Empire Of Pain: The Secret History Of The Sackler Dynasty

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OxyContin Pill Bottles
In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses leave pill bottles in protest outside the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, which is owned by the Sackler family, in Stamford, Conn. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not be able to make any more political contributions without a judge’s permission, lawyers for its creditors said in a Friday, July 10, 2020 court filing. Jessica Hill/ AP Photo

The Sackler family made a name for themselves in philanthropic circles while pursuing a fortune in medicine. An investigative journalist uncovers the secret history of the family’s dynasty in their latest book “Empire of Pain.”

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Steven Potter Technical Director
  • Patrick Radden Keefe Guest

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