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Exclusive: McKinsey & Company, the prestigious consulting firm, proposed having Purdue Pharma offer rebates to pharmacy companies for OxyContin overdoses as a way to boost sales during the height of the U.S. opioid crisis, new court documents show.

The NYT's jaw dropping story over the weekend about McKinsey's role in boosting sales of OxyContin was earlier reported by STAT News, on Nov. 19. h/t @ranjanxroy 

Markets hit all-time highs. General Motors switches to team Biden. And OxyContin’s manufacturer pleaded guilty to its part in the opioid epidemic. Here’s the business news you need to know for the week ahead.

‘Ma, I don’t want you living on a diet of oxycontin and string cheese.’ - Actual thing I just found myself saying

Consulting firm promised pharmacy rebates for OxyContin overdoses: report

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McKinsey proposed paying pharmacy companies rebates for OxyContin overdoses

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“In a 2017 presentation, McKinsey laid out several options to shore up sales. One was to give Purdue’s distributors a rebate for every OxyContin overdose attributable to pills they sold.”

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“McKinsey laid out several options to shore up sales. One was to give Purdue’s distributors a rebate for every OxyContin overdose attributable to pills they sold.” These are actual sentences in @nytimes  . As I said, “manslaughtery.”

BREAKING: OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges, formally admitting role in opioid crisis.

BREAKING: Justice Department officials tell The Associated Press that Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion.

I had an opioid problem. For some 15-years. Thanks to Oxycontin. I’ve seen some shady things in 50+ years - but watching Bill Barr & Donald Trump & Mitch McConnell cut a deal with the Sackler’s (Purdue Pharma) two weeks before an election they know they’ve lost speaks volumes.

People die from opioids in America at a rate of approximately 130 people per day. This epidemic was not generated by illegal drugs across the borders. It began with Purdue Pharma — their manufacturing — and marketing of Oxycontin. Right here in America. The Sackler family.

BREAKING: Court filings: Family behind OxyContin used Swiss bank accounts to conceal transfer of millions of dollars to themselves.

Family behind OxyContin maker engineered opioid crisis, Massachusetts AG says

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BREAKING: , the makers of OxyContin, once explored expanding into the “attractive market” of opioid addiction treatment — for the very drugs they were selling.

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