Shaheen wants info on drug firms’ anti-addiction marketing
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New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is asking the head of the Food and Drug Administration to provide information on how the agency is preventing pharmaceutical companies from fueling the opioid crisis by marketing both addictive prescription drugs and anti-addiction medications.

Shaheen’s letter dated Tuesday follows the release of court documents in a Massachusetts lawsuit alleging that pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma was considering trying to profit off of the opioid crisis by introducing products into the treatment market, creating what Shaheen calls “perverse incentives.”

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