opioid crisis

    • US drugmakers, distributors under federal opioid probe

      US drugmakers, distributors under federal opioid probe

      At least a half-dozen companies that make or distribute prescription opioid painkillers are facing a federal criminal investigation of their roles in a nationwide addiction and overdose crisis. Many activists have called for drug companies to not only be sued but also face criminal charges. An investigation is a step in that direction, though it is not clear when or whether any criminal charges might be filed.

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