Tag: Sacklers

‘Catastrophic Injustice’: Judge OKs Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Plan Shielding Sacklers | Common Dreams News

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“The greed of some Sacklers fueled an opioid epidemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans,” said Rick Claypool of Public Citizen.

Source: ‘Catastrophic Injustice’: Judge OKs Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Plan Shielding Sacklers | Common Dreams News

Purdue Pharma Spent Over $1.2 Million on Lobbying

A coalition of survivors and advocacy groups are seen staging a die-in protest outside of The United States Bankruptcy Court, to call out the United States justice system for failing to hold the billionaire Sackler Family to account, in White Plains, N.Y. on Aug. 9, 2021.

At the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy trial that began Thursday, Judge Robert Drain is widely expected to approve a proposed settlement of the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy that would release members of the billionaire Sackler family, the company’s owners, from all current and future opioid-related civil claims.

Source: Purdue Pharma Spent Over $1.2 Million on Lobbying

The Shame of the Sacklers | The Smirking Chimp

In America, shame and honor have become confused partly because institutions that bestow honors often have the ulterior motive of extracting as much money as possible from rich honorees while knowing as little as possible about how these donors obtained their wealth. In return for the donation, honorees are imbued with moral approval. Richard Sackler and other family members involved in this tragedy deserve to be shamed. Institutions that took their blood money should remove the Sackler name from their centers, professorships, buildings, and pediments. If they won’t be held accountable in a court of law, they must be held accountable at least in the public sphere.

Source: The Shame of the Sacklers | The Smirking Chimp