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Federal prosecutors in Connecticut opened a criminal investigation into Purdue Pharma and its marketing of OxyContin, Bloomberg News reports. U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly is gathering documents about Purdue’s claim that OxyContin provides 12 hours of pain relief. A Los Angeles Times investigation found Purdue ignored evidence showing the drug failed to last that long in some patients, increasing the risk of withdrawal, abuse, and addiction.

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  • This OTC Narcan deal will go over like flatus in a spacesuit. The only people that will buy the stuff are those with a legitimate pain pill prescription. What addict on smack or fentanyl would, in his right mind walk into Walgreens and buy Narcan OTC. This will be easy to cross check that the junkie has no Rx for pain pill, and it is as good as putting a trail of breadcrumbs right to the drug enforcement authorities, who WILL figure out a way to get this information.

    Good PR, that’s it.

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