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    Victims of the Opioid Epidemic

    Purdue Pharma, who manufactured Oxycontin and Oxycodone, along with other drugs, concealed the dangerous nature of their painkillers. They marketed their pill as a miracle to pain relief and misled the public to believe these medications are safe and not addictive.

  • Nationwide Crisis

    This concealment fueled the opioid crisis throughout the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the opioid epidemic has caused more than 70% of the death rate in The United States. Sadly, this number continues to rise overtime. Many people are still suffering from addiction, have lost their loved ones to this crisis, or have children who have been severely injured by these painkillers.

     

    These injuries have created social divisions in communities for people and ravaged urban, suburban, and rural communities in every state. There’s a continuous trickle effect that impacts people’s livelihood on so many levels. Many of these victims lose their jobs, custody of their children, their homes, and much more. In fact, one of the number one causes of heroin addiction is first addiction to Opioids manufactured by big pharmaceutical companies like Purdue Pharma.