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4 drug firms near opioid deal | The Malaysian Insight

4 drug firms near opioid deal

22.10.2019

4 drug firms near opioid deal

Settlement with Ohio counties paves the way for broader deal worth billions of dollars.

Johnson & Johnson is among the pharmaceutical companies which agreed to pay billions over 10 years to fund addiction treatment drugs like suboxone to resolve the US opioid suits. – EPA pic, October 22, 2019.

The US$260 million (RM1.1 billion) deal with Ohio’s Summit and Cuyahoga counties set the basis for a resolution of suits by some 2,700 addiction-ravaged communities nationwide that had joined the Cleveland case, the first in a federal court to address the causes of a crisis that has wrecked the lives of millions.

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