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How one sentence helped set off the opioid crisis

Dec 13, 2017
Recently unsealed documents shed light on how the maker of OxyContin seems to have relied more on focus groups than on scientific studies to create an aggressive and misleading marketing campaign that helped fuel the national opioid epidemic.
A candlelight vigil recognizing the nation's opioid addiction crisis in Washington, D.C.
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Irish pharma firm offers overdose drugs to schools

May 2, 2016
The overdose drug Narcan keeps people alive until emergency services arrive.
Adapt Pharma is offering a free carton of Narcan Nasal Spray to all high schools in the U.S.
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