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.
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
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.
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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