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CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 23, 2018
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(Studio: Elaine Quijano) The laying off by drug maker Purdue Pharma of its sales staff after lawsuits accusing the company of fueling the opiod epidemic reported. CBS News investigation introduced.

(New York: Tony Dokoupil) The investigation of deceptive sales practices by Purdue Pharma examined; details given about its sales claims. [Former saleswoman Carol PERNERA‡- says the bottom line was sell OxyContin; explains the practice of "psuedoaddiction"; comments on her career decision to work there.] [Oklahoma attorney general Mike HUNTER††- denies claims of "psuedoaddiction."]

Quijano, Elaine;
Dokoupil, Tony

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