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  • In 2012, Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) began an investigation into financial ties between opioid drug makers and the medical organizations setting guidelines on opioid use
  • Senate staffers spent a year working on the investigation and subsequent report, but its results have not been made public
  • In 2015, public health advocates asked that the findings of the opioid investigation be released, noting that many of those targeted by the report continue to “promote aggressive opioid use and continue to block federal and state interventions that could reduce overprescribing”

By Dr. Mercola

Increasing numbers of middle-aged Americans are becoming hooked on painkillers, often after using the drugs for back pain. Seeking ever-stronger highs, more potent drugs are now reaching the black market.


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