To curb drug abuse, Ohio teams with OxyContin maker

Ohio’s prescription drug abuse problem is spiraling out of control, and national organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Agency are offering insufficient report – leading lawmakers to find other ways to combat the epidemic, according to this article in Salem-News.com. Their main partner? The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, a nonprofit organization funded by Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. Anyone else see the conflict here?

Read about Purdue’s federal involvement in combating drug abuse here.

About Erin Marie Daly

I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. My book on prescription drug and heroin addiction was published in August 2014 by Counterpoint Press.
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