Larry Fenn, data journalist, New York; Geoff Mulvihill, state government team reporter, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Julie Smyth, statehouse reporter, Columbus, Ohio; and Mark Gillespie, reporter, Cleveland, delivered a fast, smart follow-up after U.K.-based Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced a U.S. settlement over its role in the opioid epidemic. The team’s analysis revealed that Mallinckrodt and one other generic drug manufacturer were responsible for the vast majority of high-dosage prescription painkillers – billions of generic pills – distributed throughout the U.S. during the height of the opioid epidemic.