OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has settled a consolidated lawsuit accusing the company and the Sackler family of being responsible for the opioid crisis.
Purdue Pharmaceuticals is involved in over 2,000 lawsuits related to more than 400,000 overdose deaths in the last 20 years.
The decision follows scores of lawsuits filed against the billionaire family and its opioid company, Purdue Pharma.
The billionaire family, which owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, distanced itself from the addiction crisis in a letter of warning.
Purdue Pharma, the brand that introduced the nation to OxyContin, settled a lawsuit with the state of Oklahoma that accused the manufacturer of helping fuel the opioid crisis.
Demonstrators demanded that the Sackler family fund treatment for OxyContin addiction.
Florida Blue will stop covering the painkiller in an effort to stem substance abuse.
Several players are accused of taking the pills before a game.
States are claiming that Purdue used deceptive marketing practices to sell opioids.
91 Americans died of opioid overdoses the same day.