“Kids need to understand, it's a very addictive drug”. –– DJ Lil Randy, friend of the late hip-hop pioneer DJ Screw, who died after a Purple Drank overdose. Disciples of Southern hip-hop know it by many names: Purple Drank, Syrup, Lean, Sizzurp, Watson, Barre, Texas Tea. The practice of sipping codeine.
There’s still a street market for the abuse of prescription cough syrup, although perhaps less desirable for Purple Drank users.
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That was the worst feeling ever, to have your best friend pass on you,” he says. “I was in jail when he died. “I couldn’t be there.”.
Now comes a plea from a protégé of the late DJ Screw – the hip-hop legend who popularized Purple Drank as a match for his woozy, slow-motion rap mixes.
“From the research that I did, we saw a connection between these quasi-drinks and kids actually using codeine promethazine — meaning these drinks were a gateway to using the real thing.”
“It’s very addictive.
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It is supplied by Watson Laboratories, Inc. Pill with imprint WATSON 540 is Blue, Elliptical / Oval and has been identified as Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate 500 mg / 10 mg.
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Watson Pharmaceuticals is no more. The generic drug company has officially taken the name of its most recent acquisition target, Actavis ($ACT), thinking it has better brand recognition in the markets where it intends to expand. In guidance today, however, the company said that growth will not be quite as.
In guidance today, however, the company said that growth will not be quite as fast this year as analysts had expected, Reuters reports.
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According to Reuters, Actavis today projected earnings per share this year in the range of $7.70 to $8.10 per share, while analysts on average were looking for $8.20 per share. Still, this year will be a challenge for growth. Bisaro said the combined company would be able to carve about $300 million in annual operating costs out of the combined company in the next three years.
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The generic drug company has officially taken the name of its most recent acquisition target, Actavis ($ACT), thinking it has better brand recognition in the markets where it intends to expand. Watson Pharmaceuticals is no more.
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But CEO Paul Bisaro said the deal also would allow Watson, now Actavis, not only to play on a global stage but also to build up a branded drug business to supplement lower-margin generics. Growth is the very reason that the company chose take the Actavis moniker. The $5.5 billion Actavis merger, completed in November, propelled the company into third place among the world's generics makers, behind Teva Pharmaceuticals ($TEVA) and Novartis' ($NVS) Sandoz unit. The former Iceland-based company has a strong brand ID in some emerging markets where the combined company intends to grow the most.
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