Why the poorest Americans are most likely to be prescribed opioids

When Roseanne Barr decided to sign away her rights to her eponymous sitcom after being fired from the show for writing a racist tweet, the spinoff show on ABC DIS, +2.42% came up with a topical explanation for her character’s death. In “The Conners,” which premiered on Tuesday, the family matriarch overdosed on opioids that she needed for a bad knee. Viewers were divided over the bleak plot twist. Not everyone on Twitter TWTR, +4.40% believed the cause of death on “The Conners” did the character justice and some Roseanne fans were outraged by the explanation.

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