We Demand Accountability and Transparency from Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers!

We Demand Accountability and Transparency from Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers!

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P​.​A.I​.​N. / Nan Goldin started this petition to Judge Drain

The Sackler family, makers of OxyContin, owners of Purdue Pharma, and master strategists behind the man-made opioid crisis are using the Purdue bankruptcy to hide the truth of their actions, protect their vast opioid wealth, and ensure that once the bankruptcy settlement is reached, all future financial liabilities are forgiven!

     The Sacklers built an empire that rivaled any cartel, exploiting people’s physical and emotional pain while knowingly hiding the fact that Oxys are twice as addictive as morphine. In 2018, in the US alone, more than 46,000 people died from opioid overdoses, over a quarter of them from prescription opioids; 80 percent of heroin users began on prescription opioids. The statistics are staggering.

     We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic is consuming most of our attention, but the Purdue bankruptcy is continuing and is our last chance for justice. The court’s process currently appears to be out of control, with frequent legal skirmishes that will not produce the truth or the accountability we so deserve. 

     By the end of February 2020, the Purdue estate’s legal fees for this case totaled over $50 million–– money that could otherwise have been used for treatment and compensation. Adding insult to injury, the promise of a $200 million emergency fund created at the beginning of the bankruptcy has been continuously postponed, abandoning those still struggling with addiction.

     We object to the use of the bankruptcy process to deny injured victims their day in court while shielding the Sacklers from scrutiny and their fair share of the costs of the opioid crisis. We believe that an examiner must be appointed to investigate the Sacklers’ role in igniting the opioid crisis and locate any hidden assets the family transferred out of Purdue Pharma over the past twenty-five years.

An examiner would conduct an investigation of any allegations (such as fraud, dishonesty, incompetence, misconduct, and mismanagement) or irregularities in Purdue’s current or former management, then prepare a report on their findings for the public record.

Sign our petition, and tell Judge Drain that we will not let the Sacklers get away with their crimes!

Nan Goldin, Megan Kapler, Harrison Cullen, P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) Noemi Bonazzi, Marina Berio, Dr. Annatina Miescher, Patrick Fox, Jae Choi, Claire Buchanan, Yolka Gessen, Charlotte Bismuth, Cynthia Munger

Joanne Peterson, Learn to Cope

Emily Walden, Fed Up 

Ed Bisch, Relatives Against Purdue Pharma

Dan Schneider, Netflix's "The Pharmacist," Tunnel of Hope

And, if you believe you’ve been harmed by Purdue, visit our new website OxyJustice.org to learn how to file a claim in Purdue’s bankruptcy. We are not lawyers. We are advocates and victims. If you’re not sure you qualify or need help filling out your claim form, but don’t have a lawyer, we offer relevant information and resources.

You deserve restitution for your suffering and loss, and the Sacklers deserve to pay. Justice will not be served in this case unless every person that has a claim files. If too few people file, Purdue and the Sacklers will deny all responsibility for the opioid crisis.

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