Makers of Oxycontin Pay Token Fine, Capitalists Continue Pushing Drugs

By Ben Robinson On September 1, the Sackler family was ordered to pay a $4.5 billion fine and give up ownership of Purdue Pharma to avoid liability for the opioid epidemic. The dissolution was part of a larger settlement to end thousands of lawsuits against the pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, which is estimated to have killed over 500,000 people by pushing the opioid drug, OxyContin. … Continue reading Makers of Oxycontin Pay Token Fine, Capitalists Continue Pushing Drugs