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Purdue CEO $3 Million Bonus Draws States’ Ire, Call for Ouster

May 12, 2022, 7:23 PM

A group of states are objecting to a proposed $3 million bonus for Purdue Pharma CEO Craig Landau and calling for him to step down, arguing that the award “sends the wrong message to victims” of the bankrupt company’s opioid drugs.

Landau failed to protect the public from Purdue’s opioid products and should step down as CEO, attorneys general from 24 states and the District of Columbia said in a filing to a New York bankruptcy court on Wednesday.

“He is not the right person to lead Purdue and address the inherent dangers of its products and their relationship to ...

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