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Family behind Purdue Pharma pushed opioid marketing, Massachusetts says

BOSTON (Reuters) – Members of the wealthy Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma LP pushed it to boost sales of OxyContin and other opioids even as questions emerged about the extent its painkillers were being abused, Massachusetts’ attorney general alleged on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on… Read More »

Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows

Junk food comprised 86% of ad spending on black-targeted programming and 82% of spending on Spanish-language television in 2017, according to the study released Tuesday. “These companies are not just targeting black and Hispanic kids with their advertising, but they’re targeting them with the worst products,” said lead author Jennifer Harris of University of Connecticut’s… Read More »