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GREED: Sackler Family Reportedly Pocketed $13 Billion From Opioid Epidemic Before Purdue Pharma Made Bankruptcy Claim

States are pushing back against Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy claim.

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States are alleging that Purdue Pharma LP enriched the Sackler family with $13 billion while the opioid crisis destroyed America, and they are opposing efforts to end lawsuits that would hold them accountable.

According to court documents, a company adviser testified in a deposition that between $12 billion and $13 billion was transferred to the family from Purdue Pharma. The corporation is now claiming bankruptcy to avoid complicity in the opioid crisis they helped create.

Attorney generals from 24 states and the District of Columbia are demanding that the Sacklers pony up more than the $3 billion they have offered to pay in order to remedy lawsuits filed against Purdue Pharma. The corporation requested in September for the dismissal of 2,600 lawsuits filed against the Big Pharma giant seeking damages for pushing Oxycontin onto unsuspecting patients.

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Another court filing shows that attorneys representing 500 cities, counties and Indian tribes are also objecting to Purdue Pharma’s request, as the opioid maker tries to wiggle out of accountability for the national crisis that has their fingerprints all over it.

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“The distribution numbers do not reflect the fact that many billions of dollars from that amount were paid in taxes and reinvested in businesses that will be sold as part of the proposed settlement,” said Daniel S. Connolly, a Sackler lawyer, in a statement.

The various lawsuits contend that Purdue Pharma is responsible for the deaths of nearly 400,000 people over the last two decades by deliberately misrepresenting the risk in order to proliferate their addictive drugs.

“The Sacklers are billionaires, they are not bankrupt,” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said to Reuters. “They should not be allowed to use the filing to shield their assets.”

Purdue Pharma filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September, claiming that it was necessary to deal with the cost of litigation as the chickens come home to roost for years of the corporate giant pushing opioids on the masses.

“Without a stay of the litigation, only lawyers will win,” the company claimed in a public statement.

In addition, the Sacklers had paid off elite universities throughout the world to allegedly peddle false science that helped boost their obscene opioid profits.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Prestigious universities around the world have accepted at least $60 million over the past five years from the family that owns the maker of OxyContin, even as the company became embroiled in lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic, financial records show.

Some of the donations arrived before recent lawsuits blaming Purdue Pharma for its role in the opioid crisis. But at least nine schools accepted gifts in 2018 or later, when states and counties across the country began efforts to hold members of the family accountable for Purdue’s actions. The largest gifts in that span went to Imperial College London, the University of Sussex and Yale University.

Major beneficiaries of Sackler family foundations also included the University of Oxford in England and Rockefeller, Cornell and Columbia universities in New York, according to tax and charity records reviewed by The Associated Press.

In total, at least two dozen universities have received gifts from the family since 2013, ranging from $25,000 to more than $10 million, the records show.

Healey hopes to use the power of the states to force the Sackler family to pay many more billions than they they have offered, and set a strong example against corporate drug-pushing that will prevent the heinous practice in the future.

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CONFIRMED: Doctor Arguing for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations in USA Today is Bankrolled by Big Pharma

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One of the doctors who argued for mandatory vaccinations recently in a USA Today op/ed is being bankrolled by Big Pharma, creating a massive conflict of interest for the self-professed medical expert.

Dr. Michael Lederman co-wrote the op/ed titled, “Defeat COVID-19 by requiring vaccination for all. It’s not un-American, it’s patriotic,” which was published by the USA Today on Thursday.

“Broad induction of immunity in the population by immunization will be necessary to end this pandemic. In simple terms, a refusal to be vaccinated threatens the lives of others,” the doctors wrote, arguing that those who refuse to comply with vaccine mandates must be punished under the law.

The doctors also called for an end to the 4th Amendment of the Constitution by proposing an invasive federal vaccine tracking database: “A registry of immunization will be needed with names entered after immunization is completed… Thus, immunized persons will need to receive expiration date-stamped certification cards, which should be issued to all who are immunized in the country, whether here legally or not.”

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Dr. Lederman’s ties with Big Pharma go back many years, as he has soaked up millions from pharmaceutical corporations to fund his medical research. He received $2.5 in grant money from Gilead Sciences in 2017 to study AIDS and HIV treatments. Back in 2014, Dr. Lederman and his fellow Case Western researchers received $12.7 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci for other AIDS/HIV trials.

Right now, the NIAID is doing everything they can to get Big Pharma giants to produce a COVID-19 vaccine for mass distribution, even if it means skirting normal testing protocol. The NIAID has been performing relentless public relations for the pharmaceutical giant Moderna, a firm that stands to make billions from a mandatory vaccination regime.

The NIAID is under the jurisdiction of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which has served as a particularly egregious example of the corrupt revolving door between the public and private sector. NIH researcher Gary Nabel left his influential role with the federal government to become chief scientific officer at pharmaceutical giant Sanofi in 2012. He boasted about how he took the corporate role to facilitate more collusion between a monolithic industry and the public officials tasked with regulating it.

“I’ll do whatever I can to build bridges to the external, NIH-funded world,” Nabel said. “It’s a different model than what they’ve done in the past.”

One of Dr. Lederman’s co-conspirators also has deep ties to the Washington D.C. medical swamp as well. Co-author Maxwell J. Mehlman, Director of the Case Western Law Medicine Center, received a six-figure NIH grant just last year to perform analysis on genetic testing. The other co-author, Dr. Stuart Youngner, is conducting mad science centered around reanimating brain tissue in dead pigs.

With medical ethics “experts” calling for basic human rights to be extinguished and forcing shots into people, it becomes clear that Big Pharma’s profit-driven agenda is driving the response to COVID-19.

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