“Fifteen states have reached an agreement with Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, that would pave the way toward a $4.5 billion settlement of thousands of opioid cases.” NYT (gift article from NextDraft): 15 States Reach a Deal With Purdue Pharma, Moving Toward a $4.5 Billion Opioids Settlement. Long story short, the family that poisoned America gets to keep a lot of the money they made doing it. And, “according to spokesmen, two branches of the Sackler family noted that the settlement included no finding of liability or wrongdoing.” Patrick Radden Keefe wrote the book on the Sacklers. “It was always going to end this way — truth but not justice, some $ but not enough, no real accountability to speak of.”