Sad Sackler Saturday


Family Behind Purdue Pharma Used Pressure to Push Sales of OxyContin via Doctors, Massachusetts Lawsuit

The Sackler family that owns the company making the best-known opioid prescription painkiller paid family members involved in the pharmaceutical giant $4bn in just over a decade from 2007, as overdose deaths soared in the US, new court filings claim.

And as the nation’s opioids crisis was deepening, Purdue Pharma, which makes the OxyContin narcotic pill at the genesis of the overdose epidemic, and is wholly owned by the Sackler family, the company apparently considered marketing an anti-addiction drug to “an attractive market” of people with opioid addictions.

The attorney general’s office in Massachusetts is suing Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma, along with some company executives and members of the Sackler family, in an effort to hold them accountable for the toll of the drug crisis in the state.

Newly unredacted allegations were released late on Thursday, in addition to previous explosive revelations in court filings in the same case. Those alleged that Richard Sackler a leading member of the pharmaceutical dynasty who was previously involved with the running of Purdue as well as, currently, its ownership, celebrated Oxycontin’s launch in the mid-90s and predicted “a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition”.

Joanna Walters @ THE GUARDIAN

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13 Responses to Sad Sackler Saturday

  1. Tim Hodges says:

    I believe the federal government is just as culpable as the mfg. If the FDA doesn’t approve it, it doesn’t enter the market, legally anyway.


  2. °¿º Carol says:

    High of 38° today. Snow melting, back deck is clean.


  3. °¿º Carol says:

    Clean sheets today, shower, made Hamberder Soup again, all is good.

    For now.


  4. David Bernard Benson says:

    Past the Multicultural Center to the Tokyo Seoul took 30 minutes. Just now learned that the meaning of the bird symbol painted on the side relates to African Americans.


  5. Micki says:

    Gee, a voice from the past above in Tim Hodges…then I run into another TIM from the past at TNYT comments’ section at article about Cory Booker announcing his presidential dreams (fantasy?):

    Tim Kane
    Tim Kane
    Mesa, ArizonaFeb. 1
    Until now Big$Money lacked a dog in this fight. Now it’s got one.

    BigMoney liked Trumps tax cuts but he’s too irradic and is probably guilty of treason, morally if not substantively, and NATO is a good thing while Putin is an objectively bad thing. So that meant there was no candidate Big$Money could back in the GOP.

    What about the Dems? Well the party is drifting strongly to the progressive side of things. That’s something Big$Money hates.

    As a result a billionaire from Starbucks starts talking an independent campaign and it gets shot down immediately.

    But wait, here comes Cory Booker. He’s been taking big money from Big$Money for years & he talks a populist game & he’s African American so that can create a floor for any candidate running in the Democratic Party.

    The median wage has been flat since 1972 – that’s over 45 years. In that time the GNP has gone up 150% – meaning all the wealth created has gone to the top 1%. This is unsustainable and will lead to a meltdown of our entire civic system if it continues.

    In the mean time we have a working class that is self destructing on opioids and alcohol. Lives waisted so the rich can get richer. Big$Money will do anything and everything to perpetuate this situation. And now they have their candidate in Cory Booker.

    The assault on the ordinary American continues, it has not and will not abate.

    The only people who have stuck their neck out for little people when no one else would are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

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  6. Micki says:

    Notably clever header today, Den!

    Sad Sackler Saturday


  7. °¿º Carol says:

    Going to so some practice on this old thread.

    😯 80


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