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Were Opioids the Cause of This Reality Star’s Death?

Have you heard of the television show My 600 Lb. Life? It airs on TLC, and for several seasons it has followed the exploits of morbidly obese patients who have sought help from Houston surgeon Younan Nowzaradan. Many of these people have been met with tremendous obstacles and physical strain as they’ve tried to shed weight while having their lives…
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Why Is New Jersey Suing Purdue Pharma?

It all started several years ago as sales representatives shuffled into doctors’ offices, telling physicians they had a solution to the undertreatment of pain. Reps told doctors that modern opioids were not as addictive as previously believed, and that these medications could be used to treat migraines, moderate back pain and even arthritis. This produced a surge of opioid prescriptions…
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