Pain Killers

“Some states objected the Sacklers were not contributing enough cash from their personal fortunes, built almost entirely on the sale of OxyContin and taken out of the company in recent years.” WaPo: Purdue Pharma reaches tentative deal in federal opioids lawsuit.

+ A reminder of how we got here. The New Yorker: The Family That Built an Empire of Pain.

+ And a reminder that this crisis has hurt everyone it touches, including those who are legitimately hurt. WaPo: Opioid crackdown forces pain patients to taper off drugs they say they need. “Long-term use of opioids creates dependency. Tapering can cause extreme pain from drug withdrawal, regardless of the underlying ailment.”

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