Pass the popcorn!
With "salt", please.
Escobar, the smartphone peddler fronted by the older brother of the late Colombian pharmaceuticals executive Pablo Escobar, is suing its chief operations officer for allegedly embezzling cash and hijacking its YouTube account. The lawsuit [PDF], filed in the US state of Nevada this month, is the latest controversy surrounding …
'I'm not sure it's fair to call Escobar a "pharmaceuticals executive".'
I'm glad it's not just me that sees "Colombian" and "pharmaceuticals" and thinks "Colombian Marching Powder" especially when the name "Escobar" features. I suppose it's a sign of the times that this is being pursued via the courts rather than the concrete overshoes route.
I was planning to make exactly this point, though I would add that he also wouldn't want to be tarred with the same brush as the Sacklers. He wasn't employing people to go out there are try to get doctors to up the dose of his products.
It's an interesting thought - given the number of people now dying of opioid overdoses, and the number of people killed in the course of Mr. Escobar's accountancy and marketing operations, he might come out looking a lot better than an "ethical" pharma owner.
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