Comments for: Studies downplayed risks of OxyContin and other opioids

Posted Dec. 31, 2012, at 9:07 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 31, 2012, at 10:59 a.m.

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Over much of the past decade, the official word on OxyContin was that it rarely posed problems of addiction for patients. The label on the drug, which was approved by the FDA, said the risks of addiction were “reported to be small.” The New England Journal of …

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