NOTTwo months ago, a U.S. bankruptcy court judge approved a controversial Purdue Pharma plan that would channel billions of dollars to pay for the damage caused by the opioid painkiller OxyContin.
Basically, the deal called for some members of the Sackler family – who controlled Purdue – to pay more than $ 4.3 billion over nearly a decade to compensate individuals, state and local governments and tribal communities across the country. cost of the opioid crisis. The deal followed some 3,000 lawsuits that prompted the company to file for bankruptcy in 2019. But even though the plan was approved, the money hasn’t started to flow and it’s unclear when that will. will produce.