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A lone senator just declared war on America’s biggest opioid makers

A leading Senate Democrat wants to know whether opioid makers have something to hide. On Tuesday, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill demanded a wide range of documents from five leading opioid

Ohio lawsuit reveals jaw-dropping stats about the opioid crisis

The state of Ohio is suing five drug companies that manufacture prescription painkillers, alleging that they created a “human tragedy of epic proportion” by pushing misleading claims about the
Raymond Sackler, Psychopharmacology Pioneer and Philanthropist, Dies at 97

Raymond Sackler, Psychopharmacology Pioneer and Philanthropist, Dies at 97

Raymond and Beverly Sackler in 2004. As a result of their donations, the Sackler name is affixed to schools, museum galleries and a planet.
Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

Alisa Erkes had to switch to long-acting morphine after her insurance company stopped covering the less risky pain reliever she took for chronic abdominal pain.
Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

Alisa Erkes had to switch to long-acting morphine after her insurance company stopped covering the less risky pain reliever she took for chronic abdominal pain.
How OxyContin’s maker tried to influence Trump’s opioid commission

How OxyContin’s maker tried to influence Trump’s opioid commission

A top executive at Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the painkiller OxyContin, met with a member of the commission created by President Donald Trump to advise his administration on the opioid epidemic,

Patrick Radden Keefe on How the Marketing of OxyContin Helped Create the Opioid Epidemic

A pharmaceutical sales rep explains how the marketing of OxyContin aggressively pushed to destigmatize opioids, and created an epidemic.
The State of New Jersey Is Suing the Maker of OxyContin

The State of New Jersey Is Suing the Maker of OxyContin

Purdue Pharma is being accused of contributing to the state's opioid crisis.

Are Lawsuits the Solution to the Opioid Epidemic?

Lawsuits may not change the business practices of big pharma, but they can generate large monetary damages to prevent and treat addiction.
Big Pharma is taking advantage of patent law to keep OxyContin from ever dying

Big Pharma is taking advantage of patent law to keep OxyContin from ever dying

The US opioid epidemic seems to many to have come out of nowhere, and there’s been much finger-pointing in recent years about how this state…
Gifts Tied to Opioid Sales Invite a Question: Should Museums Vet Donors?

Gifts Tied to Opioid Sales Invite a Question: Should Museums Vet Donors?

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which was listed as receiving about $13.1 million from the Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation in 2012, opened the Sackler Courtyard in June.
Don’t Call Her a Victim: After Surviving Opioids, Nan Goldin Goes After the Makers

Don’t Call Her a Victim: After Surviving Opioids, Nan Goldin Goes After the Makers

“Self-Portrait 1st Time on Oxy, Berlin 2014,” one of the searing portraits that depicted Nan Goldin’s life while addicted.
Amid a nationwide opioid crisis, OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will no longer promote opioids to doctors

Amid a nationwide opioid crisis, OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will no longer promote opioids to doctors

Some long-overdue changes are being made to combat the opioid crisis after U.S. life expectancy dropped in 2016 due to opioid overdose-related…
Purdue will stop promoting OxyContin, forcefully push constipation drug instead

Purdue will stop promoting OxyContin, forcefully push constipation drug instead

Purdue pleaded guilty in federal court for its ways. Now it's trying to unload bad PR.
Editorial: An Opioid Crisis Foretold

Editorial: An Opioid Crisis Foretold

Victims in the second Opium War, circa 1860.
OxyContin Maker ‘Destroyed Lives for Financial Gain,’ Says Texas AG

OxyContin Maker ‘Destroyed Lives for Financial Gain,’ Says Texas AG

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday his office is suing Purdue Pharma, maker of the opioid OxyContin, for violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
Giuliani helped to keep Oxycontin in the hands of addicts

Giuliani helped to keep Oxycontin in the hands of addicts

If you or someone you care about is addicted to OxyContin, former New York City Mayor and current Worst Frigging Lawyer on the Whole Damn Planet, Rudolph Giuliani, is partially to blame.300,000