Settlement talks between Purdue Pharma and the states and cities suing the OxyContin maker have stalled after state officials asked for $4.5 billion from the owners of Purdue, the Sackler family, instead of a previously discussed guarantee of $3 billion. The company and the family rejected the request, said the sources. As has been previously reported, Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family had crafted a proposed deal that was valued by their lawyers between $10 billion and $12 billion. That deal would have permitted Purdue to declare bankruptcy and then allow the profits from its business to go to the plaintiffs. Learn More