Least shocking news story of the week:
The Sackler family owns Purdue Pharma, the makers of Oxycontin. Under two brothers, Raymond and Mortimer Sackler, they developed and marketed Oxy as a pain medication that was billed as non-addictive. Obviously that was a lie. Oh, and the Sackler boys (now deceased)….
Say it with me…..
Purdue can now go about finishing up bankruptcy proceedings and selling drugs, emphasis mine….
Purdue Pharma called Tuesday’s ruling a “victory.”
“Our focus going forward is to deliver billions of dollars of value for victim compensation, opioid crisis abatement, and overdose rescue medicines. Our creditors understand the plan is the best option to help those who need it most, the most fair and expeditious way to resolve the litigation, and the only way to deliver billions of dollars in value specifically to fund opioid crisis abatement efforts,” a company spokesperson told CNN.https://archive.vn/1MnLn
How many billions will they make in selling “opioid crisis abatement, and overdose rescue medicines” that are the direct result of the opioids they pushed in the first place? From Wikipedia….
In 2018, Purdue Pharma patented a new form of buprenorphine which controls cravings and is used to treat addiction to opioids such as OxyContin.
Pretty slick. Make billions pushing an addictive drug and then make billions more on a drug used to fight the addiction you created in the first place. What a pack of fucking ghouls.
The billions they are paying out in compensation will be used to purchase different drugs from them, basically recycling the money while shielding the Sackler family from being sued into oblivion for their complicity in mass murder…
Purdue Pharma first introduced the opioid drug OxyContin in the 1990s and promoted it as non-addictive. The company has been accused of helping to fuel the opioid epidemic in the United States, which is seen as a massive public health crisis. Between 1999 and 2020, more than 564,000 people died from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
They helped to kill half a million people in the U.S. as well as destroying innumerable families and entire communities, and their “punishment” is to sell drugs to help those they addicted, paid for and back to them by the settlement funds. The whole family should have been brought up on criminal charges and executed for murder, instead they get to keep making buckets of money. That is “justice” in America, people who wandered around a public building getting decades in prison while the greatest mass murder family in America rakes in billions.
Remember kids, it is a small club and you ain’t in it.