A Hard Pill to Swallow: Reigniting the SACKLER Act

From 1999 to 2021, opioids caused over 70 percent of the one million drug overdose deaths in America. The Opioid Crisis was declared a public health emergency in 2017, owing largely to Purdue Pharma’s 1996 release of OxyContin: a potent opioid similar to heroin. Purdue Pharma’s false advertising of the drug’s addictiveness led to overprescription, […]