Arizona Joins Settlement With Opioid-Maker Purdue Pharma

Sep 12, 2019
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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has agreed to join a tentative settlement over the role OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis.


Family members of a 6-year-old girl who likely overdosed on opioids have been charged with abuse and first-degree murder.

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Arizona's attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Sackler family, which owns OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma, to return billions of dollars they took out of the company.


Arizona's top attorney is accusing former opioid manufacturer executives of trying to sell a prescription drug through unethical means.

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