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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Fake doctors: OxyContin maker thrives in China

OxyContin sales are slowing in the United States under an avalanche of lawsuits and the bankruptcy of Purdue Pharma. But the company’s owner, the Sackler family, continues to profit from sales of their signature painkiller in China. (Nov. 20)

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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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Purdue bankruptcy hearing gets underway

A judge heard arguments to decide whether lawsuits against members of the Sackler family that owns Purdue Pharma can go ahead with the company seeking bankruptcy protection. (Sept. 17)

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Here are the top stories for Tuesday, September 17th: Cokie Roberts dies; Purdue Pharma in bankruptcy court; R Kelly in court; New York skyscraper hits 1550 feet. (Sept. 17)

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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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Purdue settlement falls short for some in Ohio

Ohio has been hit hard by the opioid crisis and residents in Barberton say the settlement with Purdue Pharma will do little to alleviate the opioid epidemic. (Sept. 11)

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Behind the reporting: AP investigates Italy’s ‘Pain League’

Journalists Claire Galofaro, an AP national writer, and Frances D’Emilio, foreign correspondent in Rome, share their experience reporting on Italy’s Pain League’.

An Associated Press investigation finds that managers with Purdue Pharma’s international arm — Mundipharma — have been caught up in a sprawling corruption case in Italy alleging they paid a prominent pain doctor to help push opioids.

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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