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Makers of narcotic painkillers gave millions of dollars to Arkansas doctors between 2013 and 2016. At least 800 state residents died from opioid overdoses during the same period.

Photo by John Sykes Jr.
Dr. Janet Cathey, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is shown in this photo.

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Print Headline: Opioid-makers gushed dollars to state doctors

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  • Delta2
    April 15, 2018 at 6:10 a.m.

    Not sure how this is much different from lobbyists and our US Congress.

    Also, notice how Joint Commission created standards for treating pain but somehow thinks it has nothing to do with the problems today. Nice.

  • rtw
    April 15, 2018 at 10:24 a.m.

    These big pharmaceutical companies are just criminals.

  • MaxCady
    April 15, 2018 at 1:44 p.m.

    Pill pushin' hacks.

  • Knuckleball1
    April 15, 2018 at 1:46 p.m.

    Yes the Pharmaceutical Companies are crooks but so is the majority of the people in the State House and in Washington. They are all the same, will sell their Souls for a Dollar. It is ok for Lobbyists to hand out handfuls of dollar bills to get a favorable vote... the drug companies do the same thing now all of a sudden the good folks in government want to put a stop to the pill pushers but will not stop what goes on in the halls of Congress and the State Capital.