In 2002, Marianne Skolek Perez’s daughter Jill died at the age of 29 after being prescribed OxyContin for back pain. As a nurse employed at a large medical center, Marianne wanted answers. Her research led her to Purdue Pharma and the FDA’s involvement in a growing epidemic.

Marianne continues to work with government agencies and private attorneys in giving a voice for her daughter, as well as the voice for scores of victims of OxyContin. She assists attorneys and government agencies in their lawsuits against Purdue Pharma for marketing OxyContin as less likely to be addictive or abused. She is also an Investigative Reporter writing for Global News Centre,, Sons of Liberty Media, The Washington Standard and Freedom Outpost.