Oxy Watchdog

Keeping An Eye On OxyContin

About Oxy Watchdog

type2I am a San Francisco-based legal journalist and freelancer with a passion for reporting cultural and human interest stories. As a senior reporter for a national legal newswire, I have written hundreds of articles on product liability issues in the health care industry, particularly relating to pharmaceutical companies. My work in this area has included reporting on developments in personal injury, product defect, and wrongful death lawsuits against global drug companies and medical device makers, analysis of state and federal legislative developments involving the health care industry, and features on district and appellate jurisdictional trends. I have also covered nationwide litigation and regulatory issues spanning intellectual property and patent law, environmental law, financial and securities law, and employment law, among other areas.

OxyContin became a subject of interest to me in the course of my day job, but my fascination with it took a personal turn when my youngest brother became addicted to the painkiller. He died of a heroin overdose in February 2009. I am currently working on a book about my brother’s addiction and death, and the Oxy-to-heroin phenomenon in general. This blog relates to my research for that book.

View my professional website here, or email me at oxywatchdog@gmail.com.


2 Responses to “About Oxy Watchdog”

  1. Audrey said

    Excellent blog Erin. Great content and resources. Your post today is just unbelievable and must be extremely frustrating, but I suppose is just more fuel for the fire.

  2. Ondina said

    Cool site Erin! Loads of great info…; ) Ondina

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