January 26, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha announced the state reached a settlement with an opioid manufacturer and opioid distributors. The settlement includes $21.1 million from Johnson & Johnson and an additional $90.8 million in total from AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson. Neronha said most of the money will go directly to fighting the crisis and helping people with addiction. Rhode Island’s settlement with the distributors was negotiated separately from a $21 billion global settlement being proposed for other states. (Article here)