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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:02 AM

Colorado isn't part of settlement with opioid maker Purdue Pharma; attorney general calls offer

Colorado isn’t part of settlement with opioid maker Purdue Pharma; attorney general calls offer “inadequate”


Colorado is not part of a tentative national settlement with opioid maker Purdue Pharma, Attorney General Phil Weiser said Wednesday.

Weiser says the up to $12 billion deal reached between many other states and thousands of local governments isn’t adequate to address the company’s impacts in Colorado.

“Colorado has not agreed to any settlement with Purdue Pharma or the Sackler family,” Weiser said in a written statement. “No current offer adequately addresses the harm that Purdue and the Sacklers have caused to communities and individuals in Colorado by contributing to the opioid crisis. We will continue to work hard to hold them accountable and obtain an appropriate settlement or judgment to address the crisis.”

Colorado is suing Purdue, maker of the potent painkiller OxyContin, and the Sackler family, which owns the pharmaceutical giant, in state court.

Read more: https://coloradosun.com/2019/09/11/colorado-purdue-pharma-settlement-lawsuit/

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