VANCOUVER — British Columbia says a proposed $150-million settlement with Purdue Pharma Canada has been reached for the recovery of health-care costs related to the sale and marketing of opioid-based pain medicines.

Attorney General David Eby says it’s the largest settlement of a governmental health care cost claim in Canadian history.

The province launched a class-action lawsuit in 2018 on behalf of all federal, provincial and territorial governments with the aim of recovering health-care costs over the “wrongful conduct of opioid manufacturers, distributors and their consultants.”

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