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Opioid Manufacturers Outed for Being Their Own Competitor; Now Want to Cash In on Treatment for the Addiction

Just when you thought the tale of the opioid epidemic couldn’t get any worse, the billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma, which created OxyContin, have been outed for double-dipping on the crisis. Or, perhaps you should call it triple-dipping, as it turns out they not only created a generic company competing with their name brand, but now hold a patent for a drug meant to treat the addiction their drugs cause. The treatment drug, according to Salon, is a reformulation of buprenorphine,...

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