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After two decades in which opioid overdoses claimed more than 400,000 lives in the U.S., two universities have launched an online archive to store documents generated by the many lawsuits filed against drug companies for their role in creating the unprecedented societal crisis.

The goal of the Opioid Industry Documents Archive is to provide transparency into the strategies that were pursued by companies to increase sales of the painkillers — which led to countless cases of opioid use disorder, overdoses, and deaths — in order to prevent a similar episode from occurring again.

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  • the real archive should also calculate the lost wages and earnings those people would have earned as they do in a court of law by loss of life ; then compare that dollar total to the settlements the courts awarded ; my bet there is a wide discrepancy

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