What to Know: Purdue Pharma Settlement

What You Should Know: Purdue Pharma Settlement

Jan HoffmannCoverage of the Opioid Epidemic

Approximately 130,485 people who can prove they have been harmed by OxyContin will receive between $ 3,500 and $ 48,000 each. Guardians of 6,550 children born with symptoms of opioid withdrawal will receive approximately $ 7,000.

In the past 20 years, more than 500,000 people have died from prescription and illegal opioids in the United States. Federal economists said the real cost of the epidemic – including law enforcement, health care and treatment – could be trillions of dollars. Overdose deaths skyrocketed during the pandemic.

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