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The Great Opioid Lie


More than 500,000 people have died from prescription drug overdoses just since the year 2000 – while the industry making these opioids earned an estimated $200 billion from the sales of these pills. Beyond this staggering human toll, prescription opioid misuse costs our economy nearly $80 billion per year. Today, more than three-quarters of those suffering from heroin addiction used prescription opioids prior to heroin.

How we got to this point is complicated. But one thing is clear: the crisis began with big pharma’s great Opioid Lie.

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