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Everett poised to sue maker of OxyContin over opioid epidemic

by: Graham Johnson Updated: Jan 18, 2017 - 9:17 PM

The mayor of Everett says he will ask the City Council to authorize a lawsuit against the maker of OxyContin, alleging Purdue Pharma knew about the diversion of the painkiller to the illicit market and didn't do enough to stop it.
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"Once that drug was not available, those who had gotten addicted turned to heroin and today you can get a bag of heroin on the street for five bucks," Stephanson said...
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