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Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis
    #25265169 - 06/13/18 10:38 AM (6 months, 14 hours ago)

Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis
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The state of Massachusetts on Tuesday sued the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, which spawned America’s opioids crisis, naming leading executives and members of the multi-billionaire Sackler family that owns the pharmaceutical company.

The lawsuit accuses the company, Purdue Pharma, of spinning a “web of illegal deceit” to fuel the deadly drug abuse crisis while boosting profits.

Purdue Pharma is already defending lawsuits from several states and local governments, but Massachusetts is the first state to take the unusual step of personally naming the company’s executives in a complaint, the state attorney general, Maura Healey, said. It names 16 current and former executives and board members, including the chief executive, Craig Landau, and eight members across three generations of the Sackler family that wholly owns Purdue.

The lawsuit alleges Purdue deceived patients and doctors about the risks of opioids, pushed prescribers to keep patients on the drugs longer and aggressively targeted vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and veterans.

“Their strategy was simple: the more drugs they sold, the more money they made, and the more people died,” Healey said on Tuesday.

Purdue, based in Stamford, Connecticut, issues a statement saying it vigorously denied all the allegations and looked forward to presenting “substantial defenses” to the claims in the lawsuit.

“We share the attorney general’s concern about the opioid crisis. We are disappointed, however, that in the midst of good faith negotiations with many states, the commonwealth [of Massachusetts] has decided to pursue a costly and protracted litigation process. We will continue to work collaboratively with the states toward bringing meaningful solutions,” it stated.

Purdue, along with some other painkiller makers and drug distributors, is currently facing more than 300 lawsuits from city and county authorities across the country. The lawsuits have been corralled into one multi-district case in a federal court in Ohio. The judge in that case has been pushing for a huge, quick settlement to compensate victims and assist in what the government has admitted is a public health crisis, in the way the so-called “Big Tobacco settlement” happened against cigarette companies in the 1990s. But some experts are calling for the case to go to trial in order to oblige the pharmaceutical companies to produce more evidence in the discovery process.

The company is also being sued separately by more than 15 states, but this is the first that names individual members of the Sackler family, who are currently or were formerly on the board of Purdue.

The Sacklers being sued are: Theresa and Beverly, the widows of the brothers Mortimer and Raymond Sackler who built the company into the narcotics giant it is today; Ilene, Kathe and Mortimer David Alfons Sackler, three of Mortimer’s children; Jonathan and Richard Sackler, Raymond’s two sons; and David Sackler, Raymond’s grandson. These family members and a number of their siblings and children are collectively worth an estimated $13bn, according to Forbes, with the vast bulk of the fortune generated from sales of OxyContin. Feuding family members have mostly declined to talk about the opioids crisis and avoid discussing their links to it.

Purdue agreed to pay $19.5m in 2007, but did not admit wrongdoing, to settle lawsuits with 26 states – including Massachusetts – and the District of Columbia after being accused of aggressively marketing OxyContin to doctors while downplaying the risk of addiction.

Massachusetts’ lawsuit, which was filed in the Suffolk superior court, alleges that Purdue’s leadership encouraged the company’s “deadly misconduct” while lining their pockets. The sale of more than 70m doses of prescription opioids in the state over the last decade brought in more than $500m for the company, Healey says.

“It was Purdue’s executives who led and directed this illegal business model, leading to addiction and deception to enrich a few while leaving a path of devastation and destruction in its wake,” she said.


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Re: Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis [Re: Ythan] * 1
    #25265296 - 06/13/18 12:15 PM (6 months, 12 hours ago)

These people make El Chapo look like a kindergartener. More confirmed kills than a Guatemalan landslide...
And cannabis still hasnt killed anyone ever.


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Re: Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis [Re: FractalMind]
    #25265658 - 06/13/18 03:03 PM (6 months, 9 hours ago)

My husband is actually doing all the discover for this case. It’s gonna be a doozy


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Re: Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis [Re: ChoonPing87]
    #25266167 - 06/13/18 06:44 PM (6 months, 6 hours ago)

fuck the settlements tear down the company. The nearly 20 million dollar fine in 2007 was chump change to these people compared to what they have made in the last decade since that settlement. No more settlements. Money isnt the issue. The product is the issue. goddamnit. fucking fuck. Meanwhile dude in South Carolina gets shot 9 times and will never walk again for selling a couple small bags of weed. Fuckin Merica.


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Re: Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis [Re: Turd_Burglar]
    #25267409 - 06/14/18 10:30 AM (5 months, 30 days ago)

Another Jewish family making billions of dead goyim. America... :cheersyoufuck:


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Re: Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis [Re: PsychoReactive]
    #25269736 - 06/15/18 12:35 PM (5 months, 29 days ago)

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Another Jewish family making billions of dead goyim. America... :cheersyoufuck:




Yup, 100%. That and we even have federal agents on a forum like this posting in the political and conspiracy subforums. Gotta love it the lengths they will go to. Is it because psyches make you think outside the box and understand this joke of a system we’re in or something? I mean cmon i really need answers.


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Re: Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis [Re: Jvells]
    #25278408 - 06/19/18 10:36 AM (5 months, 25 days ago)

Yes, jews are the problem.

"They own EVERYTHING and wanna start a NWO and make you go to synogogue"

Do you know how many jews i know that like opiates or sell opiates? none.

What is with the anti-semitism. You think christians dont sell death? If you're gonna talk shit about religions, gotta be fair. No one is automatically "good" or "bad" due to their heritage or religion. You learn morality.

Im jewish. And i would never sell oxy even at a street level.

Its not fucking cool. Apparently only 44% of millenials these days even know shit about the holocaust at all. Jews dont "own" everything. Especially everything evil. Its quite an offensive stereotype.


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Re: Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis [Re: Fractal420] * 1
    #25282416 - 06/21/18 04:35 AM (5 months, 23 days ago)

PsychoReactive is a bigot; and not even one that doesn't realize it, he is out and proud.

He spews his racist hate all over this forum, it's not even worth your time arguing with him.


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Re: Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisisr. Se [Re: Coolwhip GA]
    #25283263 - 06/21/18 02:37 PM (5 months, 23 days ago)

You guys just havent done your research, doesnt make us the bad guys.


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Re: Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis [Re: Jvells]
    #25284955 - 06/22/18 12:35 PM (5 months, 22 days ago)

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Jvells said:
That and we even have federal agents on a forum like this posting in the political and conspiracy subforums. Gotta love it the lengths they will go to. Is it because psyches make you think outside the box and understand this joke of a system we’re in or something? I mean cmon i really need answers.





Can you post some links to the posts that federal agents have made?


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Re: Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis [Re: Fractal420]
    #25286955 - 06/23/18 12:03 PM (5 months, 21 days ago)

I think he was one of those people taking Borat a little too seriously.. I can barely see his horns..

:borat:
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Re: Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #25290450 - 06/25/18 08:25 AM (5 months, 19 days ago)

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Jvells said:
That and we even have federal agents on a forum like this posting in the political and conspiracy subforums. Gotta love it the lengths they will go to. Is it because psyches make you think outside the box and understand this joke of a system we’re in or something? I mean cmon i really need answers.





Can you post some links to the posts that federal agents have made?



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