- Associated Press - Thursday, September 12, 2019

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine is not joining a tentative opioid-crisis settlement between the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and a number of state and local governments.

A spokesman for the attorney general’s office said that Maine, along with many other states, is opposed to the proposed deal with the Sackler family.

The spokesman said the office welcomes “an orderly liquidation of Purdue in the bankruptcy process and will continue our efforts to hold the Sackler family accountable.”

Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation’s opioid crisis.

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