Purdue Pharma Knew How Addictive Opioids Were 20 Years Ago | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

116 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Drug companies like Purdue Pharma were pushing pills like OxyContin, even giving out free samples. Purdue claimed the drug was safer than other painkillers, but author and former reporter Beth Macy proved that Purdue knew how addictive the drug was 2 decades ago. » Subscribe to MSNBC: About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: Subscrib

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