Associated Press Series Examines Role Of Pharmaceutical Industry In Opioid Epidemic
Pulitzer Center: Opioid Abuse: From U.S. Epidemic to Global Pandemic?
“As the pharmaceutical company blamed for launching America’s opioid crisis faces mounting lawsuits, its foreign arm is expanding globally, using some of the same dubious practices. Other companies are getting in on the lucrative market, too, and prescription rates are spiking around the world. Public health experts warn that the U.S. epidemic could become a pandemic. In a series of stories, the Associated Press is examining the on-the-ground impact of Big Pharma’s global ambitions…” (Galofaro/Gelineau/Kinetz, 5/29).