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Health Nonprofit Closes as Senators Investigate Drug-Company Ties

As a Senate committee opened an investigation Tuesday into links between pharmaceutical companies and advocacy groups for pain patients, the nation’s largest such organization announced that it is ceasing operations, ProPublica writes.

In a statement on its Web site, the American Pain Foundation said its board had voted last week to dissolve the organization effective immediately “due to irreparable economic circumstances.”

The foundation was one of five nonprofit pain groups that received lette…