Behind the reporting: AP investigates Italy’s ‘Pain League’

Journalists Claire Galofaro, an AP national writer, and Frances D’Emilio, foreign correspondent in Rome, share their experience reporting on Italy’s Pain League’.

An Associated Press investigation finds that managers with Purdue Pharma’s international arm — Mundipharma — have been caught up in a sprawling corruption case in Italy alleging they paid a prominent pain doctor to help push opioids.

`Pain League’ allegedly pushed opioids in Italy

An AP report finds Big Parma is still pushing opioids outside of the U.S. The report details a corruption investigation in Italy alleging pharmaceutical officials paid a pain doctor to help them market opioids in the country. (May 29)

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