Infamous OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma used front organizations and sponsored research to deceive the World Health Organization and corrupt global public health policies with the goal of boosting international opioid sales and profits, according to a Congressional report(PDF) released Thursday, May 22.
Source: Purdue infiltrated WHO, manipulated opioid policies to boost sales, report finds | Ars Technica
Notorious OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma—which has been widely criticized for deceptively marketing its highly addictive painkiller and for its role in spurring the current nationwide epidemic of opioid abuse and overdose deaths—is moving ahead with a new, potent drug, one said to be an antidote to opioid overdoses.
Source: After pushing addictive OxyContin, Purdue now pursuing overdose antidote | Ars Technica
From 2007 to 2018, the Sacklers paid themselves more than $4B from opioid sales.
Source: Here’s what the Sacklers didn’t want you to see in the OxyContin lawsuit | Ars Technica
Secretive, wealthy Sackler family is at the heart of the opioid crisis, lawsuit alleges.
Source: Damning court docs show just how far Sacklers went to push OxyContin | Ars Technica
Family that runs Purdue also runs Rhodes Pharma—and patented an addiction drug.
Source: Mega-rich family behind opioid crisis has second, secret opioid company | Ars Technica
Pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and market highly addictive opioid painkillers are funding nonprofit groups fighting against reforms.
Source: Makers of OxyContin Bankroll Efforts to Undermine Prescription Painkiller Reform