Oregon Does U-Turn On Opioid Tapering

Give or take a few breaks, Kelly Howard has been on opioids for 17 years. She suffers from severe nerve pain and says opioids have enabled her to have a life.

Rival Opioid Makers Sought To Cash In On Alarm Over OxyContin’s Dangers

When critics attacked Purdue Pharma for deaths linked to OxyContin, rivals stepped up their marketing of other potentially dangerous painkillers, such as fentanyl and morphine.

As Purdue Pharma faced mounting criticism over deaths linked to OxyContin, rival drugmakers saw a chance to boost sales by stepping up marketing of similarly dangerous painkillers, such as fentanyl, morphine and methadone, Purdue internal documents reveal.

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