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    Quote Originally Posted by prsboogie View Post
    I wonder at what point PEOPLE will start taking responsibility for their own actions instead of blaming others for their downfalls. Back in the late 70s early 80s there was a big push in medicine for pain control, after many years criticism from the public that their pain was poorly controlled after surgeries. To the point that there was a push to include pain in all vital sign rounds, "pain is the fifth vital" was the mantra in nursing and medical schools.

    The big bad rich people created a medicine that is effective in treating pain. Pain which most should never have complained about in the first place but as a society we are soft, so the Sackler's seized the opportunity.

    Was the drug abused, yes. Was it misrepresented, probably. Is it their fault people started taking their pills three-four times more frequently and double and triple the prescribed doses, absolutely not. Nowhere on the drug information sheets does it say it is acceptable to chew them (because it gets you high instead of slow release as intended), nowhere does it say crush an snort as an acceptable route of administration (because it gets you high instead of treating pain as intended).

    We as a society need to stop passing the buck and take responsibility for our own actions. I couldn't care who owns what as long as they keep the lights on. I have way more important shit to worry about - mainly keeping my kids safe and healthy and teaching them to stay away from all the bad shit that goes on in this world.


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    I used to have the same opinion, until I watched a couple PBS/Frontline Episodes on the epidemic and then I did a 180-degree shift. These meds are HIGHLY addictive--more so than heroin. And the manufacturers knew it and downplayed it.

    One:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss8SvCrIHkE

    Two:

    http://www.pbs.org/wned/opioid-epidemic/watch/



    So yes, you're right. Folks should be held accountable. In this case, the people who manufactured, marketed, and profitted from the drugs.
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    Not only did the manufacturers know how addictive these drugs are, they incentified doctors to prescribe ever increasing dosages. And to prescribe them inappropriately too. Like giving post partum moms derivatives of fentanyl that were developed for terminal cancer patients. Guess what? Many of those moms got addicted and many died.

    I understand folks want to look the other way when it affects an activity they enjoy, but I am frankly shocked that anyone believes it is no big deal or doesn't care one way or the other. And while I am a strong proponent of personal responsibility, people are trained from an early age to trust their doctor and take meds when prescribed. This is a massive breach of that trust.

    I hope the Sacklers, any other opioid manufacturer, the distribution companies, and the bad doctors who felt $ matters more than life all get the book thrown at them and rot in jail forever. And while I never in the past thought to care about or research the business dealings of who owns my ski area, I will never make that mistake again.

    My own personal shame that I did not think to do this before giving any of my money to Peaks is almost unbearable and I now feel I owe FBGM an apology for ranking on some of his posts. He was right!

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    I need to process this.. It doesn't make me happy.. Hunter went from a family business to this..
    I don't want his money near/in my town - where people have died from this crisis.

    I just need to think this through...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBGM View Post
    That twat waffle of a dude who runs the site I think blocked me from seeing it or some shit.

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    In all seriousness, it's more surprising the Peak would yield majority ownership to any investor, and for what - to acquire SnowTime??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funky_Catskills View Post
    I need to process this.. It doesn't make me happy.. Hunter went from a family business to this..
    I don't want his money near/in my town - where people have died from this crisis.

    I just need to think this through...
    As you process ignore my over the top reaction.

    This topic sets me off, I have a family member who was just weaned off of opioids. She was lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    As you process ignore my over the top reaction.

    This topic sets me off, I have a family member who was just weaned off of opioids. She was lucky.
    I helped 2 close friends get off prescribed opiates.. It wasn't easy..

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    A one year mass boycott would probably fold peak.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoseek View Post
    A one year mass boycott would probably fold peak.....
    Not sure I hold anything against Peaks so that would be inappropriate to me. Yes they took bad $ but it's tough for me to blame them. I'm sure I've made money from investments in pharma. Do the Sacklers manage day to day ops at Peaks resorts? doubtful.

    Peaks runs ski areas...although the fact that a lift ops had to be revived from an overdose is pretty chilling.

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    My friends DID take personal responsibility by calling me for help to assist them with getting off these legally prescribed pain killers..

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