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Big Pharma and Opioids

Hawley Blasts McKinsey for Proposed Bounties on Opioid Overdoses

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to McKinsey & Company Global Managing Partner, Kevin Sneader, blasting the company for their proposal to ensure sales of Purdue Pharma’s OxyContin by paying pharmacies bounties for opioid overdoses. Senator Hawley says that McKinsey may have committed federal crimes as a co-conspirator of Purdue and by possibly destroying evidence relevant to potential government investigations.

Senator Hawley Asks White House and DEA for Additional Resources to Combat Springfield Overdose Crisis

"To help address the opioid crisis, the DEA has recently developed heroin-fentanyl enforcement teams… I am requesting that DEA deploy personnel and investigative resources from these heroin-fentanyl enforcement teams, or from other parts of the agency, to Missouri to investigate this spate of overdoses and deaths. The DEA’s help is especially needed to identify the origin and distribution operation of the drug."