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Now do clotshot makers: B.C. strikes $150M proposed settlement with Purdue Pharma over opioid harms

State Media: 'A proposed $150-million settlement with Purdue Pharma Canada covering all provinces and territories has been reached for the recovery of health-care costs related to the sale and marketing of opioid-based pain medication.


'British Columbia Attorney General David Eby said Wednesday that it's the largest settlement of a governmental health-care cost claim in Canadian history.


'"We know that no amount of money can bring back those who have died, but we are committed to holding corporations and others accountable for acts of alleged wrongdoing committed in the manufacturing and distribution of opioid products," Eby said in a statement Wednesday.


'In a lawsuit filed in 2018, the province targeted over 40 drug manufacturers and retailers in an effort to recover health-care costs related to the drug crisis that has killed thousands across the province.'

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