Purdue Pharma asks judge to stop all lawsuits against Sackler family

Associated Press
Purdue Pharma asks judge to stop all lawsuits against Sackler family

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma on Wednesday asked a bankruptcy court judge to halt all lawsuits against the company and its former directors, including members of the Sackler family, which owns the company. The request is a standard ask for a company that’s filed for bankruptcy , as Purdue did this week in an effort to settle some 2,600 lawsuits it’s facing over its role in the national opioid crisis. Several states have announced that they intend to continue their lawsuits against Sackler family members, arguing that more should be done to hold them accountable for a role in an opioid crisis that has killed more than 400,000 people in the U.S. in the past two decades.