Last minute settlement reached by companies involved in opioid addiction crisis

Last minute settlement reached by companies involved in opioid addiction crisis

A legal settlement worth $260 million was reached by four large drug companies in order to avert the first federal trial regarding the opioid addiction crisis. The companies, which include AmerisourceBergen Corp, Cardinal Health Inc and McKesson Corp and drug-maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, agreed to a settlement at the last minute.

Rhokanth 6 months

One of my childhood friends recently died of an accidental overdose on prescriptions. He was only 22. Every Chinese ship carrying counterfeit drugs should be blown out of the water with no survivors. Physicians who over prescribe opioids should lose their license and be fined. This is a national health crisis.

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 6 months

I took an opioid (Norco) for 10 years. I slowly weaned myself off of them because it didn’t seem to help with the pain anymore. I was only taking it to prevent going through withdrawals. I went from six a day to four a day to two then one a day to half a pill a day over a period of about a month and a half and it worked great. I have a seven level spinal fusion and I just have to live with it.

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 6 months

The Opioid Crisis is insane, like watching chemical warfare in slow motion

Fixed Headlines
Fixed Headlines 6 months

"Pharmaceutical companies pay some money in the hopes of avoiding paying more money, even though it's specific and identifiable doctors who wrongly prescribed or over-prescribed the medicines to their patients."

Ruth Cole
Ruth Cole 6 months

they made fucking billions!!!!!

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 6 months

That's how it works... pay a fine, avoid a trial. Business as usual. Up the price, up the R&D budget, fine turns out to be an operating expense and tax deduction. Stocks go back up and the consumer gets taken for the usual ride while the DOJ and congress count YOUR money.

IvoryDove 6 months

Remember back when the words "tort reform" were on the lips of Republicans? Whatever the case, the lawyers will get a huge paycheck and the victims will wait and wait for a pittance.

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