Attorney General Josh Shapiro is today issuing a statement announcing a resolution in the lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family:

I have worked diligently over the past year with 24 of my colleague Attorneys General to increase the contribution from the Sacklers and Purdue Pharma to address the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania. While this deal is not perfect, the Sacklers have used bankruptcy as a shield for true accountability for their role in jet-fueling this epidemic that takes 13 lives a day in our Commonwealth.  Our collective negotiating has increased the deal from the original $3 billion offered to $4.5 billion.  I know there is no amount of money that can make up for the loss of the parents, siblings, children and neighbors, but we intend to put these billions to work immediately to help address this crisis moving forward and to save lives.

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