Mar 16, 2021
The latest on opioid epidemic settlement money
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Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has an offer to settle thousands of lawsuits brought by states and others. Plus, grants to enhance vaccine distribution with special attention to underserved populations, including Native Americans. And, Biden's pick to oversee the latest federal COVID relief rollout.
Segments From this episode
Purdue Pharma files bankruptcy plan that would require the company’s Sackler family owners to contribute nearly $4.3 billion to opioid epidemic settlement
Marketplace's Nova Safo has more.
Tribal governments were already making a successful push to vaccinate people, but these resources will help with even more.
Biden chooses economist Gene Sperling to oversee implementation of $1.9 trillion COVID relief package
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports.
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