$270 Million OxyContin Settlement Won’t Solve Oklahoma’s Opioid Crisis12

Drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma finally settled a lawsuit with the state of Oklahoma, with the OxyContin maker agreeing to pay $270 million to fund addiction research, addiction treatment, and legal fees. Oklahoma OxyContin Victims Experience Bittersweet Victory The company was sued because of deceptive marketing tactics that downplayed the addictive nature of their drug, OxyContin, a strong opioid responsible for the death of over 200,000 Americans. Attorney General Mike Hunter filed this suit two years ago, initially seeking $20 billion in damages. Even though Hunter and the state of Oklahoma successfully recovered $270 million from Purdue Pharma, the victory is

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