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Pharmaceutical empire behind addictive painkiller OxyContin blamed for US opioid crisis is slammed for selling its overdose cure around the world

Billionaires shouldering the blame for the US opioid crisis have now come under fire for making money off an overdose treatment. The Sackler family, who own the company which makes the addictive high-strength painkiller OxyContin, are no strangers to scandal. Facing thousands of lawsuits accusing them of causing soaring drug overdose rates in the US, they now stand accused of profiting from OxyContin's antidote. A UK-based company called Mundipharma, owned by the Sacklers, is selling a nasal spray drug named naloxone for around £38 ($50) a dose. Read more.....

 

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