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Former Iowa governor, US ag secretary to monitor drugmaker

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor and U.S agriculture secretary, will monitor Purdue Pharma's marketing efforts to ensure the OxyContin maker is not overstating the benefits of its opioid painkillers or downplaying the danger of addiction.
Purdue Pharma announced the appointment Friday as part of its federal bankruptcy proceedings. Vilsack worked on rural opioid issues as agriculture secretary under former President Barack Obama.
Purdue is facing more than 2,000 lawsuits over its role in the nation's opioid crisis, which has been linked to more than 430,000 deaths in...
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Former Iowa governor, US ag secretary to monitor drugmaker

1 month ago   |   By

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor and U.S agriculture secretary, will oversee Purdue Pharma's marketing efforts to ensure the OxyContin maker is not overstating the benefits of its opioid painkillers or downplays the danger of addiction. Purdue Pharma announced the appointment Friday as part of ...
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Former Iowa governor, US ag secretary to monitor drugmaker

Former Iowa governor, US ag secretary to monitor drugmaker

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The Democrat worked on rural opioid issues under former President Barack Obama.
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