Scandal: Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis

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Purdue Pharma is already defending lawsuits from several states and local governments, but Massachusetts is the first state to take the unusual step of personally naming the company’s executives in a complaint, the state attorney general, Maura Healey, said. It names 16 current and former executives and board members, including the chief executive, Craig Landau, and eight members across three generations of the Sackler family that wholly owns Purdue.

The lawsuit alleges Purdue deceived patients and doctors about the risks of opioids, pushed prescribers to keep patients on the drugs longer and aggressively targeted vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and veterans. More HERE

  3 comments for “Scandal: Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis

  1. July 11, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    I am going to post this also. Seems the media here have little interest.

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    • July 11, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      Good idea. This is horrendous!

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      • July 11, 2018 at 3:39 pm

        Foster children in the Midwest has doubled I have heard. Unbelievable supposed healers would do this for greed

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