Opinion – Steve Miller: Purdue bankruptcy presents historic opportunity to fund opioid abatement efforts; USA Today
March 23, 2021
Approval of Purdue’s plan would mark a milestone moment for the public health in our country because it has been structured to guarantee that billions of dollars will go to opioid abatement efforts.
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