Healey: $4.3 Billion Settlement Reached With Sackler Family, Purdue Pharma

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday that a $4.3 billion settlement has been reached with the Sackler family and their company Purdue Pharma for their role in the opioid crisis.

Healey said the money from the settlement will go to opioid treatment and care. Also, the Sackler family will be permanently banned from the opioid business and Purdue Pharma “will cease to exist.”

“The Sackler name won’t be on anymore buildings, or hospital wings, or museums,” Healey said.

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Tens of millions of documents related to the Sackler’s role in the crisis will also be made public.

“Most importantly, the public will witness the most significant disclosure in any case ever, including every piece of evidence Purdue has produced about its opioid business in the last 20 years,” Healey said.

Healey announced the resolution over Zoom Thursday morning with New York Attorney General Letitia James and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. She was later joined by Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker for an in-person press conference Thursday afternoon.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@KarynRegal) reports:

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