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The deal is $4 billion more than an offer made in 2015 that was rejected by many states and municipalities. The upgraded offer includes $2 billion for private attorneys representing cities, counties and some of the states..
” The offer gets cash to all of the neighborhoods in the United States that are suffering from insult upon injury, first from the opioid epidemic and now with COVID too,” stated Paul Hanly Jr., an attorney who represents numerous little federal governments, according to the Times..
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If the deal is accepted, the 4 companies would no longer be at danger of future opioid lawsuits from the accuseds, the Times reported. Other pharmaceutical companies are still facing thousands of opioid-related lawsuits..
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Mckesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen and Johnson & & Johnson have used a $26 billion handle states and regional governments to end the countless suits against the pharma companies for their functions in the opioid crisis, The New York Times reported.
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Most of the $26 billion is intended to spend for addiction treatment and avoidance programs. Each state would identify how it would distribute the money..