(By David Armstrong for STAT and Jeff Ernsthausen for Propublica)
This story is a collaboration between STAT and ProPublica.
Purdue Pharma has tried to refute accusations that it fueled the opioid crisis by arguing it was a small player in the U.S. market for prescription pain relievers. But a new ProPublica analysis of government data shows that the company, the maker of OxyContin, had a far bigger impact than it portrays. Continue reading article here…
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