Massachusetts’ Attorney General, Maura Healey, has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family, claiming that “Purdue pharma created the [opioid] epidemic and profited from it through a web of illegal deceit.”
The complaint against the company and the Sackler family outlines a case that Purdue Pharma knew that their drug OxyContin was the cause of overdoses, but that the company continued to profit. Purdue Pharma also explored going into the anti-addiction market. That’s what ProPublica’s Senior Reporter David Armstrong recently reported. He spoke with John Dankosky on NEXT about the case.