The Mass. ties in Healey’s complaint blasting the Sackler family, Purdue Pharma

January 22, 2019

New documents from a complaint filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey allege that Purdue Pharma and its owners aggressively promoted the company’s opioid painkiller, OxyContin, even though they knew it was dangerous.

The complaint is the first to name individual members of the Sackler family, Purdue’s owners, as well some Purdue board members. (The defendants are 17 people and two Purdue companies.) It says since May 2007, Purdue has sold more than 70 million doses of opioids in Massachusetts for more than $500 million.

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