Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, accused of fueling addiction while boosting profits

The state of Massachusetts on Tuesday sued the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, which spawned America’s opioids crisis, naming leading executives and members of the multi-billionaire Sackler family that owns the pharmaceutical company.

The lawsuit accuses the company, Purdue Pharma, of spinning a “web of illegal deceit” to fuel the deadly drug abuse crisis while boosting profits.

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