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Big pharma executives mocked ‘pillbillies’ in emails, West Virginia opioid trial hears

Executives at one of the US’s largest drug distributors circulated rhymes and emails mocking “hillbillies” who became addicted to opioid painkillers even as the company poured hundreds of millions of pills into parts of Appalachia at the heart of America’s opioid epidemic.

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Source: Originally published in The Guardian on May 16, 2021


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