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Purdue Pharma, Sackler Family Face Lawsuits For Fueling Opioid Crisis

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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin, is asking a judge in Alaska to dismiss a lawsuit that blames the company for the state’s epidemic of opioid abuse. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

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Massachusetts is suing Purdue Pharma, the maker of the painkiller OxyContin, and the family who profited from it for fueling the opioid crisis. Christine Willmsen, Barry Meier and Maura Healey join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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