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Data Touted by OxyContin Maker to Fight Lawsuits Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

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by David Armstrong and Jeff Ernsthausen 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. Purdue’s position rests on a Drug...

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