AP EXPLAINS: The tentative Purdue deal on the opioid crisis - Sentinel-Tribune: News

AP EXPLAINS: The tentative Purdue deal on the opioid crisis

Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:56 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A deal worth as much as $12 billion that's being negotiated between Purdue Pharma and its owners, and the state, local and tribal governments involved in national opioid litigation has the potential to shape efforts to reach a global settlement with other manufacturers, drug distributors and retailers in lawsuits consolidated before a federal judge in Cleveland. The lawsuits aim to find help for communities besieged by an opioid crisis that has killed 400,000 people across the U.S. since 2000.

Some questions and answers about Purdue Pharma, the negotiations and their importance to the multi-district litigation in Cleveland:

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