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China rises as key market for leading opioid producer

OxyContin helps lift Mundipharma to 75% share of painkiller sales

OxyContin sales have fallen steeply in the U.S. amid controversy and litigation.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- China is set this year to become the second-largest market in the world for the group of American-owned companies that make OxyContin, the painkiller blamed for setting off a deadly opioid epidemic in the U.S.

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