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Purdue's Sacklers Pushed Opioids To Get Rich, New Suits Say

Law360 (May 21, 2019, 11:44 PM EDT) -- Two more states on Tuesday hit Purdue Pharma LP's controlling family with suits over its alleged role in fueling the opioid crisis, bringing the total number of states that have sued the family over the company's prescription painkillers to 46.

The attorneys general of Vermont and Indiana filed lawsuits in their respective state courts against the Sackler family, claiming the family was well aware of their painkillers' dangers but masterminded a strategy to shift medical and public attitudes toward opioids, increasing sales for the drugs and making the family billions.

The family's goal: "to become unimaginably rich," both Vermont Attorney General...

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