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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.

Michael DeLeon may not realize it, but he is “attacking” fentanyl head on and is the terminator.  Approximately ten (10) years ago, I met Michael DeLeon, founder of Steered Straight, an organization to educate youth on the dangers of drug use.  As time went on, it became evident to me that DeLeon did not just talk the talk — he …

Over the years, I have had the privilege of forging a wonderful professional relationship with Ed Thompson, President of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Research Services, Inc.  Ed has been featured on CBS-TV 60 Minutes for his expertise on the opioid epidemic.  Opioid epidemic: Did the FDA ignite the crisis? — “60 Minutes” – …

For several years, I have been exposing and reporting on the very dangerous agenda of the promotion of illegal drug use under the guise of “harm reduction.” Initially the term “safe injection sites” was being thrown around, but the profiteers pushing further poisoning of people with illegal drugs softened the …

Now, the harm reduction people supporting safe injection sites for drug addicts to continue shooting up illegal drugs are calling people who don’t buy what they are selling, “racist”. Do you know what people are who don’t buy into the harm reduction agenda? They are smart enough to know facilitating …

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman and Founder of Children’s Health Defense, arranged to have his latest book sent to me by his publisher via Federal Express for my review. Mr. Kennedy connected with me some time back when I was concerned with Janet Woodcock, MD being confirmed as FDA Commissioner …

US Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) Legacy as a Purveyor of Deaths Recently it was reported that retired US Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) had died.  In 2019, I wrote the below newspaper article for publication regarding Hatch’s culpability in the unprecedented deaths to opioids.  Since publication of my article, deaths due …

Over the years of reporting on the criminal activities within the FDA, I have referred to them as “the root of the opioid epidemic is at the top – the FDA.” I have written about key players in strategic positions within the FDA – one being former FDA Commissioner, Margaret …

I encourage everyone with questions on the ever-changing directives from Dr. Fauci regarding the pandemic to read Robert F. Kennedy’s book, “The Real Anthony Fauci … Bill Gates, Big Pharma and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health” and educate themselves on facts — not fears or politics. Recently, …

Part 4 in a series – “Why wasn’t Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers charged under RICO?” The below article was published in three newspapers including Salem-News.com in 2019 during my 19 years of “continuously” exposing Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, maker of OxyContin. My question to people who have …

Is Corporate America Coercing Employees and the Medical Profession Re: COVID-19? The right to be free from excessive force, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment are fundamental rights protected by law. If you are willing to …