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Massachusetts Sues Maker of OxyContin, Personally Naming Executives and the Sackler Family

June 15, 2018 The Guardian 0

The state of Massachusetts sued the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, which has been blamed for spawning America’s opioid crisis, naming leading executives and members of the multibillionaire Sackler family that owns the Purdue pharmaceutical company. Purdue and some other painkiller makers are currently facing more than 300 lawsuits from city and county authorities across the country.