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Generic Drugmakers Sold Most Opioids During Overdose Crisis

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals doled out lavish perks for top U.S. employees who hit or beat sales goals for prescription opioids and other drugs: six-figure bonuses and a chance to snag a coveted “President's Club” award, which could mean vacations to Hawaii, t...
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Number of US Overdose Deaths Appears to Be Falling

NEW YORK — U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday posted data showing ...
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Rapper Mac Miller, 26, Reportedly Dies of Drug Overdose

The rapper Mac Miller reportedly has died of a drug overdose. TMZ is reporting that Miller was found around noon Friday at his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 26 years old. Miller's most recent album, Swimmin...