Purdue Pharma’s Sales Pitch Downplayed Risks Of Opioid Addiction

(By Fred Schulte for Kaiser Health News)

Two decades ago, Purdue Pharma produced thousands of brochures and videos that urged patients with chronic pain to ask their physicians for opioids such as OxyContin, arguing that concerns over addiction and other dangers from the drugs were overblown, company records reveal. Continue reading article here…

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