Ohio Close To Settling Opioid Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Company

(ONN) – Ohio is close to settling a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for its alleged role in fueling the opioid crisis.

Ohio sued the creator of the painkiller oxycontin, accusing the company of misleading doctors and the public about the safety of the drug.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost supports the tentative settlement agreement that could be worth $10 to 12 billion and could go to families of people killed in the epidemic.

“I don’t know how you ever tell someone who lost a loved one that they got justice. There’s no amount of money that could change that fact.”

While Yost supports the deals, there are attorneys general from other states who reject the terms of the settlement, like how much money the family owners of Purdue Pharma would pay.