Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the family that owns it. The agreement with about half the states and attorneys representing roughly 2,000 local governments would have Purdue file for a structured bankruptcy and pay as much as $12 billion over time.
Published: 11:18 PM EDT September 11, 2019
Updated: 11:18 PM EDT September 11, 2019