OxyContin May Not Be As Effective As Company Claims

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times released an investigation on OxyContin, the best selling painkiller that’s made $31 billion for Purdue Pharma since 1996. The Times found the 12-hour relief claim is bogus — it doesn’t actually last that long, which may give some insight into rising levels of abuse of and addiction to this drug and others like it. Katie Ferguson talked to Dr. Jack Kabazie, who directs the division of pain management at the Allegheny Health Network in Pennsylvania about how he views pain relievers as the guy who prescribes them.

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Report Finds Improper NYPD Searches Impact Minority Communities


It was 25 years ago that the graphic video of four LA police officers assaulting Rodney King shocked the nation and put police brutality at the forefront of conversations about race. In New York City, a new report this week focused on one abuse that’s still disproportionately affecting African Americans. Katie Ferguson has more.

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