Book about Sackler family and opioid crisis wins UK prize

Patrick Radden Keefe’s “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty” was awarded the 50,000 pound ($67,000) Baillie Gifford Prize during a ceremony at London’s Science Museum.

published on : 17th November 2021

US opioid crisis: Washington seeks over USD 38 billion from opioid distributors

The drug companies say that they cannot be blamed for the opioid epidemic; they merely supplied opioids that had been prescribed by doctors. 

published on : 15th November 2021

US court overturns historic opioid ruling against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson

In 2019, a judge had ordered the company to pay the sum to finance programs to combat the opioid crisis, which has caused more than 500,000 deaths in 20 years in the United States.

published on : 10th November 2021

OxyContin maker's settlement goes to judge for confirmation

Opponents fault the deal for giving members of the Sackler family protection from lawsuits over opioids even though they have not personally filed for bankruptcy or admitted wrongdoing.

published on : 12th August 2021