Biography/Memoir

An insider from the purdue pharma bankruptcy speaks out

At one point, Hampton writes, he asked, “Do you know anyone that’s struggled with opioids?” “I don’t,” [Richard] Sackler replied… although he had been sworn to secrecy about the sensitive work that he was doing, he was also secretly writing a memoir.

“How do you think your family is going to be remembered?” Hampton asked. “Frankly, I’m not concerned about that reputational side of things,” Sackler said… the family will receive a sweeping grant of immunity from any future civil liability related to the crisis – and a comparatively small fraction of the over-all settlement will be paid out directly to individual victims and their families…

Original Article (New Yorker):
An insider from the purdue pharma bankruptcy speaks out
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