PA to Receive $225M in Opiod-Addiction Settlement

Pennsylvania would receive $225 million to fight the opioid-addiction epidemic from a new agreement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, according to the state attorney general’s office on Thursday. AG Josh Shapiro was among the state attorneys general who had opposed Purdue’s original settlement proposal, before joining an agreement with 14 other states that was disclosed late Wednesday night. Shapiro said the updated deal isn’t perfect, and that the Sackler family members who own the company have used bankruptcy “as a shield for true accountability for their role in jet-fueling this epidemic that takes 13 lives a day” in Pennsylvania.

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