The family received $4.1 billion in cash between 2008 and 2017 after the company was fined for misleading the public about OxyContin's addiction risks.
Mundipharma, a drug company owned by the Sackler family, used false claims to push the opioid in China.
California, Maine, Hawaii and the District of Columbia are accusing Purdue Pharma of helping fuel the rise in drug overdoses linked to opioids.
As OxyContin addiction spurred a national nightmare, a member of the family that has reaped billions of dollars from the painkiller boasted that sales exceeded his “fondest dreams.”
Federal regulator slammed as Massachusetts sues billionaire Sacklers for pushing OxyContin.
He was also illegally in possession of oxycodone, police said.
Opioids are pain relieving drugs that include hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, codeine and other related drugs including
The power of painkillers is that they come in amber pill bottles, not little plastic bags. Their precise, factory-shaped contours make it easy for people -- even doctors -- to believe they aren't addictive. But the painkiller epidemic and the heroin epidemic are one and the same. And their addictions are equally horrific.
Parker and Dutchess agree. "My life is pretty close to normal," Himelrick wrote in a text message on Dec. 16, 2014. "I'm
More than 6 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, and both the number of prescription drug sales and the number of prescription drug overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999. Are doctors to blame?
More generally, critics have assailed the revolving door between the FDA and drug companies. The pharmaceutical industry
George Washington Crane V, the son of former Rep. Phil Crane (R-Ill.), was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for selling
High schools and colleges across our nation need to be aware of this growing threat and the need to educate students about the dangers of prescription drug misuse along with excessive drinking and illegal drug abuse.
"I am just asking for a second chance ... I'd like a chance to be a part of my family again, be a mother to my son," Miles
Ever since medicine first figured out how to relieve the horrific pain of surgery with something more effective than a swig of whiskey, we have been on a quest to further prevent and treat all manner of human pain.
The DEA has alleged that the two stores, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Orlando, were inappropriately filling prescriptions
Florida has long been considered the center of prescription drug abuse. Susan Langston, the acting DEA manager overseeing
In Florida, where 85 percent of Oxycodone was allegedly distributed last year, it was estimated that at the beginning of 2011, seven Floridians died a day from overdoses from prescription drugs.
A Florida woman was found passed out on pain pills in her car while her son played inside a Deltona McDonald's, sheriff's
The report states OIG investigators found garbage bags full of pain medication in Krivjanik's office and throughout the facility