Police Department Fed Up With Big Pharma Posted Salaries and Emails Online
A police department in Gloucester, Massachusetts was recently full of ire at their community’s opioid drug crisis. And they leveled their aim at Big Pharma.
While the news is filled with plenty of negative press surrounding police departments and reports of brutal behavior, this department appears to be actively trying to restore some function to a drug-damaged city.
Because of the harsh, addictive nature of prescription opioids, the department thought that the major pharmaceutical manufacturers should use some of their collective billions to fix the problem it helped create: intense drug addiction which leads to crime and imprisonment.
On their Facebook page they drew attention by calling out Big Pharma – and got thousands of social media shares from people who have compassion for those struggling with addiction:
Top Big Pharma CEOs and salaries according to the police department’s Facebook post embedded below:
5. Eli Lilly – John Lechleiter $14.48 million
[email protected] 317-276-2000
4. Abbott Labs – Miles D. White $17.7 million
[email protected] 847-937-6100
3. Merck – Kenneth C. Frazier
$25 million + cool private jet.
[email protected] 908-423-1000
2. Johnson & Johnson – Alex Gorsky $20.38 million
[email protected] 732-524-0400
1. Pfizer – Ian Read $23.3 million
[email protected] 212-573-2323
But wait! It gets better. Gloucester has inspired other departments with its Angel Program. The Angel Program allows a person to receive the assistance they need when seeking help with an addiction to heroin – and it doesn’t punish them!
So along with calling out Big Pharma like they would a street drug cartel – Gloucester has tried to do their part to tone down the War on Drugs which criminalizes people who are addicted and need help, not prison bars.
As if this wasn’t positive enough – yes, it gets even better!
Big Pharma listened…
Pfizer is personally meeting with them. To what end we don’t know yet. The Chief concluded with the embedded statement below saying:
Addiction is a disease.
No way we are arresting someone who comes in for help.
No way are we judging anyone.
What do you think of these developments?
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