Attorney General James Disappointed in Purdue Plan

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement, expressing disappointment in the plan Purdue Pharma filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court:

“I am disappointed in this plan. While it contains improvements over the proposal that Purdue announced and we rejected in September 2019, it falls short of the accountability that families and survivors deserve.


“States investigated Purdue and the Sacklers and filed the lawsuits that took down their criminal enterprise. During the bankruptcy, states worked together, across party lines, to force Purdue to turn over millions of pages of evidence and to question the Sacklers under oath. We also joined with every state and thousands of cities and towns to ensure that every dollar states recover is dedicated to addressing the opioid crisis. 


“Now, the Sacklers and Purdue need to own up to their decades of misconduct and their role in creating this crisis. 


“Right now, millions of people across the country are desperately suffering from opioid addiction. They need help and they need it now. We are committed to working with all parties in the bankruptcy to improve this plan and serve our constituents. Our focus remains delivering critically needed assistance to the people of our states.”