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n the latest bid to hold drug distributors accountable for the opioid crisis, a major union is urging McKesson shareholders to vote against executive compensation and appoint an independent chairman.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which claims to have “substantial holdings” in the wholesaler, sent a letter on Monday to McKesson shareholders, arguing the pay package given chief executive officer John Hammergren is “excessive,” because the distributor has “emerged as a central figure” in the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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  • May I observe, especially from experiences ‘on the waterfront’ in my youth, that when the TEAMSTERS UNION accuses you of running a racket, they do know well of what they speak.

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