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Oxycontin: How Purdue Pharma Helped Spark the Opioid Epidemic

April 19, 2016

(The Conversation) – The sources of the opioid epidemic are complex, but one powerful motivator has been the pursuit of profit. Purdue Pharma, which calls itself a “pioneer in developing medications for reducing pain, a principal cause of human suffering,” is the producer of OxyContin, a timed-release formulation of oxycodone, an opioid pain reliever.

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