The Giant Opioid Spoon was delivered to the door of the headquarters of the Pharmaceutical company which addicting people to drugs
Sculptor Dominic Esposito, as part of his protest against the pharmaceutical company, created an eight-hundred-pound drug spoon that he brought to the entrance to Johnson & Johnson's main office in New Brunswick.
The widespread opioid crisis in the United States has affected many lives, destroying families, killing drug addicts and crippling fate. A convicted pharmaceutical company will be required to pay a fine of $ 572 million. According to a court ruling, the company was guilty of the fact that in parallel with the reduction of pain in patients, their drugs were addictive and turned sick patients into drug addicts.
To date, the leadership of Johnson & Johnson has filed an appeal in which it stated that it was not involved in drug addiction of people and did not contribute to the emergence of an opioid crisis in the United States. In their opinion, they acted within the law and under the strict supervision of the law enforcement departments of the FDA and US DEA.
Artist Esposito, prompted by this step, his brother's 12-year-old struggle with drug addiction.
“My mom would call me in this panic voice that she found a spoon in the house,” Esposito said. “It was the peak of my brother’s 12-year battle with addiction."
It is reported that Dominic Esposito, having brought his exhibit to the doors of the headquarters, fell under the right of private ownership and, having waited for the police, was forced to transport the spoon to another public place. The photo shows that the initials of the company J & J are engraved on the spoon.
“There’s a long list of perpetrators out there that we think are responsible for the opioid crisis, which we feel is strongly is a man-made epidemic. And I think we owe it to the next generations that are saying, “Hey! You know what, if I’ve got a billion dollars I don’t get to jail,”” told Esposito.
The activist called to account the entire leadership of large pharmaceutical companies that indirectly or directly influence the drug market in the United States.
“I mean that’s not right, I mean these guys are, effectively mass murderers in my book,” added Dominic Esposito.