The deal was slammed by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, who is suing Purdue Pharma in state court.
Judge puts temporary stop to Purdue lawsuits — with CT’s blessing
Connecticut and the other dissenting states said talks with Purdue are progressing so they consented to extend a new, temporary halt to the lawsuits.
Sackler Embraced Plan to Conceal OxyContin’s Strength
Sealed court documents show that a member of the Sackler family, which controls Stamford-based Purdue Pharma, agreed that the company should allow doctors to believe OxyContin was weaker than morphine.
Like its neighbor, CT Purdue suit targets Sacklers
While it’s taken a different legal approach, Connecticut joins Massachusetts in laying the blame for the nation’s opioid crisis on the wealthy Sackler family.