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City devastated by OxyContin use sues Purdue Pharma, claims drugmaker put profits over citizens' welfare - LA Times

A Washington city devastated by black-market OxyContin filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the painkiller’s manufacturer Thursday, alleging that the company turned a blind eye to criminal trafficking of its pills to “reap large and obscene profi

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California representatives call for congressional investigation into Purdue Pharma and other opioid makers

Two California representatives called Monday for a congressional investigation of opioid manufacturers, citing a Los Angeles Times investigation that found that the maker of OxyContin collected extensive evidence of criminal trafficking of its drug but i

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How black-market OxyContin spurred a town's descent into crime, addiction and heartbreak

Illicit OxyContin devastated the entire Everett region in Washngton. At the height of the drug's popularity, it was a factor in more than half of the crimes in Snohomish County.

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Inside an L.A. OxyContin ring that pushed more than 1 million pills. What the drugmaker knew

Purdue knew about many suspicious doctors and pharmacies from prescribing records, pharmacy orders, field reports from sales representatives and, in some cases, its own surveillance operations, according to court and law enforcement records, which include