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If OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy plaintiffs could see smaller payouts

CBS News Wednesday, 11 September 2019
A government source tells CBS News the maker of oxycontin could file for bankruptcy as early as Wednesday. Purdue Pharma and its owners, members of the Sackler family, have been negotiating a potential settlement for months over Purdue's alleged role in fueling the nationwde opioid epidemic. Mola Lenghi reports.
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A landmark lawsuit against drug makers, suppliers and retailers scheduled to start in Cleveland next month could be put on hold if Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy protection as many expect.

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