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Cities, states pushing back on settlement with Purdue Pharma

Thousands of cities and roughly two dozen states have signed a deal that would have opioid giant Purdue Pharmaceuticals paying up to $12 billion, but almost half the states are now arguing the deal doesn’t go far enough to hold Purdue or the Sackler family — one of the nation’s richest — fully responsible for the thousands of deaths linked to the opioid crisis.

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