OxyContin Maker Purdue Nears Guilty Plea Agreement in U.S. Criminal Probe

Purdue Pharma LP, the OxyContin maker controlled by members of the wealthy Sackler family, is nearing an agreement to plead guilty to criminal charges as part of a deal to resolve U.S. Justice Department probes into its alleged role in fueling the nation’s opioid crisis. Purdue lawyers and federal prosecutors are working on a plea deal that could be released in a few weeks. U.S. prosecutors are negotiating a settlement of civil claims also carrying a financial penalty that allege unlawful conduct in Purdue’s handling of prescription painkillers.

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