Just after he was offered a job at Purdue Pharma, Michael Andersen was watching the news with his wife when a report came on. It was about abuse of Purdue’s pain pill OxyContin, the product he would be convincing doctors to prescribe to their patients at his new gig.
“So we had to think about that,” he told VICE News. “I mean, is this really what we want to do?”
Ultimately, Andersen not only took the job at Purdue, but he went on to be one of the company’s most productive employees. He even received an award for Salesman of the Year in 2008. For a time, that netted him large bonuses from the company.
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