ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 17, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at a prescription drug that has gained attention since radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh admitted an addiction to painkillers introduced.
(Studio: Brian Ross) Charges against the marketing practices of Purdue Pharma, the makers of the powerful pain reliever OxyContin that led to growing abuse of the drug, examined. [Two OxyContin misusers Virginia CHEERLEADER, celebrity rich KID - comment.] [Representative Frank WOLF - says a lot of people have been devastated.] [Former field rep Karen WHITE - talks about the company's sales practices.] The company's response to the abuse problem outlined.
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