Sackler family makes billions off opioid crisis

#3 Shkreli Award Winner, 2017 We would be remiss not to include in the Shkreli awards the actors involved in perpetuating and escalating the opioid crisis. Esquire’s profile of the Sackler family demonstrates how one family built an empire on drug marketing and continues to profit from America’s opioid addiction. The Sacklers made billions by marketing Oxycontin as a chronic pain cure-all while downplaying the risks. Their name is prominently displayed on galleries and museums, but conspicuously absent from their company, Purdue Pharma.

SOURCE: Christopher Glazek, Esquire

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