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Purdue Pharma knew how addictive opioids were 20 years ago


116 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Drug companies like Purdue Pharma were pushing pills like OxyContin, even giving out free samples. Purdue claimed the drug was safer than other painkillers, but author and former reporter Beth Macy proved that Purdue knew how addictive the drug was 2 decades ago.