Family behind OxyContin attests to its role in opioid crisis

Automatic TRANSCRIPT

Members of Purdue Pharma's Sackler family, testifying before Congress today on the drug companies rolling the opioid epidemic. This is the first time in years that members of the family have been publicly questioned under oath on farmers role in the opioid crisis. Purdue recently pleading guilty to three charges as part of a settlement with the Justice Department. Representative James Comey, ranking member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. Speaking at the beginning of the hearing, they sought out doctors who were more likely to prescribe opioids and encourage them to prescribe Oxy cotton. Because it was safe. They did this because OxyContin quickly became a cash cow for the company. The opioid crisis has killed nearly half a million people in the US since

Coming up next