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Australia fines Sackler-owned opioid maker over advertising

Australia’s drug regulator has fined a pharmaceutical company owned by the billionaire Sackler family over what it dubbed misleading advertising for one of its opioid painkillersBy KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated PressDecember 24, 2019, 1:15 AM5 min readSYDNEY — Australia’s drug regulator has fined a pharmaceutical company owned by the billionaire Sackler family over what it dubbed misleading…

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Australia follows familiar, grim path to an opioid crisis

The coroner’s sense of futility was clear, as he investigated the death of yet another Australian killed by prescription opioids. Coroners nationwide have long urged officials to address Australia’s ballooning opioid addiction, and to create a tracking system to stop people from collecting multiple prescriptions from multiple doctors. Yet even as thousands died, the coroners’…

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