Oxycontin

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
9.16.19
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
Opioids

Purdue Pharma May Be Willing to Shell Out $10-12 Billion to Skip a Huge Opioid Trial

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
Emma Ockerman
8.28.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Why Cycling Banned This Incredibly Addictive "Safer" OxyContin

Tramadol was marketed for years as a milder and safer alternative to OxyContin and Hydrocontin. But cyclists discovered it's just as addictive
Maeva Bambuck
7.27.19
Oxycontin

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.
Emma Ockerman
5.29.19
High Wire

Big Pharma’s Millions Won’t Solve the Opioid Crisis

Money from the first big opioid addiction settlement is being spent in the wrong places.
Maia Szalavitz
4.10.19
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
the opioid crisis

OxyContin maker settles with Oklahoma for $270M over role in opioid crisis

It's the first settlement from more than 2,000 opioid-related lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies
Emma Ockerman
3.26.19
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
Opioid Crisis

What happens to 2,000 lawsuits against OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma if the company files for bankruptcy

The company is facing over 2,000 lawsuits demanding it pay up for an overdose crisis that's cost the country billions of dollars.
Emma Ockerman
3.12.19
Opioids

OxyContin makers kept pushing and profiting as addiction rates soared, new allegations say

A Massachusetts suit alleges shocking details of how Purdue Pharma amped up their marketing and looked at ways to make money from addiction
Emma Ockerman
2.1.19
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