Nation Feb 01

Purdue Pharma family sought to profit off opioid crisis, filing alleges

While aggressively marketing OxyContin, the Sackler family also sought to profit off the drug abuse crisis its company helped create by exploring selling drugs used to treat addiction and reverse overdoses, state lawyers contend in previously secret parts of their…

Health Jan 20

Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on a shelf at a local pharmacy in Provo, Utah. Photo by George Frey/Reuters
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Behind Purdue Pharma’s marketing of OxyContin

In June, the state of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, which manufactures the prescription painkiller OxyContin, alleging that the family controlled-company misled patients about the dangers of the opioid drug. Now, new details about the company’s marketing strategy…

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