Some states, towns skeptical over proposed opioid settlement
August 30, 2019
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An offer from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family to settle some 2,000 lawsuits over their contribution to the national opioid crisis is receiving growing pushback from state and local officials who say the proposed deal doesn't include enough money or accountability.
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong on Friday called for the company, which is headquartered in the state, to be forced out of the opioid business altogether.
"At a minimum, Connecticut demands that Purdue be broken up and shut down, and that its assets be liquidated," Tong said...