April 20, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • Alabama reached a $276 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson, McKesson Corp., and Endo International PLC to resolve claims that they fueled the opioid crisis. The state attorney general said the money will go toward the state’s efforts to combat addiction. Alabama was one of four states that declined to join a nationwide $26 billion settlement of opioid litigation by McKesson, two other top U.S. distributors, and Johnson & Johnson that was finalized in February. (Articles here and here)