The Sackler family is an American and British family whose members are known for founding and owning the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma. Purdue Pharma, and by extension some members of the family, have faced criticism and lawsuits amid Purdue Pharma's role in the North American opioid crisis. In 2019, a number of prominent cultural institutions announced that they would stop accepting donations from the family. By July 17, 2019 the Louvre had removed the plaque at the gallery entrance acknowledging Sackler historical donations and had covered all other mentions throughout the gallery with grey tape.
CBS News has learned Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has offered $5-6 billion to settle thousands of claims. It is unclear how much Purdue's owners, the Sackler family, would have to pay. CBS News - Published
Purdue Pharma, the company behind OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night (September 15), amid more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging the company helped fuel the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic...
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and its owners, the Sackler family, are in discussion to settle more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion, two people familiar.. Reuters - Published
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion, NBC News reported on Tuesday,.. Reuters - Published