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> what about nationalizing them for the public good for a certain number of years that matches what a person would get in prison for a similar crime?

Forcing their IP into the public domain followed by a liquidation of their hard assets would be simpler, and not put the U.S. government in the narcotics business.

Oxy is already out of patent ... but they got the FDA to agree that it's too dangerous for any other firm to make and market it, so they got to continue.

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