The next move for Purdue, Sacklers, and Connecticut
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