Washington getting additional funds to fight opioid crisis

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington will receive an additional $113 million to fight the opioid crisis.  The money comes from a new settlement reached with Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma.  The new deal would require members of the Sackler Family, who own…

Cities, counties, tribes file federal lawsuit against Sackler family

More than 600 cities, counties and Native American tribes from 28 states have filed a federal lawsuit against eight members of the Sackler family -- owners of the pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LP -- accusing them of creating the opioid addiction crisis through ownership of the company that manufactures the painkiller OxyContin.