Tag: Sackler Family

A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic

Episode 10: ‘The Memo’ Producer/Director John Pappas A confidential government document containing evidence so critical it had the potential to change the course of an American tragedy was kept in the dark for more than a decade. The document, known as a “prosecution memo,” details how government lawyers believed that Purdue Pharma, the maker of […]

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New York Subpoenas Banks, Financial Advisers for Sackler Records

The New York state attorney general has begun issuing subpoenas to 33 financial institutions and investment advisers with ties to the Sackler family, part of an aggressive effort to track billions of dollars that prosecutors claim the family siphoned out of Purdue Pharma to hide profits gained from the company’s opioid painkillers. The recipients of […]

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Arizona Files Novel Lawsuit in Supreme Court Over Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON — Saying the opioid crisis requires bold measures, the state of Arizona filed an audacious lawsuit in the Supreme Court on Wednesday asking the justices to order members of the Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, to return what the state said were billions of dollars looted from the company. “We want the Supreme […]

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The Four Ordinary People Who Took on Big Pharma

ROANOKE, Va. — In the beginning, there were just four: the Godfather from Philly, the Army sergeant from Georgia, the professor from California and the feisty mom from Florida. It was the early 2000s, and they usually talked over old-school computer message boards. Occasionally they gathered in person, carrying posters of their children and middle-aged […]

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Louvre Removes Sackler Family Name From Its Walls

The Louvre in Paris has removed the name of the Sackler family from its walls, becoming the first major museum to erase its public association with the philanthropist family linked with the opioid crisis in the United States. The Louvre’s collection of Persian and Levantine artifacts is housed in a wing which has been known […]

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