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Report: Patient advocacy groups pushed opioids after getting industry money

Opioid manufacturers funneled millions of dollars to patient advocacy groups that in turn issued “opioid friendly” guidance and policy recommendations, a congressional report has found. Five major pharmaceutical manufacturers paid … Click to Continue »
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