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Lawsuit Targets Purdue Pharma And The Sackler Family

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Domenic Esposito
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Artist Domenic Esposito crafted a giant heron spoon that Stamford gallery owner Fernando Alvarez dropped off the sculpture in front of Purdue Pharma's headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut in June.

Massachusetts’ Attorney General, Maura Healey, has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family, claiming that “Purdue pharma created the [opioid] epidemic and profited from it through a web of illegal deceit.”

The complaint against the company and the Sackler family outlines a case that Purdue Pharma knew that their drug OxyContin was the cause of overdoses, but that the company continued to profit. Purdue Pharma also explored going into the anti-addiction market. That’s what ProPublica’s Senior Reporter David Armstrong recently reported. He spoke with John Dankosky on NEXT about the case.