Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

Why Purdue Pharma's Bankruptcy Won't Save the Sacklers, the Billionaire Family Behind OxyContin

Several states have already sued — or vowed to sue — the family directly.
Emma Ockerman
3 days ago
Opioid Crisis

States Say Thanks but No Thanks to Purdue Pharma’s “Insultingly Weak” Settlement Offer

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
Emma Ockerman
9.12.19
Opioid Crisis

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.
Emma Ockerman
9.9.19
addiction

America’s Jails Are Pretending the Opioid Crisis Doesn't Exist

Correctional facilities refuse to provide medically assisted treatment for opioid withdrawal and people are dying at alarming rates as a result.
Roshan Abraham
8.28.19
Opioid Crisis

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million Over Opioid Crisis in Oklahoma

Johnson & Johnson was the first drugmaker to head to trial over the opioid epidemic.
Emma Ockerman
8.26.19
fentanyl

Trump’s Drug Officials Warn of Looming Legal Chaos if Congress Doesn’t Ban Fentanyl Lookalikes

“We are running out of time, and if a solution isn’t found, prosecutors will undoubtedly be hindered, and drug traffickers will undoubtedly be helped”
Greg Walters
7.2.19
Drugs

Heroin Overdose Parties Are a Dehumanizing Myth

“Narcan parties” are just another part of the narrative that vilifies people who use the drugs our nation has chosen to criminalize.
Elizabeth Brico
5.16.19
Opioid Crisis

Guns, Strippers, and Fancy Dinners: How One Opioid Company Bribed Doctors to Prescribe Fentanyl

“Would you like to get a bite to eat? Somewhere spectacular! Maybe shoot guns before?”
Alex Lubben
5.3.19
Opioid Crisis

Billionaire Opioid CEO Found Guilty in Scheme to Bribe Doctors with Lap Dances and Lavish Dinners

The scheme was meant to encourage doctors to overprescribe a fentanyl-based spray.
Alex Lubben
5.2.19
Drugs

The Truth About Drug Dealers Lacing Cocaine with Fentanyl

Authorities have spoken out about the threat of fentanyl in recreational drugs, but there's reason to believe their claims are overblown.
Max Daly
4.5.19
Opioid Crisis

New York is coming for the Sacklers' OxyContin money

New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed an amended lawsuit Thursday against eight members of the Sackler family.
Emma Ockerman
3.28.19
Opioid Crisis

The billionaire family behind OxyContin is finally having its moment of reckoning​

More than 500 cities, counties, and Native American tribes just slapped the Sackler family with another lawsuit.
Emma Ockerman
3.22.19
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