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Supreme Court blocks Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan shielding owners from lawsuits

The Supreme Court blocked a bankruptcy plan for drug maker Purdue Pharma that would have paid out billions of dollars to address the opioid epidemic and shielded the company‚Äôs owners from legal liability. The Justice Department argued that shielding the Sackler family from all future lawsuits was an abuse of the bankruptcy system. William Brangham discussed the implications with NPR’s Brian Mann.

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