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Drug Fraud / OxyContin #860157

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 10, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The admission by the Purdue Pharma drug company that it lied about the addictiveness of its painkiller drug OxyContin to encourage sales examined; details given about the company's false claims and about how the pills are used for a heroin-like high. [FDA Kim RICE†- says the illegal conduct was to maximize profit.] [OxyContin victim's mother Marianne SKOLEK†- says this is a victory for thousands.] [National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse Joseph CALIFANO†- reacts to the decision.]

Couric, Katie;
Orr, Bob

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