WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine released the following statement on Purdue Pharma negotiations:
“Purdue Pharma’s reckless, deceptive conduct generated billions in profits for the Sacklers, wreaked havoc on families, and pushed hundreds of thousands of Americans—including District residents—into a spiral of addiction and death. The victims and their families deserve to see those responsible held fully accountable. The District of Columbia and the majority of states find the $10-12 billion proposed settlement that has been touted falls short.
“The District of Columbia will proceed with its lawsuit against Purdue unless and until the company settles on terms that more appropriately reflect the devastation they have caused.”