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Sackler family agrees to pay $4.2 billion as part of plan to dissolve OxyContin maker Purdue




As part of the proposed plan, the Sackler family has a $ 4.2 billion to pay each of the next nine years to resolve various civil claims.

“Today marks an important step towards providing help to those who suffer from addiction and we hope that the proposed resolution will signal the beginning of a broad effort to deliver assistance where needed,” after Sackler said in a statement.

Those which makes OxyContin, called policy “The reason being unprecedented in scope,” in a press release.

“The vast majority of Debtors property will be dedicated to the program to abate the opioid crisis. Billions of dollars in flow form trusts established for the benefit of states and locations, as well as other creditor groups such as the American Book, hospitals, and their children with a history Neonatal abstinence syndrome and guards. each need to rely on dedicated funds, not only to prevent the opioid efforts to diminish and it will be easy to care for, “the court documents state.

But the attorneys general against the composition of the country. The joint is called, are said to live killings a “criminal enterprise” and demanded that the company expanded its delivery to admit the crisis.

“It falls short of the accountability of the survivors and the families deserve,” the statement said.

The restructuring plan is over 300 pages long. This line details about the pharmaceutical company plans to transfer, which formed billions of dollars on a new and good operating company whose mission is to speak with opioid country’s crisis.

Live in a press release that said the top state and local governments will neither itself nor operate the new company and more than $ 10 billion in designated “the cost of providing a million doses of opioid addiction treatment and potentially lifesaving overdose reversal of medicine.”

Live mg planning to distribute funds recently established two national opioid, abatement am a worm, and National Opioid Abatement Trust (the “Noatre ‘) and wait three, and will be dedicated to resolving claims from Native American tribes.

“All value distributed Noatre three hopes that only a dedicated program designed to abate the opioid crisis and for no other purpose (other than fund management and the programs that they pay fees and costs). The Debtors believe funding these dedicated funds abatement when significant resources special derogates from the general distribution of value taken is the best American public interest loans and “the court documents state.

A hearing to approve the plan, which is coming on April 21.

Among all drugs prescribed testosterone as well as a binder violent disorder opioid pain wants to take home. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 450,000 people died in the United States in 1999 for 10 years, starting from overdoses involving opioids, including prescription drugs and illicit. Referring to their deaths in 2018 and the third party involved in the prescription of opioids.

We may live more than those whom he ought to have paid the opioid the doctor to write the prescription, according to the three federal criminal charges The company confessed in November. Live more than $ 8 billion to pay the company, and to close down.

$ 8 billion in cash the company does not have to be among us live to dissolve itsefl its values ​​and use it to create a new “company for the public,” controlled by a trust or similar material designed for the American public interpreted favorably. Of criticized by council on short notice dozens of general state attorneys.

Sackler of the family made a fortune from the sales of Oxycontin off. In October, $ 225 million in losses paid in kind, but no responsibility for the opioid crisis.

The Sackler has already paid $ 225 million at the start of a framework to satisfy their comrades civil settlement with the US Department of Justice and the people associated with the Sackler that have agreed to be “prohibited from engaging in the manufacturing and sale of opioids, subject to exceptions to be agreed “court documents state.

– the news agency CNN’s Chris Isidore.