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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.

Over the years, I have written many articles regarding Janet Woodcock, MD, Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and her role in the opioid epidemic killing and addicting people in the hundreds of thousands.  Links to some of my …

It was recently announced that Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, representing Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, NY as Chair of the Oversight Democrats “invited” the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma’s CEO and the Sackler Family to a hearing on their role in fueling the opioid epidemic.  Below is the link to Representative …

On September 29, 2020 I wrote an article for Salem-News.com entitled “Janel R. Miller, Deceased Will Not Be Another Statistic in the Opioid Epidemic!  It was also published in The Washington Standard and Sons of Liberty Media. My article dealt with a lawsuit that was filed by attorneys Richard J. Hollawell …