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September 11, 2019

AG Miller issues statement on proposed Purdue settlement

 

'I believe they have the ability and responsibility to pay more'

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller released the following statement on a tentative agreement with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family:

“The state of Iowa has not entered into the proposed agreement with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family. My concern centers on the amount of money to be paid by the Sackler family. I believe they have the ability and responsibility to pay more than they guaranteed to pay under the agreement. I will continue to evaluate the situation and the bankruptcy proceeding as it progresses. Our goal remains the same: Holding Purdue Pharma accountable for helping create a public health crisis, and securing funding to assist the many Iowa victims of this tragedy.”

A copy of Iowa’s lawsuit against Purdue and Richard Sackler can be found here.

Press release: https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/newsroom/purdue-pharma-opioid-epidemic-oxycontin

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