Purdue 'reaches agreement' to settle opioid cases

Purdue 'reaches agreement' to settle opioid cases

Drug-making giant Purdue Pharma has reportedly reached a tentative multi-billion dollar agreement in the US to settle a host of lawsuits against it. The firm owned by the billionaire Sackler family is accused of helping fuel the US opioid crisis through drugs like painkiller OxyContin. The deal would remove Purdue from the first federal trial over the opioids crisis, set to open in Ohio in October.

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