A Killer Behind Closed Doors

In the United States, prescription painkillers like OxyContin have been excessively produced, advertised and prescribed across the nation. This has led to a sharp rise in the number of opioids, and subsequently, heroin deaths in the nation as addiction fuels drug abuse skyrockets. Communities have seen their youth dying at the hands of these drugs, but in 2018 27 states brought pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma to court with lawsuits in relation to false advertisement and the drugs’ deadly consequences.