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Opioid negotiations fail to produce deal just before trial

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By GEOFF MULVIHILL
Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday.
Key differences were between state attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments, rather than with the drugmakers and distributors they are suing.
One of the negotiators, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, said late Friday that local governments did not accept a deal worth $48 billion in cash, treatment drugs and services.
“We're disappointed that the cities and counties refused to go along with that deal,” he said during a news...
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Opioid negotiations fail to produce deal just before trial

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By GEOFF MULVIHILL
Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation have reached an impasse.
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said late Friday that local governments that are suing drug companies did not accept a deal worth $48 billion in cash, treatment drugs and services.
Stein and three other attorneys general led the talks on behalf of the states. The attorneys general themselves and top officials with some drugmakers and distributors met Friday in federal court in Cleveland.
Paul Farrell, a lead lawyer for the local governments, told The...
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