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The Sackler family, which would commit $US3bn to the wider settlement, said in a statement that members that had served on the Purdue board of directors had acted "ethically and lawfully" and that "all financial distributions were proper". Purdue Pharma will admit to enabling the supply of drugs "without legitimate medical purpose". They say it lets the company and its owners, the Sackler family, off too lightly for their roles creating a crisis that has claimed the lives of more than 400,000 Americans since 1999. The company would reorganise as a new company run by a trust for the "public benefit". The deal with US Department of Justice (DoJ) resolves some of the most serious claims against the firm. "DoJ failed," said Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey after the settlement was announced. The maker of OxyContin painkillers has reached an $US8.3bn ($NZ12.5bn) settlement and agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges to resolve a probe of its role in fuelling America's opioid crisis. Handout / US Drug Enforcement Administration / AFP, France teacher attack: Students 'paid' to identify Samuel Paty, US to fund opioid fight in Guam, FSM, American Samoa, Purdue Pharma 'offers up to $12bn' to settle opioid cases, Opioid crisis: Oklahoma judge rules against Johnson & Johnson, US drug overdose deaths drop for first time since 1999, Drug company founder guilty of bribing US doctors to push opioid, As it happened: Donald Trump and Joe Biden in final presidential debate, US election: Trump and Biden to meet in final presidential debate, Covid-19: France extends curfew as second wave surges in Europe, Trump v Biden: Sparks fly in final US presidential debate, Nine new cases of Covid-19 in NZ today - eight imported, one close contact, Man found guilty for physically, sexually abusing girlfriend, Cows and crowds cancelled, but the A&P Show goes on, Sportsman may head to Supreme Court over name suppression. Purdue Pharma will admit to enabling the supply of drugs "without legitimate medical purpose". Submission of claim forms via email and/or facsimile transmission is not permitted. You must file an originally executed proof of claim. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people have allegedly died over the past 20 years as part of the opioid epidemic in America. Under the terms of the settlement, Purdue will admit to conspiring to defraud the US and violating anti-kickback laws in its distribution of the addictive painkillers. A US federal agency has directed nearly $US2 million in funding to three Pacific states to fight an opioid crisis. Along with the reorganisation as a "public benefit" firm, Purdue has proposed to settle the wider claims against it with a deal worth more than $US10bn. Purdue will pay $US225m to the Justice Department and a further $US1.7bn towards addressing claims made in other lawsuits.

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