US drug companies accused of being ‘cheerleaders’ for opioids

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  • Senate committee scorches Purdue Pharma and other firms
  • ‘These financial relationships were insidious, lacked transparency’

The five biggest companies making prescription opioids have been accused by a US Senate committee of spending $10m on patient advocacy and medical groups to encourage use of the addictive drugs, which are at the root of a public health crisis in America.

Related: When it comes to the opioids crisis, Democrats aren’t innocent | Ross Barkan

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