As the hardtsking staff has previously noted, the fabulously wealthy Sackler family, which unleashed OxyContin on an unsuspecting American public, played a key role in the country’s current opioid crisis.
Adding insult to devastating injury, the family’s corporate arm, Purdue Pharma, has run a series of newspaper ads professing concern about the opioid epidemic while admitting zero responsibility for it.
Latest example, from yesterday’s New York Times.
Sure Purdue wants to limit the use of opiods, now that the Sacklers have made billions of dollars off the sales of OxyContin and the news media heat is on.
Time to sack the Sacklers, yeah?