A scene showing a character refusing OxyContin after surgery is further stigmatizing people who use opioids for pain, experts say.
Members of the family behind Purdue Pharma testified under oath Thursday and took a lashing from furious legislators.
The company will admit that it “knowingly and intentionally conspired and agreed with others to aid and abet” the use of its drugs.
Now there's only one defendant remaining in a test case meant to be the guide for future opioid litigation across the U.S.
24 states want to keep suing the Sacklers, even after their settlement deal and bankruptcy filing.
Several states have already sued — or vowed to sue — the family directly.
Some states may be ready to accept the settlement, but plenty of others say they’ll keep fighting for more access to the Sacklers’ fortunes
The Sacklers Reportedly Stalled an Opioid Settlement Because They Don’t Want to Hand Over $4.5 Billion
An email written by two attorneys general read: “The Sacklers refused to budge” if their personal wealth is involved.
The drugmaker behind OxyContin is reportedly in settlement talks with the thousands of cities, states and tribes suing over its role in the opioid crisis
A Friend Once Warned the Billionaire Behind OxyContin That He "Could Become Pablo Escobar of the New Millennium”
"I hate to say this, but ..." the friend wrote to Richard Sackler in a 2002 email.
The Sackler family behind OxyContin is accused of brazenly jumpstarting the deadly opioid crisis. In the era of endless scams, elite philanthropy like theirs is hitting roadblocks.
Money from the first big opioid addiction settlement is being spent in the wrong places.