Family Behind OxyContin Attests to Its Role in Opioid Crisis

Two of the owners of the company that makes OxyContin acknowledged to a congressional committee on Thursday that the powerful prescription painkiller has played a role in the national opioid crisis but stopped short of apologizing or admitting wrongdoing as they faced grilling during a rare appearance in a public forum.

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Exxon Faces Scrutiny in Congress as New York Trial Unfolds

As Exxon faces trial in New York on accusations of misleading investors about how climate change would affect profits, House lawmakers on Wednesday signaled the fossil-fuel giant could soon come into their crosshairs as well as experts testified about the company’s history of suppressing environmental science.

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