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"purdue pharma" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

06:26 min | 8 months ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on WJR 760

"I'm Jack Rousseau this is anything as possible We're talking to Steve Miller Mister fix it for American industry Steve how do you keep your cool when all around you are streaming and threatening murder et cetera talk to us about keeping your cool I would say two inches there One you just have to have the self assurance that I didn't cause this mess I'm but I'm here going to do everything I can to try and fix it I've got all these different constituents with different points of view And if I can get them all into the same page we'll be in a better place And I'm not you know I talked earlier about the issues I had with the united auto workers but I have to look at them Most of the united auto workers that work for Delphi had started their careers at General Motors and 20 years prior on the promise that they would get the General Motors pay and benefits when I said I can't afford that I don't have the money I've gone broke They were very upset but I do understand them as they are people with families and they have counted on Delphi being able to honor its commitments and the fact that we couldn't do it I didn't blame them for being upset with me but said we are where we are and we've got to work this out All right since July of 2018 you've been the chairman of the board of Purdue pharma The infamous Purdue pharma the maker of the opioid drug OxyContin Talked about this one Well I mean two things one this is as backdrop to what I am doing as chairman trying to get this company fixed and back on its feet and out of bankruptcy It is against the background of just an incredible human tragedy from drug overdose I mean some of it was due to misuse of prescription pharmaceuticals but a lot of it particularly these days is almost all due to illegal fentanyl or imported heroin and so on It's a terrible problem and we are trying to do what we can from our point of view to help America to deal with it We're taking the company and we have no longer call on doctors We don't try and push pills We don't do any advertising We do make the product because it's a miracle drug for appropriate patients which would be like terminal cancer patients or people who've been in an auto accident and they just need to get through the next few days Those are good if they got good doctor care They're not going to end up in a bad way They're going to have a great improvement in their life And those are the ones we're focused on We have put in systems to try and track every pharmacy that buys our product through distributors And if we see any big uptick in the order rate we want to find out why is that Is this because it's becoming a pill mill or is there some legitimate reason like changing where their warehouse is or something that would cause them to have a aberration in the rate of prescription orders So we're doing our and then our plan in bankruptcy which I thought would be finished by now but isn't quite is to take all of the assets of this company plus a contribution from the prior owners the Sackler family And make it into a public benefit corporation and opioid abatement trust And all of the funds would go to victims of drug abuse regardless of whether it was our drug or not And to the states and communities that have suffered so much from the problem of drug addiction So we're well on our way to getting this thing fixed as best we can and doing our part to create and preserve the value that is there even though we have his associated with significant problems over 5 or ten years ago The numbers are astounding 600,000 people have filed lawsuits over a billion so far in lawyers alone Claims totaling a 140 $1 trillion Topic is a trillion Steve Well it's beyond my candidates to how big is a trillion but a 140 trillion exceeds the combined GNP of every country on Planet Earth And we don't happen to have it We're going to do the best we can but the seriousness of the problem is underscored by the fact that this is in every way possible a record breaker of a difficult bankruptcy case All right let's talk if you would about communicating with employees And let's use two examples One is the Canadian Justin Trudeau with the truckers And the other one is the Ukrainian president the comedian talk about the two ways and what's the right way Well I am fearful for but very admiral of the president of the Ukraine I mean he is standing his ground leading his people and brings back memories of Winston Churchill back at the beginning of World War II when he had to give spirit to his country to withstand the threatened attacks coming from Adolf Hitler So that's a good way You know Justin Trudeau I only know what I read about it but he's got a whole segment of his population you know the truckers who are very unhappy about the mandated vaccinations which goes to the heart of.

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:11 min | 9 months ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Is WNYC FN HD in a.m. New York Live from NPR news in Washington on corva Coleman Ukraine's president is condemning a Russian strike on a maternity and children's hospital in the southeastern port city of Mario pole at least three people were killed and 17 others were wounded NPR's Eric westervelt reports from western Ukraine Horrific videos and photos from the scene show some pregnant wounded women being carried by stretchers across a burnt devastated landscape Inside bloodied mattresses and destroyed rooms Mark what's left of the hospital Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky What kind of country is this How can the Russian Federation be afraid of a children's hospital Of a building of mothers and then destroys that At talks in turkey Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov claimed there were no women and children at the hospital quote just armed radicals The Ukrainians called that allegation absurd and the attack a war crime Eric westervelt in PR news in western Ukraine Vice president Harris is in Poland she and Polish president anjay duda are deploring Russia for its attacks on Ukrainian hospitals She says the U.S. and Poland are unified in partnership to support the security and humanitarian needs of Ukrainians The ongoing commitment that the United States has to support of this region including the people of Ukraine that ranges from security assistance to humanitarian assistance to all of the other work that must be done to ensure that Russia also pays a serious and severe consequence In a stark message following the maternity hospital bombing the United Nations issued a list of people and facilities that can not be attacked because of war The United Nations said simply babies are not a target The houses passed a government spending bill to fund federal agencies through the end of the fiscal year on September 30th It would provide nearly $14 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine Victims of the opioid epidemic will speak today as part of a bankruptcy hearing for Purdue pharma the company makes the opioid OxyContin NPR's Brian Mann reports members of the Sackler family who own the company are expected to be present for the virtual hearing Federal bankruptcy judge Robert drain is expected to approve a deal that gives the Sackler family immunity from opioid lawsuits in exchange for a payment from their private fortunes of roughly $6 billion A mediator requested that people who say their lives were devastated by OxyContin have a chance to speak and this hearing is expected to be the only chance for those who struggled with addiction or lost loved ones to overdoses to confront at least some members of the Sackler family directly The sacklers have denied any wrongdoing public officials say their private company pushed opioid sales aggressively while misleading doctors and patients about the risks half a million people in the U.S. have died from opioid overdoses Brian Mann NPR news And you're listening to NPR news from Washington This is WNYC in New York four minutes after 8 o'clock good morning I'm David first 35° in Central Park going up to a high around 50 today Northbound two and three trains are delayed also delays on New Jersey transits north Jersey coast montclair boutin and Robertson valley lines Two months after New York's statewide eviction moratorium ended attorneys are struggling to keep up with cases in the city's housing courts WNYC's Chao law reports Lawyers said their overwhelmed by staffing shortages and high case lows from people facing eviction from their homes Thus put a limit on their capacity to take on new clients Ron Ross mason is the executive director of legal services NYC The combination of the pandemic hiring challenges that occurred during the pandemic The great attrition loss of staff that has occurred in other industries has also hit us hard As a result more than a dozen tenants in Bronx housing court did not have access to free legal services last week New York City officials say they have completed a $50 million sewage and water main upgrade project in southeast queens the new pipes and catch basins are designed to reduce flooding in an area that has been prone to flooding for years At a press conference yesterday with mayor Adams and other city officials resident princess west said her basement often flooded before the upgrades We were so happy to see the workmen when they started pulling up in the truck And the tractors and we were just so excited to do our name but we're gonna do our neighbor Thank God The project is part of a larger $2.5 billion infrastructure plan for street and seward improvements in southeast queens Parts of the borough were devastated by flooding during the remnants of hurricane Ida last September New York has long given more in tax revenue to the federal government than it gets back in funding but the COVID pandemic presented something of a reversal WNYC's John Campbell has more Each year state controller Tom dinapoli compares New Yorkers share of federal taxes with how much the state gets in return His latest report details the 2020 federal fiscal year finding the state received a dollar 59 in spending for every tax dollar sent to the federal government The controller said there's a simple reason for that So much of this is driven by the billions of dollars that have come to New York as part of the COVID pandemic response For 2019 de Napoli's report showed the state got 91 cents in funding for every tax dollar sent to Washington 35° now in New York City expecting partly sunny skies today with a high around 50° This is WNYC Support for NPR comes from hulligan water since 1936 a local colligan specialist can provide in home water tests and custom recommendations to treat the unique attributes of a home's water more at colligan dot com It's morning edition from NPR news I'm Steve inskeep.

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:43 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on WTOP

"Right thank you Mike Brought to you by new look home design right now save 50% on all roofing materials Visit new look home design dot com It's a 21 here while the pandemic revealed flaws in the way Marilyn buys emergency supplies for healthcare workers A report released by the state office of legislative audits said in a review of emergency procurements of test kits masks and gowns it showed a lack of compliance with state regulations that review also found ineffective monitoring of payments for those supplies auditors found that 11 out of 15 emergency procurements examined total nearly $200 million and they didn't follow state purchasing rules The state health department says that it's working to improve contract management including creating a unit to build on the procurement lessons learned during the pandemic Some first responders in Arlington county who are facing the possibility of losing their jobs are demanding that the county reverse course on its vaccine mandate ARL now reports a petition has 300 signatures That petition claims a mandate disproportionately harms people of color and it says it's unclear what recourse people have if they suffer side effects But the county says vaccines are safe and the best protection against COVID-19 While a judge has refused to accept a settlement agreement in the Purdue pharma opioid case the proposed bankruptcy settlement of thousands of lawsuits against Purdue pharma filed over the opioid epidemic has been rejected by a federal judge U.S. district judge Colleen McMahon rejected the settlement because of a provision that would protect members of the Sackler family from facing litigation on their own facing thousands of lawsuits claiming the company helped spark the opioid crisis by pushing doctors to prescribe OxyContin produce sought bankruptcy protection in 2019 The opioid crisis has been linked to more than 500,000 deaths in the U.S. over the last two decades I'm Mike Gracia Applicants to Harvard University won't have to submit SATs or ACTs for at least the next four years That decision by the school adds to the movement to permanently eliminate standardized test scores for admission to even the most selective schools in the country Harvard says the pandemic has made it hard for students to access testing sites So the school is telling prospective students to submit whatever materials they believe convey their accomplishments in high school and their promise for the future Coming up here in money news while you might want to consider getting long-term health insurance It's 8 24 Are the 1970s back Inflation just surged 6.8% in November Even more than expected and the worst in 40 years The.

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"In select theaters and on Netflix awards eligible The national economy is looking a lot like a fat Joe track All the way up inflation up Worker resignations Up Debt ceiling raised Taking stock of our economy in the midst of another pandemic winter I'm Melissa Harris Perry and that's next time on the takeaway we dare afternoon to three on 93.9 FM It's 7 51 later on morning edition of federal judges overturned a settlement between Purdue pharma the maker of the opioid OxyContin and the Sackler family that had previously protected the family from litigation And then on story court we'll hear from a couple who adopted 6 kids after opioid addiction took hold of their parents All that and more coming up next hour It's morning edition from NPR news I mean Martinez and I'm Steven skate let's remember an Italian journalist who is famous for asking a question that's shaped history A question that helped lead to communist Germany opening up the Berlin Wall Ricardo Hermann has died at the age of 92 Back in 1989 as communist rule was being chipped away all over the Eastern Bloc demonstrators took to the streets of East Germany in unprecedented numbers to demand reform And the communist government came under intense pressure to let its citizens travel freely At a chaotic press conference on November 9th airmen pushed the government's spokesperson gun tosh a on a new set of travel regulations So far In that clip you can hear Ricardo airman in the background pushing Chaka ski on when the new policy comes into effect The spokesperson responds by saying it comes into effect immediately without delay And both west and east Germans immediately rushed to the Berlin Wall.

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on WTOP

"Judge has refused to accept a settlement agreement in the Purdue pharma opioid case The proposed bankruptcy settlement of thousands of lawsuits against Purdue pharma filed over the opioid epidemic has been rejected by a federal judge U.S. district judge Colleen McMahon rejected the settlement because of a provision that would protect members of the Sackler family from facing litigation on their own facing thousands of lawsuits claiming the company helped spark the opioid crisis by pushing doctors to prescribe OxyContin produce sought bankruptcy protection in 2019 The opioid crisis has been linked to more than 500,000 deaths in the U.S. over the last two decades I'm Mike Gracia Investigators have obtained a search warrant for actor Alec Baldwin's cell phone saying it could contain evidence that might be helpful in the investigation of a deadly shooting on a film set The cinematographer was killed and the director was wounded in the shooting and New Mexico in late October Baldwin was holding it the revolver during rehearsal when it fired He has said that the cinematographer hell no Hutchins asked him to point the gun just off a camera and toward her armpit before it went off Baldwin said that he pulled a hammer back and that the gun fired when he let it go off That he's said that he didn't know the gun contained a live round Well a familiar face is leaving NBC four after decades in front of the camera Wendy riggers been with NBC four for 33 years but now she's retiring from TV So what's she going to do in retirement First she's going to take a breath I think everyone especially in this town which is so go go has to give themselves permission to do that Then she and her husband are going to figure out what to do with their 30 acre farm out in rappahannock county We keep wondering if we're going to do an animal sanctuary And she says well she takes a step into the next part of her life she's excited to see those who step up to fill her anchor seat The other exciting piece about this is just to get out of the way By going to pursue what I want to do I allow them to pursue what they want to do Her last broadcast is today Michelle Morello TOP news A democratic member of the Virginia House from Norfolk is resigning delicate J Jones says he'll leave office by years end Governor Ralph northam will call a special session to fill the seat Jones ran unsuccessfully this year in the democratic primary against incumbent attorney general Mark herring who went on to defeat in the general election Jones is 32 and is seen by some as a rising star in the Virginia Democratic Party He says he expects to stay involved in politics but once to spend more time with family as he and his wife are preparing to welcome their first child.

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Judge rejects Purdue Pharma’s sweeping opioid settlement

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Judge rejects Purdue Pharma’s sweeping opioid settlement

"Hi hi Mike Mike Rossi Rossi a a reporting reporting a a judge judge rejects rejects Purdue Purdue pharma's pharma's sweeping sweeping opioid opioid settlement settlement the the proposed proposed bankruptcy bankruptcy settlement settlement of of thousands thousands of of lawsuits lawsuits against against Purdue Purdue pharma pharma filed filed over over the the opioid opioid epidemic epidemic has has been been rejected rejected by by a a federal federal judge judge US US district district judge judge Colleen Colleen McMahon McMahon rejected rejected the the settlement settlement because because of of a a provision provision that that would would protect protect members members of of the the Sackler Sackler family family from from facing facing litigation litigation on on their their own own facing facing thousands thousands of of lawsuits lawsuits blaming blaming the the company company helped helped spark spark the the opioid opioid crisis crisis by by pushing pushing doctors doctors to to prescribe prescribe oxycontin oxycontin produce produce sought sought bankruptcy bankruptcy protection protection in in twenty twenty nineteen nineteen the the opioid opioid crisis crisis has has been been linked linked to to more more than than five five hundred hundred thousand thousand deaths deaths in in the the U. U. S. S. over over the the last last two two decades decades hi hi Mike Mike Rossi Rossi

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

03:35 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"What americans don't know about the purdue pharma. Bankruptcy hurts all of us by ryan. Hampton hampton is the author of unsettled. How the purdue pharma bankruptcy failed the victims of the american overdose crisis after two years as a representative of oxycontin victims and the purdue pharma bankruptcy. I'm finally breaking my silence. I served as co chair of the unsecured creditors committee inside the case appointed by the doj. I was supposed to advocate for the people who were harmed by. Purdue's blockbuster opioid painkiller. Instead i learned how profoundly broken the bankruptcy system is and why we never should have hoped it would render the justice. We deserved most people. Imagine court the way. It's depicted in the movies. There's a judge and jury the single bang of a gavel. Settles everything good wins and justices done. Bankruptcy court is nothing like this. The process can stretch over agonizing years while creditors fight over the settlement in september. Twenty nineteen purdue pharma the maker of oxycontin and a company controlled by the infamous billionaire. Sackler family filed for bankruptcy to protect itself from hundred lawsuits for its role in fueling the us overdose crisis through the misbranding and reckless marketing of their flagship product. Oxycontin throughout the case victims had divi with the claims of major corporate interests like insurance companies and hospitals and even state governments victims weren't taking on perdue. We were set up to fight every other party with a claim to produce billions most notably state attorneys general. We were the most deserving and the least protected in this fight it should be no surprise that we got the short end of the stick while billions of dollars went to state coffers already flush with unspent funds earmarked for addiction recovery services and programs the purdue bankruptcy was the only mechanism for victims to receive any sort of justice from a company that created so much death and destruction to actual people. The prevention services. The states take claim for in the settlement is not the same as compensating for past harm and injuries. To human beings destroyed by oxycontin. The bankruptcy was not a trial it was not just nor was it a public. Hearing of the facts of purdue's crimes. It was a series of meetings with teams of highly skilled lawyers. Their clients and judge robert drain of white plains. New york the one hundred thirty thousand victims with claims against the company were at a disadvantage from the very beginning. Many of us hoped to be first in the settlement as the people actually harmed by oxycontin instead we were lest we got seven hundred fifty million dollars only seven point five percent of the total settlement which is a fraction of what we deserved to compensate for years of illness family loss and death assessed at a sliding scale victims will receive an average of five thousand dollars per family. That amount wouldn't ever cover the costs of addiction treatment funerals or meaningful medical care..

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

06:26 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Very close to the end of our time together and i haven't had an opportunity to to ask you some questions about your new book. Which is a a follow up to. I think a a you know a book that really truly put a dent in the universe. how to change your mind And now you have this amazing new book. This is your this. Is your mind on plants. Can you just sort of describe the overarching thesis. And then then we'll walk through some of the specifics. Sure well you know. I've always been interested in plants and that got me into writing about food. It's the common threat and all my work. I began writing gardner and And it was what was happening in my garden that engaged me in as a writer and So i've been running about plans for a long time and that's what got me into food and then psychedelics because incredibly enough this is something else plants to and fungus. We don't want to leave. We don't forget the mushrooms but in this book it's a series of long kind of profiles of three molecules. Three amazing molecules that are produced by plants. The first is morphine. Opium in the Opium poppy And that chapter is actually a revised version of a piece. I wrote and published in the nineties When i sought to grow my own opium and make my own opium I'd read a underground press book called opium for the masses. that said. hey you can. These are legally available seeds the planner legal unless they can prove that. You're trying to turn them into something. And as a young gardner a new gardener. I was like hey make my own opium. That sounds cool. I'm gonna try that and it in embroiled me in this weird front in the drug war At the time the da was trying to crack down on home opium production but they wanted to do it in the quietest way possible so there were quietly. Busting people for doing something that you know was not exactly illegal. I mean a certain point. i mean. there's a weird little orwellian fudge here where the seed of the opium. Poppy is legal. The plant is legal. Unless you have the idea in your head of ingesting it as a drug in which case it becomes a schedule one violation of very serious federal crime. So it's all about what's in your head so now that you know that growing opium for that purpose is that the that plant can become that drug. You can no longer legally grow opium poppies. I'm sorry to have ruined that opportunity for you On the other hand they have to prove that you know that And possession in my book would be one way so that's not exactly a selling argument. Your publicist lighting their hair on fire. Yes anyway so it was a very interesting. I got involved in started investigating what was going on and and wrote this piece. That filled me with much paranoia. That ultimately lawyers advised me not to publish done it for harper's magazine and You know one lawyer said it was. It was a confession to a federal crime. You can't possibly publish it. They can confiscate your house which they can do under the drug laws if your houses involved in any way a drug crime and they can throw in jail they can basically wreck your life all of which was true in the end i published it in a kind of expurgated version. I took out two scenes that the lawyers judged would be most antagonistic to the government. Which was the recipe for how to turn opium poppy heads into opium tea and the trip report. Is we call it in drug journalism. What the experience was like it was like six or eight pages and So i published it without that. But i always wanted to republish it in its proper form and this was an opportunity and the other thing i wanted to do. Though was something unbeknownst to me at the time. This is nine hundred ninety six. When i had this adventure was that that very same year. Purdue pharma was introducing oxycontin and beginning the opioid crisis so wall. The cops were looking this way. Corporate pharmaceutical industry was going that way and starting a disaster that did not exist until they got involved which is to say the opioid crisis which killed a half. A million americans since then Important parable about the drug war because the biggest public health crisis we've had tied to drugs has has involved legal drugs not illegal drugs and So anyway that's that's what that section is about the second one is about caffeine A wonderful chemical produced by both the coffee and the tea plant and a handful of other plants and i wanted to include a legal drug that all of us are almost all of us are involved with on a daily basis. Ninety percent of us a drug. We give our children in the form of soda. Most sodas caffeinated and a drug. We don't even think of as a drug because it's affects are kind of transparent. I think that being caffeinated isn't altered state of consciousness. it's one our society smiles on For good reason caffeine has been ubuntu capitalism to the rise of science and rational thinking It's it's given us the civilization we have In in in many ways. So there's a long story about caffeine and my efforts to get off it. So usually i take drugs in my journalism about drugs. But this was a case where the challenge and it was just as big. A challenge was abstaining And i went cold turkey and stayed off caffeine for three months and it was really one of the harder things i've done i you. You don't realize what a powerful role caffeine plays in your life until you get off. And and i encourage everybody to do it. Even in the knowledge you'll get back on just to see what happens. It's so interesting. And i've been drinking coffee since i was ten. And that is my default consciousness. And i didn't realize that 'til i lost it. And i sorely missed it and i'm very happy to be back on and enjoying it more than ever And there are no health. They're no good health reasons to avoid caffeine. Unless you're someone for whom it makes jittery or you're using eight or ten cups a day and then you have a problem but for most of us. It's.

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Use of OxyContin Profits to Fight Opioids Formally Approved

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Use of OxyContin Profits to Fight Opioids Formally Approved

"The judge has formally approved a plan to turn oxycontin maker Purdue pharma into a new company no longer owned by members of the Sackler family and with his profits going to fight the opioid epidemic bankruptcy judge Robert drain officially has confirmed the reorganization more than two weeks after he announced he would do so pending to launching technical changes however several states among all the parties have already appealed the decision the deal resolves some three thousand lawsuits filed by state and local governments native American tribes unions hospitals and others who claimed the company's marketing of prescription opioids help Spock and continue overdose epidemic linked to more than five hundred thousand deaths in the U. S. in the last two decades I'm Charles there that's my

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Purdue Bankruptcy Is Approved, Shielding Sackler Family

NPR News Now

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Purdue Bankruptcy Is Approved, Shielding Sackler Family

"Federal bankruptcy judge has approved a historic settlement between purdue pharma the company that makes the opioid oxycontin and thousands of state and local governments. The controversial settlement will allow the owners of purdue pharma the sackler family to escape legal liability from opioid lawsuits. The sackler family will still have to pay more than four billion dollars.

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

07:53 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Them to mandate mass in k. Through twelve schools this week. Schools around phoenix reported two hundred twenty seven active outbreaks with nearly seventeen hundred students and four hundred fifty school employees infected in central texas. The connally independent school district near waco has cancelled classes after two teachers died of cove. Nineteen in the same week. Six great social studies teacher in the tally. Chancellor was just forty one years old. She died on saturday just days after her colleague fifty nine year old andy. Mccormack succumb to the disease. Their school does not require students or teachers. Where masks in colorado three police officers and two paramedics have been criminally charged. In the death of twenty-three-year-old. Elijah mclean in the denver suburb of aurora which prompted nationwide protests. Mclean who's african. American was walking home from a store and august two thousand nineteen when someone called nine one one to report a suspicious person. Although he was not suspected of a crime the three aurora police officers who answered the call tackled mclean to the ground placed a minute show cold to. He pleaded for his life and medical responders who arrived then. Injected mclean with the powerful sedative. Ketamine he suffered a cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital and died several days later. Colorado attorney general. Philip wiser announced the charges wednesday eric goal is to seek justice for mcclain for his family and friends and four states in so doing we advance the rule of law and the commitment that everyone is accountable and equal under the law. Well go to. Colorado later in the broadcast for an update on the elisha mclean case in nigeria officials in the northwestern state of some fara have closed schools and imposed curfews. After gunmen abducted seventy three high school students. Wednesday kidnappers have seized more than a thousand students in northern nigeria since december usually demanding large ransom payments from the children's parents. Us bankruptcy judge has approved a settlement that will dissolve purdue pharma maker of the highly addictive opioid oxycontin. What ordering the sackler family to pay. More than four and a half billion dollars. Over the next decade the agreement shields the sackler from future litigation over their role in fueling the opioid crisis which is killed over. Half a million people across the united states in a statement public citizen blasted the settlement saying quote allowing the billionaires at the root of the opioid crisis to walk free while thousands of its victims are in. Prison is a catastrophic injustice. Public citizen said president biden welcomed the ukrainian president flow to mirza landscape to the white house wednesday warning russia against further military incursion into ukraine states remains firmly committed to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of russian aggression and and our support for ukraine's euro-atlantic aspirations precedent selects case first white house visit came two years after then president. Donald trump dangled the prospect of an oval office visit in exchange for political dirt on then candidate joe biden and his son. Hunter biden trump's author of a quid pro quo led to his first impeachment house minority leader. Kevin mccarthy worn tekken telecommunication companies not to comply with requests from lawmakers investigating the deadly january. Six insurrection at the capitol saying republicans will not forget if they do the house. Select committee has requested. The company's preserve records related to the attack. Mccarthy said the request was illegal though he did not offer any legal backing for his claim. Meanwhile here in new york director of security and the controller for the trump organization are expected to testify before a manhattan grand jury today as investigations continue into the financial crimes at the former presidents businesses. And those are some of the headlines. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the warrant report. I made me goodman joined by democracy. Now co hosts nermeen shake where both in new york kinder main. Hi amy and welcome to our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world. Well we're beginning with the major news from the. Us supreme court which on wednesday refused to halt a texas law that bans most abortions ruling five to four. The law can remain effect even while legal challenges against it. Continue the ruling. Is the courts biggest break yet. From the landmark one thousand nine hundred seventy three roe v wade ruling. That legalized abortion. Nationwide chief justice. John roberts joined the court's three liberal justices in their descent with justice writing quote. The court should not be so content to ignore its constitutional obligations to protect not only the rights of women but also the sanctity of its precedence. And of the rule of law. She wrote all five of the justices. Who allowed the abortion banned to stay in effect were appointed by republican presidents. three of them by donald trump president biden said the texas law quote blatantly violates the constitutional right to abortion enshrined in roe v wade. It is the most restrictive anti choice law in the nation barring abortions about six weeks into a pregnancy before many people even know they're pregnant. There's no exception for rape or incest. The law also allows anyone in texas to sue. Patient's medical workers a cab driver or even a patient's family or friends who aid and abet and abortion texas clinic say. They've had to cancel most of their appointments. Since the law took effect wednesday providers say at least eighty five percent of abortions performed are now outlawed for more. We're going back to nancy. Northop president and ceo of the center for constitutional rights. Nancy we spoke to you yesterday. Welcome back talk about the significance of what came down once again just before midnight last night. Well we got the order from the court. Would you summarized which was a five four decision allowing this law in texas to stay in place. We are absolutely devastated. I mean the inaction of the court not stepping into block this unconstitutional law means that it will be in effect in taxes for the foreseeable future gas. The litigations still goes on but unfortunately the court of appeals court appeals with this circuit denied our request to hear an expedited way. The state's appeal to that court. And so we are stuck in this limbo but you know what people in this country. We should not be stuck. You know who can fix this united states. Congress can fix this. The women's health protection act has been introduced in every congress since since two thousand thirteen and right now the house of representatives has enough votes to pass it. Forty eight senators are on it in the senate and it is time for a drummer to say. Congress accord has led us down. You need to step in the women's health protection act. That's what needs to be on the lips of everybody who supports abortion.

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U.S. Judge Approves Deal Dissolving Purdue Pharma in Opioid Saga

the NewsWorthy

01:07 min | 1 year ago

U.S. Judge Approves Deal Dissolving Purdue Pharma in Opioid Saga

"Drugmaker behind the highly addictive prescription. Painkiller oxycontin is formerly shutting down. We're talking about purdue pharma. Instead of selling opioids the company's resources will be put toward addressing the opioid epidemic mainly with addiction treatment and prevention programs. It will also compensate people and families who have been hurt by purdue products that was just one of the terms laid out in a wide ranging bankruptcy settlement. Judge approved this week. It also says the company's owners the sackler family will have to pay four and a half billion dollars to settle thousands of opioid related lawsuits. Without though this actors will be immune from any more lawsuits about opioids. And they'll still be one of the richest families in the world. They're worth about eleven billion dollars. A lot of states support. This plan saying it's the best way to help pay for a problem. That's only gotten worse. During the pandemic but others like connecticut. In washington planned to appeal saying the settlement shields. The sackler is too much from liability. They say the sackler is downplayed. How addictive opioids are while they aggressively marketed. Those drugs purdue pharma as a company has pleaded guilty twice for that but the sackler is have not been charged with crimes. At least not yet and they say they did nothing illegal or

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Judge Conditionally Approves Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Judge Conditionally Approves Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement

"Hi Mike Rossi reporting a judge conditionally approves the Purdue pharma opioid settlement a federal bankruptcy judge has given conditional approval to a potential ten billion dollar plan submitted by oxycontin maker Purdue pharma to settle lawsuits filed over its role in the opioid crisis under the settlement the Sackler family would give up ownership of Purdue pharma and contribute four point five billion dollars to the fund the Sacklers would also be freed from any future lawsuits over the opioid crisis U. S. bankruptcy judge Robert drain said he will formally approve the plan Thursday if to technical changes are made but nine states Washington DC Seattle and the U. S. bankruptcy trustee oppose the settlement the state of Washington plans to appeal hi Mike Rossio

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

NPR's Business Story of the Day

03:35 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

"Dot com a big ruling coming today. In the bankruptcy of purdue pharma which makes the opioid oxycontin at stake is whether a federal judge will grant immunity from future lawsuits to the company's owners members of the sackler family. Npr addiction correspondent. Brian man has been following this story for a long time. good morning bryant morning noel. So the sackler is have essentially demanded a clean legal slate in the opioid crisis. And this is very controversial. Members of the sackler family of course earned billions of dollars from the sale of oxycontin and internal emails and memos from the company made public in court show. Some family members kept pushing opioid sales aggressively long after the opioid crisis exploded across the country. A lot of companies sold opioids but oxycontin became one of the most widely abused and under this deal that we expect to be finalized later this morning by judge robert drain. The sackler will walk away from their alleged role in the crisis all the thousands of opioid lawsuits filed against them would be blocked permanently. The sackler will admit no wrongdoing and remain one of the richest families in the world. What are they giving up in. Return this hackers will pay roughly four point. Three billion dollars over the next ten years also give up ownership of their bankrupt company. It's important to say this actors have long maintained. They did nothing wrong. Nothing illegal or unethical. Though their company has pleaded guilty twice to federal criminal charges for opioid marketing schemes. Members of the family have never been charged. Oxycontin heard a lot of people. What are victims rights groups saying as we await this ruling. There's there's fury no and there's heartbreak that the soccer's will get to move on with their lives while the country is expected to keep grappling with this opioid epidemic for decades. I spoke with nan. Goldin about this. She's an artist who became addicted to oxycontin. And she thinks it's wrong for this bankruptcy court to preempt. Those lawsuits against the sackler lers liability releases is one of the most egregious parts of this settlement. I've never seen any such like abuse of justice. It's shocking it's really shocking. So this is personal for a lot of people in painful folks think the sackler should be held more accountable now. Interestingly enough you've reported that the justice department also opposes this deal is purdue pharma worried at all that the doj could appeal this plan if it does get approved. They're really worried. We reported yesterday that produce farmers attorneys launched a behind the scenes effort to pressure. Doj not to appeal. The company's attorneys actually wrote a letter that purported to be from people harmed by purdue pharma and oxycontin they distributed that letter to supporters of this deal urging them to sign some version of it and send it to the doj and those who support. This plan argued that an appeal from the federal government could delay implementation of the plan and cause it to unravel on the other side. The doj has argued repeatedly that these liability releases are unlawful for the sack layers and they filed a new brief just last night saying that. This plan should not be confirmed. Is there any possibility that this deal as controversial as it is could actually help anyone if it's implemented. Well that's why this is so complicated. A bunch of state and local governments know. Well they say yes. This could really help up to five billion dollars would be channeled into programs designed to help people with addiction and so that that's what judge drain will be deciding. Is this a good plan. Should go forward. Npr addiction correspondent..

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

03:01 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Biden said in a statement. Saturday that quote. Our commanders informed me that an attack is highly likely in the next twenty four to thirty six hours. He also said the. Us would continue to target isis k the group behind the suicide bombing at the airport a us drone strike killed two members of the group and wounded a third at the pentagon spokesman. John kirby said the military was pressing ahead with evacuation flights. Nothing has changed about the time line for us and we will do this as safe in an orderly way as possible and that includes being able to continue to evacuate right up until the end. The us mission is scheduled to in tuesday gregory npr news washington two countries have ended their evacuation flights including the united kingdom. Britain's final flight. This weekend has john donaldson reports. The last british soldiers and diplomats have now left. Afghanistan bringing an end to a military operation that lasted just shy of two decades in recent days. More than fifteen thousand people have been evacuated by the rif british nationals and afghans. Who had worked with the uk along with their families. But as the last british troops left the government here says the focus is on supporting around a thousand afghans. It failed to get out on time without boots on the ground. What format support will take is not clear. This is npr in yemen. The death toll is rising from an attack on a key. Military base used by forces of the saudi led coalition. A military spokesman says at least thirty soldiers were killed and dozens more wounded in today's attack. The al anon base in southern yemen officials are blaming. the who the rebels. They've carried out several attacks on the base using armed drones and ballistic missiles. A federal judge has delayed his ruling on the bankruptcy of oxycontin maker. Purdue pharma impairs. Brian man reports judge robert drain is calling for last minute negotiations to in opposition to the deal. Most states have agreed to a settlement plan for purdue pharma that give sweeping immunity from future opioid lawsuits to the company's owners members of the sackler family in exchange. The sackler have agreed to contribute four point. Three billion dollars of their personal wealth but some states including california and connecticut have rejected the deal and could appeal it to drop it. Drains has that kind of additional legal. Fighting could delay distribution of funds meant to help ease the opioid crisis. He's giving the party's until wednesday to hash out. A final deal that rings remaining states on board under the current settlement the sackler admit no wrongdoing and remain one of the wealthiest families in the world brian man. Npr news successful launch at cape canaveral launch of space access dragon capsule lit up the night sky a day after the weather caused delay. The capsule is loaded with more than forty eight hundred pounds of supplies and experiments for the astronauts aboard the international space station. It's expected to dock at orbiting outpost. Tomorrow i'm trial snyder. This is npr news..

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The Sacklers Want Immunity From the Opioid Crisis

Morning Edition

01:43 min | 1 year ago

The Sacklers Want Immunity From the Opioid Crisis

"Trials underway in New York for Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. Members of Sackler family who owned the drug company have testified they bear no responsibility for the nation's deadly opioid epidemic. As part of the bankruptcy deal, the Sackler czar demanding immunity from lawsuits for themselves and for a network of companies and organizations. NPR addiction correspondent Brian Mann has been following this Brian you've reported before the Sackler want to clean slate for themselves, no more opioid lawsuits. But this deal in particular would also shelter a bunch of other people and companies from liability. How would that work? This has been a major flashpoint in this trial A and it was again yesterday as part of produce farmers bankruptcy settlement The sack Lear's who say they've done nothing wrong, have agreed to pay $4.3 billion to fund addiction treatment programs, but the Sackler want something really big. In return, their attorneys have drawn up this single spaced list of individuals, organizations and companies. This list runs for 12 full pages. If this deal is finalized, everyone on the list would be sheltered permanently from lawsuits linked to opioids and oxy cotton and from a wide range of of other lawsuits. And why does that matter? So this is interesting. Critics say the Sackler is in their empire are at the center of one of the biggest man made public health disasters in US history. Hundreds of thousands of people have died in this epidemic. Their company has pleaded guilty to federal crimes linked to the OxyContin business. First in 2000, and seven and again last year again, the Sackler is deny wrongdoing and have never been charged. But there are still big unanswered questions about how this prescription opioid crisis happened and who in the sack Lear's network might be liable. For some of the harm and let me give you

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Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Case: Sackler Family Apologizes for Pain OxyContin Caused

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Case: Sackler Family Apologizes for Pain OxyContin Caused

"A member of the family that owns Purdue pharma says it is horrible that oxycontin the medicine developed to ease pain actually caused pain to families affected by addiction in a bankruptcy proceeding conducted by video conference board member Mortimer Sackler says his family had hoped it could help turn the tide on the opioid addiction crisis by altering oxycontin to make it harder to crush up to be snorted or injected but instead of reducing overdose deaths the problem got worse and Sackler testified we're sorry if a medicine we put out that was intended to relieve pain caused pain his sister Kathy Sackler testified she believed her family has a moral responsibility to help fix the addiction crisis under a bankruptcy proposal the Sackler family members would give up ownership of Purdue pharma and future profits would go largely to help abate the opioid crisis I'm Jackie Quinn

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Heir: Sacklers Won't Settle Unless Freed From Opioid Suits

Buck Sexton

00:16 sec | 1 year ago

Heir: Sacklers Won't Settle Unless Freed From Opioid Suits

"Donahue, a member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma has told the court that the family will not contribute billions to abate the US U. S opioid crisis unless it's granted protection from current and future lawsuits. David Sackler made a rare public appearance as he testified at the bankruptcy

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

NPR's Business Story of the Day

05:09 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

"Dot com slash 401k. A federal judge in new york will hear closing arguments today. In the bankruptcy of purdue pharma the plan is that members of the sackler family who owned the company will get immunity from opioid related lawsuits. Now a lot of people are not happy about this. Npr's addiction correspondent. Brian man found that the court record includes deeply personal letters written by people who say purdue pharma. Painkillers destroyed their families. Here's brian big federal bankruptcy cases like this one are often byzantine and secretive with lawyers wrangling over details. That seem bloodless and bureaucratic. Which is why documents like this. One standout although of the honorable judge drain under my claim number eight. Hey look whoever who lives in. Honolulu reads from a letter. He sent to the court and presiding judge robert drain describing his own desperate struggle with addiction kick. Whoever says oxycontin flooded his community twenty years ago and wrecked his life. I had an awesome job. I was in love. It was beautiful. And i was a beautiful person. These are the kinds of stories. That don't play any formal role in a bankruptcy proceeding but the judge in this case allowed the letters to be included. As part of the public record offering a window on the human cost of the opioid crisis it ended up into needles and accidental overdose. Purposeful suicide attempts. I mean it opened up this dark horrible world. And i didn't know existed in his letter. Kick whoever asks for more than two million dollars. In compensation from purdue pharma. he's likely to receive far less. If this deal is finalized likely around thirty five hundred dollars. Keiko ever says he supports some elements of this bankruptcy plan. But he doesn't think it does enough to punish the company's owners members of the sackler family who pushed oxycontin sales. They lied and said that it's not addicting. The sackler say they did nothing wrong. Their company purdue pharma admitted misleading doctors and the public about the risks of oxycontin addiction. There are dozens of letters like kick whoever's included in the court docket some handwritten many voice in confusion and anger over the bankruptcy process. I lost count over fifteen years on. How many funerals. I've attended and then i had to plan one myself for my niece. We buried her. Joann peterson reads from her letter to the court peterson who lives in massachusetts says. She became an opioid activist after her niece. And her son both became addicted to oxycontin. Purdue pharma in the sackler. Family needs to be held accountable. Millions of families mugging for justice and we bury people is they live lavish lifestyles. This is a common theme in the letters. Many people don't believe the sackler are being punished enough under the plan. Now being finalized members of the family would give up ownership of their bankrupt company. They would also pay roughly four point. Two billion dollars in installments. Spread over the next decade in return. The sackler would gain immunity from opioid lawsuits for themselves and their remaining businesses they would also retain most of their wealth estimated at roughly eleven billion dollars and they would admit no wrongdoing here on a get away with all this again and they started this mess. Leon enough lives in virginia. She says her son. Randall overdosed on oxycontin. In two thousand three. We got a phone call. When i heard the word oxycontin. I just cannot believe we were. The shopping center is outside the shopping center screaming my head off in her handwritten letter to the bankruptcy court. Nuss pointed out. Purdue pharma admitted to federal crimes related to opioid sales. I in two thousand seven and again last year but the sacrifice themselves have never been charged. Family members say they had no knowledge of any criminal activity or unethical behavior. Nas told npr. She wrote two letters to the bankruptcy court but refused to submit a formal claim for damages. You know how. Can i put a price on my son's life. I just couldn't do it. We just want transparency and we would like to see them be punished. See them get away with this and to watch them and just hold up their heads. So high no remorse. No nothing again. Members of the sackler family have said repeatedly they did nothing wrong and it's important to note. Many legal experts interviewed by npr. Believe this bankruptcy deal could do real good under the plan. Billions of dollars would go to fund drug rehab and other health programs designed to reduce addiction and overdose deaths but critics say bankruptcy court was never the proper venue for this case. Alexis plus an opioid activists in upstate. New york also wrote a letter to the judge. This is not the justice that we were looking for. It doesn't address the victims. Ac never did address the victim and we just want that to be our final record. Pusan jeff died from an opioid overdose. Seven years ago. She and other activists plan to be at the courthouse in white plains. New york for today's hearing they hope to hand deliver one more letter to the judge objecting to the terms of this.

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on Environment: NPR

Environment: NPR

04:39 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on Environment: NPR

"That's where they were able to overrun prisons free. Some of their fighters who then bolstered their ranks and allowed them to take control of these clusters of government compounds. That exists in each of these provincial. Capitals that are really like the heart of government control In these cities and when they did that that forced government officials to flee to military bases on the outskirts of the city as clashes continue in the urban areas. Okay so the significance of the prisons is that they're going in there letting their guys out and then there guys are fighting alongside them. How those susannah are they moving so quickly. Three cities in the in the course of a weekend. That sounds extraordinary. Yeah you know when. I talked to afghan forces on the ground. The first thing that they say. When i asked him this question is they blame it on the quick drop in. Us support for their operations specifically airpower in airstrikes and surveillance. But if you look at a lot of the district's that fell in the lead up to this quick fall I think he's now five cities and just a few days A lot of these districts fall without a shot fired and what that points to a deeper problem within the afghan forces a lack of faith in their own ability to fight against the taliban without us support. And it's really these desertions and the surrenders that gave the taliban the momentum that they needed to then launch these attacks on these more heavily guarded urban areas. What are you hearing from civilians in these cities. Well they're terrified. I mean a lot of these cities. Their populations have been swelling over the past few weeks as people from districts from where rural areas have fled fighting to seek refuge in these urban areas which they thought were safe and now because the taliban had pushed into these urban areas what they've done is they've turned these cities into a battlefield and civilians are trapped. They have nowhere else to go okay. The biden administration says it will get most. Us troops out of afghanistan by the end of this month. Is there any indication that what's on right now and the swiftness with which it's happening might change the. Us's decision you know. We've seen no indication of that over here okay. Susanna george of the washington post in kabul. Thanks so much you reporting susanna. We really appreciate it. Thank you all.

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

NPR's Business Story of the Day

05:09 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

"Dot com slash 401k. A federal judge in new york will hear closing arguments today. In the bankruptcy of purdue pharma the plan is that members of the sackler family who owned the company will get immunity from opioid related lawsuits. Now a lot of people are not happy about this. Npr's addiction correspondent. Brian man found that the court record includes deeply personal letters written by people who say purdue pharma. Painkillers destroyed their families. Here's brian big federal bankruptcy cases like this one are often byzantine and secretive with lawyers wrangling over details. That seem bloodless and bureaucratic. Which is why documents like this. One standout although of the honorable judge drain under my claim number eight. Hey look whoever who lives in. Honolulu reads from a letter. He sent to the court and presiding judge robert drain describing his own desperate struggle with addiction cake. Whoever says oxycontin flooded his community twenty years ago and wrecked his life. I had an awesome job. I was in love. It was beautiful. And i was a beautiful person. These are the kinds of stories. That don't play any formal role in a bankruptcy proceeding but the judge in this case allowed the letters to be included. As part of the public record offering a window on the human cost of the opioid crisis it ended up into needles and accidental overdose. Purposeful suicide attempts. I mean it opened up this dark horrible world. And i didn't know existed in his letter. Kick whoever asks for more than two million dollars. In compensation from purdue pharma. he's likely to receive far less. If this deal is finalized likely around thirty five hundred dollars. Keiko ever says he supports some elements of this bankruptcy plan. But he doesn't think it does enough to punish the company's owners members of the sackler family who pushed oxycontin sales. They lied and said that it's not addicting. The sackler say they did nothing wrong. Their company purdue pharma admitted misleading doctors and the public about the risks of oxycontin addiction. There are dozens of letters like kick whoever's included in the court docket some handwritten many voice in confusion and anger over the bankruptcy process. I lost count over fifteen years on. How many funerals. I've attended and then i had to plan one myself for my niece. We buried her. Joann peterson reads from her letter to the court peterson who lives in massachusetts says. She became an opioid activist after her niece. And her son both became addicted to oxycontin. Purdue pharma in the sackler. Family needs to be held accountable. Millions of families mugging for justice and we bury people is they live lavish lifestyles. This is a common theme in the letters. Many people don't believe the sackler are being punished enough under the plan. Now being finalized members of the family would give up ownership of their bankrupt company. They would also pay roughly four point. Two billion dollars in installments. Spread over the next decade in return. The sackler would gain immunity from opioid lawsuits for themselves and their remaining businesses. They would also retain most of their wealth estimated at roughly eleven billion dollars and they would admit no wrongdoing. Here they wanna get away with all this again and they started this mess. Leon enough lives in virginia. She says her son randall. Overdosed on oxycontin. In two thousand three. We got a phone call. When i heard the word oxycontin. I just cannot believe we were. The shopping center is outside the shopping center screaming my head off in her handwritten letter to the bankruptcy court. Nuss pointed out. Purdue pharma admitted to federal crimes related to opioid sales. I in two thousand seven and again last year but the sacrifice themselves have never been charged. Family members say they had no knowledge of any criminal activity or unethical behavior. Nas told npr. She wrote two letters to the bankruptcy court but refused to submit a formal claim for damages. You know how. Can i put a price on my son's life. I just couldn't do it. We just want transparency and we would like to see them be punished. See them get away with this and to watch them and just hold up their heads. So high no remorse. No nothing again. Members of the sackler family have said repeatedly they did nothing wrong and it's important to note. Many legal experts interviewed by npr. Believe this bankruptcy deal could do real good under the plan. Billions of dollars would go to fund drug rehab and other health programs designed to reduce addiction and overdose deaths but critics say bankruptcy court was never the proper venue for this case. Alexis plus an opioid activists in upstate. New york also wrote a letter to the judge. This is not the justice that we were looking for. It doesn't address the victims. Ac never did address the victim and we just want that to be our final record. Pusan jeff died from an opioid overdose. Seven years ago. She and other activists plan to be at the courthouse in white plains. New york for today's hearing they hope to hand deliver one more letter to the judge objecting to the terms of this.

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

The Ezra Klein Show

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

"Paranoia waiting for my poppies to to ripen. You such a bad ass michael. But the very summer that i was growing opium in my garden and getting tangled up in this weird front in the drug war. Purdue pharma was introducing oxycontin which was legal fda approved and this was an opiate that supposedly was non addictive and supposedly safer than previous forms of something that the manufacturers knew very well was not the case and lead to what we now call the opioid crisis and there were like five thousand opiate addicts in nineteen ninety six.

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"What's in it for me. Buddy you stop talking about rican drug. We stopped talking about saving the patient. Will you stop talking about the science and will you please tell me what's in it for me because you're wasting my time. Those are the reds those are the doctors you wanna find and those are the doctors you wanna move in livy and breathe perhaps perhaps the best argument for medicare for all. I've seen but alex gibney if you can talk about who alec burlakov is. What insists is it. You start with purdue pharma the prototype of all of this in expand to other drug companies. Well instances is a company that was selling a product called substance. Which was a spray. Where you would spray fennel in small quantities underneath your tongue and it would help to alleviate pain but alec birlik offers. A salesman actually was rather high up at at insists in terms of sales. And they're using the playbook that purdue kind of initiated but taking to a great extreme so that it's all about the money and it's all about trying to find either corrupt money hungry or other a doctors who that becomes your business model to look to those people to enuma to compensate them for being speakers to promote your drug but really a when it came to insist they actually had a return on investment of flow chart so that if you got forty thousand dollars for a insists as speaker you had to prescribe at least two times that amount or they cut you off and explain as saying speaker quotes in other words. Know it's legal to pay doctors to to speak on behalf of a drug but but in this case so so in other words to go out and talk to other doctors about how great this drugs. The problem was that they weren't really speaking. I mean they were just pay the money and they would go and have dinner and maybe talked to a couple of people but it was really a quid-pro-quo it was just a bribe. We'll give you forty thousand dollars. Provided you prescribe eighty thousand dollars of insects and they would encourage them also to up the dose to titrate up because the The more you increase the dose the more money that instances making i mean it's just a you know you see in alad burlakov exactly the argument for medicare for all because you have these terrible incentives where the incentive is not to cure the patient. The incentive is to just make as much money as possible. And i. I can't recall anything in the hippocratic oath. That had anything to do with supply and demand but but by the time you get insists of riffing on the perdue formula. It's all about the money. So i wanna go to another clip from the crime of the century. This is gary blinn talking about how he was given fifty oxycontin.

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"What's in it for me. Buddy you stop talking about rican drug. We stopped talking about saving the patient. We stop talking about the science. And will you please tell me what's in it for me because you're wasting my time. Those are the reds those are the doctors you wanna find and those are the doctors you wanna move in livy and breathe perhaps perhaps the best argument for medicare for all i've seen But alex gibney if you can talk about who alec burlakov is. What insists is it. You start with purdue pharma the prototype of all of this in expand to other drug companies. Well instances is a company that was selling a product called substance. Which was a spray. Where you would spray fennel in small quantities underneath your tongue and it would help to alleviate pain but alec birlik offers. A salesman actually was rather high up at at insists in terms of sales. And they're using the playbook that purdue kind of initiated but taking to a great extreme so that it's all about the money and it's all about trying to find either corrupt money hungry or other a doctors who that becomes your business model to look to those people to enuma to compensate them for being speakers to promote your drug but really a when it came to insist they actually had a return on investment of flow chart so that if you got forty thousand dollars for a insists as speaker you had to prescribe at least two times that amount or they cut you off and explain as saying speaker that you put quotes in other words. It's legal to pay doctors to to speak on behalf of a drug but but in this case so so in other words to go out and talk to other doctors about how great this drug is. The problem was that they weren't really speaking. I mean they were just pay the money and they would go and have dinner and maybe talked to a couple of people but it was really a quid-pro-quo it was just a bribe. We'll give you forty thousand dollars. Provided you prescribe eighty thousand dollars of insects and they would encourage them also to up the dose to titrate up because the The more you increase the dose the more money that instances making i mean it's just a you know you see in alad burlakov exactly the argument for medicare for all because you have these terrible incentives where the incentive is not to cure the patient. The incentive is to just make as much money as possible. And i. I can't recall anything in the hippocratic oath. That had anything to do with supply and demand but but by the time you get insists of riffing on the perdue formula. It's all about the money so i to go to another clip from the crime of the century. This is gary blinn talking about how he was given fifty oxycontin.

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More States Agree to Settlement Plan for Opioid-Maker Purdue

Hugh Hewitt

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

More States Agree to Settlement Plan for Opioid-Maker Purdue

"Luther be more than a dozen states dropping their objections to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's reorganization plan entering the company closer to resolving its bankruptcy case they proposed settlement will transform Purdue into a new entity that helps combat the U. S opioid epidemic. Through its own

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Patrick Radden Keefe on Empire of Pain

The Book Review

02:23 min | 1 year ago

Patrick Radden Keefe on Empire of Pain

"Patron kief joins us now. His new book is called empire of pain. the secret history of the sackler dynasty. Patrick thanks for being here. Thanks so much for having me back. So let's start with a very basic question. In case people are not aware of the sackler family and why he would be writing about them with title like empire of pain. who are the sackler. So this sort of to waste answer that question until a few years ago what. The sackler name Generally to to the extent that people were aware of this family it was a very wealthy family. One of the wealthiest families in the united states with a branch in the uk in london and they were known chiefly for philanthropy right art museum wings. Hundreds of millions of dollars to art museums and universities and medical research and would very often put their name on these bequests. If you you know in new york city go to the metropolitan museum of art and there's the sackler wing And that was what they were known for. What was more mysterious. Was the source of this wealth and it has People have become more widely aware. Recently that That the bulk of this wealth comes from a company purdue pharma which produces the powerful painkiller oxycontin in this era in which the naming of things and the un naming of things mounting and the on mounting has become very active. Is it still the circle ring. In the metropolitan museum is sackler still emblazoned on all of these buildings and donated wings. Well it's very much in flux. So as i speak today it's still the sackler wing but the has actually announced today initially. They said they weren't taking any future. Donations from the soccer is because of the connection between the family and the crisis and then more recently. They've said that they are You know i think assessing is is the word whether or not the sackler wing will remain the sackler wing. Some institutions have started to take the name down so tufts university took down the sackler name from a series of buildings Because the students there this is at the medical school had said. I don't wanna go to class in a building named after this family and and get my medical education. They're more recently. New york university has done the same. The louvre in paris is taken down the sackler name. So there's a real question for many of these other institutions and there's dozens and dozens of them were the name still stands whether or not they'll keep it

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Nevada announces $45M settlement with McKinsey over opioids

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Nevada announces $45M settlement with McKinsey over opioids

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the vada reaches a settlement with the firm tied to the opioid crisis after electing not to be party to a multi state settlement the vada has struck a deal with global consulting firm McKinsey and company for its role in helping Purdue pharma increased sales of prescription pain killers during the national opioid crisis McKinsey and company has agreed to pay the VAT up forty five million dollars in February the New York based company settled for five hundred seventy three million dollars with forty seven states the district of Columbia and five U. S. territories according to state Attorney General Aaron Ford had Nevada been party to the multi state deal it would have received seven million dollars hi Mike Rossi

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Purdue Pharma Offers Restructuring Plan, Sackler Family Would Give Up Ownership

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

Purdue Pharma Offers Restructuring Plan, Sackler Family Would Give Up Ownership

"Do Pharma submitting its bankruptcy restructuring plan overnight? Here's compost Frank Lindsay. The Sackler family owns the company. They boosted their offer to settle opioid lawsuits to $4.28 billion. That's 1.3 billion Maura than their original offer. Produce farm a file the bankruptcy restructuring plan right before the midnight deadline. Money from the settlement deal will go to reimburse states, local governments and other plaintiffs who super due for its role in the opioid crisis. Last month, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced our state share would be $13.5 Million, which will go toward treatment prevention and other efforts to fight the opioid

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"purdue pharma" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:45 min | 1 year ago

"purdue pharma" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Pharma, The company that makes OxyContin filed its bankruptcy plan last night, And here is the plan, the company itself will be dissolved. A new organization will be created that will direct profits to help people. Hurt by the opioid epidemic. Now, two dozen states immediately rejected this plan to help answer why NPR's addiction correspondent Brian Mann is with us. Hi, Brian. Hey. Good morning, Noel. How did Purdue Pharma described this plan working overtime. Yes. So what the company's president Steve Miller says, is that a new company is going to be created from the ashes of produce farmer that's going to essentially exist to benefit the public. The sack lawyers will have no roller ownership. And over time, this new firm will generate hundreds of millions of dollars, much of it from selling OxyContin, which they say they can do ethically and safely. Will also produce medicines that will go to help people suffering from opioid addiction, and they saved a total value of all that overtime will be roughly $10 billion. Members of the Sackler family also issued a statement late last night, saying, this plan offers and I'm quoting here. An important step toward providing help to those who suffer from addiction. It was clearly thought through. Why did so many states come out and rejected? Offhand? Yeah, there were months of negotiations leading up to this and a big complaint from state attorneys general, most of them Democrats, Noel is that produce farmer and its owners. Seculars. They're gonna only offer of about $500 million, right. At first. The rest of the cash payments, including $4.2 billion promised by the Sackler is themselves. That would be spread out slowly in installments that would be paid over most of the next decade. And that slow pace really angers critics like Maura Healey, she's attorney general in Massachusetts. What the sacristy are offering essentially is a way for the payments to be structured. That makes it convenient for them. They get to keep their billions of bank accounts and make money and use the interest to pay. You know, the state's out over time. Well there OxyContin fortune keeps growing. And there's one other rub here for critics, and that's the fact that a lot of that $10 billion in value that produce farmer talks about it doesn't actually come in the form of cash, which communities really need to pay for addiction programs. And said the plan envisions providing low cost addiction treatment drugs like people, Morphine and the lock zone, which this new spinoff company they hope to create, would make and sell at a discount.

Purdue Pharma proposes $10 billion plan to come out of bankruptcy

Morning Edition

03:45 min | 1 year ago

Purdue Pharma proposes $10 billion plan to come out of bankruptcy

"Pharma, The company that makes OxyContin filed its bankruptcy plan last night, And here is the plan, the company itself will be dissolved. A new organization will be created that will direct profits to help people. Hurt by the opioid epidemic. Now, two dozen states immediately rejected this plan to help answer why NPR's addiction correspondent Brian Mann is with us. Hi, Brian. Hey. Good morning, Noel. How did Purdue Pharma described this plan working overtime. Yes. So what the company's president Steve Miller says, is that a new company is going to be created from the ashes of produce farmer that's going to essentially exist to benefit the public. The sack lawyers will have no roller ownership. And over time, this new firm will generate hundreds of millions of dollars, much of it from selling OxyContin, which they say they can do ethically and safely. Will also produce medicines that will go to help people suffering from opioid addiction, and they saved a total value of all that overtime will be roughly $10 billion. Members of the Sackler family also issued a statement late last night, saying, this plan offers and I'm quoting here. An important step toward providing help to those who suffer from addiction. It was clearly thought through. Why did so many states come out and rejected? Offhand? Yeah, there were months of negotiations leading up to this and a big complaint from state attorneys general, most of them Democrats, Noel is that produce farmer and its owners. Seculars. They're gonna only offer of about $500 million, right. At first. The rest of the cash payments, including $4.2 billion promised by the Sackler is themselves. That would be spread out slowly in installments that would be paid over most of the next decade. And that slow pace really angers critics like Maura Healey, she's attorney general in Massachusetts. What the sacristy are offering essentially is a way for the payments to be structured. That makes it convenient for them. They get to keep their billions of bank accounts and make money and use the interest to pay. You know, the state's out over time. Well there OxyContin fortune keeps growing. And there's one other rub here for critics, and that's the fact that a lot of that $10 billion in value that produce farmer talks about it doesn't actually come in the form of cash, which communities really need to pay for addiction programs. And said the plan envisions providing low cost addiction treatment drugs like people, Morphine and the lock zone, which this new spinoff company they hope to create, would make and sell at a discount.

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Purdue Pharma proposes $10 billion plan to come out of bankruptcy

Up First

03:25 min | 1 year ago

Purdue Pharma proposes $10 billion plan to come out of bankruptcy

"Pharma the maker of oxycontin filed. Its long bankruptcy plan just before midnight last night in a federal court right. So here's the plan. The company itself will be dissolved. A new organization will be created that would direct profits to help people who were hurt by the opioid epidemic but two dozen states came right out and they rejected that plan. They say it doesn't hold the sackler family which owns purdue pharma accountable. Let's bring bringing. Npr's addiction correspondent. Brian man Brian what does purdue pharma savings. This plan will do the company's president a he's a guy named steve miller and he says this new company that will be created from the ashes of purdue farmable essentially exist to benefit the public. The sackler will have no role or ownership going forward and over time. This new firm will generate hundreds of millions of dollars much of it from selling oxycontin which they say they can do ethically and safely. They'll also produce other medicines that will help people with opioid addiction. According to purdue pharma the total value over time To thousands of creditors will be billions of dollars and members of the sackler family also issued a statement last night. They said this plan offers. And i'm quoting here. An important step forward helping those who suffer from addiction. Okay but wire so many states unhappy about this a lot of reasons but a big complaint is from state attorney general most of them democrats who say that purdue pharma and its owners the sackler only offering up about five hundred million dollars right up front the rest of the cash payments including four point. Two billion dollars promised by the sackler themselves. All that money would be spread out in installments. Paid over most of the next decade that really angers critics like more healey. She's attorney general in massachusetts. What the are offering essentially as a way for the payments to be structured. That makes it convenient for them. They get to keep their billions and bank accounts and make money and use the to pay. You know the states out over time while they're oxycontin or chin keeps growly and there's another row bay for critics and it's affected a lot of the ten billion dollars in value. Promise by purdue pharma in this deal doesn't actually come in the form of cash that communities desperately need to pay for things like addiction programs in public health instead. This plan would provide low cost addiction treatment drugs like buprenorphine and lock zone which the new spin off company would make and sell at a discount. Then what happens to the sackler here. Because if the federal bankruptcy court approves this plan i mean they feel any personal thing at all. This is a really big question. After launching oxycontin and claiming it was safer than opioids other opioids the sackler and their company hauled in more than thirty dollars in revenue. Purdue pharma has since pleaded guilty twice to federal criminal charges for their marketing of opioids researchers say oxycontin contributed to this explosion of opioid addiction and death. Now the actors have agreed to give up control of their company. But some critics point out that purdue pharma was already sinking under the crush of all these lawsuits. So it's not clear how big a financial sacrifice that really is. Members of the family also added about a billion dollars to the earlier settlement offer. They made but in this deal they will keep most of their personal fortunes and they'll admit no

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Purdue Pharma proposes $10 billion plan to come out of bankruptcy

Our American Stories

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Purdue Pharma proposes $10 billion plan to come out of bankruptcy

"Billion plan submitted to a bankruptcy judge Monday night Produce Farm, a maker of Oxy cotton would be transformed into a new entity that would funnel profits into combat in the nation's opioid debacle. The Sackler family, Purdue Pharma's owners would pay four billion out of their own pockets. His

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Purdue Pharma Board Members, Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis, Questioned in Florida

Todd Schnitt

00:28 sec | 2 years ago

Purdue Pharma Board Members, Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis, Questioned in Florida

"Is accused of fueling the opioid epidemic and two board members. Have been hauled before Congress to answer the allegations. It's very clear that produce Pharma always chose to maximize profits at best. This behavior is negligent. At worst, it represents a deadly and deliberate strategy that made your family rich. While harming hundreds of thousands of people. South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz question David and Kathy Sackler to family members who were on the board of the privately held drugmaker the launch

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Family behind OxyContin attests to its role in opioid crisis

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 2 years ago

Family behind OxyContin attests to its role in opioid crisis

"Members of the family behind the company that makes the pain killer oxycontin testified before a house committee about its role in the opioid crisis Purdue pharma's Kathy Sackler says there's nothing more tragic than the loss of a child as a mother well your grades for those parents who have lost their children I am so terribly sorry for your pain and loss Sackler said she did some soul searching there is nothing that I couldn't find that I would have done differently she and cousin David Sackler stopped short of apologizing or admitting wrongdoing oxycontin is a medicine the produ intended to help people and it has helped and continues to help millions of Americans Purdue CEO Craig Landau also testified saying the company accepts full responsibility at Donahue Washington

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Family behind OxyContin attests to its role in opioid crisis

Steve Scaffidi

00:44 sec | 2 years ago

Family behind OxyContin attests to its role in opioid crisis

"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

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