Opioid ball rolling down hill More than 430,000 people have died from opioid overdoses since 2000, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It wasn't just Purdue Pharma that has been blamed for leading the nation into a spiraling opioid crisis; it had plenty of help, according to the Associated Press.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.