Purdue Pharma, Still in Bankruptcy, Ordered to Reduce Political Donations

Opioid drugmaker Purdue Pharma continues to make headlines during its bankruptcy process.

Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy in September 2019 following a host of lawsuits. Local and federal governments accused the company of creating the opioid crisis. Purdue agreed to settle with over 2,300 governments in 23 states, according to NPR.

But several State Attorneys General oppose the settlement. They claim the Sackler family, who own Purdue, could afford to pay far more than the $3 billion the settlement calls for. Nevertheless, the company moved forward with its bankruptcy proceeding, a key term of the settlement.

Purdue also made donations to the Republican Attorneys General Association and the Democratic Attorneys General Association after filing for Chapter 11. These are the go...

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