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Drugmakers most culpable in opioid epidemic


Added 02-26-20 09:04:03am EST - “"It's like people are addicted to these things or something. Oh, wait, people are."” - Foxbusiness.com

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West Virginia attorney general Patrick Morrisey discusses presidential contender and former Vice President Joe Biden’s suggestion that coal miners should just learn to code and combatting the opioid crisis.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals doled out lavish perks for top U.S. employees who hit or beat sales goals for prescription opioids and other drugs: six-figure bonuses and a chance to snag a coveted “President’s Club” award, which could mean vacations to Hawaii, the Caribbean or Mexico.

The company placed that same staff in charge of reporting any sales of its painkillers that appeared to be suspicious, including to distributors or pharmacies requesting extreme volumes of its most potent formulas.

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