Four Drug Companies Reach Settlement with Two Ohio Counties

HeadlineOct 22, 2019

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.

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