Despite causing great satisfaction in some quarters, such prosecutions are unlikely to make much difference to opioid deaths currently. In America, where addiction to prohibition is endemic, opioid use has now moved from prescription drugs back to the black market where we know regulation has no effect on price and little effect on availability.
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Along the same line, relating to Mundipharma in Australia: Wall St Journal article.
“Federal prosecutors said that starting in 2010, Indivior falsely marketed its film as being safer and less prone to abuse than cheaper tablet forms, illegally earning billions of dollars in a "nationwide scheme" to bill healthcare providers and insurers including Medicaid.”