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U.S. Supreme Court Considers OxyContin Maker’s Liability in Opioid Crisis

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U.S. Supreme Court Considers OxyContin Maker's Liability in Opioid Crisis

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering the liability of the OxyContin maker, Purdue Pharma, in the United States' opioid crisis. The High Court heard a challenge today from the Justice Department to a six-billion-dollar settlement that Purdue Pharma agreed to last year.

The settlement would have allowed members of the Sackler family, who controlled the company, to escape future litigation as a result of the pharmaceutical giant's role in the opioid epidemic, although they would have to forfeit $2 billion of their share of proceeds from a sale of the company.

However, the bankruptcy court decision. . .

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