April 14, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • A new congressional report found that more than 20 employees from consulting firm McKinsey worked for the U.S. government on issues related to the opioid epidemic while also doing the same type of consulting for major opioid makers like Purdue Pharma. The report alleges that McKinsey, one of the world’s most prestigious consulting firms, has been double-dipping with drugmakers and the FDA for years, creating a “serious conflict of interest” for the company. The report also found McKinsey officials used their contract with the government to drum up even more consulting work with private companies. (Article here)