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Sacklers 'pay $3 billion cost of opioid crisis'

Aug 29, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

The family, which was estimated in March to be worth $13billion, is reported to be considering the court settlement which could reach as much as $12billion in total.

Under the terms of the agreement, Purdue Pharma would reportedly file for bankruptcy and become a public beneficiary trust that would provide addiction treatment drugs to the public at no cost. It would also mean the profits from all drug sales, including opioid painkillers, would go to the plaintiffs.

The settlement wou...