Des Moines, Iowa — Attorney General Tom Miller says Iowa will get 25 million dollars from a settlement in a lawsuit over opioid abuse.
A-G spokesperson, Ashlee Kieler says it involves the Sackler family and their company Purdue Pharma.
The lawsuit alleged that Purdue officials repeatedly made false and deceptive claims that OxyContin was safe and suitable for a wide range of pain patients. Iowa’s share of the money comes from a total settlement of four-point-three BILLION dollars.
The Sacklers will get the settlement amount over the next nine years as part of the agreement — and the Sacklers will be permanently banned from the opioid business.
The settlement requires Purdue and the Sacklers to make public more than 30 million documents, including attorney-client privileged communications about the original FDA approval of OxyContin and tactics to promote opioids.