Meet the Sacklers
What some call philanthropy, others, such as Stanford University ethics professor Rob Reich, call “reputation laundering”.
But what’s less well known, though increasingly being exposed, is that much of their wealth comes from one product – OxyContin, the blockbuster prescription painkiller first launched in 1996. “Greed is the main thing. The market for OxyContin should have been much, much smaller, but they wanted to have a $10bn [+] drug and they didn’t tell the truth about their product,” he added.
Original Article (NPR):
Meet the Sacklers: the family feuding over blame for the opioid crisis
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