Vermont Attorney General Opposes Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Settlement

Thank you tom, the attorney general of Vermont has spoken out against the proposed bankruptcy court settlement involving the owners of Purdue pharma, the makers of OxyContin, TJ Donovan sued Purdue pharma and the Sackler family in 2018 and 19. He told NBC Five News that the settlement doesn’t go far enough to compensate Vermont or to hold homeowners accountable for their role in the opioid addiction crisis. I don’t think, uh, that you can go to bankruptcy court to have the lawsuits dismissed and not be held responsible for starting and causing the opioid crisis in this state. So I can’t stand it at the moment. We’ll see what the next steps are over the next week. But in the end, as we all know, this opioid crisis that started with cotton oxy has just destroyed far too many lives in Vermont for the state of Vermont lawsuit to be dismissed in bankruptcy proceedings that said, it’s still unclear what difference the opposition Vermont will make because several other states that have sued the company have accepted the settlement.

Vermont Attorney General Opposes Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Settlement

Donovan says compensation is insufficient given the misery of Vermont opioid addiction crisis

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan said a proposed settlement with the makers of OxyContin fails to hold company owners accountable for its role in the opioid addiction crisis. In a statement, Donovan said: “When the bankruptcy ends, the Sacklers will keep billions of dollars in wealth from the opioid crisis, a significant portion of which they are protecting in offshore accounts, and all claims against them are rejected. Meanwhile, states will continue to fight to alleviate the crisis caused by the Sacklers. ”

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan said a proposed settlement with the makers of OxyContin failed to hold company owners accountable for its role in the opioid addiction crisis.

In a statement, Donovan said: “When the bankruptcy ends, the Sacklers will retain billions of dollars in wealth from the opioid crisis, a substantial portion of which they are protecting in offshore accounts, and any claims against them will be rejected. Meanwhile, states will continue to fight to alleviate the crisis caused by the Sacklers. “

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