No agreement reached in opioid settlement

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COLORADO. (KKCO-KJCT)-- Colorado Attorney General Phil Wesier says Colorado has not come to terms on a settlement with Purdue Pharma or its owners over the national opioid epidemic.

According to the Associated Press, a conditional deal was announced Wednesday, including half of the states and thousands of local governments.

Wesier says that the proposal doesn't go far enough to address the damage opioids have caused in the state.

Purdue is owned by the Sackler family, which also manufactures OxyContin.

However, Weiser says no current offer adequately addresses the harm that Purdue and the Sacklers have caused to communities and individuals in Colorado by contributing to the opioid crisis.

Wesier says Colorado is still working on an acceptable settlement.
A 270 million dollar settlement was reached in March between Purdue, members of the Sackler family and Oklahoma.



 
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