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b_b  ·  897 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Secretive Family Making Billions From The Opioid Crisis

I think that if Purdue or anyone else made fraudulent claims in their marketing or sales, then they ought to be held to account (and there are many pending lawsuits trying to discover that as we speak). However, I also think that the extent to which drug companies are responsible for this epidemic is vastly overblown. The vast majority of pain pill recipients don't get addicted, just like the vast majority of people who try any drug for any reason don't get addicted. There's a reason buttfuck towns in areas no one would ever choose to go willingly are full of addicts, while suburbs aren't. The opioid crisis is far more of a social/socioeconomic problem than it is a drug problem per se. They could sue all $14 billion out of the Saklers, but WV would still suck.