Three major drug distributors and Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of paying out to cover thousands of lawsuits over the toll of opioids, a crisis that killed nearly 500,000 in the US from 1999 to 2019.
The global consulting powerhouse has been in trouble for giving bad advice and working with corrupt entities.
Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids.
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