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For over 20 years one family, the owners of Purdue Pharma and makers of Oxycontin, have used their money and influence to change the way physicians prescribe narcotics, and Oxycontin in particular, which was approved for use in cancer patients with severe, unresponsive pain.


In case you missed the explosive investigative report conducted by 60 Minutes and the Washington Post, I urge you to spend a few minutes and watch it. Tragically in the midst of this growing epidemic, the DEA was in 2016 legally handcuffed by a law passed by congress and signed by former President Obama that intervenes with their ability to enforce the law.