Week In Review: Purdue Pharma, Opioids, And The MBTA

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OxyContin, shown in this file photo, is made by Purdue Pharma. (Toby Talbot/AP)
OxyContin, shown in this file photo, is made by Purdue Pharma. (Toby Talbot/AP)

WBUR along with several other media sued Purdue Pharma to force the release of previously redacted information that was filed in the Massachusetts Superior Court case — revealing explosive new details about how the Sackler family allegedly pushed its highly addictive opioid OxyContin by targeting doctors to over-prescribe the drug.

On the other end of the opioid addiction crisis, a fierce debate over whether to bring so-called supervised injection to Massachusetts.

And we discuss the MBTA's proposed new fare hikes.


Michael Curry, the former president of the Boston branch of the NAACP and a member of the National NAACP's Board of Directors.

Jennifer Nassour, former chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party and CEO of ReflectUS. She tweets @jennifernassour.

This article was originally published on February 01, 2019.

This segment aired on February 1, 2019.


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