State files new lawsuit against Sackler family over opioid sales

MAKERS OF OXYCONTIN. WMUR’S MONICA HERNANDEZ IS LIVE
WITH THE DETAILS. MONICA: THE COMPLAINT CLAIMS THE
SACKLER FAMILY WHICH OWNS PURDUE
PHARMA PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN
FUELING THE OPIOID CRISIS IN NEW
HAMPSHIRE. THE LAWSUIT, FILED IN MERRIMACK
COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, CLAIMS
THE SACKLER FAMILY DIRECTED
PURDUE PHARMA SALES REPS TO
PROMOTE OPIOIDS TO GRANITE
STATERS WHILE FULLY KNOWING THE RISKS. IT ALSO SAYS THE SACKLER FAMILY
ENRICHED THEMSELVES WHILE
DRAINING PURDUE PHARMA’S
ACCOUNTS, PLACING HUNDREDS OF
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS BEYOND
CREDITORS’ REACH. THE COMPANY FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY
THIS WEEK. IT COMES JUST DAYS AFTER NEW
HAMPSHIRE ALONG WITH MANY OTHER
STATES AND MUNICIPALITIE
REJECTED A MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR
SETTLEMENT OFFER FROM PURDUE
PHARMA, SAYING IT DIDN’T HOLD THE COMPANY ACCOUNTABLE ENOUGH. OTHERS DID ACCEPT THE DEAL. THE COMPLAINT SAYS THE SACKLER
FAMILY SHOULD BE REQUIRED
EASE THE “PUBLIC NUISANCE IT

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