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The next move for Purdue, Sacklers, and Connecticut

Richard Sackler deposition, 2015 in Kentucky
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Richard Sackler deposition, 2015 in Kentucky

A federal judge’s decision to overturn Stamford-headquartered Purdue Pharma’s $4.5 billion bankruptcy settlement leaves funding for substance use disorder in limbo. This hour WWL, experts discuss the reversal and weigh in on overseas sales of opioids by Purdue Pharma affiliate Mundipharma

This hour, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong discusses the state’s successful appeal to reject the bankruptcy settlement, and his continued push for accountability from the Sacklers. He’s joined by corporate law professor, Joshua Silverstein, an expert in bankruptcy proceedings.

Acute care nurse practitioner Stephen P. Wood, a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, traces the history of Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers, a drug dubbed ‘Mother’s Little Helper,’ and the overseas sales of opioids by Purdue Pharma affiliate Mundipharma.

Anthropologist Alexa Dietrich of Wagner College, a researcher on the role of corporations in society, discusses ethics and corporate governance.

Produced by Sujata Srinivasan and Abe Levine

Technical Producer Cat Pastor


William Tong: Connecticut Attorney General

Joshua Silverstein: Professor of Law, University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Stephen P. Wood: Bioethicist, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School

Alexa Dietrich: Professor of Culture and the Economy, Wagner College

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Sujata Srinivasan is Connecticut Public Radio’s senior health reporter. Prior to that, she was a senior producer for Where We Live, a newsroom editor, and from 2010-2014, a business reporter for the station.
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