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Judge conditionally approves plan to dissolve OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma
September 02 2021, 08:00
A federal bankruptcy judge ruled that Purdue Pharma, the maker of the addictive painkiller OxyContin, will be dissolved under a settlement deal and that its owners, members of the Sackler family, will pay out more than $4 billion to address the opioid epidemic that's killed more than 500,000 Americans.