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Uncertainty Follows Judge's Decision to Reject Opioid Settlement Deal with Purdue

Uncertainty Follows Judge's Decision to Reject Opioid Settlement Deal with Purdue | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

A federal judge's decision to reject a multibillion dollar opioid settlement involving OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is being hailed as a step toward justice by advocates who have long called for greater accountability for the family that owns the company.

But not everyone involved in the arduous settlement process is celebrating, including some advocates who have lost loved ones to the nation's ongoing — and growing — addiction crisis. The ruling Thursday from New York-based U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon is a blow to those who sought to use billions of dollars from Purdue and from the Sackler family members involved with the company to fight the epidemic.

johnmacknewtown's insight:

Meanwhile, there is another settlement in the works involving opioid distributors. Read “Opioid Drug Distributors Announce Proposed Settlement Agreement with States - Newtown Township To Vote on It”; https://sco.lt/5zlOuO

 

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