States Say Purdue CEO Should Answer For Opioid Crisis Role

By Rick Archer (May 13, 2022, 7:33 PM EDT) -- A group of state attorneys general have once again objected to proposed bonus payments for Purdue Pharma LP's CEO, telling a New York bankruptcy judge that he was a part of the corporate culture that led to the national opioid crisis.

In a motion filed Wednesday, the group of 24 states and Washington, D.C., said the court should reject Purdue's request to pay CEO Craig Landau $3 million in performance-based bonuses, saying he failed to take action to stop Purdue's opioid-related wrongdoing during the two decades he spent as one of the company executives.

"The need to address Dr. Landau's failures...

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