Johnson & Johnson, who is a drugs giant in the United States, is to pay $230 million to settle the opioid claim in New York.
J & J have revealed that these settlements go in line with the initial agreement to pay a sum of $5 billion to settle the opioid claims.
The New York State settlement also requests that J&J stops the sales of painkillers nationwide. Letita James, the attorney general of New York said:
The opioid epidemic has wreaked havoc on countless communities across New York state and the rest of the nation, leaving millions still addicted to dangerous and deadly opioids. Johnson & Johnson helped fuel this fire, but today they’re committing to leaving the opioid business – not only in New York, but across the entire country. My focus is getting funds into communities devastated by opioids as quickly as possible.Letita James
This company and some other drug distributors in the world have decided to pay $26 bn. This is to bring an end to all the lawsuits related to opioid. The company has also pleaded against the ruling of an Oklahoma judge in 2019 that it pays $465m to the state for marketing opioids deceptively.
The opioids trial held on Tuesday is one of this year’s several schedules, with others coming in soon in West Virginia and California.
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