If, as her father claims, Lindsay Lohan is addicted to OxyContin, is she to blame? If you missed it, three top executives of Purdue Pharma, the marketer behind the narcotic painkiller, this month pleaded guilty to “misbranding” the drug and misleading regulators, doctors and patients about its risk of addiction and potential to be abused. (“May cause one to pass out in a car with one’s mouth hanging open” is not specifically listed as a side effect.) It’s a shame that young, wasted celebrities can’t blame all of their bad habits on drug and alcohol marketing, misleading or not. Though maybe Lindsay is setting Svedka up as the fall guy by having the vodka sponsor her 21st birthday party in July.
—Posted by Tim Nudd