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DEA: Big Pharma Execs Who Called Southerners ‘Pillbillies’ Failed To Stop Suspicious Opioid Orders For A DECADE, joked about “Oxycontin for kids” paired with a cereal box altered to read “SMACK.”

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  • DEA: Big Pharma Execs Who Called Southerners ‘Pillbillies’ Failed To Stop Suspicious Opioid Orders For A DECADE, joked about “Oxycontin for kids” paired with a cereal box altered to read “SMACK.”

    DEA: Big Pharma Execs Who Called Southerners ‘Pillbillies’ Failed To Stop Suspicious Opioid Orders For A DECADE
    James Rafalski claimed the failure to act was "systemic" and "widespread"
    by Jack Hadfield
    May 30, 2021

    James Rafalski, the former investigator with the DEA, made the claims during the fourth week of a trial of the nation’s three biggest pharmaceutical companies, AmerisourceBergen, McKesson, and Health Inc, who are defending themselves against Cabell County in West Virginia and the city of Huntington, who allege that they are responsible for fueling the fires of the opioid epidemic.
    ...
    In a third email, one member of Zimmerman’s team responded to the new regulations brought by Kentucky against the distribution of opioids. “One of the hillbilly’s [sic] must have learned how to read :-),” the team member wrote, with no sense of irony regarding her own typographical error. Zimmerman apologized in court for the content of the emails, including the term “pillbillies,” but he claimed that that term was meant to refer to the opioid dealers, not the users themselves. He added that he shouldn’t have sent the offending email, but the corporate culture of AmerisourceBergen was of the “highest caliber.”...



    At least as high caliber as the Enron traders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOLNWF5QMxY

    https://www.esquire.com/news-politic...ris-zimmerman/
    The Opioid Crisis Just Got Its Own Grandma Millie Moment
    These newly released emails are garishly awful.
    By Charles P. Pierce
    May 14, 2021

    https://www.seattlepi.com/business/a...er-1152548.php
    Latest tapes reveal Enron workers chortling over killing salmon
    DAN RICHMAN, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER
    Aug. 25, 2004 Updated: March 31, 2011 9:52 a.m.



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    Scum.

    https://www.herald-dispatch.com/news...be7613fec.html
    'Pillbillies,' 'Oxycotinville': Emails from drug exec reveal mockery of Appalachians...

    The first email brought up in court contained lyrics, sung to the “Beverly Hillbillies” TV sitcom theme song, about “pillbillies” traveling to find opiate prescriptions as they shopped for doctors. Zimmerman sent the lyrics twice with the subject line “I sent you this a month or so ago. Nice to see it recirculated =)” and “Saw this and had to share.”


    It wasn’t just Zimmerman who joked. A corporate investigator forwarded an email titled “Oxycontin for kids” paired with a cereal box altered to read “SMACK.” A co-worker responded “You’re just a barrel of laughs today.”

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    (My posts are not intended as advice or professional assessments of any kind.)
    Never forget Excalibur.

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