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Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Opioid Sales

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/21/health/purdue-opioids-criminal-charges.html

The Justice Department announced an $8 billion settlement with the company. Members of the Sackler family will pay $225 million in civil penalties but criminal investigations continue. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges related to its marketing of the addictive painkiller, and faces penalties of roughly $8.3 billion, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday.