OxyContin Maker To Pay Out Billions In Civil, Criminal Penalties
"Now, that sounds like a lot, but critics are pointing to the fact that Purdue Pharma was already in big trouble, facing bankruptcy, struggling to hold on to employees and flooded with thousands of lawsuits tied to the improper marketing of opioids. And despite all that, under this deal, this federal deal, the Sacklers are going to walk away with most of their personal fortunes intact. By some estimates, they're worth as much as $10 billion because of opioid profits." - NPR addiction correspondent, Brian Mann
...MANN: "They'll pay a fraction of that in penalties, only about $225 million out of their own pockets. And, Steve, there are no criminal charges against them. The Sacklers here admit to no personal wrongdoing." ...