The decision follows scores of lawsuits filed against the billionaire family and its opioid company, Purdue Pharma.
The billionaire family, which owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, distanced itself from the addiction crisis in a letter of warning.
Demonstrators demanded that the Sackler family fund treatment for OxyContin addiction.
Florida Blue will stop covering the painkiller in an effort to stem substance abuse.
Several players are accused of taking the pills before a game.
States are claiming that Purdue used deceptive marketing practices to sell opioids.
91 Americans died of opioid overdoses the same day.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami about the growing opioid overdose crisis
The story of how we got to today's epidemic should shock you.
If the Sacklers really are philanthropists, and not just seekers of fame, they should want to do the right thing and help those they have hurt.
In his debut novel, The More They Disappear, Donaldson writes a tale that seems stolen from our national headlines. He tackles the Oxycontin crisis and looks back at how it started in the mid-90s. The More They Disappear takes us to the front lines of the battle against small-town drug abuse in an unnerving tale of addiction, loss, and the battle to overcome the darkest parts of ourselves.
All the major features of Purdue's handling of OxyContin conform to similar acts of corporate fraud perpetrated in recent years. Still the story is peculiar in some key respects. Many times corporate fraud originates in some fairly innocent business model. Not so with OxyContin, a dubious affair from the start.