Malpractice Podcast

#3.9: The Opioid Epidemic, Part II

November 10, 2021 Jessica Oswald & Sydnee Spruiell Eldridge Season 3 Episode 9
Malpractice Podcast
#3.9: The Opioid Epidemic, Part II
Show Notes

This week's episode follows the story of Purdue Pharma - creators of the opioid that has played a role in claiming the lives of over HALF A MILLION victims in the U.S. Join us as we cover Oxycontin, the Sackler Family, and the recently settled lawsuit against the pharmaceutical giant that started it all. 

If you haven't already heard it, don't forget to check out the The Opioid Epidemic, Part I, with it's BRAND NEW and improved audio from Season 1!

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Sources for this episode:
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02686-2
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/chronic-pain-the-impact-on-the-50-million-americans-who-have-it
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/01/31/a-town-of-3200-was-flooded-with-21-million-pain-pills-as-addiction-crisis-worsened-lawmakers-say/
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/30/the-family-that-built-an-empire-of-pain
https://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/10/business/11drug-web.html
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-116hhrg43010/html/CHRG-116hhrg43010.htm
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/health/purdue-opioids-oxycontin.html
https://www.npr.org/2021/09/01/1031053251/sackler-family-immunity-purdue-pharma-oxcyontin-opioid-epidemic
https://www.npr.org/transcripts/1048376368
https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndtx/pr/operation-wasted-daze-46-convicted-18-million-pill-mill-scheme
https://www.cnn.com/2016/05/12/health/opioid-addiction-history/index.html
https://time.com/6104495/purdue-pharma-bankruptcy-victims/


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