The Sacklers, Opioids and the Sickening of America with Patrick Radden Keefe
Politics & Economics • 54m
The Sackler name adorns the walls of many hallowed institutions – Harvard and Oxford Universities, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Louvre. But the source of the family’s wealth has become an international scandal. They are the main owners of Purdue Pharma, a pharmaceutical company responsible for making and marketing the addictive opioid OxyContin.
Baillie Gifford prize winner Patrick Radden Keefe came to Intelligence Squared to talk about how one family become associated with an epidemic of drug addiction that has caused the death of almost half a million people.
Up Next in Politics & Economics
Thomas Friedman On The World in 2019
‘A global star … given his track record as a zeitgeist thermometer, we should all pay attention’ – Financial Times
The world in 2019 is looking increasingly chaotic and unpredictable. Trump has declared a ‘national emergency’ over immigration at America’s southern border. A humanitarian catastro...
Putin Has Been Good For Russia
There's not a lot to like about Vladimir Putin: he's autocratic, vain and runs a corrupt government. And he doesn't give a fig for human rights. The repression in Chechnya, the jailing of the businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky and the Pussy Riot protestors, the murders of journalist Anna Politkovsk...
The World Should Recognise Jerusalem ...
Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has sparked outrage around the world. The Palestinian ambassador to London claims Trump’s move amounts to ‘declaring war on 1.5 billion Muslims’, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has warned that the US could ‘plunge the region an...