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The Sackler family, with an estimated net worth of $14 billion, largely flew under the radar and had supplanted storied families such as the Rockefellers, Mellons and Busches. How did the Sackler family amass such a fortune? By making the producing arguably the most addictive and controversial drug of this century — OxyContin.What happened to the Sackler family?
The Sackler family will be permanently banned from the opioid business, and their name will not appear on any more buildings, hospital wings, or museums, according to the attorneys general and court documents. Purdue must also add tens of millions of documents to a public repository of information about their role in the opioid epidemic.