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Marianne Skolek-Perez

Marianne Perez, Salem-News.com Investigative Reporter, is an Activist for Victims of OxyContin and Purdue Pharma throughout the United States and Canada. In July 2007, she testified against Purdue Pharma in Federal Court in Virginia at the sentencing of their three CEO's - Michael Friedman, Howard Udell and Paul Goldenheim - who pleaded guilty to charges of marketing OxyContin as less likely to be addictive or abused to physicians and patients. She also testified against Purdue Pharma at a Judiciary Hearing of the U.S. Senate in July 2007. Marianne works with government agencies and private attorneys in having a voice for her daughter Jill, who died in 2002 after being prescribed OxyContin, as well as the voice for scores of victims of OxyContin. She is currently working on a book that exposes Purdue Pharma for their continued criminal marketing of OxyContin.

Marianne is a nurse, graduated in 1991 as president of her class, and also has a Paralegal certification. Marianne served on a Community Service Board for the Courier News, a Gannet newspaper in NJ, writing articles predominantly regarding AIDS patients and their emotional issues. She was awarded a Community Service Award in 1993 by the Hunterdon County, NJ HIV/AIDS Task Force in recognition of and appreciation for the donated time, energy and love in facilitating a Support Group for persons with HIV/AIDS.

I was intrigued by a book entitled “What The Nurses Saw“ and decided to read it and possibly review it.  It took me longer to finish the book than I anticipated, and the reason was I could not believe what I was reading.  Anger would be an understatement.  Were we actually pawns …

For decades our country dealt with a mounting drug epidemic using words such as “just say no” and “tough love.” As the rates of addiction and deaths surged during this drug era, the number of “non-profits” some lucratively financially funded were soaring — many rewarded by government money. There has …

In April 2020, I had an article published on COVID-19 and the damage to patients’ lungs in their treatment.  I considered a very brave physician named Cameron Kyle-Sidell, MD, an emergency room physician at a large NYC hospital a hero exposing the dangers of ventilators being used in the treatment …

Once again, I was given the privilege of receiving a copy of Mr. Kennedy’s latest book from his publisher for my review. Having all the respect for Mr. Kennedy and his courage at exposing the COVID pandemic that crippled our country, I eagerly began an intriguing read — “The Wuhan …

In my 21 plus years of exposing and reporting on the criminal activities of the FDA, pharma and politicians, I knew I would never “win the war.”  What I never expected was to have an association with and mentioned in the “Legacy of a Medical Crusader: Sidney Wolfe, MD in …

The below article was written by me and published in 2009.  In my almost 22 years of exposing Purdue Pharma, the Sackler family, the FDA, politicians, and the list goes on, I have been plagiarized and watched billions of dollars make people live a lifestyle they only dreamed of while they danced …

Editor’s Note:  Marianne published the article below five years ago.  What would have happened had people listened? Was critical information withheld that potentially could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives from addiction and death as billions of dollars were put in the pockets of the perpetrators and their benefactors? …

For over 21 years, I have tirelessly worked at exposing the criminally convicted Purdue Pharma for profiting financially with the false marketing of OxyContin. I have had articles published in newspapers and watched Purdue Pharma’s revenue increase by the billions of dollars. My daughter was prescribed OxyContin and died. She …

A couple of years ago, I had the privilege of talking with Tiffany Feder, an attorney located in Encino, California specializing in white-collar crime and immigration cases. The Institute for Immigration proudly announced that for six years in a row, the founder of the institute, Tiffany Feder earned prestigious recognition …

On March 9, 2020 I had a newspaper article published entitled “Gustavo Rivera, NY State Senator is Promoting “Safe Injection Sites” in your Neighborhood — Are You?” “I’m committed to this fight because of the New Yorkers who educated me. I will not buckle. I will not bend. I will …