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OxyContin maker offers billions to settle lawsuits

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OxyContain maker Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering $10 billion to $12 billion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits filed against the company.

The lawsuits, filed by states, cities and counties, allege Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family started and sustained the opioid crisis.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the opioid crisis left more than 400,000 people dead from 1999 to 2017.

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