John Oliver tackles the Sacklers: the litigious, secretive billionaires whose family business engineered the opioid crisis

One of the most hated families in the world
One of the most hated families in the world
The Sackler Family – The family that started the opiod crisis. Image from Evening Standard.

The Sacklers ( previously ) are a reclusive, super-secretive family of billionaires whose fortune comes from their pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, manufacturers of Oxycontin, the drug at the center of the opioid epidemic, which has claimed more American lives than the Vietnam war, with the death-toll still mounting. The Sacklers have gone to enormous lengths to launder their reputations, endowing galleries and museums in a bid to make their […]

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