“The billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma LP were sued by New York state for allegedly triggering an addiction epidemic with their marketing of the Oxycontin painkiller, just two days after the company agreed to pay $270 million to settle similar claims by Oklahoma.” (Lucky for them, you can’t overdose on lawsuits.) Bloomberg: Sackler Family to Be Sued by New York Over Opioid Catastrophe. (The Sacklers deserve all the heat they’re getting, and more. But they didn’t create this crisis alone. It was a perfect storm of bad behavior, awful decisions, and yet again, a wildly counter-productive war on drugs.)