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Billionaire Owners of Purdue Pharma Pushed Opioid Drug OxyContin Knowing it Could Kill

Billionaire Owners of Purdue Pharma Pushed Opioid Drug OxyContin Knowing it Could Kill

March 11, 2019

Released depositions revealed that Richard Sackler, owner of Purdue Pharma, lied to physicians about the danger of OxyContin. Now Purdue Pharma is considering declaring bankruptcy to avoid lawsuits. Tarbell.org founder Wendell Potter discusses the case

Opioid Crisis: Purdue Pharma Billionaire Owners to be Sued

Opioid Crisis: Purdue Pharma Billionaire Owners to be Sued

November 19, 2018

Suffolk County in New York is suing the Sackler family, which owns the maker of OxyContin, one of the main drugs behind the opioid drug overdose crisis. Just how responsible is the family and might the lawsuit achieve? We speak to Sam Pizzigati of IPS

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