OxyContin News

Key States Agree to Revised Deal with Purdue Pharma, Sacklers

Purdue Pharma LP won the support of more than a dozen states that had opposed its $4.5 billion bankruptcy plan after members of the Sackler family that own it agreed to pay more money and relinquish control of two family …

Democrats Push Bill Aimed at Family That Owns Purdue Pharma

A congressional committee heard grievances Tuesday against the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma as it considered longshot legislation that would keep them from using a corporate bankruptcy as a shield for personal liability. Rep. Carolyn Maloney called two state …

With $2,300 Phone Calls, Purdue Runs Up Huge Bankruptcy Tab

One phone call with the Department of Justice: $2,300. Two days at the Ritz-Carlton: $830. Oh, and a lengthy cab ride to and from the court in White Plains, New York — that’ll be $1,000. Those are just some of …

Nevada Announces $45M Settlement With McKinsey Over Opioids

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada has struck a $45 million settlement deal with McKinsey & Company for the global consulting firm’s role in advising opioid makers how to sell more prescription painkillers amid a national overdose crisis. The western state …

Purdue Pharma to Use Public Trusts, Sackler Cash to Settle Opioid Litigation

Purdue Pharma LP filed a bankruptcy plan on Monday that would resolve thousands of opioid lawsuits by restructuring the OxyContin maker into an entity that would steer profits to and require the company’s Sackler family owners to contribute nearly $4.3 …

Sacklers Boost Opioid Settlement Offer to $4.3 Billion – Sources

NEW YORK — Members of the Sackler family who own Purdue Pharma LP have offered roughly $4.3 billion to resolve sprawling opioid litigation, up from $3 billion initially proposed in settlement discussions underway in the OxyContin maker’s bankruptcy proceedings, four …

Purdue Creditors Zero In on Sackler Messages From a Decade Ago

Bankruptcy creditors are pointing to a trove of decade-old documents as they probe whether members of the billionaire Sackler family improperly took funds out of Purdue Pharma LP, the maker of OxyContin, to keep the assets away from victims of …

Family Behind Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma Offers ‘Sadness’

Two of the owners of the company that makes OxyContin acknowledged to a congressional committee on Thursday that the powerful prescription painkiller has played a role in the national opioid crisis but stopped short of apologizing or admitting wrongdoing as …

Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma to Plead to 3 Criminal Charges

NEW YORK — Purdue Pharma LP agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription opioid OxyContin, in a deal with U.S. prosecutors that effectively sidestepped paying billions of dollars in penalties and stopped short …

States Oppose Settlement Being Negotiated by Oxycontin Maker Purdue and Justice Dept.

A group of 25 state attorneys general oppose a settlement of U.S. opioid probes being negotiated with Purdue Pharma LP and members of the wealthy Sackler family who own it, arguing the deal would improperly entangle state and local officials …