October 15, 2020

Purdue Pharma and DOJ In Negotiations to Resolve Opioid Lawsuits

The Administration is pushing the DOJ to finalize negotiations to resolve thousands of opioid lawsuits with Purdue Pharma before Election Day as an effort to “present the settlement as a major victory against Big Pharma.” According to an article in the New Yorker, the settlement will likely involve a fine but no charges against individual executives. This agreement would allow the Sackler family to keep their wealth incurred through the selling and manufacturing of opioids over the years. The family has indicated that they are willing to pay $3 billion, under the condition that they are released from potential federal criminal liability arising from or related to opioid-related activities.