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Oklahoma Reaches $250M Opioid Settlement with Drug Distributors

Oklahoma has reached a $250 million settlement with AmerisourceBergen Corp ABC.N, Cardinal Health Inc CAH.N and McKesson Corp MCK.N to resolve allegations the drug distributors contributed to the opioid epidemic in the state, Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor said on …

Walgreens, Teva Accused of Fueling Opioid Addiction in Quest for New Markets

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ignored the health risks when they created new markets for opioids, a lawyer for the city of San Francisco told a judge on Monday during opening statements of the first trial to …

Walgreens, Teva Face San Francisco Trial Over Opioid Epidemic

San Francisco will square off on Monday against Walgreens Boots Alliance and three other companies accused of fueling an opioid crisis in the city, the first trial to target manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies over the addictive pain medicines. San Francisco …

Drug Distributors, J&J to Pay $59M to Settle US Tribes’ Opioid Claims

The three largest U.S. drug distributors and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson have agreed to pay $590 million to resolve claims by Native American tribes that the companies fueled an opioid epidemic in their communities, according to court filings. Tuesday’s deal …

Judge Orders Mediation for Purdue, Sacklers Over Opioid Settlement

A U.S. judge on Monday ordered mediation in the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy, calling for the company, the Sackler family members that own it and nine states to determine whether they can reach a new opioid litigation settlement by Jan. 14. …

AbbVie Unit Settles New York Opioid Case For $200M as Trial Winds Down

Drugmaker AbbVie Inc agreed to pay $200 million to settle claims by New York that it helped fuel an epidemic of opioid addiction in the state, on the day jurors were expected to hear closing arguments at the end of …

California Judge Delivers Drugmakers 1st Trial Win in Opioid Litigation

A California judge on Monday said he would rule against several large counties that accused four drugmakers of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, saying they failed during a trial to prove their $50 billion case. Orange County Superior Court Judge …

Drug Distributors Strike 1st Opioid Settlement With Native American Tribe For $75M

The three largest U.S. drug distributors will pay more than $75 million to resolve claims they fueled an opioid epidemic in the Cherokee Nation’s territory in Oklahoma, marking the first settlement with a tribal government in the litigation over the …

Sacklers Boost Opioid Settlement Offer to $4.3 Billion – Sources

NEW YORK — Members of the Sackler family who own Purdue Pharma LP have offered roughly $4.3 billion to resolve sprawling opioid litigation, up from $3 billion initially proposed in settlement discussions underway in the OxyContin maker’s bankruptcy proceedings, four …

Cardinal Health, Amerisource See $13 Billion Opioid Deal

Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. have each reserved about $6.6 billion to settle claims that drug distributors fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic by flooding communities with the highly addictive painkillers, according to regulatory filings. The combined $13.2 billion set …