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<!– –> (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the country killing more than 130 people per day in the U.S., the makers of the addictive opioid OxyContin face tightening legal challenges. The company, Purdue Pharma, has been run by the wealthy and influential Sackler family for generations. In 2016, the Sacklers […]

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Released depositions revealed that Richard Sackler, owner of Purdue Pharma, lied to physicians about the danger of OxyContin. Now Purdue Pharma is considering declaring bankruptcy to avoid lawsuits. Tarbell.org founder Wendell Potter discusses the case The post Billionaire Owners of Purdue Pharma Pushed Opioid Drug OxyContin Knowing it Could Kill appeared first on The Real […]

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Massachusetts Sues Drug Executives Over Opioid Crisis

June 12, 2018           |                                       

BOSTON—Massachusetts is suing the maker of OxyContin over the deadly opioid crisis and is the first state to also target company executives. Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday announced the lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and 16 current and former executives and board members, including CEO Craig Landau and members of the Sackler family, which owns […]

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