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Purdue Pharma to Pay $270 Million Settlement to Oklahoma

Accepted submission by takyon at 2019-03-26 19:47:29

Purdue Pharma settles opioid lawsuit for $270m []

Purdue Pharma, the drug-maker owned by the billionaire Sackler family, has reached a $270m settlement in a lawsuit which claimed its opioids contributed to the deaths of thousands of people.

The deal with Oklahoma is the first settlement the US firm has struck amid some 2,000 other lawsuits it is facing linked to its painkiller OxyContin.

Purdue is one of several firms named in the claim which alleged they used deceptive practices to sell opioids.

Also at CNN [] and NBC [].

Previously: OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma May File for Bankruptcy to Disrupt Lawsuits []

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