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Sackler family faces continuing legal issues over OxyContin

Clip: 03/31/2019 | 9m 33s Video has closed captioning.

The Sackler family, once known for philanthropy, has been embroiled in lawsuits and settlements to keep details of their pharmaceutical company's activities out of public view. Purdue Pharma is the maker of the highly addictive opioid OxyContin. Author and former New York Times reporter Barry Meier joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss his reporting on the opioid epidemic and the Sacklers.

Aired: 03/31/19

Rating: NR

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