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Sackler Family Led Effort to Mislead Public About OxyContin, Opioids, Emails Show

Sackler Family Led Effort to Mislead Public About OxyContin, Opioids, Emails Show

sackler family led effort to mislead public about opioid dangersMembers of the Sackler family—owners of the OxyContin manufacturer  Purdue Pharma—directed years of efforts to mislead the public about the  opioid, according to previously undisclosed documents.

An email from  2001 shows that, when evidence of growing abuse of the painkiller became  clear, former company President Richard Sackler instructed executives  to try to push blame onto people who had become addicted. “We have to  hammer on abusers in every way possible… They are the culprits and the  problem. They are reckless criminals,” he wrote. Another shows him responding to poor sales, saying: “I had hoped for better results… What else  more can we do to energize the sales and grow at a faster rate?”

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