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Global Opioids
Global Opioids
Global Opioids

Global Opioids

As the U.S. fights to undo the damage from the opioid epidemic, pharmaceutical companies are expanding around the world. The Associated Press, supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is investigating this global spread of opioids and its consequences.
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Australia is following the same ominous course as the United States, with skyrocketing rates of opioid prescriptions and related deaths. (Sept. 5)
Behind the Reporting
AP journalist Kristen Gelineau shares her experience reporting on the opioid crisis across Australia.
Video Feature
An AP report finds Big Pharma is still pushing opioids outside of the U.S. The report details a corruption investigation in Italy alleging pharmaceutical officials paid a pain doctor to help them market opioids in the country. (May 29)
Behind the Reporting
AP journalists Claire Galofaro and Frances D’Emilio share their experience reporting on Italy's "Pain League."
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