• States reach $26 billion deal with three wholesalers and J&J to end opioid lawsuits

    12 days ago - By STAT

    Three of the largest pharmaceutical wholesalers and a major drug maker reached a $26 billion deal to settle lawsuits accusing the companies of fomenting the opioid crisis, which has claimed half a million lives over nearly two decades.
    As part of the settlement, the wholesalers - McKesson , AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health - will pay up to $21 billion over the next 18 years, while Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay up to $5 billion over nine years and exit the opioid business. More than 40 states are expected to agree to the settlement, according to North Carolina Attorney General Josh...
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  • States and Cities Near Tentative $26 Billion Deal in Opioids Cases

    12 days ago - By New York Times

    The agreement would end thousands of lawsuits against the three largest distributors and Johnson & Johnson and require them to pay billions for addiction treatment and prevention.
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