The suit comes several weeks after Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty for its role in manufacturing and distributing Oxycontin.
Hawley: McKinsey Should Lose Federal Contracts over Proposal to Reimburse Pharmacies for Opioid Overdoses
Opioid overdose deaths hit a record high of over 70,000 in 2019, according to provisional data from the CDC.
The drugmaker, in a virtual hearing, admitted to obstructing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s efforts to fight the opioid addiction crisis.
The Sackler family, which founded Purdue Pharma, reached out to Bloomberg about handling the PR fallout prompted by the exposure of Purdue’s role in the opioid epidemic.
Twenty-one states have rejected an $18 billion settlement with opioid manufacturers after attempts to negotiate a deal apparently failed.
It's a compelling story that works better in print.
It is said that when America sneezes, Britain gets the cold.
As Wesley Smith noted here the other day, life expectancy resumed its upward march in 2018 as opioid-overdose deaths declined.