Selling OxyContin: How Abbott Labs Engendered Opioid Crisis

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STATNews.com reports on the extraordinary sales efforts of Abbott Laboratories to push medical professionals to write prescriptions for the potent painkiller OxyContin. The health-and-medicine news organization says newly released court documents "shows the lengths to which Abbott went to hook in doctors and make OxyContin a billion-dollar blockbuster." Purdue Pharma LP, the Connecticut company that developed OxyContin, has been vilified for

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