OxyContin Maker To Pay Over $200 Million To Settle Opioid Lawsuit | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

OxyContin Maker To Pay Over $200 Million To Settle Opioid Lawsuit

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has agreed to pay over $200 million to settle a historic lawsuit brought by the Oklahoma attorney general.

Purdue Pharma is accused of aggressively marketing the opioid painkiller and fueling a drug epidemic that left thousands dead in the state.

The settlement which was first reported by Reuters, comes after Purdue fought the attorney general in court, seeking to delay the start of the trial, which is scheduled for May 28.

The source would not say whether other drugmakers named in the suit would follow Purdue’s lead.

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