Don't Forget OxyContin Has Benefits, Too

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A May 24, 2007 entry on cites a New York Sun column by ACSH's Jeff Stier on the benefits of OxyContin:

Jeff Stier, an associate director of the American Council on Science and Health, has a timely opinion piece in the New York Sun about OxyContin -- specifically, about not throwing the baby out with the bathwater. He reminds us that despite all the ill press around OxyContin's addictive potential, crime rings arising around its distribution, and its manufacturers "ethically challenged" marketing tactics, it's important to remember one key thing about OxyContin: for treating pain, it's very, very effective.