Sen. Blumenthal announces he's introducing legislation to force drugmakers to take responsibility for opioid crisis

After last week's announcement of a potential $26 billion opioid lawsuit settlement with four different companies, Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he's introducing legislation to force more drugmakers to take responsibility.

News 12 Staff

Jul 26, 2021, 11:34 AM

Updated 1,026 days ago

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After last week's announcement of a potential $26 billion opioid lawsuit settlement with four different companies, Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he's introducing legislation to force more drugmakers to take responsibility.
Blumenthal says he's taking steps to make sure the makers of Oxycontin cannot evade financial responsibility for deaths and injuries their products have caused.
Blumenthal says he's teaming up with State Attorney Gen. William Tong in protecting the interests of people who live in Connecticut.
He adds that Sacklers and Purdue Pharma are responsible for massive costs to the country.
He says no "off-ramp" should be available to them when it comes to facing up to their legal and financial responsibilities.
"I am introducing this legislation to close a bankruptcy loophole that the Sacklers and Purdue Pharma are exploiting that would prevent recovery by the survivors of victims of Oxycontin addiction," Sen. Blumenthal explains.


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