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Purdue Pharma family protected from lawsuits in exchange for addiction treatment funding

PBS, 01 Jun 2023
A court ruled the owners of Purdue Pharma, the Sackler family, will be protected from civil lawsuits linked to the opioid crisis in exchange for a $6 billion settlement. Purdue, which filed for bankruptcy in 2019 amid thousands of lawsuits, made drugs like OxyContin and is blamed for fueling the opioid epidemic. William Brangham discussed the settlement with Aneri Pattani of KFF Health News.

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