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PBS NewsHour: McCaskill launches investigation of opioid drugmakers

McCaskill listening U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, visits Kansas City in July to gather input from local experts on ways to combat America's addiction to opiates. (Mike Sherry | Flatland)
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This morning from PBS NewsHour, read how Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, is taking on manufacturers of top-selling opioids to find out whether these drugmakers are creating a cycle of addiction instead of preventing it. See Flatland’s coverage of opioid addiction in the area and read additional health coverage.

McCaskill launches investigation of opioid drugmakers

WASHINGTON – A Democratic senator is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers. Sen.

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