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Will the Sackler Family Be Held Accountable for More Than 200,000 Opioid Deaths?

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 ProPublica obtained and released a trove of documents that demonstrates that Sackler family members knew that their drug was twice as powerful as morphine, yet understated the risks.  The billionaire Sackler family are known as as major funders of charter schools,  but in the wider world, the Sacklers are infamous for their ownership of Purdue Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures and markets OxyContin, the drug believed to be responsible for the opioid addiction crisis and more than 200,000 deaths.10 years later, Purdue pleaded guilty in federal court to understating the risk of addiction to OxyContin But Sackler’s support of the decision to conceal OxyContin’s strength from doctors was not made public.  If Trump wanted to stop the flow of deadly drugs, he would build a wall around every Purdue factory, not the southern border.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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