long. So my child would go in for 3 days and be put back on the street to go to a outside therapist. Never worked we did this cycle every 3 months for 7 years. Check it out you will find I am right if you have cash 20-30,000 a month your in if not cremation is 2500.00 or 5000.00 to rent a casket. Cheaper to die then get help.  
Anonymous I went in to my son's room to wake him up and found my baby boy dead from an accidental overdose. He had been addicted at one time to marijuana, oxycontin, heroin. My son had injuries from sports and that is when the doctors gave him the oxycontin he got addicted and when that was gone he would try to buy it off the streets when that got to pricey heroin was the better buy. He would also tell me that oxycontin manufactures came up with a way that you couldn't cook the oxycontin down because it would gel up and not get into a liquid solution to shoot up anymore. Now with him being dead two people will be charged for his dead. Maybe if these dealers go to jail they will get clean and have a better life when they get out. NOT they will go right back to it and they to will die it is just a matter of time.  
Kevin Hall  
Daniel Placek Sr. My son Daniel took his life after being prescribed Lortabs for a back injury. These Opiates act on the brain in a terrible way. This drug causes Suicidal thoughts and should never ever be prescribed. 
Lesli Messinger On September 16, 2005, my sweet son, Austin Barthen, was pronounced dead from accidental overdose of Oxycontin. He was 24 years old. My world shattered. 
Diane Wegener Our son Ryan is a recovering addict from oxycontin addiction,This will be a life long battle!! We put together a documentary hoping to educate people of this horrible disease!!! We are 100% positive this drug should be removed from the market! Our hearts go out to all who have lost loved ones and those fighting this battle! God Bless you,The Wegener family 
jon and allene laney Thank you for this site. Im so sorry for the loved ones lost because of this drug. It needs to be off the market period. I pray that its band it is ruining to many lives its out of control destroying so many people. 
Suzanne Lee I am repeatedly reminded and shocked by the poor science and the manipulation that launched the whole movement to treat chronic noncancer pain with powerful narcotics, particularly and most tragically by the prescribing of OxyContin! As a nurse practitioner in adult psychiatry, I am constantly confronted with the fallout from the "bad medicine" of chronic opioid "therapy." Clients come to me and are depressed, can't sleep, anxious, non functioning, and the real problem is their dependence on opiates and it is this drug-induced mood and sleep disorder that is at the root of their pathetic and sad lives. However, getting them to see that is tremendously difficult, and getting them to agree to get off the narcotics is fraught with missteps everywhere. In a moment of weakness, those clients go to the ED and they're off to the races again. The very prescribers that created the problem continue to prescribe the opiates and perpetuate the addiction! It is such a monumental problem with stupidity, and sadly, indifference evident everywhere! 
shaun lee My uncle, an all round american guy. He served his community for years. He had an accident a few years ago. The doctor gave him oxycontin. He tried to get off of them. He struggled. But still he held his job, he was very dedicated to his family. He loved his wife,kids grandkids very much. Just an all round guy. Last month he took his meds ,that the doctor still prescribed him with and that night after taking them. He never woke up . This can happen to any person. It does not matter if you have control. This drug does not care how educated or uneducated you are. Who you are, who you know. It just does not care. These Doctors that are prescribing this drug are nothing more than a glamorized version of a street drug dealer. They get away with it just because they have that piece of paper in a frame hanging on there wall saying its o.k "you can trust me". When will there days be numbered. They "the doctors" should be held accountable.I think, because they are aware of the harm it inflects on people. They should be held accountable. Whether it destroys a person/persons life or whether it is fatal. They are aware. I thought , if you are aware that , what you are doing or giving a person can cause harm or fatality to that individual, that you could be held responsible. Could they get prosecuted for "premeditated murder"? "for personal gain" Just a thought. There are a lot of lope holes in the system. We just need to get smart and find them.  
Tiffany Moreno My boyfriend recently started smoking oxycontin. This drug has taken over his life. We have been thru he'll and back with this drug. He couldn't work and he would spend all of his money on it. It took over his life. He is trying to recover from it but it takes everything out of him. He wants to stop but hes body still wants more. He would smoke about five a day 30mg oxyies. His cousin told him to smoke them and he was hooked ever since. He is trying everyday to fight the urge. But its still a big struggle he and I are dealing with. He told me today that oxyies have taken over his life. He is sad and he just wants to sleep but he has trouble sleep. I think this drug is killing our people and we are letting this drug win. With a good support system and love I believe anyone can fight this addiction. I love you Julian and I will go thru with you.  
Amanda Ristow The drug company that produces Oxycontin should be required to provide free drug clinics to help people with an addiction to this drug. 
Aliesha Terrell  
michelle ross  
Jessie Jenkins I will do everything I can to share with others the real dangers of this drug and what it can lead to. 
belinda marquez Please stop this drug...there has to be something out there for those in pain,that cant destroy and take away our love son has fought this drug for 10 and out of rehabs,and jail..Ive watched him go thru great jobs..I watch his body waste away..and i know he try's so hard for days,he lives in shame,he lies and pawns things to get he's fix...I sent him off to college and went and picked up a drug attic and go thru 20,000 in a year..I check on him everyday to make sure he's ok..and when he dosent ans.i cant breath wondering if he's the dozen of friends he has lost to this..he says its the worst mistake he ever made,but cant stop..he's in jail for 45 days and dont know where he will go from there he is 26 and no ins..and he has a record so you cant find a job or apt very well..he is so smart he worked for lg.lawyers office doing computers..i used to hide it from people now i dont he is sick from this pill that has control of his life..and wish they would offer free long term rehabs.please take it away before it kills one more day and breaks the hearts of the ones left behind that watched them die each i mom it hurts so bad,maybe mr manufacture u should offer free long term rehab...and as you sleep tonight with money in your big accounts, i cant sleep looking at my phone and hoping it doesnt ring...these are sons and daughters good people who have or had so much to offer..i just hope you never have to go thru the pain we all do.. 
Jennifer S. Oxycontin... almost killed me. I have lost everything because of it. Thank God for treatment centers and programs that recognize how serious this drug is. We have to ban the distribution of this DEADLY PRESCRIPTION NARCOTIC in order to save the lives of others.  
Adam Edward Pollick  
Loriann Bevan-Ellis The manufacturing and sale of this opiant is 1st degree murder. There is absolutely zero difference and if you read the definition of 1st degree murder you will see that the manufacturers who create this drug know and have always known that this drug could and would kill and they lied to get it on the market and into the hands of their hired guns, our doctors. We have a maker/supplier of the weapon - the manufacturer. We have premeditation; the manufacturers knew their drug would cause addiction, injury or death and still sold it to specific target - pain patients & addicts, handicapped and underdeveloped, susceptible, naiive and vulnerable folk. We have the hired gun - the doctors who are paid to do the poisoning, whether decieved by the drug companies or not, and we have the poisoned pills - oxycondone. By Definition this is Mass Murder. We need to take a step further from banning it and have these manufacturers Charged With 1st Degree Murder. They are knowingly killing our kids, our neighbours, our friends, our parents, our society, our trust in our doctors and so on. I fully support the abolishment of oxycondone/oxycontin from existence all together sincerely Loriann Bevan-Ellis, Lanark County Ontario 
heather stone  
Jennifer Olds As a recovering addict, I've see a lot of despair in my own life and others in our fellowship over this medication. There is a huge fatal epidemic happening in our society because of prescription meds. RIP to all the addicts who have fallen victim to this devil of a drug. We DO recover! 
Hugo Fuentes i have no wods!!!!! im so mad, my wife is in rehab after 7 years on oxicotin, and she's not duen verry good!!! i want her back badly. 
Cheryl Placek Lortabs and OxyContin are deadly drugs. My son Daniel just took his life while on Lortabs for a work related back injury. These drugs cause suicidal thoughts and change the brain chemistry of the person taking them. These are VERY DANGEROUS DRUGS. The doctors put you on them and do not monitor the patient and of course they DO NOT tell you they are ADDICTING.  
Danielle Fogel Oxycontin is deadly and should be disinegrated all of it. Why would a drug be prescribed by a doctor to ruin a persons life. That is the only outcome. 
Jeffrey wills Drugs have truly taken over my cousins life 
Dan thank god for the just recent ban on oxycontin in Ontario...thank you for pushing the agenda. We have succeeded!  
Anonymous I know 2 people that have passed in the last year from oxy.. Ban it please. 
David Bart  
Amber Please ban it!! 
Jason Dilday  
daniel luberda our son was prescibed oxycontin for injuries he had from acar accident,within a very short time he was addicted to oxycontin.he evetually attempted to commit suicide.thank god for some great people who saved my sons live.for a phrmaceutical company to lie and decieve and play russian roulett with our lives is subhuman and lower than dirt.purde pharma and and those three criminals are just like the addicts they addict will do whatever it takes to get oxycontin.these greedy monsters will do what ever it takes to maximize profets at all costs .they have attacked us .now it is our turn lets get this killer drug and this low life company where it hurts their is the only thing they care about.they have attacked us when we are most vulnerable hurt and suffering.lets take this pill form of Heroin off the market.for everyaddict created because of this criminally convicted company how many people are effected from one addiction. 
Donna M. Dilday Although I was not addicted, I lost 6 months of my life to this horrible drug. I don't "remember" what took place during that time in my life. Sadly those were the last 6 months of my wonderful mothers' life and I can't remember spending them with her. This medication robbed me of precious memories that I will never get back. Sadly, I also lost a loved one, from an accidental overdose on this drug. She lived alone and couldn't remember taking her daily medications. The FDA needs to respond quickly before more lives are lost in one way or another. Regards, Donna M. Dilday 
Monique Poirier My ex husband is medically addicted to this drug. I am so worried when he has access to our 6 year old daughter that something will happen. He takes this medication when driving and also drinks alcohol while on this medication. He went a weekend without this medication and he was sweating and his skin was "crawling". My heart goes out to the families who have lost loved ones. Let's hope something can be done so no more lives are lost!!!! 
Albert Regenhard & Sally Regenhard We know of too many people who have become accidentally addicted to OxyContin prescribed by careless MD's, thus ruining the lives of the patients and their families, sometimes resulting in the death of the patient. We know of too many "pain Doctors" who run pill mills for profit and disregard the addiction of innocent patients. We know of too many honest drug stores and innocent customers who have been killed in NY & elsewhere during robberies committed by people who seek to steal OxyContin. It is time to ban this murderous and addictive drug. 
kim schmaltz  
corinna bowen pleas ehelp push this group forward todays society is being drained literally for is youth and the next generations leaders due t thsi highly addictive drug..the people are saying they need help to abolish this drug please make it hapen. 
Anonymous As I read through these testimonials I am heartbroken, and very angry. I almost lost my only son to oxy addiction. He must now be forever vigilant, never letting his guard down for a second, self monitoring, hyper aware, forever, for the rest of his earthly life. But he is alive and I am thankful for his beautiful life. Someone needs to be accountable. 
Lynn Zito  
elizabeth towne  
karen gravina  
Marianne Williams I am currently in Grad School (Mental Health) took this subject on as a project and it is no longer a mental health issue but one of corruption. I live in Florida and we are still experiencing the problem like many states did in the early days with pain clinics everywhere and no data base of sales. I have had personal experience with my child's addiction and we won that battle, unlike so many innocent victims of addiction.  
jane livingston When you are a mother of young teens and you see one of your sons get addicted and almost died. The toll it took on my family was great. Through four years of the whole family working to cure him and rehab in the states, he is finally cured. The people that deal oxycotin and other heavy drugs should all be put on an island with no boat to get off. 
Jillian J P. I watched friends and families be destoryed. Watched friends and family memembers pass away. But when you watch your OWN parent or sibling overadose and almost die, reality kicks in. This is no joke or a game. It's not fun or cute. This is a serious issue that needs to be stopped 
Anonymous This drug should only be given to "hospice patients" as use to be.Big Pharma greed stepped in and spewed out a hell that has captured the attention of many young people worse ever than the heroin epidemic from the 70's.This greed is killing many people of all ages and providing a over crowded jail population.It has ruined our family and many others and i intend to take the greed down and fight this horrible drug that should be illegal and the Pharma,doctors,drug dealers should be put out of business and do hard time behind bars,away from the mansions they are building making money off our loved ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Everyone should join together, stand up and fight.................. 
Rich Farrell don't just get rid of the drug(s)..get rid of the doctors prescribing them unneccesarily. 
Ashley Kelleher  
Erik Johnson  
Anonymous I'm working to save my grandson. After an MRI showing a painful knee from a fall, we find if he paid over $100 CASH per month he was prescribed Oxycontin for over one year!!! (from the same doctor every month!) How does she sleep at night . . . I don't! (We found this when the pharmacy sent a copy of his 2011 Rx's). Can they really do this under the guise of "pain managment?" I had a hip replacement and wouldn't be able to get this kind of Rx! Please help stop this misuse/abuse! I will be in Tampa April 1st. Thank you!  
Annie Foppert  
Jennifer Malefsky  
Cheyenne Williams  
Iris mamhot  
Stephanie Risimini  
Danielle M  
Anonymous This is a highly addictive drug that is taking over people's lives, from young to old. It shouldn't even exist in the first place!! 
Liam Patterson  
gayle waterson it has taken over my daughters life, because she said she had a bad back, her back aint no worse than mine...just stop the flow of this drug, before oxy's there was another drug..lets just stop killing the people for the HIGH of it. R.I.P. the people that this drug has taken thier lives. 
Cynthia Richards This synthetic heroine has become a pandemic! It is now street currency and the death of many, many people. Doctors who prescribe hundreds of these pills every month to people who have no true injury should be prosecuted for reckless endangerment!! 
Anonymous Please take this addictive and harmful drug off of the market, it causes way more harm than it could ever help! 
Lillian Yates Too many of our young have died from this dangerous drug !! 
Donald Kemp Oxycontin used for pain management in orthopedic surgery is very dangerous. Patients are not monitored closely in terms of Oxy's use and end creating addiction for many people. 
Catherine B Kemp The potential therapeutic effects of this drug are far outweighed by the serious and real health risks over overuse, and the staggering number of people who become addicted to the drug after only short periods of exposure, as few as several weeks. There are many other pain management strategies available than were on the market when OxyContin was first approved. OxyContin has evolved into a street drug of choice in much the same way as Quaaludes did decades ago. 
Deanna Firkik I sign this for both Justin Jules Mcree and DT. May both of you rest in peace. We love and miss you both.  
Anonymous They should of been banned a long time ago. 
Anonymous i was addicted to this evil drug it made me well itdidnt make me do it the first time but i was in pain and the doctor said it will take my problems away all my pain so i started taking 10 mg oxycotin and then within one year i was already at fortys then they didnt last me the month so i started spending all my savings and it got worst and worst to where i lost my fiance i lost my daughter and my step daughter i lost my family as i stole from anyone and everyone to get it as it is the only thing you think of if you dont have one you are so sick that all you want is just one it makes you better instantly. so anyways i lost everyone that i loved to the point where i tryed to kill myself i lost my jon of 6 years everything. i am currently on methadone and o have my daughter back and a new family. i think it should be banned so it dont happen to anyone else please this is a very bad drug and i usuelly just swallowed them and ssometimes crushed and sniffed i couldnt imagine the things i would of done if i shot it up i here is so much worse. but i am fortunate an old friend helpped me get clean took the time to show me she carred for me and that i could get better and get my life back if it wasnt for her i wouldnt be here right now thats foor sure. But most cases everyone gives up on you as they can only do so much you have to hit rock bottom before you wanna stop and by then alot of people are either in jail from robbing something or someone just to get some or there dead for ripping someone off or doing to much i have lost over 5 people i knew withing a year from this evil drug even an 40 year old mother of 5 boys that took it as the doctor prescribed not sniffing not addicted did how it was supposed to be she also died from the drug. there is nothing good about this drug.People got by with what we had until this drug came and they will be able to again please take this off the shelves before it takes alot more lifes takes more little girls or little boys mothers or fathers away from them or before they have a bad life not eating not being taken care of like they should have because of the drug it does this to the best of people the best father or mother can turn to the worst in less then a year your whole life slips away please more people need to sign specioally those that have been hooked on it or with family members hooked lets together all get rid of this evil evil evil pilllllllllll....thanks 
Richard G. Smith IV I work as a certified nursing assistant, and I have seen first hand the destruction of this particular pain medication. Ban it. 
Anonymous A good friend of mine is married to an Oxycontin addict. Her husband used to be a great family man and had a great job. Five years ago, he started seeking medical help for neuropathy (pain in his legs and feet). He was able to B.S. the doctors into prescribing more and more addictive drugs (he's a good salesman) and the doctors never suspected any problems, nor did they question his motives. If he was dropped by one doctor, he'd find another or even double up on doctors to get more prescriptions. His Oxycontin use has spiraled him into psychosis and delusional thoughts and behavior. He has been fired from his job, he has threatened his wife and son, he is verbally abusive and he is no longer the person he was 5 years ago. He is a mess mentally and physically. He has wrecked his cars, gotten into legal trouble, destroyed his home life and committed outrageous acts, yet he still manages to get a doctor to prescribe Oxycontin for him. My friend's life is completely changed. She now needs to find a way to protect herself and her son in every way: psychologically, physically, financially. It is a very bad situation. It is a travesty that doctors prescribe this drug and do not monitor closely how each patient reacts. Legally, I think they should be held responsible, along with the drug companies. Oxycontin has devastating effects. And it is legal. Literally, it makes people crazy, if they live another day to take another pill. 
Meg S I was given for pains and I instantly liked the feeling. Having a history with drug abuse this is something that quickly turned out to be very dangerous and I was immediately hooked. If oxy didn't exist I wouldn't be struggling right now and neither would thousands of others.  
Gavin Lynas Hi, I'm from Northern Ireland and I support you 110%, ban this evil drug and lets put Prudue Pharma out of business!!!! America seems to have massive problems with prescription drugs and I hope you can defeat them all!!! Good luck Gavin 
Benjamin Graham  
Katie Estepp All the lives lost and families torn apart; children without parents and rampant crime! For high paid exec to line his pockets? Something has to change. We also have to help the addicts around us. How can you market a product based on lies and leave the addicted to help themselves. We need cheap to moderately priced treatment for those struggling with an addiction  
Christina Frankland  
Lilli Miles  
Olivia Pacanowska We all lost one of the most inspirational, glowing, vibrant people out there. Paul made everyone feel alive, he made everyone feel important. Despite his issues he managed to shine through and struggled on his own. His life was taken and it brings tears every time I think about it I think of how much he influenced our lives, he was going to do big things, meant for big things and It really really was just unbelievable. We lost someone who thrived on life and making everyone around him feel the beauty of it as well. He remains forever in our hearts. Miss you buddy, rest in peace. 
Tom I have personally seen and felt the impact this dangerous drug has on people. Hopefully our signatures together can have a positive effect and stop the use of oxycontin.  
Brenna R.  
Tania Thank the Lord this is happening! I couldn't be happier!  
Anonymous I have a grown son who became addicted to oxycontin and lost everything in the world because of this drug. He lost his home,his car, his son, his job, his money, his happiness and his future. If this pill did not exist my son would not be the person he is today. It grabs a hold of a person and does not let go, and should be banned everywhere for the safety of all. It is a deadly drug, and going in you do not understand or realize the severity of addiction this pill has in its chemical make up. No one is immune to its consequences, and minds and souls are destroyed every single day by the thousands because of this drug. Its potency for addiction cannot be matched and its lethal nature cannot be duplicated. 
Maria Kidd My deepest sympathy to all that have lost loved ones with the poison that is oxycontin. We need to stand together and ban this murderer as soon as possible so we dont loose anymore people. To the doctors who precribe it, you took an oath to help people not kill them.  
Maria Kidd My brother is addicted to oxycontin and fentalyn patches anything that is an opiate he injests. It is so hard to watch him kill himself. We pray everyday that he goes to rehab and no amount of talking to him helps. I am so afraid that he is going to overdose one of these days. 
Suzanne Edmundson  
Jessica Jorski  
Bruni I have Fibromyalgia. I'm NOT one for taking med's. I am PROUDLY signing this petition. I hope and PRAY that this petition is heard and it works for all of our loved ones. I pray that the Doc. can find something else for my pain. 
Amy Del Vecchio  
Laura Kaysinger  
Paul Holmes  
Trudy Duffy  
Kathy Dowling  
Tamara M RIP EJC... 
Rick Lill Just Do It!!! 
Anonymous my son has been battling an addiction to oxycontin for more than a and out of rehab......once again we think he has relapsed.....this drug has torn our family apart and i pray every day we don't loose our precious son to it.....please ban this drug.... 
Tinar Roselli Deeply sorry.  
Kimberly Loffredo God Bless you Eric. 
Sue Martindell  
John Grcic  
Kristin M RIP EJC  
Erin Anderson  
Kim Atno I lost my son Eric on June 21 2011. his addition started innocently with the use of oxi and roxy and before he knew it he was addicted. He went to rehab for 15 days which is a total joke. These drugs become part of your soul and the devil is always on your back. Before 1 yr he relapsed and found he could no longer afford the drug he had become addicted to. Heroine was cheaper and unknown to us his family he was now shooting it. My son was arrested in North Brunswick with 4 bags of heroine(personal use) he was sent to middlesex county jail and bail was set at $15,000. I tried disparately to find a rehab facility but they are all full. This addition is rampant. I was finally able to find a place in Philadelphia on June 20th. I posted his bail and again it was not about the $$ he NEEDED TREATMENT NOT JAIL. unfortunately my son committed suicide while in jail. There are charges against the guards on duty as they did not perform the routine cell checks they are paid to do and then falsified the documents to cover their asses. My son did not have to die. He needed treatment not jail. Insurance companies will not pay for the proper treatment until the addict fails numerous times. Unfortunately most addicts are dead by then and these drug companies need to stop making these drugs that cause even the patients they are prescribing to become addicts STOP STOP STOP THIS NEVER GOING TO GET BETTER AS LONG AS WE ALLOW THESE DRUG COMPANIES TO GET RICH ON OUR CHILDREN. I MISS MY SON SO MUCH AND WHILE NOTHING CAN BRING HIM BACK I HOPE THAT OTHER FAMILIES NEVER HAVE TO FEEL THE PAIN MY FAMILY GOES THRU EVERYDAY  
Jennifer Oxycontin addiction almost killed me. I am a proud survivor. BAN THIS DRUG!!!!! 
Jessica After hearing a speech from a classmate tonight i have decided to sign this petition to band oxycontin. Drug abuse, addiction and death by drugs is happening everyday and it must be stopped. I am happy to sign and help in anyway I can.  
Barbara Guckian Lost my 30 year old brother to these pills. Left behind 2 handsome boys 7&2 they terribly miss there daddy.  
Connie Hale I lost a son 27yrs old to oxycontin. Please BAN OxyContin!!! 
Kris Grubbs  
steve I had multiple back surgery's, first at age 14, 1980, 2nd, 94' rods' screws in abundance. Got my RN, in 2000, never toke meds until around this time.. 2003? Doctor started me on 240mg's/day of oxycontin, started having physical symptoms in 04-05', Hospitals blew me off, ended with me flying off my motorcycle 100ft @80mph, head injury, for two years after they would not listen to me, until they found I had a pituitary adenoma, no growth hormone, no thyroid, etc, forward to now need 3rd back surgery just found rods and screws out that clearly happened in accident, havent worked, cant work, going in circles, cant find lawyer to help with Soc Sec appeal due to I owe back taxes, oxycontin almost kiled me and has taken the 6plus years of my life away, its evil, destructive and will cause your death and may cause others due to user's action. Nobody should use this medication, ever, esp. for chronic pain, I have had pain most of my life, oxycontin is not necessary period, pain is diffrent to every person, true, but I dont need to roll around and scream when I hurt and can cry to myself, Oxycontin kills people, causes people to kill for it. It has ruined my life and many others, im still alive but my previous symptoms are returning, I bounce from doctor, to doctor because I have state insurance, I feel I will be dead before I get the proper care to get my health back, nobody, health care -wise cares. Just another person on the list, cheers, Im a strong person and im fighting but I cant get a foot forward because of falling back, and it started with oxycontin. 
Diane Rodriguez It is time that someone sit up and take notice of all the life's that are being lost because of this drug! How many more deaths will there be at. The hands of our so called doctors be fore someone speaks up,  
Kristine Hale I lost my husband to oxycontin on January 26,2012. He was only 27 years old with 2 amazing little boys. He was buying it off the streets, if they didn't mean oxy so easy to get at the dr's then there would be less on the streets. I think oxycontin should only be banned. Too many people are losing their lives and something needs to change. 
Charlotte patton I support the ban  
James Richardson  
Brad Croisdale  
Will Arthur Well here we are. I have friend on his death bed due to this drug. I watched him turn from a healthy nice looking young man of 185 pounds at 34 year old into a 130 pound 'death camp looking survivor' covered in track marks and dying from pneumonia , failed kidneys, and a heart infection.He will not last 48 hours. Please help ban this drug 
Marta Gibbs  
John Tri My daugter was drug addick on oxycontin and almost died 2 times,iy led her to prison for stealing and robbery, Shall see when she gets out if she continues to take the drug, her destiny will be death It must be banned, the drug manufactures know what they are doing and the doctors also, time to ban it forever 
alison My brother, now 26 years old, has been addicted to Oxy since he was at least 16 years old. This is a terrible drug that ruins families. Please don't allow anyone else to be taken by this drug.  
Robin Olson My 19 year old son has severe Crohns disease. He was hospitalized and doctors put him on Oxycontin and Oxycodone in hosp and then released him after 2 weeks hospital stay, (Out 12/15/11) and w/ enough Oxy for 2 more weeks. He has tried to follow doctors instructions to TAPER off it it, and is now under the care of a Pain Management doc, BUT if he reduces the dosage by only 5mg, it throws him into a full on WITHDRAWAL. WTF!!!! It appears that it's IMPOSSIBLE to wean off this now obviously DANGEROUS DRUG! Why is this drug even legal to prescribe? The makers of Oxycontin should be in JAIL!!! And the hospital docs and admin FORCED my son when he was incapacitated (and I wasn't present) to sign a 10 page document releasing them from liability should he become addicted to Oxycontin. They KNEW he would become addicted. Those doctors can go to hell along w/ the executives of Perdue Pharma and the idiots at the FDA who approved such a vicious drug! It's the blink of an eye for someone to go from PATIENT to CRIMINAL with this drug! 
Nicholas Donato  
Sangeeta Sharma Last week we lost Richard Nason 25 years old, smart,handsome gentleman to this drug. He used to work with us when he was in school. We saw him growing Up in front of us. He went to UGA and graduated in 2010. This kid had most understanding, caring family. My heart goes for them. He had very promising career ahead only if... Please do not let any other son taken away from their parents or a brother from the most loving and affectionate sisters. Please ban this drug it's already too lte but maybe we can save some young lives. 
Sierra Smith I hate this drug. Its ruined many peoples lives & continues to do so...  
Annette Lopez-Lamott It is absurd that there is an argument over whether to keep medical marijuana accessible to cancer patients and gravely ill patients, yet this drug is doled out like candy... This drug is the devil. It only benefits the pockets of these pharma companies, certainly not the patients that are prescribed this medication. 
Loren harris My son fights the addiction everyday. This is an insideous drug that requires three years of being clean before it quits affecting the brain. The drug dealers find vulnerable victims and addict them to further their profits. In our small county there were 77 deaths from the drug this past year. I can't imagine that there aren't other drugs to give as a prescription... GET THIS DRUG OFF THE MARKET 
monica schottinger  
dustin Please ban this drug, it is constatly tearing apart familys and friends, i have watch addictions to these pills ruin the lives of people very close to me and forever change not only the lives of the people suffering from addiction but the lives of the people who love them and try and help them, i was very much in love with a girl who wound up addicted to pain pills, her addictions started small but within a couple of years she was shooting them up, i stood by her the very best i could and tried to help but i eventually had no choice but to walk away, her addiction took over her life and it was taking over my life too, and i have never even used drugs, i tried multiple rehabs for her, suboxn, methadone, anyband every resource i had i tried, but she just wouldnt quit using, now i worry about her everyday and pray for her, her addiction has forever changed my life too and i know there are so many familys out there that feel the exact s