OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has settled a consolidated lawsuit accusing the company and the Sackler family of being responsible for the opioid crisis.
Purdue Pharmaceuticals is involved in over 2,000 lawsuits related to more than 400,000 overdose deaths in the last 20 years.
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.