Lawmakers Hammer Sackler Family Members On Their Role In Fueling The Opioid Epidemic During Tense Hearing
Lawmakers vehemently criticized two members of the Sackler family, whose relatives bought and ran Purdue Pharma for decades, as they testified virtually before the House Oversight Committee Thursday.
The hearing marked the first time in years that members of the family appeared under oath to answer questions about their role in the opioid epidemic. The family has tried to settle thousands of lawsuits brought against them by individuals, cities and states who allege that Purdue aggressively marketed OxyContin to Americans for years despite knowing that was extremely addictive.
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