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How an Elite Consulting Firm Helped America’s Opioid Epidemic From Bad To Worse

Representative photo: ksrecomm/Flickr, CC BY 2.0. Last month, the pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty[1] to charges related to the sale and marketing of the painkiller OxyContin. Even by the standards of corporate malpractice, the company’s behaviour, as detailed[2] in a now-concluded federal investigation, is almost too sickening for words. Facing declining sales, it employed every tactic imaginable to skirt public health regulations...

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New hospital rankings show ‘elite’ facilities struggle with health equity, inclusivity

Dive Brief: A new ranking[1] of U.S. hospitals found many renowned institutions with good clinical outcomes struggle to address health inequities in their communities. The Lown Institute, a Massachusetts-based think tank, compared 3,300 U.S. hospitals on 42 performance indicators under three categories: care value, care quality and “civic leadership,” or a commitment to equity and inclusion measured by pay equity, community...

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How McKinsey, the World’s Most Elite Consulting Firm, Helped Turbocharge America’s Opioid Epidemic

Last month, the pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty[1] to charges related to the sale and marketing of the painkiller OxyContin. Even by the standards of corporate malpractice, the company’s behavior, as detailed[2] in a now-concluded federal investigation, is almost too sickening for words. Facing declining sales, it employed every tactic imaginable to skirt public health regulations and ensure that...

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Rep. Zepnick Says Ald. Donovan Owes Milwaukee an Apology

Press Release “I I hope Bob Donovan does the right thing and stands with the rest of Milwaukee who do not want a public infrastructure debate going into the toilet of racial and fear-mongering tactics.” Represenative Zepnick, who represents a large portion of the 8th Aldermanic District, also was shocked at how the streetcar referendum leaders stepped into racial and...

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