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Purdue Pharma and Sacklers offer up to $12bn to settle opioid claims, report says

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Maker of Oxycontin accused of fueling US opioid epidemicHundreds of cities and counties have sued drug company Purdue Pharma and members of the multi-billionaire Sackler family, who own the company that makes the prescription painkiller OxyContin, have offered to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits from US states and cities for between $10bn and $12bn, according to a media report on Tuesday. Related: How big pharma is targeting India’s booming opioid market Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/27/purdue-pharma-sackler-oycontin-opioids-drugs

Author : Joanna Walters in New York

Publish date : 2019-08-28 04:41:11

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