An extremely addictive painkiller was recently approved for children as young as 11 suffering from chronic pain, but the move has some opponents worried it’ll lead to a spike in addictions.
“They will be prescribing their children into addiction,” says Sherrie Rubin, who can’t believe the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved OxyContin for kids.
Rubin says she’s afraid that now 11 year olds could end up like her son: disabled with brain damage after an OxyContin overdose.
“My son made a choice, an uneducated choice, back in 2005 that he wished he didn’t make and it has tragically changed his hope, his dreams, altered his future and it’s too late for Aaron. It’s not too late for these young adults,” she said.