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As lawsuits mount, pharma company reports 20,000 opioid-related deaths to FDA

pAs Emily Walden watched her son struggling with addiction to the opioid Opana, one place she turned to for help was the company that made it: Endo Pharmaceuticals./ppShe wrote to them in 2011. She heard back a year later. The corporate email arrived “one month after I buried my son,” Walden said. His name was TJ, he’d served in the Kentucky National Guard, and he was first prescribed painkillers at age 11, after a surgery. He became addicted at 17./ppEndo, which now has U.S. headquarters in Malvern, Pa., thanked Walden for contacting them the previous year to “discuss or report an adverse event(s)” from taking Opana. The company wanted more details on what she’d observed, so it could report the information to the Food and Drug Administration./ppFive years later — and engulfed in nationwide lawsuits and investigations about the marketing of opioids — Endo suddenly began to tell the FDA about a tidal wave of fatalities associated with Opana, and painkillers made by other companies. From November 2017 through August 2018, Endo reported 20,115 deaths to the FDA, a review of the agency’s public database of adverse events shows./ppBefore 2017, the company reported approximately 250 deaths, over a 10 year …read more

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