Minnesota looks to get more than $50 million over nine years in an historic settlement with Purdue Pharma.

“This is an important resolution, if approved, it would be an important, step forward in the fight toward chemical health and holding bad actors accountable.”

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says around 4,821 Minnesotans have died from opioid overdoses since 2000. And last year, there were about 654 opioid-involved deaths. Purdue Pharma–which manufactures the opioid drug Oxycontin–is required to pay $4.3 billion over nine years for prevention, treatment and recovery efforts in communities across the country.