The New York State Attorney General’s office said March 28 it has expanded a lawsuit previously filed in Suffolk County Supreme Court against the makers of opioid narcotics to include members of the Sackler family, whose company, Purdue Pharma, manufactures Oxycontin. (more…)
PETER BOODY PHOTO Panelists (from left) Adm. Sandy Winnefeld, Dr. Joseph Garbely and Patrick Radden at the Hamptons Institute forum on opioid addiction Aug. 20. Journalist Elizabeth Vargas was the moderator.
One company, the Sackler family’s Purdue Pharma, has played a critical role in instigating an epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States that killed 72,000 Americans last year — more people than perished at the peak of the HIV epidemic or died in car wrecks or shootings last year. (more…)