March 10, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • A judge approved a new $6 billion settlement between the Sackler family and dozens of local governments that accused Purdue Pharma of fueling the opioid crisis, overruling objections from the Department of Justice and 20 states. The deal, which replaces an earlier $4.3 billion settlement, still needs final approval in bankruptcy court, though the DOJ said it must first go through an appeals court to determine whether the Sacklers can receive sweeping immunity from further lawsuits. (Article here)