|Bottles of Purdue Pharma L.P. OxyContin medication sit on a pharmacy shelf|
WILL BREDDERMAN, Crain's New York Business, September 10, 2019
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to inflict some pain on the producers and providers of dangerously addictive opioids.
"I've seen a number of schemes and frauds, but the opioid scheme is as diabolical, as brazen, as obnoxious and as offensive as anything I've seen," Cuomo said, referring to the misrepresentation of the addictive qualities of opioids.
Ironically, Crain's found Cuomo's campaign has received $51,000 from Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma heir Jonathan Sackler, who resigned from the firm's board earlier this year and who is among those subpoenaed. The donations date as far back as 2011 and as recent as 2017.