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Mortimer Sackler and Jacqueline Sackler attend the Guggenheim International Gala on November 9, 2006. Mortimer and his brother Raymond co-chaired the company that developed OxyContin.

6 museums and universities that are rejecting money from the wealthy family that’s accused of fueling the opioid crisis

Growing pressure on the Sackler family for its role in the opioid crisis has caused many institutions to reconsider millions in charitable donations.

Elizabeth Warren is picking a fight with the billionaire family that is accused of deceptively marketing opioids like OxyContin

Warren targeted the Sacklers while laying out her $100 billion plan to fight the opioid crisis, which she would fund with her "ultra-millionaire" tax.

Elizabeth Warren proposes paying for an ambitious plan to spend $100 billion fighting the opioid crisis with her new tax on the ultra-rich

The money would support a whole range of services — including early intervention, addiction treatment, mental-health care, and housing support.

A UK drugmaker’s stock crashed 80% after it was indicted for a ‘truly shameful’ opioid-addiction scheme

Indivior's shares plunged 80% after the British drugmaker was indicted for deceiving doctors about Suboxone Film, its opioid-addiction treatment.

The UK’s top galleries are refusing donations from the Sacklers, the wealthy US family behind OxyContin

The Sackler family is facing legal action for allegedly helping create the US opioid crisis.

Google spinoff Verily is building a ‘tech-enabled’ rehab center in Ohio to treat opioid addiction

OneFifteen will be headquartered in Montgomery County, Ohio — a region Verily described as "ground zero" for the opioid epidemic.

Opioid overdose deaths are highest in places where pharma spends the most on marketing, a new study finds

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh launched a study to figure out if there's a link between the money that drugmakers spend on opioid marketing and drug-related deaths.
Madelyn Linsenmeir and her son, Ayden.

A devastating obituary for a young mom is a powerful reminder of the human toll of opioid addiction

An obituary for Madelyn Linsenmeir, who died of opioid addiction, went viral this week. Written by her sister, it detailed how Linsenmeir improved the lives around her, but had her life destroyed by her addiction. The obituary drew renewed attention to the personal toll of the opioid crisis.
Cigna CEO David Cordani speaking at CNBC’s Healthy Returns conference on March 28.

Health insurer Cigna is zeroing in on targeted communities in an effort to combat the opioid crisis

One of America's largest health insurers, Cigna, is focusing in on specific communities in its new effort to combat the opioid crisis. This is following its plans for a 25% decrease in the amount of total prescriptions implemented earlier this year.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

The FDA is sounding the alarm on the next group of drugs that could be abused

To get ahead of the latest trends in drug addiction, the Food and Drug Administration sifts through internet forums and online mentions to detect concerning patterns. The agency discovered through this process that drug abuse is shifting from prescription opioids to opioid substitutes.