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Opioid evangelist switches sides in case alleging pharma abuse

A doctor who was an early evangelist for increased use of highly addictive opioids like OxyContin to treat chronic pain -- and who was paid to promote the idea -- has switched sides and now says drug makers helped to create a U.S. epidemic by failing to acknowledge the risks of abuse. Dr. Russell Portenoy, a ...

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