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New York attorney general exposes $1 billion in wire transfers by Sackler family


This article introduces an additional facet of the investigation into the Sackler family, its relationship to Purdue Pharma and the opioid crisis.  Although the Sackler family denies the allegations, the New York attorney general is claiming the family moved money in an attempt to protect it from investigators and/or litigation. This allegation comes on the...Read more

Belief, Behavior, and Belonging: How Faith is Indispensable in Preventing and Recovering from Substance Abuse


This potentially game-changing study quantifies the economic value that faith-based programs bring to drug prevention and treatment. We plan to do a more complete analysis of the report's findings but wanted to make it available sooner rather than later as it was recently widely announced. Minimally, the report highlights the importance of supporting public policies...Read more

Purdue Pharma offers $10-12 billion to settle opioid claims


According to this article and other news reports, the Sackler family is negotiating to settle the 2,000 suits that have been brought against Purdue Pharma for its role in causing the opioid crisis. The billion dollar settlement would involve payments from the Sackler family as well as revenue generated from Purdue's pharmaceuticals. According to the...Read more

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