PBS NewsHour

Is tentative opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma enough?

Clip: 09/11/2019 | 6m 49s | Video has closed captioning.

The American opioid crisis has left a lethal mark. Experts estimate as many as 400,000 people may have died from overdoses and related problems in the past several decades. Now, more than 20 states appear to have reached a comprehensive settlement against Purdue Pharma, maker of opioid OxyContin. Amna Nawaz talks to Connecticut Attorney General William Tong about why he thinks it’s not enough.

Aired: 09/11/19

Rating: NR

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