Historic $260m Opioid Deal
October 24, 2019
The deal settles claims brought by Ohio’s Cuya hoga and Summit counties, which had accused the companies of fuelling a nationwide opioid crisis. Some 400,000 US overdose deaths between 1997 and 2017 were linked to opioids, ac cording to government data.
The trial was to be a so-called bellwether, or test trial, that was meant to help shape a broader settlement of some 2,600 lawsuits pending over the toll opioids have taken on local communities and the nation.