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Addiction Treatment During The COVID-19 Pandemic

OxyContin pills are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vermont.
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OxyContin pills are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vermont.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma agreed on Monday to pay $4.28 billion to settle lawsuits alleging it helped to create the opioid epidemic.

Nearly half of all U.S. states want a share of that money to pay for programs to address record overdose deaths and a worsening opioid crisis during the pandemic.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, the impact of the pandemic on addiction treatment and where the recovery community heads from here.

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