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Pennsylvania attorney general joins investigation into opioid crisis

From the Reading Eagle 06/16/17:

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro has joined with attorneys general from across the nation to investigate whether pharmaceutical companies used unlawful practices to market and sell opioid medicines.

Shapiro revealed Pennsylvania's role in a news release issued Thursday.

The abuse of opioid painkillers has fueled a national crisis of drug deaths. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced last week that 4,642 people died of drug overdoses in Pennsylvania in 2016, an increase of 37 percent from the previous year.

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