Oxycontin Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Oxycodone, sold under the brand name OxyContin (which is the extended release form) among others, is an opioid medication used for treatment of moderate to severe pain, and a common drug of abuse. It is usually taken by mouth, and is available in immediate-release and controlled-release formulations. Onset of pain relief typically begins within fifteen minutes and lasts for up to six hours with the immediate-release formulation. In the United Kingdom, it is available by injection. Combination products are also available with paracetamol (acetaminophen), ibuprofen, naloxone, and aspirin.
The American Addictions Center warned of the dangers of Oxycontin, "When it is crushed, OxyContin can be inhaled or snorted just as cocaine is. Several dosage levels are available by prescription — coming in 10, 20, 40 and 80 milligram tablets. The highest dosage of 160 milligrams stopped being produced due to its extreme potential for abuse. When people snort OxyContin, the drug is absorbed quickly through the membranes in the nose. It is then quickly moved into the bloodstream, resulting in a rapid onset of action. When individuals crush and snort OxyContin repeatedly, they run the risk of developing frequent sinus infections. With prolonged use, delicate nasal tissue may begin to break down, which can lead to permanent damage in the nasal cavity. In extreme cases, total tissue death can occur."
Calibration Technician (Former Employee) says"I became sick working in Purdue pharma and I still am after leaving that crazy place for almost a year. Purdue was the real meaning of Modern Slavery."
Senior HRIS Manager (Former Employee) says"Very Hardworking employees. Upper Management does not know how to manage down and are losing some of their most valuable assets - their tenured employees."
Pain Management Sales Specialist (Current Employee) says"Purdue continues to create an opiate epidemic worldwide by launching non abuse detterent formulations outside the US via Mudi Pharma, even though they manufacture Oxycontin in an abuse deterrent formulation that was substituted in the US in 2010."
Professional Sales Representative (Former Employee) says"Working here is like living in a Stephen Cons: Everything, you have been warned."
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee) says"This company is now out of business. It was taken over by First Horizon."
Master Data Analyst (Current Employee) says"Poor Higher Management. Lack a Vision . With One product company , sales declining & looking to survival as sales are declining now. see if t will survive next 5 years Cons: Higher management"
Consultant (Former Employee) says"Company is under siege due to opiod crisis. Management doesn't know how to downsize as they promise people it is over and then continue to announce layoffs. Everyone is petrified and can't do their jobs effectively. Cons: Not employee friendly"
Territory Business Manager (Former Employee) says"No pipeline, no future. I would not recommend anyone work for this company. There is no long term plans and the future looks bleak. They have had multiple rounds of layoffs over the past year and more to come."
Senior Production Operator (Former Employee) says"To be quite honest, I'm glad to be out of there. The well documented legal problems the company has had to deal with over the last number of years has taken its toll on a once great employer. Very poor management in manufacturing created a toxic work environment."
Pharmaceutical Territory Sales Representative (Current Employee) says"If you are in a state with good managed care it is a good place to work. Cons: not responive to ideas from field sales"
Territory Business Manager (Current Employee) says"Purdue could be so much more, but poor decisions and years of reliance on one product to pay the bills have put the company on shaky ground. The only product being promoted now is a late-to-market me too (the money maker isn't even promoted now). Upper sales management reads too many books on how to manage instead of leading. Territory Business Manager is a joke of a title, as district managers often live to micromanage and are with reps far too often. No rhyme or reason as to how job performance played into a recent layoff, as recent award winners were let go while average to marginal representatives were kept. Cons: lack of management accountability, no vision by upper management"
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) says"The benefits are great, and the salary is good for the work location, however there was a lot of bullying and passive aggressive behavior. The environment was silently toxic, If you made a complaint to Hr in confidence, it would go back to the person you discussed depending on their friendship and this would be used to prevent career growth. Cons: Toxic Environment, a lot of unprofessional behavior, clicques. Hard work is not valued."
Anonymous (Current Employee) says"I have been working at Purdue Pharma for more than 2 years. The company is currently facing a difficult time with over a 1000 lawsuit and the pending closure of the Durham plant."
Hospital Specialty Representative (Former Employee) says"No job security Cons: Reputation, lack of products"
Sr Admin Asst to Sr Dir, Mky Research (Former Employee) says"Senior management went to jail over Oxycontin. That says it all, in my opinion. Cons: Run by crooks"
Process Technician (Current Employee) says"Compensation is outstanding. Benefits are ok. 4 day work week is wonderful. The culture must be addicted to the pain management products they make. Shaky job security with all the pending lawsuits for the opioid crisis. It’s difficult to give this company 100% because you will not get it in return. Cons: Culture, buddy system that degrades workforce talent levels."
Finance (Current Employee) says"Management creates fire drills that end up showing there is no strategy. Cons: no work life balance. Old school mentality"
Client Services Technical Associate (Current Employee) says"A typical day of work is busy which is great because the day flies by. Cons: supporting aloof end users and management"
Territory Business Manager (Former Employee) says"Great salary. Unreal expectations. Management is sub par. Goals were inflated. No real direction with company. Entitled management with no leadership skills."
Quality Specialist II (Current Employee) says"The department I am working on has no experienced manager and the poor quality management skills affect my life and my performance."
Brenda Sandburg says"Preview of today's AdCom meeting with FDA's analysis of Purdue's 4 postmarketing studies https://t.co/tekTcfOiJB"
Tommy Potts says"if the Oxycontin and Phenergan isn't enough"
Melanie says"@CTarian @TinTinResists @SarahHuckabee @realDonaldTrump With no fda the drug company’s would run amuck having no ov… https://t.co/vZA4pvvqiK"
Nick Wildeman says"Purdue Pharmas Oxycontin reformulation is very similar to $IPCIF Aximris XR (Oxycodone), clumping when liquid is ad… https://t.co/Nxw2oz7hX3"
In The News
Pink Sheet reports"OxyContin Reformulation Reduced Abuse Via Non-Oral Routes But Not Overall Abuse, US FDA Finds"
MedPage Today reports"Did Reformulated OxyContin Really Discourage Abuse?"
First Look Media reports"The New Fight to Hold Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers Accountable for the Opioid Crisis - The Intercept"
Australian Journal of Pharmacy reports"Cash, drugs stolen from former employer in 'moment of weakness'"