China’s OxyContin boom is a gold mine for this drugmaker

Society & Culture

"With its harsh anti-narcotics laws and painful history with debilitating opium epidemics in the 19th century, China wouldn’t spring to mind as a promising market for OxyContin, a painkiller that has been at the center of an opioid addiction outbreak in the U.S.," reports Bloomberg. "Yet in China, powered by soaring cancer rates and an aging population, OxyContin is turning into a hit."