How a father's tragedy moved the Teamsters to fight an opioid distributor

The largest drug distributor in the US has been accused by the Teamsters union of a pivotal role in the country’s opioid epidemic.

The union is urging shareholders to force a public reckoning this week, a move prompted by one member’s heartrending account of the death of his son.

This comes after the company paid the largest financial settlement of its kind amid lawsuits accusing it of “flooding” the country with prescription painkillers.

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