With Billions at Stake, States Plan Dividing Purdue Opioid Money


Billions from the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy could fund wider use of opioid overdose treatments, programs for babies born addicted, and support programs for mothers and people in jail, according to a draft proposal obtained by Bloomberg Law.

While not all parties have agreed on whether to accept Purdue’s proposed $10 billion settlement to end the company’s liability for its role in the opioid crisis, the states and local governments have been negotiating a tentative agreement on how to divvy up the money—regardless of the final dollar amount.