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The Onion Satirizes Opioid Epidemic with Packaging Joke

The famous fake news outlet targeted the pharmaceutical world with a packaging-related article that adds commentary to the opioid epidemic.

Fentanyl Packaging / Image: The Onion
Fentanyl Packaging / Image: The Onion

Most of us know The Onion for its satirical quips on trending news stories. Well this time it’s the healthcare packaging world that’s the butt of the joke. In the wake of law enforcement cracking down on pharma execs that aggressively pushed the sales of highly addictive painkillers, The Onion posted a faux article poking fun at the opioid epidemic and the lack of accountability displayed by the drug manufacturers. Since explaining a joke never does it justice, I’ll refer you to the full faux article here.

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