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Mark Zuckerberg surprised at the extent of the opioid crisis – but Facebook is full of opioid ads

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the scope of the opioid crisis was what surprised him most during his 2017 travels throughout the country.

But all he had to do was look at Facebook to see how pervasive the marketing is for these powerful and addictive pain medications.

Sellers here and overseas are using Facebook pages and videos to offer drugs that U.S. laws say require a prescription, CNBC has found.

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