Gastroenterology

Purdue Pharma tentatively settles opioid lawsuits, others still pending

Oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma recently reached a tentative agreement with many of the thousands of plaintiffs involved in a multidistrict lawsuit that alleges the company and some other opioid makers and distributors played a role in creating in the opioid crisis, Reuters reported.
More than a dozen other states and entities have not agreed to the deal, setting the stage for a fight with Purdue Pharma through bankruptcy proceedings, the news agency reported. North Carolina and Pennsylvania also intend to sue the Sacklers directly, according to tweets from those states’ respective

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