Addiction Epidemic May Have Been Orchestrated Says New Lawsuit Against the Sackler Family – Makers of OxyContin

Addiction is no laughing matter. It’s a disease that in recent years has gone completely off the rails. Some people think the addiction epidemic was going to come no matter what due to changes in the modern family lifestyle, like working too much, work pressure, money and financial issues, etc.

Others, are convinced the addiction epidemic was carefully orchestrated by people like the Sackler family who own Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin.

A 2017 article published by The New Yorker titled “Empire of Pain” tells the story of the Sackler family from the beginning. Explaining how they bought a small pharmaceutical company that made ear wax remover, and turned it into a multi-billion dollar company using its own trade publication to promote their products.

The article details how the family not only produced possibly the strongest, longest lasting most addictive prescription pain medicine to date – OxyContin. But also how they may have violated multiple laws by promoting their medication in a trade publication that they in fact own.

OxyContin – It’s Virtually Non-Addictive (WTF?)
Early on in the promotion of OxyContin, it is alleged that Purdue Pharma sales reps were told to tell their doctor clients that OxyContin is “virtually non-addictive”. Obviously, it’s clear now that OxyContin is extremely addictive, and doctor’s should never have been told that.

Making matters worse, their trade publication that is delivered to doctor’s offices around the world, may have also touted OxyContin as safer that it actually is. When you own the product and the marketing engine promoting it, you can do some pretty serious sales, which Purdue Pharma certainly has with its opioid medications.

Sackler Family Paid Themselves over $4,000,000,000 from 2008 to 2017 Using Opioid Medication Profits
Just how well did OxyContin sell thanks to their promotional schemes? Enough that the Sackler Family paid themselves over four billion dollars from 2008 to 2017.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts  to the Rescue
Earlier this month, Ars reported on a lawsuit filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, members of its board, and the mega-rich, secretive family behind it all, the Sackler’s.

The court filings were the first to allege that the Sackler’s – previously known mostly for their philanthropy – were in fact directly behind the aggressive tactics that Purdue used to drive sales of its highly addictive opioid pain killer, which allegedly helped to ignite the current opioid epidemic. Those same sales tactics were found to be deceptive and fraudulent by federal prosecutors in 2007.

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