Purdue Pharma settlement marks second guilty plea for company


Ever against one of the one of the nation's top drug makers. Purdue Pharma has agreed to a plea deal on criminal charges in connection with the nation's opioid crisis. Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to federal charges over its production and sales of the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen Global settlement announced today involves the company pleading guilty to three Felony counts for defrauding the United States. Purdue has agreed to pay more than $8 billion in fines and damages. It's believed the nation's opioid addiction and overdose crisis has claimed nearly a half million lives Over the past 20 years. Jim Krystle, a CBS News

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