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Tue Jun 8, 2021, 07:40 PM

Democrats push bill aimed at family that owns Purdue Pharma

Source: AP

A congressional committee heard grievances Tuesday against the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma as it considered longshot legislation that would keep them from using a corporate bankruptcy as a shield for personal liability.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney called two state attorneys general, opioid activists and an author to lay out the case against members of the Sackler family who own the Connecticut-based pharmaceutical giant, which has twice pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to marketing OxyContin.

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, a Republican, said the Sacklers are standing in the way of seeking justice for the victims of opioid addiction and their families.

“The Sacklers are using Purdue’s corporate bankruptcy as a tactic to hide behind and protect themselves from personal liability and accountability,” he told members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, addressing them remotely. “They have kept my case away from an Idaho judge and an Idaho jury.”



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 07:45 PM

1. If you want a full understanding of who these monsters are

you need to read Empire of Pain. It's a full history of the family from the beginning. It reads like a novel and it's truly horrifying.

They have squirreled away their billions in offshore accounts and so far, have gotten away with MURDER.

Fascinating book.

I'm glad to see that Congress is working on this.

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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 01:16 AM

2. As an Agnostic, I don't actually Believe in Good or Evil

 

But the Sucklers come damn close to the latter!

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