September 26, 2021

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Conn. attorney general calls Purdue Pharma settlement ‘a mirage’

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A historic settlement was announced Wednesday among the Department of Justice, Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family over the drug giant’s role in the national opioid crisis. The CDC estimates that roughly 450,000 people died from opioid overdose between 1999 and 2018. But some critics feel the settlement missed the mark. William Brangham talks to William Tong, Connecticut’s attorney general.

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