For months, Purdue Pharma has been negotiating a $10-12 billion settlement that would resolve some 2,000 lawsuits against the company, NBC News reported yesterday—a day after a landmark ruling against Johnson & Johnson for its role in Oklahoma’s opioid crisis.  

David Sackler says his family isn’t to blame for the opioid crisis. In an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair, Sackler hit back against widespread accusations that the family firm, Purdue Pharma, spurred the crisis with aggressive and misleading marketing of OxyContin.

A landmark trial beginning today in Oklahoma will delve into the origins of the opioid crisis that’s killing 130 people a day, Politico reports.

Embattled opioid giant Purdue Pharma influenced WHO guidelines on treating pain, according to a bipartisan Congressional report released yesterday, The Washington Post reports.

As Purdue Pharma raked in profits from its headline painkiller OxyContin, the firm also explored another business opportunity: the “attractive market” of opioid addiction treatment, according to previously secret internal correspondence.   The documents are part of a…

A branch of the Sackler family has publicly distanced itself from OxyContin profits as the clan and its company, Purdue Pharma, come under fire for the drug’s role in sparking the opioid crisis. But court documents suggest Arthur Sackler’s heirs have benefited at least…