Sackler family, with ties to esteemed institutions, stays quiet on opioid crisis accusations
We’re taking a closer look at the powerful family being blamed for the deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history. Opioid overdoses kill an average of 130 Americans a day. A lawsuit accuses eight members of the Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma of engineering the epidemic through “deceptive sales.” The Sackler family’s influence extends beyond the pharmaceutical industry to some of the world’s best known museums and universities. Tony Dokoupil reports.
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