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New opioid settlement could bring $500 million to Mass

3 monthes ago   |   By WCVB

Attorney General Maura Healey's office was one of 14 that negotiated the $26 billion agreement with Johnson & Johnson and distributors Cardinal, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen.
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Johnson & Johnson, leading US drug distributors agree to $26-billion settlement with states over their roles in opioid epidemic

Johnson & Johnson, leading US drug distributors agree to $26-billion settlement with states over their roles in opioid epidemic

3 monthes ago   |   By RT

US pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson and the nation's three biggest drug distributors have agreed to pay a combined $26 billion to end the legal liability for their alleged roles in spurring the nation's opioids crisis.
Attorneys general from seven states announced the deal on Wednesday, saying that Johnson & Johnson will pay $5 billion and distributors McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen will pay about $21 billion combined. The money will be paid out over time - nine years for Johnson & Johnson and 18 years in the case of the distributors - and will go to states that...
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