The Rise and Fall of the Sacklers, the Family That Gave America OxyContin

Behind the opioid epidemic sweeping the U.S. is an ultra-powerful medication, OxyContin, and behind the drug is an ultra-powerful family. A new book, 'Empire of Pain,' reveals the unscrupulous business practices of the Sackler clan, whose Purdue Pharma fueled a plague that cost some 500,000 Americans their lives

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The Sackler family’s name being removed from a wall at Tuft University’s biomedical campus, in 2019.
The Sackler family’s name being removed from a wall at Tuft University’s biomedical campus, in 2019. Credit: David L. Ryan / Boston Globe via Getty Images
Tzach Yoked
Tzach Yoked