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Lawsuit Exposes Opioid Firm Placed Profits Over People (Video)

The lawsuit says Purdue violated a 2007 settlement with the state, placing profits over people with a deceptive narrative that claimed its opioids were safer than they actually were.

In Tennessee, there were 1,631 overdose deaths in 2016, including 1,186 from opioids, according to the state Department of Health.

Nashville, Tennessee: A recently unsealed lawsuit by Tennessee’s attorney general revealed that the maker of the world’s top-selling painkiller directed its sales force to target the highest prescribers, many with limited or no pain management background or training.

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