“As part of the plea deal, the company admits it violated federal law and ‘knowingly and intentionally conspired and agreed with others to aid and abet’ the dispensing of medication from doctors “without a legitimate medical purpose and outside the usual course of professional practice,” according to a copy of the plea agreement obtained by the AP. The company is also required to cooperate with the ongoing federal investigation and potential other prosecutions. But even before the deal was announced, it was facing resistance from state attorneys general, Democratic members of Congress and advocates who wrote Attorney General William Barr asking him not to make the bargain with the company and the family. They said it does not hold them properly accountable and they raised concerns about some of the details.” OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion. (If we were playing Jeopardy, the answer would be: “How much does it cost to get away with mass murder?”)

+ From The New Yorker earlier this month. Patrick Radden Keefe: The Sackler Family’s Plan to Keep Its Billions.