“Purdue is not entitled to enter bankruptcy as a means to evade responsibility for the suffering and death they have inflicted on our country,” said Connecticut Attorney General William Tong.
Dozens of drug companies, and others blamed for the opioid crisis may follow Purdue Pharma’s lead and try to settle claims against them.
Some Connecticut cities and towns may still prefer to accept Purdue Pharma’s offer to settle suits stemming from the nation’s opioid crisis, even though Connecticut and some other states have rejected it.
Attorney General William Tong said the tentative settlement does not do enough to atone for the havoc wrecked by the opioid epidemic in Connecticut and across the nation.
Conn. Attorney General William Tong is participating in talks with Purdue Pharma, and its owners, the Sackler family, about their offer to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion.