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Opioid crisis: AG Healey investigates biggest pharma companies

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that her office has expanded an ongoing investigation into the marketing and sale of opioids to include multiple manufacturers of branded painkillers and three major drug distributors.

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As part of a 39-member bipartisan coalition of attorneys general, AG Healey is investigating whether drug-makers sought to increase profits by misrepresenting the dangers of prescription painkillers and ignoring the public health risks of spiking opioid sales.

AG Healey is investigating Purdue Pharma, AmerisourceBergen, Endo, Cardinal Health, Janssen, McKesson, Teva, and Allergan.

The coalition of attorneys general is using its investigative tools, including subpoenas for documents, to determine what role the opioid manufacturers and distributors may have played in creating or prolonging this epidemic.

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