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theguardian - 28 days ago

Empire of Pain review: the Sacklers, opioids and the sickening of America

Patrick Radden Keefe delivers a damning account of Purdue Pharma, Oxycontin and a family that grew rich By 2016, opioids had torn a piece out of Appalachia and the rust belt. The deep drop in life expectancy among white Americans without four-year degrees would no longer be ignored. OxyContin, Purdue Pharma’s highly addictive painkiller, helped elect Donald Trump. Related: George Floyd s girlfriend shared his opioids pain – Derek Chauvin refused to see it Continue reading...


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