Gillibrand’s Ties to Drug Manufacturer Linked to Profiting from the Opioid Crisis
2020 contender Kirsten Gillibrand likes to tout her work on the opioid crisis and holding pharmaceutical companies accountable. This Wednesday, she specifically called out Purdue Pharma, a company that has been accused of “profiting from the opioid epidemic by aggressively marketing the painkiller OxyContin:”
Unconscionable. Opioid makers and pharmaceutical companies have created a public health crisis and ruined countless lives for sheer corporate greed. They should be held accountable for the pain they've caused. https://t.co/sOhF3piTzD
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) January 30, 2019
However, she has taken campaign contributions from Jonathan Sackler, who’s family owns Purdue Pharma.
This weekend Gillibrand is heading to New Hampshire, a state that has been hard hit by the opioid crisis and is currently suing Purdue Pharma for its actions. Gillibrand should have to answer to New Hampshire voters why she has accepted cash from a family owner of the company she has publicly attacked.