Michigan AG Nessel Confirms Participation in Purdue Pharma Settlement Discussions

Contact: Kelly Rossman-McKinney 517-335-7666

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today confirmed she is working with her Republican counterparts to participate in a plan to hold Purdue Pharma accountable for its role in contributing to the opioid epidemic nationwide.

“I am committed to keeping all options open in an effort to provide relief to the residents of Michigan who have been ravaged by this crisis. While I have tremendous respect for my Democratic colleagues who have elected to opt out of settlement discussions, ultimately each attorney general is obligated to pursue the course of action which is most beneficial to our respective states. I believe Michigan residents are best served by an infusion of funds into our state as quickly as possible so we can begin providing relief to our hardest hit communities and to provide assistance to those who are suffering from addiction. This epidemic is a public health crisis. Michigan cannot wait any longer to ensure that those pharmaceutical companies who created it begin paying to redress the harm they’ve caused.”

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