When the Bottom Line is Death –

February 1, 2019 – Purdue Pharma helped plant the seeds of the opioid epidemic through its aggressive marketing of OxyContin.  Even when the company knew patients were addicted and dying, it still tried to boost sales of opioids, the lawsuit alleges, adding, “All the while, Purdue peddled falsehoods to keep patients away from safer alternatives.”More than 130 people die each day in the United States — 47,000 in 2017 — after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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