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Lawsuit: opioid company spread pain pills around Colorado


October 5, 2018

DENVER (AP) — The sales rep for one of America's most prominent opioid manufacturers walked out of a Wheat Ridge pain clinic in May 2010 and couldn't help but notice something odd.

"(M)ost patients were young and particularly healthy looking," he wrote in a note on the visit.

Reps from Purdue Pharma were hardly unfamiliar with Dr. Kevin Clemmer's clinic. They had been there 94 times before in the previous four years — a rate of nearly twice a month — mostly to sell their blockbuster opioid painkiller, OxyContin, The Colorado Sun reported Thursday.

In the early years, Clemmer had been...

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