In Ohio, four major drug companies have reached a last-minute deal to settle with two Ohio counties that sued the drug distributors and manufacturers over the opioid epidemic. The $260 million settlement includes companies AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, McKesson and Teva Pharmaceuticals. Just hours after this settlement was announced Monday, a group of state attorneys general said they had reached a tentative $48 billion agreement with the same four companies and Johnson & Johnson. It’s not clear whether the lawyers for the over 2,000 cities and counties that have sued over the opioid epidemic will accept the nationwide deal.
Four Drug Companies Reach Settlement with Two Ohio Counties
HeadlineOct 22, 2019