Virtual Spoon DropsInformation on our latest Virtual Spoon Drops
In addition to Domenic’s Live Spoon sculpture deployments, The Opioid Spoon Project will now conduct “Virtual” online spoon drops. There are many “players” who contribute to the opioid crisis, so recipients of the “Virtual Spoon,” will be highlighted for their role in the creation of, profiting from and promotion of opioids. Our Virtual Spoon drops are designed to shine a spotlight on individuals and organizations that need to be exposed. Stay tuned for the first recipient, and future recipients.
Virtual Drop #1 – Tufts University
‘A blizzard of prescriptions’: Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin
When Purdue Pharma started selling its prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin in 1996, Dr. Richard Sackler asked people gathered for the launch party to envision natural disasters like an earthquake, a hurricane, or a blizzard. The debut of OxyContin, said Sackler — a member of the family that started and controls the company and then a company executive — “will be followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition.”
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