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Health-Records Company Pushed Opioids to Doctors in Secret Deal With Drugmaker

  • Practice Fusion ensured that addictive drugs were on the menu
  • ‘It’s evil. There’s really no other word for it,’ doctor says
RF drugs opioids

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To doctors opening patients’ electronic records across the U.S., the alert would have looked innocuous enough.

A pop-up would appear, asking about a patient’s level of pain. Then, a drop-down menu would list treatments ranging from a referral to a pain specialist to a prescription for an opioid painkiller.