Purdue Pharma and Sackler family reach tentative deal over federal lawsuits.

Purdue Pharma and Sackler family reach tentative deal over federal lawsuits.

Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family members who own it have reached a tentative deal with a number of states and a significant portion of the more than 2,000 cities, counties, and tribes that sued over the opioid crisis, which was triggered in part by widespread use of Purdue’s signature drug, OxyContin. Overuse and abuse of the addictive painkiller have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.

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