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Opioid maker changes tack as scrutiny mounts

Accused of profiting from a deadly opioid crisis ravaging middle class America, the maker of the world's best-selling pain medication, Purdue Pharma, said Tuesday it is changing tack in the face of increasing scrutiny.

Feb 14, 2018
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How to avoid opioid addiction after surgery

(HealthDay)—Following surgery, many patients head home with prescriptions for 30 or more opioid painkillers—enough to trigger addiction, warns a leading group of anesthesiologists.

Jan 30, 2018
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Expert discusses how the opioid epidemic spreads

The sale of prescription opioids has risen sharply since 1999, and the number of fatal drug overdoses attributed to the drugs has more than quadrupled. We asked Yale SOM's Marissa King, an expert in social networks who has ...

Dec 08, 2017
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Strategies to combat the opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic is ravaging lives and tearing families apart. Overdose deaths from heroin, fentanyl and misused prescription painkillers have tripled in the past 15 years. Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine ...

Nov 15, 2017
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