Washington Post Correspondence
The Washington Post declined to follow up on information about its reliance on studies that include incorrect information, flawed methodology and false conclusions.
Washington Post Commits Resources to Investigating Opioid Crisis, But Quits When Presented with Falsehoods & Errors in its Sourcing
After The Washington Post last spring accurately concluded that Purdue was a “too-easy scapegoat” the Raymond Sackler family engaged in substantial dialogue with the newspaper about addressing additional false impressions about the opioid crisis and its origins, which pre-date OxyContin. That correspondence, published here in its entirety, clearly demonstrates that The Post was relying on deeply flawed information for some of its incorrect conclusions. Unfortunately, however, after The Post’s false impressions were debunked, the newspaper failed to publish news articles exposing the errors in the studies on which it and many others had relied.