Colorado Attorney General alleges opioid overdoses are driven by Purdue Pharma’s sales practice

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The recently launched Colorado Sun reports on the inside story of how Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxyontin, implemented sales tactics leading to hundreds of opioid deaths in Colorado. The story is from recently unsealed court documents filed by the state Attorney General’s office, and details how Purdue Pharma sales representatives pushed for higher dosages of Oxycontin to patients. In 2017, 516 people died of opioid overdoses in Colorado.

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[Colorado Sun]