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David Sackler, whose family owns Purdue Pharma, says the company is not to blame for the opioid epidemic

In an extensive interview with Vanity Fair published Wednesday, Sackler insisted his family had nothing to do with the crisis even though their company unveiled and heavily marketed the drug OxyContin as a new, safe and effective opioid in the 1990s. “We feel absolutely terrible. Facts will show we didn’t cause the crisis, but we… Read More »

Family by the Ton Exclusive: Watch Ed Barnes Prep for Weight-Loss Surgery

TLC’s Family by the Ton doesn’t shy away from the most painful moments in people’s journeys to weight loss. The spinoff of the popular My 600-lb Life, airing Wednesday nights, follows a number of families struggling with obesity issues. In this exclusive clip from this week’s episodes, which TLC provided to Men’s Health, star Ed… Read More »