OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma ‘Engineered’ the Opioid Crisis. Now it’s Getting What it Deserves.
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, is reportedly on the verge of filing for bankruptcy as a way to help settle the thousands of lawsuits it faces in response to the opioid epidemic that has caused thousands of deaths and left many areas of the United States ravaged. OxyContin Creator Reportedly on Verge of Bankruptcy The lawsuits claim that Purdue Pharma, and the secretive Sackler family who owns it, used misleading and possibly illegal tactics to have OxyContin approved by the federal government in 1995. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office went so far as to allege that Purdue Pharma engineered
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