• Governments, opioid companies reach $26B agreement

    9 days ago - By Healio

    State and local governments across the U.S. have reached an agreement with Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen that will provide up to $26 billion to fight the opioid epidemic, the parties involved announced.
    The agreement settles claims of nearly 4,000 state and local governments that filed lawsuits in federal and state courts. The governments had alleged that Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured opioids, provided a cascading amount of misleading information that spurred and supported the opioid epidemic. The governments had also claimed that McKesson,
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  • Drugmakers, Pharmacies Next Targets for US Opioid Settlements

    Drugmakers, Pharmacies Next Targets for US Opioid Settlements

    9 days ago - By Medscape

    With a $26 billion nationwide settlement in sight, state and local governments will soon turn their attention to pharmacies and a handful of drugmakers.
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  • State AGs Urge Support for Landmark $26 Bln Opioid Settlement

    9 days ago - By Medscape

    A group of state attorneys general unveiled on Wednesday a landmark $26 billion settlement with large drug companies for allegedly fueling the deadly nationwide opioid epidemic, but some states were cool on the agreement.
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