Sackler family may now face fresh Oxycontin lawsuits
Jul 9, 2024

Sackler family may now face fresh Oxycontin lawsuits

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After last month's Supreme Court ruling, a judge weighs whether to allow new lawsuits against individual members of Purdue Pharma's owners, the Sackler family.

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The family behind OxyContin could get sued for the first time

Creditors for the makers of painkiller OxyContin have asked a bankruptcy judge for permission to sue members of the Sackler family. Until a Supreme Court decision last month, the individual family members had been shielded from opioid-related lawsuits.

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