Purdue's $8.3bn Settlement With DOJ Requires Reconstitution As Public Benefit Company
Purdue pleads guilty to three felony charges over marketing of OxyContin under settlement that requires Purdue to be dissolved and transformed into an entity that provides addiction and overdose medicines. Twenty-five state AGs oppose creation of a PBC, arguing Purdue should be sold to another company.
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