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Earlier this week, Purdue Pharma filed a bankruptcy plan that would have some members of the Sackler family, which owns the drug company, relinquish control and pay nearly $4.3 billion to reimburse states, cities, and tribes for the costs associated with the long-running opioid crisis in the U.S. The plan is designed to end nearly 3,000 lawsuits that blamed Purdue for helping to spark a wave of prescription abuse, addictions, and deaths over the past two decades.

As part of the proposal, a new private company with an independent board selected by state and local governments will focus on developing and distributing medicines to address opioid use disorder and overdoses. But approval by creditors is uncertain. Attorneys general from nearly two dozen states, who have fought the company in bankruptcy, criticized the deal.

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  • Wealth is in charge. Legislators, FDA,AMA and a wealth of others are puppets of Big PhRMA. And the charade of accountability continues. STOPPNow the Opiate Epidemic.

  • I really hope the Sacklers and Purdue are not allowed to get away with Anything that benefits them in this settlement.
    Beyond greedy they are..
    there needs to be a punishment that truly hurts them monetarily..not a tiny slap that means nothing.

  • The documents are an asset and should be sold at auction and the proceeds distributed to the creditors.

    I offer $100.00.

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