Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan that shields Sackler family faces Supreme Court review (CBS News)

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    Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan that shields Sackler family faces Supreme Court review – By Melissa Quinn (CBS News) / Dec 3, 2023

    Washington — Long before Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy, before the series’ “Dopesick” and “Painkiller” brought the Sackler family and devastation of the opioid crisis into Americans’ living rooms, and before her son died of a drug overdose at the age of 33, Ellen Isaacs was sounding the alarm about the opioid epidemic.

    Isaacs herself was prescribed OxyContin, the powerful pain killer manufactured by Purdue and promoted as “non-addictive,” after undergoing surgery in the late 90s. That was around the same time her son, Ryan Wroblewski, got a prescription for the drug after injuring his back in a fall from a bridge.

    Isaacs weaned herself off the drug in 2001 and became passionate about raising awareness about the dangers of opioids, all while trying to secure help for her son amid his own addiction.

    Wroblewski, though, lost his battle five years ago. Isaacs said she began “vehemently” giving out Narcan, a nasal spray used to treat people experiencing an opioid overdose, and appearing on the news to demonstrate how it works.

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