The Film “Time Bomb” goes into detail regarding the pain relief tablet “Oxycodone” and how the billion-dollar painkiller has influenced countless American lives. Back in its heyday before its reputational downfall Oxycodone was used to relief individuals with soreness, muscle pain and stiffness for a temporary and in a short period of time. It may have been known as the miracle drug, helping American lives deal with their pain and let them carry on with their daily lives, but is Oxycodone really as cracked up to be? This essay will briefly discuss the events of Oxycodone and its downfall with a brief sociological analysis regarding it.
What is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is specified as a synthesized drug derived from the alkaloid …show more content…
With the introduction of Oxycodone and its side effects, it has impacted individuals in society to have an addictive personality, thus resulting in change of work effort, social life, school and relationships. Along with the addiction personality, the additional less major side effects of nausea and vomiting also affect individuals taking the drug, thus affecting their everyday lives and their interactions with others.
The major side effect, having an addiction to taking the drug, affects people in many ways, both individually and with others. People who have a huge addiction of Oxycodone will spend their earned money on buying more drugs, making it harder for people to contribute to their families and friends. We also see that people’s personalities are changed before the drug and afterwards. People may act different or irregular to whom they really are when addicted to Oxycodone, affecting both themselves and their loved ones. The personality of individuals addicted to the drug moves to other people who are close to the addicted, affecting their own lives and their attitude towards their own loved ones. An example of this would be a person who is addicted to Oxycodone who makes a loved one upset or miserable because they are afraid of the individual who has a severe addiction. That loved one may change their attitude towards their own loved ones, thus a flow of unwanted and negative energy …show more content…
The individual taking Oxycodone can get sick with its dizziness, nausea and vomiting setbacks. This results in people not being able to attend work, thus affecting their own health and the relationship with friends, family and co-workers. Co-workers and even supervisors may get worried or frustrated with the individual, causing work tension. Friends and family on the other hand may worry for the individual and it can affect their own lives with the thought of their loved one sick and not healthy.
Oxycodone has impacted many American lives with its heavy addiction setback and vomiting & nausea constraints. The results of this have caused many lawsuits against the Purdue Company, the most known being its $600 million misbranding fine. The people that brought these lawsuits to the company have had their personal & social lives affected as well as their own health. This simple pain-relief drug can affect society and the individuals around