A.G. Frey: Maine will continue to pursue Purdue Pharma

October 21, 2020

In response to a settlement announced by the U.S. Department of Justice with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family today, Maine Attorney General Aaron M. Frey released the following statement:

"The State of Maine is continuing to pursue legal action against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family. Currently we are litigating in bankruptcy court to ensure that Purdue and the Sacklers pay adequately for the damage caused by the opioid crisis, to ensure the orderly liquidation of the company, and to ensure that they may no longer sell Oxycontin. Our efforts to provide justice and relief for Mainers harmed by the opioid crisis will not be impacted by today's announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice. The announced settlement is insufficient for the damage done by Purdue and the Sackler family, and I will continue to work with attorneys general across the country to achieve the accountability that the people demand."