CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 10, 2007
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(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.]
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