Tufts University removes Sackler sign from bldg

A maintenance worker has used a hammer and a flexible wall scrapper to remove the name of the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma from a Tufts University building. (Dec. 5)

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Colleges got $60M-plus from OxyContin family

EXCLUSIVE: Prestigious universities around the world have accepted at least $60 million from the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the past five years. That’s according to financial records reviewed by The Associated Press. (Oct. 3)

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Here’s the latest for Monday September 16th: 49,000 UAW members strike against GM; Oil prices spike after attack in Saudi Arabia; Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy; Hurricane Humberto forecast to cause dangerous surf.

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy

The company that made billions selling OxyContin has filed for bankruptcy protection. This comes after it reached a tentative settlement with many of the more than 2,000 governments that are suing it over its role in the opioid crisis. (Sept. 16)

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Here’s the latest for Wednesday August 28th: Tropical Storm Dorian approaching Puerto Rico; Oxycontin settlement reportedly discussed; Brazilians concerned about respiratory illnesses from Amazon fires; Portland, Oregon fire intentionally set.

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OxyContin maker to pay $270M settlement in Okla.

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and the company’s controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation’s opioid crisis. (March 26)

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Mass. Sues Opioid Maker, Execs Over Drug Crisis

Massachusetts sued the maker of prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin and its executives on Tuesday, accusing the company of spinning a “web of illegal deceit” to fuel the deadly drug abuse crisis while boosting profits. (June 12)

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