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Democrats push bill for family owned by Purdue Pharma

A congressional committee heard complaints Tuesday against the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma as it was considering far-sighted legislation that would discourage them from using a corporate bankruptcy as a shield for personal liability. Rep. Carolyn Maloney called two attorneys general, opioid activists, and an author to set up the case against members of the Sackler family, who own the Connecticut-based pharmaceutical giant, who have pleaded twice criminally related to the marketing of OxyContin . Idaho Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said the Sacklers stand in the way of seeking justice for opioid addiction victims and their families.