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Massachusetts Sues Purdue Pharma, 16 Company Officials for Allegedly Lying About OxyContin

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Massachusetts Sues Purdue Pharma, 16 Company Officials for Allegedly Lying About OxyContin
The state of Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP, the company that developed the semisynthetic opioid OxyContin in 1995 and aggressively marketed it while downplaying the risk of addiction. It’s part of a growing backlash to Purdue, a pharmaceutical giant the New Yorker characterized as an “Empire of Pain,” and whose business tactics have become a major point of contention in the struggle over a nationwide opioid crisis linked to an estimated 59,000-65,000 deaths a year.
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