Drug Distributors Seek to Settle Opioid Litigation for $19.2 Billion

The New York Times reported on March 13 that drug distributors McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health are negotiating a deal to pay $19.2 billion over 18 years to states to settle opioid litigation. The companies would also agree to monitoring and oversight. In exchange, all plaintiffs, including cities and counties, would drop their lawsuits. Funds would go to state attorneys general, who would then be in control of distributing money to cities and counties. Read More.