US government seeks to block Purdue Pharma settlement

The US Justice Department is seeking to stop progress on a $4.5 billion settlement with Purdue Pharma. The settlement would dissolve the company and mitigate the Sackler family from any further lawsuits relating to its role in the opioid crisis. The US Justice Department has argued that the deal does not provide adequate accountability and has called for prosecutors to challenge the settlement in federal court.