Sackler family News

Federal Judges Are Asked to Pave Way for Purdue Pharma Deal

Lawyers for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and many of those who had claims against the company over the toll of opioids joined together Friday to urge a federal judicial panel to allow a plan that would settle lawsuits across the …

Walgreens, Drugmakers Blame Others for San Francisco’s Opioid Crisis

Pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots Alliance and other defendants on Tuesday said they were not to blame for the opioid crisis in San Francisco, and that they acted responsibly when providing legal medications to patients in pain. “Almost all of those …

Facing Purdue Owners Brings Pain, Closure for Opioid Victims

NEW YORK (AP) — Kara Trainor composed herself, looked into a camera and began to speak to the drugmakers she holds responsible for two decades of suffering that has extended from her to a son born dependent on opioids. Three …

Opioid Victims to Confront Purdue Pharma’s Sacklers in Court

Victims of America’s opioid addiction epidemic will confront in court on Thursday the Sackler family members who own OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma, in an attempt to force them to face their role in a crisis that claimed 500,000 overdose deaths. The …

Purdue Pharma Judge Overrules DOJ to Approve $6B Opioid Settlement

The judge overseeing Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy on Wednesday approved a $6 billion opioid settlement funded by its Sackler family owners, overruling objections from the Department of Justice and 20 states that opposed the deal. Under the settlement, the Sacklers would …

Purdue Pharma, US States Agree to New Opioid Settlement

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reached a settlement Thursday over its role in the nation’s deadly opioid crisis that includes virtually all U.S. states and thousands of local governments, with the Sackler family members who own the company boosting their cash …

Judge Orders Mediation for Purdue, Sacklers Over Opioid Settlement

A U.S. judge on Monday ordered mediation in the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy, calling for the company, the Sackler family members that own it and nine states to determine whether they can reach a new opioid litigation settlement by Jan. 14. …

Purdue Bankruptcy Judge Extends Temporary Litigation Shield For Sacklers

A bankruptcy judge has extended temporary protections against opioid-related litigation for the Sackler family members who own Purdue Pharma until Feb. 1 after another judge overturned the OxyContin maker’s bankruptcy settlement this month. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain in White …

Sackler Ruling Could Delay Purdue’s Payment of Billions by Years

OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma could be years away from paying billions of dollars to address the U.S. opioid crisis after a judge blew up a deal that gave legal immunity to the Sackler family that owned the company, people close to …

Sackler Family Says Billions Collected From Purdue Not Abuse Of Bankruptcy Law

Members of the Sackler family on Monday said billions of dollars they collected from Purdue Pharma before the company filed for Chapter 11 was the result of extra cash, not part of a “secret plan” to abuse the bankruptcy system. …