Friday, November 23, 2018

Opioid Crisis: Sackler Family Members Are Targets of Mass Litigation and Criminal Investigations | Diane Ravitch's blog

Opioid Crisis: Sackler Family Members Are Targets of Mass Litigation and Criminal Investigations | Diane Ravitch's blog

Opioid Crisis: Sackler Family Members Are Targets of Mass Litigation and Criminal Investigations


The Sacklers of Connecticut are one of the richest families in America. Forbes recently put their collective wealth at $14 billion. That money was created by Purdue Pharma, which created and marketed OxyContin. That drug has been responsible for thousands and thousands of deaths. The Sackler Family name is emblazoned on major museums and universities. Jonathan Sackler is a major funder ipof the Charter School Movement. He founded ConnCAN and 50CAN. His daughter Madeline Sackler made a movie about the miraculous Eva Moskowitz.
But now legal authorities are targeting the Sacklers for their role in the opioid crisis.
Members of the multibillionaire philanthropic Sackler family that owns the maker of prescription painkiller OxyContin are facing mass litigation and likely criminal investigation over the opioids crisis still ravaging America.
Some of the Sacklers wholly own Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma, the company that created and sells the legal narcotic OxyContin, a drug at the center of the opioid epidemic that now kills almost 200 people a day across the US.
Suffolk county on Long Island, New York, recently sued several family members personally over the overdose deaths and painkiller addiction blighting local communities. Now lawyers warn that action will be a Continue reading: Opioid Crisis: Sackler Family Members Are Targets of Mass Litigation and Criminal Investigations | Diane Ravitch's blog


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