Purdue Pharma

Late Capitalism

Ruthless Capitalists Can't Donate Their Way Out of Trouble Anymore

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.
Alex Norcia
4.10.19
Fighting Words

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
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Dangers of Marketing Addictive Drugs

New findings about the pressure to sell OxyContin reveal a lot about the opioid crisis.
VICE Staff
1.30.19
addiction

Artists Are Occupying Museums to Protest Big Pharma

The Sackler family name is all over the art world, but they made their billions pushing opiates. These artists have had enough.
Dyllan Furness
10.24.18
High Wire

Big Pharma's Opioid Greed Was Even Worse Than We Thought

"The Sackler family is just as shameless, and only marginally less ruthless, than the drug cartels."
Maia Szalavitz
9.13.18
united states of addiction

The Maker of OxyContin Is Funding Efforts to Fight Addiction: Is It ‘Blood Money’ or Charity?

Purdue Pharma, whose top-selling painkiller, OxyContin, helped fuel the opioid epidemic, now wants to help treat it—or at least salvage its own reputation.
Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
3.15.18
united states of addiction

Trump Thinks Executing Drug Dealers Will Stop the Opioid Epidemic

But doing so would likely make the drug problem worse.
Jason Silverstein
3.14.18
united states of addiction

OxyContin Maker Has Now Been Sued by Six States

Is Big Pharma going the way of Big Tobacco?
Jesse Hicks
8.15.17
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

How North America Found Itself in the Grips of an Opioid Crisis

From pharmaceutical deception to prohibition without rehabilitation, we look at the mistakes that got us here.
Dan Werb
10.31.16
Meducation

The Dirty Secret Behind America's Addiction to Painkillers

A new investigation shows Oxycontin doesn't last nearly as long as advertised for many patients.
Maia Szalavitz
5.16.16
News

Obama's New Drug Policy Strategy Is Too Little, Too Late

Continuing to hype the evils of marijuana legalization in the face of all available evidence coming out of Colorado and Washington is silly.
Matt Taylor
7.10.14