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MEDICAL: Purdue Pharma ‘offers up to $12bn’ to settle opioid cases

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BBC News – August 28, 2019

Purdue Pharma, the opioid drug-maker owned by the billionaire Sackler family, is reported to be offering between $10bn and $12bn to settle thousands of lawsuits against it.

The firm is facing over 2,000 lawsuits linked to its painkiller OxyContin.

Purdue told the BBC it was “actively working” towards a “global resolution” but would not comment on the amount.

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