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NY sues billionaire family behind maker of OxyContin

State alleges drugmaker sparked opioid crisis by putting profits over patient safety

NEW YORK — New York on Thursday sued the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments alleging the drugmaker sparked the nation's opioid crisis by putting hunger for profits over patient safety. The state, which averages nine opioid-related deaths per day, expanded an existing lawsuit against ...

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