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Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of Purdue Pharma and target of Colorado lawsuit, dies

STAMFORD, Conn. — Jonathan Sackler, one of the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, has died, the company confirmed. Sackler died June 30, according to a court filing. He was 65 and the cause of death was cancer. He was the son of Raymond Sackler, one the brothers who bought drug company Purdue Frederick in […]

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Purdue Pharma, facing opioid lawsuit from Colorado, is in settlement talks with attorneys general across the U.S.

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins, The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — State attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments said Tuesday they are in active settlement talks with Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin that is facing billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the nation’s opioid crisis. Purdue has been […]

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Colorado expands lawsuit against opioid-maker Purdue Pharma to include its owners, the Sackler family

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser on Monday announced that he is expanding the state’s lawsuit against opioid-manufacturer Purdue Pharma to include the pharmaceutical giant’s owners, the billionaire Sackler family, and a list of company executives. The move will allow state lawyers to put to use Colorado’s new consumer protection laws that raised the size of […]