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Former Manhattan society staples David and Joss Sackler are fleeing town and heading to Florida in a bid to escape the imperishable stain of their scandal-soaked family’s OxyContin business, The New York Post dishes. David — whose family’s company, Purdue Pharma, is accused of igniting the opioid crisis by aggressively marketing the painkiller, then directing efforts to mislead the public about its addictive risks — and wife Joss lived it up in a $6.5 million Upper East Side apartment. The couple were mainstays on the New York social scene, as well as big art patrons and donors to major museums.

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