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Federal, provincial and territorial governments agree to a proposed 150 million dollar settlement with Purdue Pharma Canada: David Eby

BY The Canadian Press, Jun 29, 2022 8:28 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

BC Attorney General David Eby says federal, provincial and territorial governments have agreed to a proposed 150 million dollar settlement with Purdue Pharma Canada. (Photo - David Eby/Twitter)

David Eby

BC Attorney General David Eby says federal, provincial and territorial governments have agreed to a proposed 150 million dollar settlement with Purdue Pharma Canada.

Eby says it's the largest settlement of a governmental health care cost claim in Canadian history.

The province launched a class-action lawsuit in 2018 against more than 40 drug companies, with the aim of recovering health-care costs related to the sale and marketing of opioid-based pain medication.

Eby says the money will support provincial programs to fight the opioid epidemic that governments believe Purdue contributed to through their deceptive marketing practices.

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