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Former Iowa governor, US ag secretary to monitor drugmaker

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor and U.S agriculture secretary, will oversee Purdue Pharma’s marketing efforts to ensure the OxyContin maker is not overstating the benefits of its opioid painkillers or downplays the danger of addiction. Purdue Pharma announced the appointment Friday as part of its federal bankruptcy proceedings. Vilsack...

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