Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270m settlement in Oklahoma | Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English Published on Mar 27, 2019
The US is struggling with an opioid epidemic that's killed thousands of people in two decades. And now, a company blamed for fueling that crisis has agreed to pay $270m to settle claims against it. Purdue Pharma and the billionaire Sackler family who owns it - the makers of OxyContin - were accused of using deceptive practices to push their drugs.